LA Gladiators Flex Tank Void Can Now Play in the Overwatch League - Dexerto
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LA Gladiators Flex Tank Void Can Now Play in the Overwatch League

Published: 23/May/2018 21:02 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:58

by Joe O'Brien

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It appears that Los Angeles Gladiators flex tank Kang ‘Void’ Jung-woo is now available to play in the Overwatch League.

Void was added to the team during the mid-season signing period, which closed before the start of Stage 3, but was unable to join the squad immediately due to VISA delays.

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While no official statement has been made regarding when Void will make his Overwatch League debut, @haloofthoughts on Twitter caught Void in a Twitch chat stating that he is now in Los Angeles and able to play in the league.

Void was previously a player for the KongDoo Panthera/Cloud9 KongDoo squad that finished second and third in OGN’s APEX Season 3 and 4 respectively, a team which went on to form the original core of London Spitfire.

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During that time Void was known as one of the world’s best D.Va players, but he’s also known as an incredible Zarya – a particularly potent combination in the current meta.

Current starting flex player Kim ‘Bischu’ Hyung-seok has been credited with aiding communication within the Gladiators, his fluency in both English and Korean allowing him to translate between the different elements of the team when necessary. It’s hard to argue, however, that Void isn’t an upgrade on a purely individual level.

Void will be reunited with former KongDoo team-mate Baek ‘Fissure’ Chang-hyun, who joined the Gladiators after spending Stage 1 with the London Spitfire. Fissure is credited with a major turn-around in the Gladiators’ results, transforming them from a team on the lower end of the standings to a legitimate threat among the league’s strongest teams.

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With Void back alongside Fissure, the Gladiators could now boast one of the most formidable tank line-ups in the league. As they chase a spot in the end-of-season playoffs, it seems the Gladiators might have a new weapon to unleash in the eleventh hour.

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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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