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Reddit wants to see an Overwatch Developer’s face added to the game

Published: 4/Oct/2018 18:02 Updated: 4/Oct/2018 19:28

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan is a familiar sight to the community, whether at BlizzCon or in a developer update, and now some Reddit users say they want to see him in game as well.

The Reddit post by Torbdor asks users to support his so-called petition to get a Jeff spray based on his developer updates in the game, “This is like a must and don’t know why it’s not on here already.”

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Other Reddit users seem enthusiastic about the idea, with the post racking up more than 3,000 upvotes and multiple comments suggesting what kind of Jeff sprays to include and how they could be used in the most hilarious ways.

One user in the comments even suggests different kind of Jeff sprays, including a standard Jeff, pixel Jeff, cute Jeff, bearded Jeff, and even a shocked Jeff using the face from the recent Overwatch Lego teaser.

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Kaplan is a familiar face to most Overwatch players from his Developer Updates on the game through the years, but Blizzard has also played with Kaplan as a meme, like during Christmas when they live streamed him sitting in front of a Yule Log for hours.

The Overwatch Team has shown willingness to put in sprays based on community suggestion, like the Reaper shrugging spray, which was a meme before it made it into the game itself.

If Overwatch wants to add Kaplan’s mug to the game, BlizzCon, happening November 2-3, would be the perfect place to reveal this hilarious gift to the Overwatch community.

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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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