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Seagull explains why Genji isn’t worth playing in Overwatch anymore

Published: 4/May/2020 17:34

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer and former Overwatch pro Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned addressed his issues with Genji and why he no longer plays the cyborg ninja hero during a May 3rd livestream.

While playing as Torbjorn on Numbani defense, the streamer was asked by a viewer if he has ever “had the urge to play Genji again?”

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“Unironically, and I’m not even joking, no,” Seagull replied. “Like actually, no. I think Genji is a trash character that turned into an Ult bot starting at around 2017 and I’ve actually never had the urge to play him ever since then because he is so disappointing as a character.”

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Genji isn’t as strong as he used to be.

Seagull made a name for himself playing Genji when Overwatch was still in its beta phase by carving up opposing teams with the Shimada hero. However, as the game’s cast of characters grew and players learned how to counter pick, it began to get more difficult to get value out of Genji.

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“There’s a reason I stopped playing Genji after 2017; that’s when he turned into a NanoBlade bot,” the streamer continued. “Even in 2018 when I was playing him a little bit, I was like ‘meh’ he still doesn’t seem that great.”

Nowadays, while there are some Genji streamers such as Necros on Twitch, the most value they get is with NanoBlade – a combination Ultimate when Ana gives Genji Nanoboost while he uses Dragon Blade.

Aside from his Ultimate, which can be shut down easily with the right abilities, getting value out of Genji is difficult, especially when there’s other heroes such as McCree who can constantly be a threat.

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That all said, Seagull did have some advice for those will playing the wall-climbing hero: Pick up the game’s newest hero, Echo, “I think Echo actually fulfills Genji more than Genji does.”

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Will Genji get more than a visual upgrade in Overwatch 2?

Echo’s ability to easily get into the enemy backline and pressure the supports is definitely a bit reminiscent of the early years of Genji when he was at his most dominant.

While Blizzard has buffed Genji slightly over the years, he has never been as consistent as he was when Overwatch first released. Hopefully, the character undergoes some changes or a full rework when Overwatch 2 is eventually released.

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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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