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Overwatch streamer gets four accounts to rank 1 with surprising hero

Published: 6/Nov/2019 22:34 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 23:26

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch streamer Violet has shocked the competitive landscape by managing to not only get four different accounts to Top 500, but by getting the top four spots all by maining one hero.

Violet is an up-and-coming LGBT streamer who took a liking to the divisive Brigitte so much so that they dominated with the hero even after her rework that came packaged with the addition of role queue. 

The reason why Violet’s rankings are so shocking is because many players have felt that Brigitte has become underwhelming and less durable since been reworked. 

Blizzard EntertainmentBrigitte hasn’t been considered “meta” since her rework.

For instance, her barrier’s health dropped substantially down to 250 HP, and her repair pack was changed from a 150 HP heal burst to three packs that heal 120 HP over two seconds.

Some players found that these changes butchered Brigitte who had been a dominant force prior to the implementation of role queue. However, Violet found a way to take the hero in a new direction and dominated with her. 

To end Season 18, the full-time Twitch streamer finished with four support accounts over 4600 SR. His final placing were: 4653, 4645, 4613, and 4610.

In a video with Toronto Defiant content creator KarQ, Violet explained all the ways to play the reworked Brigitte against every other hero in the game, showcasing matchup knowledge. 

With Season 19 coming in hot, it will be fun to see if the streamer can recreate the impressive feat or even surpass it. 

The Twitch streamer is also hoping to get picked up by an organization following the impressive display in the competitive rankings. 

What’s new in Season 19? 

Overwatch Season 19 brings in a long-requested rotating map pool. In Season 19, only three maps from each game mode will be playable. Notably, two of the game’s most detested maps: Paris and Horizon Lunar Colony have gotten the boot for this season. 

Additionally, a new patch has Baptiste and Torbjorn, so it will be interesting to see if the meta shifts in their direction as double barrier continues to reign supreme.

Cosplay

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.