Overwatch player lands insane Zenyatta prediction kill - Dexerto
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Overwatch player lands insane Zenyatta prediction kill

Published: 25/Oct/2018 20:15 Updated: 26/Oct/2018 1:01

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player hit an insane prediction shot with Zenyatta in a game on Temple of Anubis.

Despite being a support hero, Zenyatta is capable of putting out immense amounts of damage in the right hands – see Overwatch League Season One, in which it was Zenyatta maestro Bang ‘JJoNak’ Sung-hyeon of the New York Excelsior who won the MVP award for the regular season.

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In particular, Zenyatta excels at assassinating some of the lower-health heroes. A well-aimed volley can eliminate many heroes almost as quickly as a Widowmaker headshot, but the projectile travel time means hitting those shots as Zenyatta is as much about predicting where the enemy will go as it is about aim.

One Zenyatta player took the element of prediction to the extreme on Anubis. Playing on the defensive side, Bigly96 was set up on the high ground ahead of the first point when he spotted a Tracer trying to dash to the flank.

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The flank route should be fairly safe for Tracer, whose multiple dashes can take her from cover to cover quicker than enemies can react. Bigly96 had only one chance to shut her down before her attack even began – to anticipate both where and when she’d make her move.

With pinpoint accuracy and flawless timing, the Zenyatta launched a volley of orbs into Tracer’s path before she’d even made her move, such that when she dashed out she was met instantly with the killing blow.

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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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