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London Spitfire Wins Overwatch League Season One

Published: 28/Jul/2018 22:00

by Joe O'Brien

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London Spitfire are the Overwatch League Season One champions, defeating Philadelphia Fusion in two series to claim the trophy.

After opening up the grand finals with an intense 3-1 win on Friday, the Spitfire only needed to win one more series to secure the title.

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London would ultimately only need one more series to lock it up, dominating in a 3-0 sweep to defeat Philadelphia Fusion 2-0.

The London Spitfire were one of the early favorites for the Overwatch League and lived up to that billing by winning the Stage 1 playoffs. As the season progressed, however, the Spitfire struggled to maintain consistency, finishing in ninth place in the final stage.

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As a result, they entered the season playoffs as underdogs, and things didn’t seem to have improved when in the first series of their quarter-final against the Los Angeles Gladiators they were defeated 3-0.

After that first series, however, something clicked for London. They came back in incredible form just days later, delivering back-to-back 3-0 wins of their own to reach the semi-finals. London then defeated Los Angeles Valiant in back-to-back series to reach the grand finals, before finally taking down Philadelphia Fusion to win the trophy.

The Overwatch League Season One Playoffs final placements and prizes:

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1st – London Spitfire – $1,000,000

2nd – Philadelphia Fusion – $400,000

3rd/4th – New York Excelsior – $100,000

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3rd/4th – Los Angeles Valiant – $100,000

5th/6th – Boston Uprising – $50,000

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5th/6th – Los Angeles Gladiators – $50,000

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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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