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Two Overwatch League teams set to face off in playoffs rematch

Published: 20/Nov/2018 0:19 Updated: 20/Nov/2018 0:25

by Bill Cooney

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The Philadelphia Fusion will take on the New York Excelsior during the Fusion’s “Homecoming” showmatch on December 1.

The Fusion teased fans all month by revealing who they wouldn’t be playing in the Homecoming match, and on November 19 they announced on Twitter they would be facing the New York Excelsior.

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Philadelphia and New York met in last season’s semi-finals where the Fusion advanced to the finals after a 2-0 win.

New York will go into the matchup with a similar roster to the one they had during the playoffs, minus Song ‘Janus’ Jun-hwa. Not much has changed on the Fusion side of things either, except for the release of a few players and sending Georgii ‘ShaDowBurn’ Guscha to the Paris Eternal.

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The match is set to take place on Saturday, December 1. For those that can’t make the trip, the match will be streamed live on Twitch.

The match should be a good one, as the Excelsior will look to get some payback for the embarrassing loss Philadelphia handed them last year in the playoffs.

Based on the reception to the Los Angeles Valiant and San Francisco Shock’s “California Cup” showmatches, it seems like Overwatch League fans have plenty of appetite for offseason activities.

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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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