Overwatch League pro dafran breaks down how he outsmarted Poko's D.Va mid-match - Dexerto

Overwatch League pro dafran breaks down how he outsmarted Poko’s D.Va mid-match

Published: 19/Feb/2019 1:37 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:50

by Bill Cooney


Danial ‘Overwatch League in Season 2, and he took some time after the weekend’s matches to go over some big plays from matches with viewers.

One of dafran’s most impressive plays from the weekend happened during the Atlanta Reign’s match against the Philadelphia Fusion on Sunday, February 17.


The Overwatch League rookie managed to bait veteran Fusion player Gael “Poko” Gouzerch into using his D.Va’s Defense Matrix a split-second early.

Atlanta Reigndafran (far right) has become one of the breakout starts for Overwatch League Season Two already.


After the match was over, dafran went over the VOD on Twitch with viewers and explained how he was able to bait Poko so well.

“Poko knows I have grav here,” dafran said while watching the Reign attack on Dorado. “He knows I have Grav and he wants to eat the Grav, look at him, ‘I’m gonna eat this Grav’ he thinks.”

“No, I’m going to trick him, dude,” he told viewers. “Look at this, I look away and boom! Split second look away, jebaited, mind games, then he uses his Matrix. Easy clap.”


D.Va recently had the cooldown of her Matrix increased to 2 seconds, so as soon as Poko pops the ability, dafran knows he’s in the clear.

“Easy jebait dude,” dafran laughed as he watched the Reign stomp the Fusion after his Grav.

The Reign wouldn’t be able to pull it off against the Fusion though, and Atlanta fell 2-3 by the end of the match.


Next week, the Reign only have one match, when they face the Toronto Defiant on Friday, February 22.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Overwatch player Tiago
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.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
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.