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New York Excelsior pro Saebyeolbe shuts down racist in his Twitch chat

Published: 29/Mar/2019 18:21 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 18:33

by Bill Cooney

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Jong-ryeol ‘Saebyeolbe’ Park of the New York Excelsior wasn’t expecting to have a racist troll try to spam his stream with trash, but the Overwatch League pro didn’t let it slow him down a bit.

Saebyeolbe has been a fan favorite on the NYXL and a fixture in the Overwatch League since Season 1.

He and the rest of the Excelsior were able to reach the Inaugural Season Playoffs last year, but got knocked out by the Philadelphia Fusion in the first round after a surprise upset.

Even if the GOATs meta hasn’t let him live up to his full potential on DPS, he’s still loved by plenty of fans.

Robert Paul/The Overwatch LeagueSaebyeolbe and the NYXL made it to the Stage One playoffs before being knocked out by Seoul.
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Saebyeolbe combats racists in the best way possible

While streaming during the break between Stage 1 and 2, Saebyeolbe was defending on King’s Row when a viewer began flooding his in-game notifications with racist spam, which caused the messages to pop up on stream.

Since it was in-game and not a stream feature like donations, it couldn’t be disabled instantly, but Saebyeolbe used his superior brain power to come up with a solution on the spot.

The New York player took his stream’s face cam and stretched it out so it was wide enough to cover up the offensive notifications, leaving the troll spamming his hate into the void.

“Let’s go, guys, don’t care about that, just watch my face,” wide Saebyeolbe told his viewers.

How did this happen? 

Just exactly how the troll was able to get through Blizzard’s language filter is unknown, but the account probably won’t be around for much longer, if it hasn’t been banned yet.

Overwatch does give players the option to turn off these kinds of in-game notifications in the Options menu under the Social tab, which Saebyeolbe did after being wide for a while.

The Excelsior start Stage 2 on Thursday, April 4, when they take on the Philadelphia fusion at 4 PM PT.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.