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Overwatch player makes the most noble sacrifice in gaming history

Submitted by The Verge on August 16, 2016 - 7:31pm

Blizzard team shooter Overwatch is a game designed around heroic moments. It hands players ample opportunity to sacrifice their kill counts, their glory, and the characters themselves for the greater good, to be immortalized in the match's signature "Play of the Game" moment shown to every participant after the dust has settled.

Oftentimes, this highlight is a rush of brutal takedowns, each completed in succession to push a team over the finish line. But occasionally, it is something else — something more pure, the kind of Hollywood sacrifice you'd reserve for the most tear-jerking moments of a big-budget blockbuster. So it was only a matter of time before one hero rose to the occasion, to make the most noble sacrifice in video game...

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