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Overwatch fan designs the perfect Summer Games Roadhog emote

Published: 5/Jul/2019 0:23 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 0:30

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch fan has made an original emote for Roadhog that would fit perfectly in the upcoming Summer Games event.

Summer Games is Overwatch’s homage to the Olympics and everything fun under the sun, but as we approach the event’s fourth anniversary Roadhog still doesn’t have an emote for the Games.

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Luckily for us though, Overwatch fan and Roadhog enthusiast sedy4 created a completely original emote for the big guy that would fit perfectly in Summer Games.

Blizzard EntertainmentSedy4’s emote might even be better than Roadhog’s dance emote, but it’s tough to say.

That’ll do Hog, that’ll do

Emotes for Summer Games typically depict heroes doing activities most people associate with Summer and sedy4’s creation is no exception.

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What could be more ‘Summer’ than Roadhog enjoying some time with a hula hoop? As sedy4’s brilliant design shows – there’s not much that comes to mind.

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By now you may have asked yourself if there’s anything that could be done to make this even better. Truth is, the emote is already brilliant, but making Hog’s hoop Pachimari themed would be a great little easter egg on top.

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In a grand act of benevolence, sedy4 even said Blizzard were free to use their idea for the upcoming Summer Games event.

There may not be enough time between now and the start of the event for the Overwatch team to make “Hulahog” into reality, but it’s such a good idea it’s hard to see it not being used in the future.

Blizzard EntertainmentAll we want for Summer Games this year is Hulahog, please Jeff?

When does Summer Games begin?

Earlier in the year Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan said that Summer Games would be starting sometime around the beginning of August.

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If we look at a calendar, August 1 falls right on a Thursday this year, and August 6 is a Tuesday – both days of the week that Overwatch likes to put out updates.

With those dates in mind that means Summer Games could be less than a month away at the time of writing, whether or not we’ll get Hulahog though, remains to be seen.

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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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