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Wholesome video shows the way Overwatch is meant to be played

Published: 12/Jul/2019 18:09 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 18:18

by Bill Cooney

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A wholesome video gaining popularity on Reddit shows some fantastic teamwork, and is a great reminder to us all that Overwatch is meant to be a team-based game.

Despite what those instalock Widowmakers and Genjis will tell you, teamwork is obviously an important part of Overwatch – it’s why there are six players on each team in regular games instead of having the whole thing be one big FFA.

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A new video on Reddit from user Drunken Queen that shows some great examples of teamwork in Overwatch is gaining popularity, probably because the game is a lot more fun with a little help.

Blizzard EntertainmentAna has saved a few lives with her sleep dart over the years.

The World could always use more heroes

The video is similar to your typical frag video, but instead of some “sweet” Hanzo shots, it features Overwatch teammates helping and saving each other.

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There are plenty of great examples of players “peeling” for their supports, which is basically supporting your support players when they’re in trouble.

BlizzardIt’s probably a good idea to help Mercy out, sometimes.

It’s pretty impressive how a well-timed Zarya bubble can completely save a teammate and even turn around a teamfight in the process.

But, one user noted cheekily in the comments that it took Drunken Queen 2100 levels to put together 2 minutes of teammates being helpful, which probably has a bit of truth to it.

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Even though some DPS players prefer to go off on their own and not be bothered by trifling thing like teammates, just from the video it’s obvious how far a little coordination with the rest of the team can go.

Hopefully Overwatch players who watch this video will realize how crucial it is to keep the rest of your team alive and lend a helping hand – your supports will thank you.

Overwatch Summer Games starting soon?

Speaking of supports, everyone’s favorite or least favorite support-based minigame – Lucioball – will be returning for this year’s Summer Games, which according to Jeff Kaplan, will start earlier than previous years this Summer.

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Kaplan talked about the 2019 Overwatch Summer Games and Overwatch’s upcoming Hero 31 in the July 11 Developers Update, but he didn’t say exactly when the event would begin.

Lucioball will be back for Summer Games, whether you like it or not.

As for Hero 31, Kaplan did confirm that the upcoming hero would be a “he” during the update, but didn’t get any more specific than that.

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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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