Overwatch Announces New 'Pink Mercy' Charity Skin and In-Game Rewards for Breast Cancer Research - Dexerto
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Overwatch Announces New ‘Pink Mercy’ Charity Skin and In-Game Rewards for Breast Cancer Research

Published: 8/May/2018 20:24 Updated: 4/May/2020 15:37

by Albert Petrosyan

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Overwatch developer Blizzard Entertainment has announced that a special charity skin has been released to help support breast cancer research.

Called ‘Pink Mercy,’ the new skin is available for purchase in-game or online through May 21st and all sales will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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This limited-time skin is inspired by the Mercy hero character in Overwatch, who serves the role of healer and field medic in-game.

The price for Pink Mercy is $14.99 USD for PC, PS4, and XBOX One, and all of the proceeds will benefit the BCRF, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 USD.

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In addition to the new skin, Blizzard are offering other ways for fans of Overwatch to support breast cancer research.

A new, limited-edition Pink Mercy charity shirt is also available for purchase, and as with the Pink Mercy skin, 100% of the proceeds will go to BCRF.

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There are also a series of in-game rewards being made available to Overwatch players as part of this promotional event.

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Players who link their Blizzard account to their Twitch account can receive various cosmetic items, with the first one available to all those who log into their game anytime between May 8th-21st.

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The remaining items can be earned by watching a certain number of cumulative hours of any of the 14 participating charity streams.

There will also be three themed global Twitch emotes available for everyone to use as part of the overall effort to raise awareness to the cause.

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The entire announcement post can be viewed on the Overwatch official website, and those who wish to donate to the BCRF directly can do so here.

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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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