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Seagull Probably Won’t Play at Overwatch League All-Stars

Published: 10/Aug/2018 0:40 Updated: 10/Aug/2018 0:50

by Joe O'Brien


Former Dallas Fuel player Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned has revealed that he probably won’t be competing at Overwatch All-Stars.

Seagull recently announced that he would be retiring from professional Overwatch, returning instead to streaming full-time.


Though he won’t be competing for Dallas Fuel in Season Two, Seagull was still expected to appear on stage one last time, as a starting player for the Pacific Division team for All-Stars.

All-Stars, which will take place on August 25-26, will see teams of the most skilled and popular players of the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions go head-to-head. As one of the most popular streamers in Overwatch, it’s little surprise that Seagull won a spot on the fan-voted starting six for his Division.


Unfortunately, it appears that Seagull may already have played his last professional game. During a recent stream, he revealed that he likely will not be competing at the event, for reasons unconnected to his retirement.

Seagull isn’t the first player to pull out of All-Stars, with London Spitfire’s Kim ‘Birdring’ Ji-hyeok missing the event due to injury. Birdring will be replaced by team-mate and grand finals MVP Park ‘Profit’ Joon-yeong.

No replacement has yet been announced for Seagull, though neither has official confirmation of his absence from the event.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Overwatch player Tiago
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.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
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.