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Overwatch streamer Harbleu praises Roadhog’s PTR updates

Published: 30/Oct/2018 18:46 Updated: 30/Oct/2018 19:33

by Bill Cooney

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The recent Roadhog updates to hit the PTR have many fans of the big guy excited, one of those fans is Overwatch streamer Anthony ‘harbleu’ Ballo who recently posted a video where he discusses the changes.

Harbleu plays a ton of Roadhog, although he does switch to Zarya and D.Va occasionally. As he goes through the changes, the streamer seems to be in favor of all of them.

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For the changes to the hook time, Harbleu told viewers “Right there is going to help with the bullshit times where you would land a hook on someone and they would keep moving out of your LOS and then the hook would break.” 

The changes to enemies momentum when they’re hooked “also sound amazing, also sounds great,” and added he’s like to see how it affects enemies hooked while in the air, which used to break the chain.

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“The gun, I’d imagine this is just going to make him do more damage, which is OK with me,” the streamer said about the Scrap Gun changes, before going into PTR to try them out for himself.

“The biggest point is, he’ll be fun again,” harbleu told viewers while he messed around in the practice range. “Not having to worry about breaking hooks and all that, he won’t be the best off tank, but he’ll at least be fun and not frustrating to play against.

Harbleu previously played for NRG esports but moved to streaming after leaving the team in 2017.

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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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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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