Overwatch player demonstrates clever Ashe trick to survive D.Va's Self Destruct - Dexerto
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Overwatch player demonstrates clever Ashe trick to survive D.Va’s Self Destruct

Published: 27/Nov/2018 17:17 Updated: 27/Nov/2018 17:30

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player showed off a clever Ashe trick for escaping D.Va’s ultimate on King’s Row.

The latest addition to the Overwatch hero roster, Ashe was released to the live servers on November 13, and players are still figuring out what she’s capable of.

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Ashe has been hugely popular, not just for her sidekick and ultimate ability B.O.B., who instantly became a fan-favorite character, but also for her interesting ability set.

With her rifle offering two modes of firing – hip-fire and aim-down-sight, the first non-sniper rifle in the game to offer the latter – in combination with her dynamite giving her a variety of damage options and her Coach Gun adding mobility, Ashe’s potential for out-play is high, but also requires high skill to execute well.

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Overwatch player u/Ilmu011 showed off one such option during the third stage of King’s Row, when the enemy team’s D.Va fired off a Self Destruct, seemingly leaving the defenders with nowhere to run or hide.

Just as the Self Destruct was about to go off, u/Ilmu011 jumped into the hole in the ground for just long enough to survive the explosion, before using Ashe’s Coach Gun to launch back onto solid ground.

Though the tactic is obviously limited to quite specific scenarios, this isn’t the only location it be employed, with any maps with an edge or a hole of some kind – such as Ilios Well – also giving options for similar plays.

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Beyond just escaping large explosions, it’s also worth being aware of Ashe’s ability to rebound from potentially lethal falls, be it for fixing personal mishaps, surviving unexpected knock-backs, or simply catching enemies off-guard.

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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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