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Overwatch League Season One Grand Finals Sells Out Barclays Center

Published: 1/Jun/2018 19:17 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:02

by Joe O'Brien

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The Overwatch League Season One grand finals, taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, is sold out.

More than 20,000 tickets have been sold for the grand finals, which will take place at the Barclays Arena on July 27th-28th.

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The grand finals will consist of a best-of-three series of best-of-five matches – the first team to win two best-of-fives will win the title.

Prior to the grand finals, the season one playoffs will consist of a six-team, single-elimination bracket, with each match-up also consisting of a best-of-three series of best-of-five matches. The top team from each Division will automatically qualify for the semi-finals, while the other four highest-placing teams will be seeded into the quarterfinals.

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The teams competing in the playoffs have yet to be confirmed. The only guarantee so far is that New York Excelsior will take the number one seed, having locked in an unbeatable record in only the second week of Stage 4.

Beneath New York, only two matches separate second place from sixth currently, with current seventh-place Seoul Dynasty sat one match below that. As of now, the LA Valiant hold the top spot in the Pacific Division at a 23-12 record, trailed by the LA Gladiators at 21-15. The Valiant have five matches left to play, the Gladiators four.

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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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