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Aceu shocked after coming across Valorant bug with Omen’s Shrouded Step

Published: 21/Sep/2020 20:28

by Alan Bernal


Valorant players have been coming across a bizarre bug with Omen that leaves the Agent outside of the parameters of his Shrouded Step, and it’s even tripping up players like Brandon ‘Aceu’ Winn.

Officially listed as a Valorant player for NRG, Aceu has been growing his Twitch channel after his stint on the org’s Apex Legends roster that shook the competitive landscape throughout the initial season.


The 25-year-old talent has been learning the ins-and-outs of Valorant since its launch, but even he wasn’t ready to be bamboozled by a strange Omen bug that leaves the character outside of the locations it’s meant to leave him off.

After an early pick gave the Attacking side the greenlight to push up on the A site of Ascent, Aceu kept himself hidden until he saw Omen channeling the short-range teleport.

Aceu Twitch
Aceu placed his crosshair where Omen should have appeared, but the bug misplaced the Agent to the left.

Activating Omen’s Shrouded Step creates a shadow on the marked location of where the Agent will end up; this effectively makes it a dead giveaway for where the phantom is going to end up.

Aceu was looking to stay a step ahead by placing his crosshair on his head of where the character should have appeared. However, after the channeling was complete, Omen was slightly to the left of his teleport.

While it looks like the pro player botched the crosshair placement, the bug made him reappear somewhere he shouldn’t have.


In a game with a short time to kill, the bug gave the enemy Omen just enough breathing room to avoid a one-tap and take out Aceu instead.

This has been a recurring bug in the past, and it’s been getting the attention of the community since Omen was just released back into the game.


He was briefly disabled due to another bug with his Shrouded Step that let him get past the pre-round barriers. Riot took down the Agent for 24 hours after realizing that the problem was with the character, as opposed to the map (Bind) as initially suspected.

With more people coming across the bug throughout their matches in Valorant, it’ll be interesting to see what steps Riot take this time to fix him this time.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Overwatch player Tiago
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.

Hanzk on Hanamura
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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.

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.