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Seagull tells fans hard truth on Overwatch SR resets

Published: 31/Jan/2019 23:18 Updated: 31/Jan/2019 23:44

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch streamer Brandon ‘Seagull’ Lanred told fans during stream why resetting players’ MMR or SR would ultimately be a bad idea.

In plenty of competitive online games, players’ Multiplayer Matchmaking ranking/ratio (MMR) determines which competitive tier they play at. In Overwatch, this is represented as a players Skill Rating (SR), which can range from 1 to over 4500.


One popular idea in the Overwatch community is that the game needs a hard MMR or SR reset – the idea being that, since the game has been out for three years, players feel they’re now “better” than their SR indicates and would be placed higher if the system were to be reset.

Seagull, on the other hand, is convinced it wouldn’t work. Overwatch had an SR reset before during the game’s beta all the way back in 2016, but according to Seagull it was a mess


After a viewer asked whether or not he thought there should be a “hard MMR reset” after each season, Seagull once again told viewers what he thinks of the idea.

“Uhh MMR reset?” the streamer repeated. “MMR reset is like a big jebait, everyone always begs for it but they have no idea what they’re talking about.”

“Typically, the people who ask for MMR resets are the ones stuck in low rank who are like, convinced that they’re not,” Seagull told viewers. “’Oh, I’m stuck in ELO hell, no one could get out of this.’”


What would probably happen, according to some of Seagull’s previous comments on the topic, would be a few weeks of chaos as bronze and other low rank players got matched with grandmasters in placement matches, with everyone ultimately going back to the rank they were before.

Obviously Seagull doesn’t think a hard MMR/SR reset would be a good idea, but the thought doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.


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.