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Overwatch streamer pulls off an epic evasive maneuver with Zarya

Published: 1/Feb/2019 23:06 Updated: 1/Feb/2019 23:19

by Bill Cooney

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During a stream on January 31, Overwatch streamer Anthony ‘harbleu’ Ballo showed viewers that even though Zarya lacks any movement abilities, she’s still able to get out of a tough spot.

Harbleu mostly streams, but he recently joined Chicken Contendies who are currently competing in the Overwatch Contenders Trials.

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As his team is defending on the second point of Rialto, Harbleu throws out his ultimate and at first it seems like the other team is done for.

After the Lucio fell, the streamer found himself backed onto the stairs in the corner and with the tables turned, it seemed like Harbleu would be the next to die.

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In a spur of intuition, Harbleu aims at his feet and uses Zarya’s secondary fire to send him flying over the enemy tanks and into sight of his friendly healers.

With some healing, Harbleu cleans up the enemy team, but it was almost all for nothing because his team was about to get C9’d.

Luckily the C9 is prevented, saving Harbleu’s great play from being tarnished by a back cap.

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Zarya isn’t really considered a super mobile hero, but this clip is proof she can pull off some neat stuff with her kit.

For those who want to watch Harbleu and the rest of the Chicken Contendies, tune in to the Contenders Trials on Twitch on Saturday, February 2 at 9 AM PST.

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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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