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Overwatch pro Mouffin fired after sexual misconduct allegations

Published: 4/Apr/2020 22:50 Updated: 4/Apr/2020 23:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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UPDATE April 4, 2:50PM PST: Walid ‘Mouffin’ Bassal has had his contract terminated by the Boston Uprising, as stated in a tweet on April 4.

“The Boston Uprising has terminated the contract of Walid “Mouffin” Bassal,” they tweeted.

Original story below.


The Boston Uprising are investigating Canadian flex tank Walid ‘Mouffin’ Bassal after he was accused of sexual misconduct by members of the Overwatch community.

On March 27, Twitter user and streamer KhaleesiBB posted a message where she detailed allegations against Mouffin.

According to the streamer, the Overwatch star had been messaging other girls, including some of her friends, asking for nude photos while they were dating.

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Mouffin is an off-tank for the Uprisng.

After meeting in person at TwitchCon 2019, KhaleesiBB claimed that Mouffin was drunk and became very aggressive.

“During the trip he was being aggressive with other girls at the AirBnB, being creepy, touching them and grabbing their wrists so hard he left bruises on them. This led to the other girls and I telling the other guys at the AirBnB to watch out for us, not to leave us alone with him and to check on us because we were all scared for our safety. I’m sure these girls would be comfortable coming forward and testifying their own side of this night, confirming everything that has happened,” she said.

Sometime after TwitchCon, the two reconnected and made up, but KhaleesiBB claims she heard he had been “DMing underage girls sexually and a girl and others had posted on their private Twitters.”

She continued, “He had sent them videos and engaged with sexual behavior with them… I knew then that I couldn’t really deny what I had first heard back then. Mouffin had a penchant for underage girls and overall extremely predatory behavior towards women.”

“I also was told by people whom attended Blizzcon that he offered alcohol to minors, I don’t think that they accepted it but, the fact stands he was offering alcohol to people who are under the legal age. Some of these girls are no older than 15, they can’t even drive a car legally and he’s actively talking to them sexually (sending them nudes/asking them for nudes) as recently as January (As far as I know) and offering services,” she said.

On March 28, the Uprising acknowledged the allegations and are investigating the matter. As a result, Mouffin will not be playing in the match against Toronto. The team added that they will not be commenting further on the matter.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.