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Overwatch developer discusses Brigitte with Surefour on stream

Published: 9/Nov/2018 23:47 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 23:52

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch Developer Joshua Noh dismissed any ideas of balancing or reworks for Brigitte in the near future during a stream with Lane ‘Surefour’ Roberts of the L.A. Gladiators.

After a viewer asks about Brigitte in chat, Noh explained he thought “Right now we think she’s in a pretty good place after the last couple balance patches.”

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He added that Brigitte does change the way the game is played, “She is currently defining the meta quite a bit.”

“A lot of people don’t like Brig, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that she makes it so dive isn’t always the best,” Surefour added.

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“It used to be everyone was like ‘I’m so sick of dive!’ But now, you have something that can get rid of dive,” the Overwatch League pro pointed out.

“If you take a step back and look at Overwatch as a whole, right now it’s more balanced than it’s ever been,” Noh told viewers. “There’s a lot of potential comps being run, although most of them do involve Brig in some way.”

So it looks like Brigitte isn’t going away anytime soon, she’s just something players will have to get used to dealing with. 

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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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