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This awesome Overwatch tactic is great for D.Va mains

Published: 16/Jan/2019 21:36 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:56

by Bill Cooney

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Body Blocking is can be an underutilized technique in Overwatch, but Philadelphia Fusion pro Gael ‘Poko’ Gouzerch gave viewers on Twitch an almost perfect example of the technique with D.Va.

Body blocking is all about denying the enemy team movement and space using the body of a hero, in this case Poko and his team were defending the first point of Temple of Anubis.

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As the match is about to begin, Poko tells his teammates the plan and positions himself right inside the doorway on the attackers left of the choke.

“Ok guys, I’m going to body block them at the door, and they’re going to get really confused,” Poko tells his team just as the round begins.

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Just as he predicted, the enemy team heads right towards Poko’s D.Va, but somehow doesn’t even see him in their way.

He stops the enemy Reinhardt and Zarya right at the door and after a few picks, it’s clear the enemy push isn’t going anywhere.

Poko wasn’t even close to being de-meched either, since the enemy tanks were so focused on his teammates shooting at them from the high ground.

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The clip is a really great example of how to body block with big heroes like D.Va, especially when you don’t even get noticed.

Poko and the rest of the Philadelphia Fusion will finally be back in action when the Overwatch League’s second season starts on February 14.

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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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