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Seoul Dynasty announce four signings for Overwatch League Season Two

Published: 19/Oct/2018 12:03 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 13:46

by Joe O'Brien

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Seoul Dynasty has announced four new acquisitions ahead of Overwatch League Season Two.

The signings include three players – flex tank Choi ‘Michelle’ Min-hyuk, main tank Hwang ‘Marve1’ Min-seo, and support Lee ‘Jesce’ Seung-soo – along with coach Lee ‘WhyNot’ Ju-hyeop.

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Tank duo Michelle and Marve1 previously played for Lucky Future Zenith in Contenders China, where they won both Season One and Season Two without ever losing a series. Jesce, meanwhile, comes from Element Mystic, the Contenders Korea team that looked dominant in the group stages of both seasons but never managed to deliver on their championship potential in playoffs.

WhyNot is a former player who competed in APEX, both in multiple seasons of Challengers and Season Two of the main tournament, for MVP Infinite. After hanging up the mouse as a player, WhyNot became the coach of O2 Ardeont, who most notably pulled off an upset run to the grand finals of Contenders Korea Season One.

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The new additions bring Seoul Dynasty back across the eight-player minimum threshold to a squad of nine, with the acquisition of super-star main tank Baek ‘Fissure’ Chan-hyung from the LA Gladiators having been announced previously.

Coming into Season One of the League, Seoul Dynasty – who had signed back-to-back APEX champions Lunatic-Hai, the most successful team of the pre-OWL era – were expected to be among the heavy favorites for the title.

Unfortunately, the team never really found its footing in the league, failing to reach any of the stage playoffs and falling short of the end-of-season playoffs with a final placement of eighth in the regular season.

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Despite being the only team actually representing a South Korean city, Seoul Dynasty floundered while the all-Korean rosters of New York Excelsior and London Spitfire ultimately became the two most successful teams in the league.

With six players having departed the team and four new faces joining for Season Two, the Dynasty will look to finally establish themselves among the league’s elite when it returns on February 14, 2019.

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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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