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overwatch Sombra to Finally Be Revealed Before BlizzCon?

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New lore post indicates November 1st as a possible reveal date.

 

So, what started out as a fun ARG trying to find as much info about Overwatches newest Hero has slowly become an annoying going-through-the-motions experience for a lot of the OW community, and all signs were pointing towards a simple BlizzCon reveal, basically having nothing much to do with the ARG which didn't make anyone particularly happy. However, a new lore post on the official site might give some hope to a pre-con reveal as the "Sombra collective" dug up some dirt on the CEO of LumériCo and the Los Muertos gang, a strong supporter of the collective, has announced a protest to coincide with LumériCo's unveiling of the Dorado nuclear plant on November 1st.

Now, this may just be the preamble for the actual reveal that will still happen at BlizzCon, but considering the general unease of the OW community at all this teasing and ARGing, only for the new Hero to be revealed at the most expected place and time, it seems possible that we might see the reveal on November 1st and then extensive discussions during and probable PTR access right after BlizzCon. Here's the full lore post on the matter:

Blizzard LogoLumériCo Revelations: CEO Guillermo Portero Under Fire

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DORADO, MEXICO—LumériCo has been engulfed in scandal by documents brought to light by the hacker collective known as "Sombra." The documents are alleged to have been obtained during recent security breaches of the energy company's internal networks. While LumériCo and Mexican law enforcement have categorized these break-ins as criminal actions, the Sombra collective claims that it is "only acting in the public interest."

At this time, the massive file dump is still being analyzed and dissected, but a number of allegations have already been made, many of them focusing on the office of LumériCo CEO Guillermo Portero. Documents indicate that Mr. Portero used the company's funds as his own piggy bank, that he was personally involved in bribing public officials and creating a system of kickbacks and payoffs beneficial to LumériCo, and finally, that he proposed a plan to seize privately held land via government expropriation to expand LumériCo's facilities throughout Mexico.

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In addition, emails revealed conversations with Indian megacorporation Vishkar to explore the exporting of LumériCo's proprietary energy systems to Vishkar's developments worldwide. Vishkar itself has recently been the subject of inquiries regarding its business dealings, particularly in the wake of its newest projects in Rio de Janeiro. Given the amount of investment Mexico has put into LumériCo, a partially state-sponsored energy company, its cozy relationship with Vishkar should be a cause for concern.

Mr. Portero has forcefully denied the accusations. "It is preposterous to place any faith in records purported to have been obtained by thieves. They are complete fabrications and have no basis in reality. I have dedicated my life to my home—my country—and I have only operated with the highest levels of integrity. I am confident that my name and the reputation of LumériCo will be cleared, that these baseless claims will be shown to be without merit, and that these criminals who have repeatedly broken the laws of our civil society will be brought to justice."

Meanwhile, Los Muertos, which has come out as a strong supporter of Sombra in recent days, has responded to the collective's revelations, calling for the immediate resignation and arrest of Mr. Portero and his co-conspirators, the deactivation of LumériCo's power plants pending an independent investigation into the company's governance, and reparations to citizens affected by LumériCo's policies. Los Muertos is organizing a protest to coincide with LumériCo's unveiling of the Dorado nuclear plant on November 1st.

So what do you think, Blizzconmbra or Nov1stmbra?

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You mean the ARG might finally end?

I do like that the people working on the ARG were included in the report as the "hacker collective".

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4 hours ago, Blainie said:

You mean the ARG might finally end?

I do like that the people working on the ARG were included in the report as the "hacker collective".

Well hopefully the ARG ending would mean the character being revealed otherwise it was a massive tease.

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On 2016-10-30 at 11:00 AM, Blainie said:

You mean the ARG might finally end?

I'm not dreaming about that anymore... at this point, I'm just letting the life follow the flow...

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On 10/30/2016 at 7:41 PM, Starym said:

Well hopefully the ARG ending would mean the character being revealed otherwise it was a massive tease.

"Here's another site to watch countdown while we release a different hero instead!"

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