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South Korea wins the Overwatch World Cup

Published: 4/Nov/2018 0:39 Updated: 4/Nov/2018 0:47

by Vincent Genova

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South Korea’s run of dominance continued at the 2018 Overwatch World Cup after defeating China in the Grand Final.

The South Koreans have now won three straight World Cups and have yet to lose a single match in the international competition.

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They reached the final after defeating a fiesty U.K team in the round of 4, continuing the English tradition of losing in semi-finals.

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China’s dream tournament continued after defeating Team Canada in the Round of 4 to set up the match with South Korea.

The Grand Final started in predictable fashion, with South Korea breezing through the first Control map to take a 1-0 lead.

The second map was not much better for the underdog Chinese as they failed to escort their payload past the first checkpoint, dropping the Hybrid match on King’s Row for a 2-0 deficit headed into the first break.

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Jjonak’s Zenyatta brought his NYXL form to the Grand Finals, providing too much damage for China to deal with. Fate’s clever Winston play led to a 15 streak at a crucial moment to stonewall the Chinese in the second point of Anubis to take a 3-0 lead map count.

The fourth map was tightly contested as China came to life, holding the South Koreans to only 60 meters of Payload movement in the overtime round.

But it was Fleta’s Brigitte who caught fire on defense to stifle the Chinese just 2 meters short of the objective, earning the South Koreans a clean sweep and the World Cup Championship.

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China earned a well deserved silver medal to raise the country’s spirits after a disappointing season for China’s only team, the Shanghai Dragons, in the Overwatch League.

South Korea did not drop a single map at Blizzcon, with only the U.K managing to draw two maps against the World Champions.

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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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