Seagull Comments on Korean Dominance in Overwatch Contenders “Just get good” - Dexerto
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Seagull Comments on Korean Dominance in Overwatch Contenders “Just get good”

Published: 14/Jul/2018 4:16 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien

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Dallas Fuel’s Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned has commented on the topic of Korean dominance in various Overwatch Contenders divisions.

The topic has once again come to the forefront after an article on InvenGlobal argued that the dominance of Korean players in non-Korean divisions is becoming a problem.

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Unlike the Overwatch League, which is a unified global league, Contenders is separated into seven regional divisions. The teams in these divisions aren’t region-locked, however, meaning that there are no rules that require a roster competing in a given region to actually feature players from that region.

The result has been that, much like in the OWL itself – which features three all-Korean squads despite there only being one franchise technically based in South Korea, and in which every single team features at least one Korean player – many teams in all regions feature Korean players and some have even imported full Korean squads. In the Pacific and Chinese divisions, all-Korean squads won the Season 1 titles.

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According to Seagull, however, this isn’t an issue. In a recent stream, he suggested that the solution was that non-Korean players and teams “just get good”, arguing that higher levels of competition in any region, regardless of the source, would help forge better players.

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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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