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Overwatch fans create more hilarious real-life highlight intros

Published: 7/Nov/2018 17:33 Updated: 7/Nov/2018 17:35

by Joe O'Brien

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A group of Overwatch fans have created some hilarious real-life imitations of in-game highlight intros.

The highlight intros are the short videos that play ahead of a Play of the Game or highlight, and they’re designed to show off the character of each hero in an appropriately epic, amusing, or endearing way.

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In many cases, the highlight intros involve elements that aren’t directly replicable, such as explosions or unrealistic physics, but that hasn’t stopped these fans from trying their best – and coming up with some very creative work-arounds.

This also isn’t the first time this group have created their own highlight intros. Their previous collection included imitations of Ana, Soldier: 76, Genji, Reinhardt, and Widowmaker.

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In this set, the group do a hilarious take on D.Va’s “Selfie” intro, an impressive imitation of the perspective flip in Zenyatta’s appropriately-named “Perspective”, blast off for Junkrat’s “I’m Flying!”, and even take on one of the intros for new hero Ashe.

According to u/Emcochingo, who originally posted the video to the Overwatch subreddit, the group includes stunt actors and parkour athletes, which explains the setting and their ability to tackle some of the more acrobatic intros – although that skill set was perhaps more on display in their first set of intros.

Though they haven’t said whether or not they’ll be taking on any more of the intros, given the enormously positive response to both videos it wouldn’t be surprising to see this group create some more real-life highlights in the future.

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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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