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Seagull eats his own teammate’s ultimate during Overwatch match

Published: 30/Jan/2019 0:14 Updated: 30/Jan/2019 0:32

by Bill Cooney

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Veteran Overwatch Streamer Brandon ‘Seagull’ Lanred was confused during an Overwatch match when he seemed to eat his allied Torbjörn’s ultimate with his Defense Matrix.

Seagull played for the Dallas Fuel during Overwatch League’s Inaugural Season, but this year he’ll be watching as a full-time streamer.

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Neither Seagull or his fans seem to mind though, because the streamer has gotten plenty of great clips like since moving on from the OWL.

As his team pushes the payload on Eichenwalde’s second section, Seagull’s teammate on Torbjörn activates Molten Core and aims their molten core at the enemy team.

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Just as Torb fires, Seagull activates his Defense Matrix and seems to inadvertently eat his allied dwarf’s ultimate.

“Wait, am I eating my friendly Torb ult?” The confused streamer asked his team.

The good news is that Seagull didn’t actually eat his teammate’s ultimate, instead what happened was a visual bug that gets rid of the projectile animations for Torbjörn’s Molten Core.

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Besides getting rid of the animations, the glitch doesn’t affect Torb’s ultimate, the ability still covers the floor wherever it’s shot.

Still, if players aren’t expecting the glitch, it’s definitely something that could catch them off guard.

Header image credit to Hoby on YouTube.

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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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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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