Overwatch streamer learns clever Widowmaker trick from teammate - Dexerto
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Overwatch streamer learns clever Widowmaker trick from teammate

Published: 29/Jan/2019 20:36 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 21:24

by Bill Cooney

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During a recent Overwatch match, one of Phillip ‘Kragie’ Krag teammates told the streamer about a clever Widowmaker trick to temporarily protect against enemy headshots.

Widowmaker is one of the most popular DPS characters in Overwatch and certainly one of the most entertaining heroes to watch a skilled player perform on.

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But like with any hero, there are a few tricks out there that not everyone is aware of, like the clever Venom Mine placement Kragie was shown by his teammate.

As his team prepares to defend Hanamura Point A, Kragie’s teammate on Widow asks if he’s ever seen this “Venom Mine trick. If I put it in front of my face, they can’t kill me.”

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Kragie goes on point to see what his teammate is talking about, and finds them looking through the small openings surrounding the first point with a mine stuck right on the wall in front of them, so that when an enemy shoots for Widow, they hit the Venom Mine instead, at least on the first shot.

“Dude your brain is fucking huge,” Kragie told his teammate. “Holy shit, I’m gonna take that tip now.”

Kragie played Overwatch professionally in Contenders before becoming a full-time streamer for NRG in 2018.

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Even though he spent some time as a professional player, it seems there are some things even Kragie hasn’t seen yet in Overwatch.

There’s sure to plenty of excellent Widowmaker play when the Overwatch League’s second season begins on February 14, 2019.

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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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