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Overwatch League team trolls fans by ‘switching games’

Published: 3/Sep/2019 21:42 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 12:38

by Bill Cooney

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After falling to the Seoul Dynasty in the second round of the Overwatch League’s 2019 play-in tournament, the Guangzhou Charge jebaited fans with a “difficult announcement” about the future of the team.

Guangzhou are one of the new expansion teams for Season 2, and finished in a respectable ninth place in their first Overwatch League season with a 15-13 record.

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Of course, failing to make the playoffs is always disappointing, especially after getting a shot in your first season – but on Tuesday, September 3 the Charge appeared to be gearing up for some drastic changes.

The Charge failed to make it out of the Play-In round.

What did the Charge say?

On Tuesday, the Charge tweeted they had to make a “difficult announcement” following the play-ins knockout.

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“It is with a heavy heart this morning that we are forced to make a very difficult announcement,” the team said on Twitter. “The 2019 season obviously did not end how we wanted it to, and facing the extreme challenges of moving forward into 2020, we have reached an important decision at this juncture.”

That type of tweet coming from an esports organization usually means one or more players or staff are getting cut, which is apparently just what the Charge wanted us to think.

Instead of any major roster changes or announcements, the Charge “announced” they would be switching to a new title – the “Untitled Goose Game”, where you play as a goose who runs around annoying people.

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What is the “Untitled Goose Game”?

The game is made by Australian video game company House House and comes out later this month on September 20.

The company asked for naming suggestions on Twitter, but ultimately decided to stick with “Untitled Goose Game” as the working name.

So, Gunagzhou fans don’t have to worry about any major changes happening to the team, for now at least, since there’s no professional Goose Game league yet, that we know of at least.

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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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