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Overwatch teammates ask Dafran to switch and instantly eat their words

Published: 22/May/2019 20:50 Updated: 22/May/2019 21:07

by Bill Cooney

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Former Atlanta Reign pro Daniel ‘dafran’ Francesca showed his teammates why they should think twice before asking a person who’s played retired from the Overwatch League after playing the first stage of Season Two with the Atlanta Reign, much to the disappointment of fans.

Luckily for us though, Dafran still finds plenty of time to stream Overwatch and during a recent Competitive match, he ran into some trouble with Widowmaker.

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Dafran was previously a player with the Atlanta Reign.

“Let’s go dude”

As Dafran and his team pushed on the third point of Havana, one of his teammates asked him to switch off of Widowmaker – a request that every Widow main is probably all too familiar with.

After one of his teammates suggested they could use a Sombra, Dafran replied, “Yeah you’re right, but I kinda want to play Widow, so sorry.”

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Not even a second after Dafran apologised, he had already begun annihilating the enemy team. An unsuspecting Doomfist fell first, followed by Lucio, an ulting Orisa, and McCree.

After wiping out more than half the enemy team Dafran reacted with his trademark enthusiasm, yelling “Oh my god dude, let’s go, what the fuck,” to his team.

When does the Overwatch League return?

Overwatch League teams and players are currently taking a break after the Stage Two Finals and the All-Star weekend until Stage Three starts on June 6, when the San Francisco Shock take on Dafran’s former team the Atlanta Reign.

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In the meantime, Overwatch’s third-annual Anniversary event started on May 21 and brings 11 new skins and new dance emotes for Ashe, Hammond and Baptiste for players to collect.

Overwatch’s Anniversary event ends on June 10, just a few days after Overwatch League Stage Three gets started.

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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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