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Streamer loses his mind after getting eliminated by annoying Overwatch feature

Published: 18/Jan/2019 23:22 Updated: 19/Jan/2019 0:03

by Bill Cooney

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Player names displayed atop heroes’ heads during Overwatch matches doesn’t sit well with streamer j0000mla25, who’s unfortunate demise during a round of Deathmatch made him wonder why Blizzard hasn’t done anything about the feature yet.

In Overwatch, enemies and allies’ Player IDs are displayed above their heads along with a health bar if within a certain distance. In regular modes like Quick Play and Competitive, this usually isn’t a problem but it can be in modes like Deathmatch and 1v1’s.

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The feature can get pretty troublesome when players are trying to stay hidden just to be uncovered by their nametag, which is exactly what happened to j0000mla25.

Playing on Widowmaker, j0000mla25 is facing off against a McCree on Chateau Gillard and thinks his opponent can’t see his ID just a second before being eliminated.

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“He can see my name, and that’s so fucking annoying chat,” the streamer told viewers. “I hate that so much about the game, dude.”

The Kill Cam shows exactly what happened and it’s clear you can see j0000mla25’s name appear before the model of Widow does, which allows the McCree to know exactly where he is and take him out.

“That is such an easy thing to fix, it’s fucking stupid, I hate it so much,” he told his Chat, who jokingly replied that streamer’s full tag of ‘J0000MLA25CM’ might be a little long for Overwatch.

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“I’m annoyed that he killed me because of my name, in a first person shooter, dude. In a competitive game,” he lamented. “There’s a huge army of professionals [behind the game], where a buy in for Overwatch League is like 20 million fucking dollars, and your name is visible before you’re actual character model [is visible].”

Hiding names for certain modes, like Deathmatch, would make a lot of sense, but so far Blizzard doesn’t seem to have any plans to make the changes soon.

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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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Lucioball in Overwatch
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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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