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Overwatch fan creates incredible 3D concept of Maximilien

Published: 4/Jun/2019 23:35 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 23:59

by Bill Cooney

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One Maximilien was who the Overwatch team were chasing through the streets of Havana during the Storm Rising mission, even though he only showed up during the intro and outro cinematics.

Even though there was some speculation that Maximilien could be a future playable Overwatch hero, it’s still just that – speculation. But that didn’t stop artist Max ‘Drimakus’ Sobolev from creating an awesome 3D model of Talon’s money man.

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Max SobolevMaximilien didn’t look this good during Storm Rising, did he?

“This Maximilien has expensive tastes”

Sobolev’s Maximilien certainly looks the part and the artist did a great job of rendering him from head to foot, literally.

Seriously, even Maximilien’s shoes got an incredible level of detail in this concept, they have gold tips and shiny leather that look incredible.

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Max SobolevThese kicks probably cost more than your house.

Moving up from shoes, Maximilien himself looks like he was pulled straight from the Storm Rising cinematics, maybe with even more detail.

Maximilien’s face looks like an evil Zenyatta, with hair, and he has red wires running up the back of his neck as well.

We still have no idea what Maximilien’s abilities would be, if he’s ever actually playable, but this render gives us a great idea of what he could look like.

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Is Maximilien the next new Overwatch hero?

Like we said before, there was a lot of talk about Max showing up in the Overwatch hero roster, but it was another, mysterious omnic that appeared at the end of Storm Rising that stole the attention of the tin foil hats.

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan did tease a new hero coming sometime this summer, but he failed to get any more specific than that.

Only time will tell if Max eventually become playable, or just exists as a cool side character that players wish they could take control of, like the Junker Queen.

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Kaplan did promise a bunch of new content coming this summer though, so we might just have to wait and see.

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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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