Overwatch fan creates hilarious Hammond Dance emote - Dexerto

Overwatch fan creates hilarious Hammond Dance emote

Published: 26/Oct/2018 18:29 Updated: 26/Oct/2018 18:44

by Bill Cooney


Wrecking Ball was released after Overwatch’s Anniversary event, so he doesn’t have a dancing emote quite yet, but one Reddit user took it upon themselves to give everyone’s favorite Hamster a dance of his own.

A popular meme when Wrecking Ball first came out was to compare him to the music video for Miley Cyrus’s 2013 hit “Wrecking Ball”, for obvious reasons.


Reddit user Awbiee took the meme to whole new level and created a perfectly looped animated gif of Hammond strutting his stuff on top of his mech.

The animation is pretty hilarious because Hammond really seems to be getting into it, but the look on his poor face just screams “I can’t believe I’m doing this.”


Hammond will probably get a dance emote during next year’s anniversary event, and hopefully the actual dance will be as hilarious as Awbiee’s creation.

via Gfycat

The Overwatch Anniversary Event usually begins sometime in May, so players still have a while to wait before they get to see Hammond’s in-game dance.


No matter what kind of dance they end up giving Overwatch’s resident fur ball, it will have a hard time being funnier than this.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Overwatch player Tiago
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.

Hanzk on Hanamura
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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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
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.