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Overwatch League crowd hilariously boos as team switches to GOATS

Published: 25/Feb/2019 6:32 Updated: 13/Mar/2019 14:42

by Vincent Genova

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Houston and NYXL came close to finally showing off DPS characters in Overwatch League Season 2, but ended up disappointing the crowd.

A lively crowd at Blizzard Arena cheered as the Houston Outlaws pulled out a Tracer, a rare sight for an Overwatch meta plagued by the three tanks and three healers meta known as GOATS. 

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Unfortunately for the fans, Houston did not stick with the comp, and when they quickly switched back to GOATS, the disappointed crowd started to boo.

The casters were aware of the disappointment and actually stayed quiet so the crowd reaction could be heard. They referred to NYXL as a ‘defensive lineup’ rather, with Seagull having already explained why casters are not using the term GOATS following the first weekend of the OWL.

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GOATS is known for drawn out battles, which some claim makes the action less exciting to watch than a DPS-heavy team comp with characters like Tracer and Pharah.

DPS characters have very little use with the amount of health and healing around in the current meta, which leaves little room for the composition experimentation that Overwatch was known for.

Nice meta you have there, be a shame if something GOATS happened to it.
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The GOATS mirror match did not go well for Houston anyway, as they dropped the map en route to a 4-0 sweep at the hands of NYXL. The Excelsior move to 4-0 for the season, while Houston drops to 1-3.

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GOATS, much like NYXL, remains undefeated in the Overwatch League season.

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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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