Overwatch Players Honour Fallen Friend With 12-Gun Salute

Willem Den Toom was an avid Overwatch player and contributor at the site Too Much Gaming. On January 15, he passed away. He was only 36. Still grieving, his friends decided to give him a proper send-off.

Willem's friends at Too Much Gaming explained the rationale behind the video:

"As a tribute to a fallen gamer and friend," they said, "we decided to do a gun salute in one of Will's favourite games featuring the characters he most frequently used (...and Hanzo)."

It's a bitter occasion, but the video's already found a sizeable audience online. Many people who never got a chance to know Willem are learning who he was and how his life helped enrich a community.

"Wherever you are," said his friends, "may the payload be always moving, the point always contested, no one trickles out, and may there always a healer on your team. We miss you, big guy. This play of the game is for you."


    I love Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball, but I don't want it played at my funeral. Heartless, maybe in light of such a tragedy, and I totally sympathise with the people that lost their friend, family member. But these in game tribute video's make my eyes roll every time.

    Why not meet in person or do something more meaningful. I cringed so hard when I read this headline, surely gamers Arnt this antisocial to pay proper respects.

      a) Maybe they did, and this is just one tribute or
      b) Maybe they live around the world and can't afford to all meet up or
      c) You didn't know their friend, maybe this was the thing that would be most meaningful to him
      d) aren't*

    No I'm not crying, um, er, McCree hit me with a flashbang!

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