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Overwatch streamer’s perfect Reinhardt charge ends tragically

Published: 13/Nov/2018 20:31 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 20:57

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch Contenders player Lorenzo ‘Midna’ Nulli almost pulled off a picture-perfect Reinhardt charge on stream before he accidentally eliminated himself.

While defending on Rialto, Midna uses some secret Italian knowledge to perfectly line up a Reinhardt charge and send the enemy team’s crusader to the bottom of the canal.

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After pulling off the perfect charge, he ends up on a boat and tries to jump back on to dry land, only to fall into the canal and die just like the other Reinhardt seconds earlier.

At first, Midna seems pretty pleased with himself after pulling off the charge, but that all changes to frustration as he drowns himself.

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The November 13 patch notes made jump height equal across all heroes, so maybe the next time Midna tries this trick he’ll only take out the enemy Reinhardt.

Midna played for Team Italy during the Overwatch World Cup and is the first Italian player  in Contenders, playing most recently for We Have Org.

Italy might not have made it out of the World Cup Group Stages, but Midna seems like he should do fine in Contenders, as long as he manages to stay out of the water.

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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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