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Overwatch reveals brand new Jjonak MVP Zenyatta skin

Published: 21/Jun/2019 23:55 Updated: 22/Jun/2019 0:07

by Bill Cooney

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The Overwatch League has given fans their first look at a new Zenyatta skin commemorating the Season One MVP, New York Excelsior’s Bang ‘JJoNak’ Sung-hyeon.

The New York Excelsior may not have walked away from the league’s Inaugural Season as the champs, but fans did vote to make Jjonak the 2018 League MVP.

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Jjonak is a fan favorite, partly because of his godlike Zenyatta play, so Blizzard created a brand new skin for the Omnic Monk especially for him (don’t worry, everyone will have the chance to buy it too).

The Fumbling Octopus

The new Overwatch League MVP skin is based on Jjonak’s favorite animal the octopus, his name stands for Jjomullak Nakji”, which means “fumbling octopus” and the pro even has a tattoo of one on his arm.

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Blizzard obviously took this idea and ran with it, because the new Zenyatta MVP skin is literally covered in them.

His head has been replaced by an octopus in a fishbowl and his body seems to be filled with water as well, from all the tubes running around.

StylosaOctoZen has arrived.

The best part of Jjonak’s MVP skin might just be the adorable little octopuses that have replaced his usual orbs.

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StylosaWe like them a lot too, Jjonak.

Jjonak’s Zenyatta skin will be available for purchase on June 27, but there’s no word on how much it will cost. If we look at other OWL cosmetics though, there’s a good chance this one will set fans back 100 OWL tokens.

StylosaAlright, this might be the best Zenyatta skin yet.

What’s going on in the Overwatch League?

The Overwatch League is well into the third stage of Season 2, and Jjonak’s New York Excelsior are sitting comfortably at the top of the Atlantic Division with an impressive 15-2 record so far.

Jjonak’s MVP skin was actually revealed just before the Excelsior’s match against their biggest competition in the Atlantic, last year’s champions the London Spitfire.

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Playing in the Overwatch League is pretty awesome on it’s own, but having your own, personal skin designed by Blizzard for your favorite character is some next-level stuff.

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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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