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Twitch chat trolls Dallas Fuel Coach’s Overwatch pickup games

Published: 26/Nov/2018 19:55 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 20:41

by Bill Cooney

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While hosting one of his regular Overwatch pick up games, Dallas Fuel Assistant Coach Justin ‘Jayne’ Conroy found out firsthand that Twitch chat is not to be underestimated.

Jayne recently began hosting pickup games, or PUGs, for a wide variety of players, and they’ve proved to be pretty popular on Twitch.

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They offer the chance for players to try out new rule sets, ultimate cooldowns, and other setting changes and Twitch chat can vote on maps and other aspects of the matches.

During a recent stream, Jayne gave viewers the chance to vote between two different King of the Hill maps, LIjiang Tower and Ilios, and told chat if the vote was split 50-50, he would do a 2CP map instead.

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To the surprise of Jayne, players in the PUG, and probably even some in chat, viewers managed to get the vote split exactly 50-50.

“You fuckers did it,” Jayne laughed as he finished his countdown. “You actually managed to tie it, 367-367.”

A man of his word, Jayne queued up a Control Point map after chat met his challenge, despite the begging and pleading from players in the PUG.

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It’s not the first time Twitch chat has gotten the better of Jayne, maybe now he’ll finally learn to never underestimate them.

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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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