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Overwatch streamer Emongg gets outplayed by a lamp post

Published: 10/Jan/2019 15:01 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 15:15

by Joe O'Brien

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Overwatch streamer Jeff ‘Emongg’ Anderson had an unfortunate encounter with a lamp post while streaming ranked play.

Emongg was playing as Roadhog on the offensive side of Blizzard World’s first stage when his team came under fire from an enemy Bastion.

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Though Bastion can be a formidable damage threat when left unattended to, in stationary Sentry mode he should be an easy target for the likes of Roadhog to hook and eliminate.

Emongg was clearly expecting an easy kill, stating with confidence before making his move “It’s time baby, you guys ready?” Unfortunately, he hadn’t accounted for the lamp post that Bastion was sat behind, which deflected the hook.

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Undeterred, Emongg moved back in and unleashed his “Whole Hog” ultimate, but that too proved fruitless as the Bastion, still largely shielded by the lamp post, simply turned his attention to Emongg and eliminated him quickly.

Emongg – a Grand Master-ranked player – was quick to switch back to Zarya after that embarrassing moment, before attempting to explain his actions.

“Listen, I can explain, I can explain. What happened there is I didn’t heal somehow, and then I went in with like 100 HP, and then got shredded.”

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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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