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Overwatch player shows new hero Ashe is a great counter to Doomfist

Published: 14/Nov/2018 17:48 Updated: 14/Nov/2018 17:49

by Joe O'Brien

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It looks like Ashe could be the Doomfist counter Overwatch players have been waiting for.

Doomfist’s recent ascent to become one of the most prevalent heroes in Overwatch has made him the target of some ire among many players.

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During a meta in which excessive crowd control already draws plenty of criticism from fans, Doomfist’s combination of movement abilities and knock-backs can make him frustrating to deal with.

The issues are compounded by the fact that Doomfist doesn’t have an obvious direct counter. Though there are some support heroes that can help keep him away from the team, it can be difficult for many of the DPS characters to go head-to-head with him in direct fights.

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Fortunately for players frustrated by enemy Doomfists, the latest addition to the Overwatch roster might offer a solution.

Blizzard EntertainmentAshe’s Coach Gun fires a powerful knock-back

Ashe’s Coach Gun is the perfect tool for creating distance between the player and a target, not only knocking the enemy back but also propelling Ashe herself backwards as well.

As u/skrobdizzles demonstrated, well-timed use of the Coach Gun can leave an attacking Doomfist practically helpless.

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While playing on Ilios, u/skrobdizzles found themselves the target of the enemy Doomfist, who attempted to pounce with a Seismic Slam. Thanks to quick reactions and good aim by the Ashe, however, the attack was neutralized.

Doomfist was sent back into the air, unable to take another action until the Seismic Slam completed. By the time he hit the ground, u/skrobdizzles had done enough damage to clean up an easy kill.

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Naturally, pulling off this kind of counter-play requires some skill, but players who find themselves perpetually frustrated by Doomfist would certainly do well to start practicing with the newest hero.

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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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