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Forsen claims 2-2-2 Role Lock is too late to save Overwatch

Published: 24/Jul/2019 20:37 Updated: 5/May/2020 17:29

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s new 2-2-2 Role Queue system is finally on the PTR after being one of the most-requested features from the community since the game’s release, but popular Twitch streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen‘ Fors thinks the change is too late to make a difference.

Role Lock was released to the PTR on July 18 and a lot of players think it’s one of the biggest changes to happen to Overwatch since the game was released in 2016.

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Even though the reception has generally been positive, there are some out there who wonder why the Overwatch team didn’t implement the new system (that most players seemed to want) sooner.

Blizzard EntertainmentRole Lock allows players to choose tank, support or DPS when they queue up for games.

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“That should have happened years ago”

Forsen, who made his name playing Starcraft and Hearthstone, is no stranger to Blizzard games and found out about the new Role Lock during a recent stream.

“The fuck is ‘2-2-2 Role Lock?” Forsen asked his chat. “Oh, is that like League [of Legends] has? Where they have picking phases or..?”

Blizzard EntertainmentForsen is convinced Role Lock arrived too late to resurrect Overwatch.

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At first it seemed like Forsen was about to praise Blizzard for implementing such a bold, new system into Overwatch, but the streamer obviously had other ideas.

“Ohh that is… way too late to save the game,” Forsen laughed. “That is way too late, that should have happened years ago man, that should have happened years ago.”

Forsen isn’t alone with this idea, there are plenty of Overwatch fans who think Role Queue should have been rolled out much earlier in an attempt to fix the game’s Competitive play.

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When will we see 2-2-2 released from PTR?

It’s tough to say when the new 2-2-2 Role Lock will make its way from the PTR to the main game and console, but we do know that the Overwatch League will be using it for Stage 4, which begins on Thursday, July 25.

Seeing as how Role Lock has only been on the PTR for about a week, it’s unlikely that the rest of us will get 2-2-2 at the same time as the Overwatch League pros do.

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But, Thursday is an update day for the game and it seems like Jeff and the Overwatch team have been rolling out new content at a breakneck pace (for Blizzard), so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Whether or not 2-2-2 actually came too late to ‘save’ Overwatch remains to be seen, but the new system is definitely one of the biggest changes to ever happen to the game.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Lucioball in Overwatch
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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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