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How One Streamer’s Fight Against Stigma Inspired a Future Overwatch Pro

At Take This, we believe in the power of sharing our stories — the power of showing people that they’re not alone. The story of Lucas “Mendokusaii” Håkansson, an Overwatch pro playing with the Houston Outlaws, is a wonderful example of that power. Recently, Håkansson talked to PCGamesN about his history with gaming, streaming, and […]

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Why It Matters that Overwatch’s Symmetra is Officially Autistic

Overwatch’s Symmetra has been the center of speculation since Blizzard first released A Better World. Part of a comic series expanding the lives of the characters and the world that they live in, it follows Symmetra — real name, Satya Vaswani — as she undertakes a bit of corporate espionage. It also features this panel, […]

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Anxious About Competitive Play? This Overwatch Player Has Some Tips

Being nervous about playing competitive games isn’t the same as having an anxiety disorder, but having an anxiety disorder can make competitive gaming a lot more fraught. Plenty of us have experienced general disappointment with our own performance or a reaction to unkind criticism spiraling down into more serious anxiety, and it can be very […]

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Overwatch’s Bastion Short is Heartwarming – And It’s Getting People to Talk About PTSD

Yesterday, Blizzard released this animated short for Bastion, Overwatch’s robotic turret of doom. Contrary to its in-game behavior, it turns out Bastion is a sweetheart. The short tells the story of its bird buddy, Ganymede, and how they first became friends. It also tells the story of how Bastion turned away from a violent past. […]

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Performance Psychologists Help Overwatch Teams Keep Their Heads in the Game

Pro gaming is huge, with esports events now regularly pulling in tens of millions of views, ESPN dedicating a vertical to covering esports, and games like Heroes of the Storm appearing on ESPN2. A whole industry has grown around sponsoring and supporting pro teams, so it should come as no surprise that sports psychologists — […]

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