Overwatch Contenders player pays homage to xQc in surprising manner - Dexerto
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Overwatch Contenders player pays homage to xQc in surprising manner

Published: 2/Dec/2018 21:13 Updated: 2/Dec/2018 21:27

by Bill Cooney

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Contenders player Kim ‘DELETEBRIG’ Han-Byeol got some attention recently for his username in the tournament, and now Adrian ‘xQcOnABudget’ Torrealba is turning heads with his unique handle.

Contenders Season 3 recently started, and brought along some controversial changes that some say makes life tougher for players.

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Despite these changes, however, it looks like players are continuing to have a good time with picking some unique usernames, with the latest focusing on popular streamer xQc. 

From Venezuela, xQcOnABudget previously played on Brazilian team Based Tryhards before joining his current squad, Quad Gaming based in Argentina.

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His name is the second discovered in as many days that makes a hilarious statement, following in the footsteps of the infamous DELETEBRIG. 

In a post about the name on the Competitive Overwatch subreddit, users said the unique names have been some of the most exciting things to happen in Contenders because of the prevalence of GOATS.

One user had even played with xQcOnABudget and said the young Venezuelan player was someone to keep an eye on.

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For his part, xQcOnABudget just seems to be a big fan of xQc, which is very appropriate considering his choice of playing with Winston, xQc’s favorite hero in the game.

With the second head-turning name in Contenders this week alone, it’s becoming apparent Blizzard might not have screened them beforehand.

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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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