Overwatch’s next hero is a… StarCraft pro player?

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Visit the Lazygamer office and you’ll hear Alessandro, Kyle, and me talk about one thing, and one thing only. Overwatch has stolen our hearts, and we’ve spent pretty much every evening playing the team-based FPS since its closed beta started last week. One criticism we all have however, is that as fun as the game is, it is in dire need of balancing, or at least, some characters are (I’m looking at you, Bastion). Blizzard will oblige, all in good time no doubt, but in the meantime, it looks like they’ll be throwing a new hero into the mix.

Or at least, I think they will be, based on the following tweet that popped up on the official Overwatch account (via PC Gamer):

The link leads to the StarCraft II World Championship Series website, which yields the following bio:

At the age of 16, D.Va became the #1 ranked player in the world and proceeded to go undefeated for the next three years in all competitions. D.Va is an international star, beloved by her fans at home and abroad, and has toured in exhibitions around the world. Recently, she has taken a step back from competition to focus on her commitment to protect the safety of her homeland.

So er… yeah. Based on the last line of that bio, it looks like the next Overwatch character is a StarCraft pro player. Nothing is known about Hana beyond the fact that she hails from South Korea, and that she’s skilled at Blizzard’s RTS.

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It makes me wonder: if she is to be a new hero, what the hell will her abilities be? What weapon will she be firing at the opposition? With Blizzcon taking place this weekend, I don’t think we’ll have to wait too long to find out.

Last Updated: November 2, 2015

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Sex appeal Overwhelming: Activated Ability – Stun enemies with “Sexy Kerrigan” cosplay

    PC Master Race Gun: Passive Ability – Gain 50% dmg against console players.
    For Auir!: Activated – Battle shout – All allies gain 50% speed boost

    😛

    • HairyEwok

      Zerg Rush, Ultimate. Performs a quick dash between players killing them instantly.

      • Alternate Ulti: Song …… of ice and fire. – Reveals who is going to die in the next season of Game of Thrones unless enemies kill themselves. 😛

    • Judy Kern

      And who complaining about it? South Korea’s babes are the hottest girls in the universe right now! It is an honor that there is an gamer-girl from South Korea to bring vibrant life in the gaming community, I rather wished they come in team if possible! 😀

  • Mark Treloar

    Skilled at Starcraft? or really talented at cheating?

  • HairyEwok

    I think her weapon will be a normal pistol with some extra bits and pieces added to make it more fabulous.
    Abilities wise i think they will be something along the line of a scanner so you can check where people are, a thrown ability for AOE damage, passive to boost movement speed and a ultimate calling down a precision strike from orbit.

    • To be fully honest. Her suit has that Ghost appeal so I am thinking sniper rifles,cloaking and some sort of nuke ability.

      • HairyEwok

        If were going on the suit then it also looks like a Evangelion combat suit. Soooooo mechanized Thor?

        • Yeah but she is a SC pro so I would think the suit was more of a Ghost design. Then again I have yet to meet a SC player who does not enjoy anime. Speaking of anime

          One Punch Man Rocks!

          • HairyEwok

            To look deeper into the bio they gave, she plays for the team MEKA as well. I think were getting way too technical with this. Shes probably just going to be full of cuteness overload.

  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Hehehe, those tags! Nice one Matty

  • For the love of… bastion get’s countered hard by certain jittery jumpy space bending lady.

    • hairyknees

      I know 😉 but it doesn’t stop him from being player of the match very, very often 🙂

      • Educate your team man.

        Lead them to victory! Be the man you want to follow.
        Or you know.. just play some games and stuff.

        • hairyknees

          Hahahaha XD

          My only other pet peeve with the game is that when playing with randoms, I will choose a class first, yet they always seem to go out of their way to duplicate my choice.

          “hmmmm I feel like playing Tracer”
          *other players all basically pick Tracer*

          O_O

          • BattousaiHBr

            its probably just a cognitive bias of remembering more the bad past events.

  • got sparked in daface

    She probably controls minions

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