Players want fallen French Overwatch fan immortalized on Paris map - Dexerto

Players want fallen French Overwatch fan immortalized on Paris map

Published: 22/Nov/2019 21:56 Updated: 22/Nov/2019 22:06

by Bill Cooney


The passing of French Overwatch fan Jules ‘SKy_y’ Blanchot has prompted players from around the world to support the idea of adding a memorial to the game in his memory.

Blanchot was a superfan of Overwatch and the French national team despite his battle with Leukemia.

During his fight he received a ton of support from the French Overwatch streaming community, and Team France themselves.

Sadly, Blanchot passed away on November 20, and now fans want to see him remembered on Overwatch’s Paris map.

On November 21, Reddit user Haelwin made a post about Blanchot, and asked for support in getting a memorial for him.

Help us getting his portrait on the Paris map as a memorial for this little angel who fought as long as he could,” the post read. “Heroes never die. #JulesOnParis”

HaelwinThe post calling for a memorial had over 15K upvotes at the time of writing.

The French Overwatch team, who worked with streamers to send Blanchot a care package a few days before he passed, didn’t mention a memorial in their tweet about the fan, and the whole thing instead seems to have started with the French fans themselves.

Today, a little hero has gone. You will always be in our hearts, Jules, aka @xSky_y,” the French team wrote on Twitter. “Heroes never die.”

Blizzard hasn’t responded to fans request at the time of writing, but adding something in-game to remember Blanchot does have precedent with another memorial on Eichenwalde.

In 2017, developers added a small memorial to Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka on Eichenwalde for the German Overwatch pro and coach.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe memorial to INTERNETHULK on Eichenwalde.

Located in the attacking spawn above some kegs, Hawelka’s memorial could be the perfect inspiration for a way to remember Blanchot.

Only time will tell if Blizzard will add an in-game memorial for the fan, but it does seem like one of those rare occasions where the entire Overwatch community is in agreement on something.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.