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Overwatch streamer emongg takes Dafran’s Reddit Zarya play to the next level

Published: 8/Mar/2019 0:40 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 1:15

by Bill Cooney


Last week, Overwatch League pro Daniel ‘dafran’ Francesca pulled off one of the most impressive plays of the season so far, and now streamer Jeff “emongg” Anderson has taken it to the next level.

While playing against the Paris Eternal on Saturday, March 2, Dafran managed to throw his Graviton Surge from the top of the archway leading into the second stage onto the enemy team.


The impressive play quickly became one of the most popular plays of the Overwatch League’s second season so far, but emongg decided to take it a step further.

Like Dafran, emongg starts on the high platform by Hollywood’s first point, and uses his secondary fire along with his allied Lucio’s speed boost to get over the arch.


But, instead of shooting the ultimate straight down into the choke like dafran did, emongg fired the Gravitron across the entire second stage to land just in front of the jail.

At first, emongg thinks his Grav hit the roof, but as he gets closer, it’s clear the ultimate went exactly where it needed to, somehow.

Unfortunately, the quick thinking enemy Zenyatta used Transcendence just before a Dragonstrike came crashing in, so there weren’t any eliminations from the impressive ultimate.


Still, it was completely insane, and the fact that emongg actually trapped the enemy team right by the payload is even crazier.

Dafran’s play was definitely the Grav heard round the world, and it set the bar pretty high for great plays this season in the Overwatch League.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Overwatch player Tiago
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.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
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.