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xQc gets caught out after trying to get sneaky in ranked Overwatch

Published: 16/Oct/2018 12:05

by Joe O'Brien

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Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel had a sneaky play turned around on him after Dallas Fuel’s Son ‘OGE’ Min-seok caught it on death cam.

The former Dallas Fuel main tank matched up with the current Dallas Fuel main tank in a ranked match on King’s Row.

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After a successful fight sent all of OGE’s team back to spawn, xQc decided to set up for a big play. “This either throws or it carries” he said, hiding around a corner as Reinhardt, his Earthshatter ready to flatten the enemy team as they pass.

The rest of his team backed the play, but unfortunately it didn’t work out for xQc. The enemy instead came behind him, forcing him out of position. In the opening, OGE and team were able to rush into the point and wipe out xQc’s side.

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xQc’s immediate assumption for such a clear counter-play to what should have been an unexpected position was that somebody on the other team was watching his stream. It’s certainly not an unprecedented issue for streamers to have, but in this case it was actually just an unfortunate consequence of game mechanics.

After OGE died in the previous engagement, his death cam – which gives players a view of their body as they wait to respawn – gave him the perfect angle to see how the enemy was setting up. After realizing xQc’s intentions, OGE gave the call to isolate him.

OGE’s play won the battle, but ultimately it was xQc who won the war, holding on the third stage defence to claim the map victory 3-2.

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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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