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L.A. Gladiators Legion throws shade at Toronto Esports amidst recent controversy

Published: 15/Nov/2018 0:38 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 1:52

by Bill Cooney

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Toronto Esports just can’t get out of the spotlight, this time the Gladiator’s Legion Contender’s team got in on the fun by teasing Toronto about their ongoing situation.

As the Legion announced the signing of Dalton ‘Dalton’ Bennyhoff to the team on Thursday, they said they would be “rescuing” the player from Toronto Esports.

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In a move that should come as a surprise to no one at this point, Toronto decided to take the bait. The Legion responded with, “Are you afraid?” poking fun at Toronto’s attempt to get a show match with the Defiant.

Even though the Toronto Esports Club has officially left Overwatch behind, this didn’t stop one user from replying with a picture of a toe, playing off the name “TOEsports.”

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Toronto tried to reply, but the damage had already been done, and “TOEsports” is sure to go down as a meme for this whole situation.

After announcing they would be leaving Overwatch, Toronto Esports said they would be looking into Fornite, CS:GO or Artifact, the new DOTA card game.

No matter what they do next, Toronto Esports will probably remain a meme in the Overwatch community for some time.

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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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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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