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xQc Comes Back Swinging in Overwatch Contenders Trials

Published: 12/Jun/2018 3:37 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Joe O'Brien

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Controversial Overwatch player Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel made his return to competition in Contenders Trials NA.

The former Dallas Fuel main tank is competing in Trials with GOATS, a team that qualified for the competition through the Overwatch Open Division.

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xQc is both one of the most popular and controversial players in Overwatch. During his time in the Overwatch League he found himself caught up in multiple dramas and was suspended twice, ultimately parting ways with Dallas before the end of Stage Two.

Contenders Trials is the first time that xQc has competed since then, although he has commented on the possibility of returning to the OWL for Season Two, and is expected to try out with the Team Canada Overwatch World Cup team.

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xQc streamed his perspective on the opening matches of Contenders Trials, offering both an insight into the communication of a real competitive team and a look at his own personal play.

So far, it doesn’t seem like xQc has missed a beat in his short absence from competition, showing off some dominant individual Reinhardt play.

Unfortunately the team fell just short in both of their opening matches, losing 2-3 to both Grizzlies, who played in Season One of Contenders NA, and fellow Open Division team Second Wind.

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While the squad is by no means out of the running for a spot in Season Two of Contenders, the opening matches do put them on the back foot early, with little room for error going forward.

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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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