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Zenyatta’s orbs brought to life in incredible Overwatch creation

Published: 6/Jul/2019 23:29 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 9:52

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch fan showed off their amazing hand-made Zenyatta orb on Reddit, and the results are pretty impressive.

Zenyatta’s orbs, or rather the energy he generates from them, serve as his primary weapon and come in a variety of different shapes and sizes – everything from chestnuts to octopuses.

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Overwatch fan steven192 decided to go with the classic spherical configuration when they crafted their very own IRL Zenyatta orb.

Steven192The beginnings of an IRL Zenyatta orb.

“Gaze into the Iris”

Steven’s globe started out as nothing more than a hollow aluminum ball which was then filled with some appropriately-colored blue epoxy.

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Then, based on 3D patterns of the orbs from the internet, Steven drew and etched the various designs into the side.

Steven192The orb is getting there.

After engraving, deeper holes were drilled into the ball to allow space for the blue LEDs, which really make the orbs look cool.

The remote-controlled LEDs were covered with the metal plates taken off the sphere to make the holes, and attached using modeling clay inside

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To finish it all off Steve added a coat of golden paint, to make the orb acceptable for use by a true Zenyatta main, and the end result looks a little bigger than a baseball and completely awesome.

Steven192The impressive final product.

Enough about orbs, what about octopuses?

If orbs aren’t your thing but you still enjoy playing the Omnic Monk, good news – Blizzard has released a limited-time Zenyatta skin to celebrate the 2018 Overwatch League MVP Sung-hyeon ‘JJoNak’ Bang.

The new Zenyatta skin is available until July 14 for 200 OWL Tokens, which means there’s still time for players to pick up one of his best skins.

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Blizzard EntertainmentInstead of orbs, Jjonak’s Zenyatta skin gets little octopuses.

Zenyatta fans should make sure they get this skin before July 14, because just like this year’s All-Star Mercy and Lucio skins, once it’s gone it’s gone for good.

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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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Lucioball in Overwatch
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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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