Overwatch player shows off powerful Ana grenade spot - Dexerto
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Overwatch player shows off powerful Ana grenade spot

Published: 10/Jan/2019 17:08 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 17:33

by Joe O'Brien

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An Overwatch player demonstrated a powerful line-up for Ana’s Biotic Grenade on Numbani.

On the offensive side of the first point, it’s possible to line up a grenade that will land on the overhead walkway in a location that is quite popular for defenders to set up on.

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The defensive spot is particularly popular for heroes like Ana and Soldier: 76, both of whom benefit from such a clear line-of-sight over the point and can usually afford to be a little more exposed thanks to their self-healing ability.

Hitting such a location with a Biotic Grenade, which both deals damage and denies healing for a short period of time, is therefore the perfect way to initiate a fight, opening up the possibility of an early pick on a key player.

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Overwatch player u/whatisabaggins55 demonstrated the line-up for the grenade.

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The travel path of the grenade is not only largely concealed by the building – meaning defenders will have difficulty reacting in time to avoid it – but the time it takes to hit also coincides nearly perfectly with the time at which Ana can walk to the point.

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In addition, because the cooldown for the ability begins when it is thrown, rather than when it lands, Ana will need to wait a mere four seconds after the grenade hits before having it available again, meaning the investment cost in throwing out this line-up ahead of a fight is quite low even if it doesn’t catch an opponent.

As well as the utility of the grenade’s destination, the other benefit to this spot is that it is largely concealed from the likely line-of-sights of most of the defenders, meaning Ana should be fairly safe to throw it.

For those that want to go really in-depth, it’s very possible that other parts of the walkway could also be targeted from this spot by adjusting the initial line-up slightly.

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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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