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Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball gets his very own mermaid skin

Published: 13/Jul/2019 21:02 Updated: 14/Jul/2019 0:11

by Bill Cooney


Pharah, Reinhardt, Ana and Widowmaker down.

Now, Wrecking Ball and Hammond join the party with an awesome skin inspired by the Little Mermaid that would be perfect for the Summer Games event as well.


Blizzard EntertainmentHammond pulls off being a mermaid surprisingly well.

The seaweed is always greener

Wrecking Ball, Hammond’s mech, looks ready to roll around under the sea in Toyso’s original skin with conch shells for his legs, and tridents where his cannons would normally be.

A coating of starfish, barnacles, and other underwater life all over Wrecking Ball make it look like it just came from 20,000 leagues under the sea.


Blizzard EntertainmentSmashing enemies as Mermaid Hammond would be pretty hilarious.

Of course Hammond wasn’t left out, in fact, he’s been transformed into the cutest little mermaid hamster we’ve ever seen.

He’s been given rainbow hair, a clam shell bra, and an adorable little tail that makes him look like a much cuter and cuddly version of the Fiji mermaid.

Even though it’s still just an idea, it doesn’t take much to imagine how much fun piledriving enemies would be in Hammond’s Mermaid skin.


ToysovoreEat your hearts out, Hammond mains.

Speaking of events, when is Summer Games?

According to Jeff Kaplan’s July 11 Developer Update, 2019’s Summer Games will get started earlier than in previous years.

This means that instead of starting sometime in August, as some fans had predicted, the event could begin before the end of July.

Blizzard EntertainmentLucioball is back, whether you like it or not.

There will also be a new way for players to earn skins for Summer Games 2019, though a series of challenges similar to the Bastet and Baptiste’s Reunion challenges spread out throughout the event.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Overwatch player Tiago
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.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
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.