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Why Overwatch fans are absolutely loving role queue in Quick Play so far

Published: 5/Sep/2019 2:07 Updated: 5/Sep/2019 3:08

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends, where players declare their intent to play a certain position or role while entering into ranked and casual playlists.

After three years without the option, Blizzard finally made the call to implement a 2-2-2 role lock, primarily due to the heavy backlash the game received for it’s GOATs meta in recent times. Now, the role queue system has been brought to quick play too, and fans are loving it.

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Blizzard EntertainmentBlizzard has now implemented role queue for quick play as well as ranked.

One pleased fan, Reddit user Faust_8, took to the forums to praise Overwatch’s developers for the change. They revealed they had struggled in the past in practicing difficult heroes like Doomfist because quick play would be such a mess composition-wise.


“I finally have a place where it’s unranked, and team comps have a rigid skeleton, so I can actually practice a hero like Doomfist in a realistic setting but without feeling like I’m being a selfish prick,” Faust_8 said. “I get that there are downsides but there are big upsides too.”

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Now that Role Queue is in Quickplay I can ACTUALLY practice on heroes I’m not good at from r/Overwatch

Players looking to practice new heroes aren’t the only ones praising the arrival of role queue to the casual playlists. Healing-mains like ucsdThrowAwayCSE were also celebrating the new feature, especially considering how often they’ve had to play one-healer comps.

“Never again will I have to try and solo heal a team of four-five DPS who don’t know what a health pack is. I’m so happy,” the long-time healer said. “Seriously, playing comp has been so nice since the 2-2-2 lock.”

Role-Queue as a support… from r/Overwatch

The introduction of the 2-2-2 lock has also seen Overwatch’s competitive scene break away from restrictive metas like GOATs. Where we once saw the same group of heroes played again, we’ve now seen Pharahs, Doomfists, and even Genjis returning to the pro scene.

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One thing is for sure – Overwatch is already becoming a healthier place queue-wise since the implementation of the role queue. Some people may not be big fans of it, but when Riot Games brought the change into League of Legends it was nothing but positive.

Blizzard EntertainmentAll Overwatch players are now divided into damage, tank, and support.

Now all that remains to be seen is if more people begin playing support. 

The struggle for developers is always convincing players to pick up healer classes, though Blizzard has already done a good job making Overwatch’s support heroes interesting and dynamic.

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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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