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Overwatch League expansion team skins are now available

Published: 8/Jan/2019 20:33 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 20:46

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch League Season Two starts on February 14, and now team skins for the eight new expansion teams are available in-game.

The expansion teams were announced just after Season One, and each team eventually revealed what they would look like and gave a preview of their in-game skins to fans.

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With eight new expansion teams, and 29 heroes in Overwatch, that means there are 232 new skins now available to players.

OverbuffReinhardt wearing the Toronto Defiant home skin.
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One of the most popular new team skins is already the Hangzhou Spark’s pink Reaper, which caused a stir when it was first revealed back in November.

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Like all Overwatch League skins, the new expansion team’s are available for 100 OWL Tokens each, which can be bought with money, or earned from watching Overwatch League matches.

Since there haven’t been any OWL matches for the last few months, players will have to dip into their savings, if they have any, or patiently wait until Season Two begins on February 14, if they don’t want to spend real cash.

OverBuffHammond in the Chengdu Hunters home skin.
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Overwatch is also giving fans the chance to earn a new Ana skin with the Bastet Challenge, which runs until January 28, so technically there are 233 new skins available for players.

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In addition to all the new cosmetics, Blizzard put a new PTR patch out on Monday, January 7 that nerfs D.Va, Brigitte, and gives Reaper a serious buff.

Tracer in the Vancouver Titans home skin.
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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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Lucioball in Overwatch
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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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