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Improve your Overwatch play with these key movement tips

Published: 19/Oct/2018 19:26 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 19:29

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch YouTuber and community lead for the Canadian Overwatch World Cup team KarQ has produced a series of useful tips and tricks for Overwatch movement.

As in any competitive game, in Overwatch as the skill level of matches increases the difference between success and failure comes down to smaller and smaller margins. If you’re looking to improve, then, it’s important to get the most value out of every aspect of the game.

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In many cases, utilizing the right movement trick at the right time can very much be the difference between staying alive and dying, securing a kill and not, or even winning and losing the entire game.

KarQ’s first two tips focus on the way players’ movement can be used to either counter or harness the momentum of enemy knock-back effects. The former can be key in avoiding environmental deaths against the likes of Lúcio, while the latter can be used to help escape a dive, for example.

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Perhaps the most versatile tip, however, relates to how characters carry momentum. By taking advantage of that momentum a variety of tricks are possible on multiple heroes, from simply adding distance to a jump to being able to take new routes or reach new places.

For some heroes, such as Mercy or Doomfist, maximizing your movement abilities with tricks like these aren’t just helpful, but are outright necessary once you venture into the higher ranks, so aspiring competitive players should definitely put some time into mastering them.

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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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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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