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Team Envy Has Signed an Overwatch Contenders Team

Published: 3/Jul/2018 17:07 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Joe O'Brien


Team Envy, operator of the Dallas Fuel Overwatch League franchise, has signed an Overwatch Contenders NA team.

Team Envy has signed the roster formerly playing under EnVision Esports, which finished in the top four of Season One.


The team will compete under the Envy brand in Contenders season two, which kicks off on July 3rd. As Team Envy, the squad inherits the name formerly carried by the squad that became Dallas Fuel, which in its time as Team Envy was one of the most successful and storied teams in the world.

Eight of the Overwatch League teams created academy squads to compete in Season One of Contenders in 2018. Seven of those competed in Contenders NA, while the London Spitfire’s academy squad, British Hurricane, competed in and won Contenders EU.


The Dallas Fuel wasn’t one of those teams, however, and with the Overwatch League team also not having a full twelve-man roster, it meant that the Fuel was unable to put on internal scrims, which many teams credited as a useful practice tool.

With the changes to Contenders roster rules for season two, it makes more sense than ever for Overwatch League teams to have an academy team in the tournament. Teams will be able to designate up to four players on their Overwatch League roster as “two-way” players, enabling up to two at a time to move down to Contenders. It’s a good solution for players who would otherwise be sitting on the bench in the league – as some of the Dallas players did for periods during Season One.

Unlike the Overwatch League, however, Contenders isn’t franchised, which means that the new Team Envy will also have to fight to retain its spot in the tournament each season.


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.