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Overwatch hero D.Va is becoming a StarCraft 2 announcer

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The wheels of speculation started turning yesterday following a tease-tweet from the official StarCraft account of an image that most people in the know immediately connected with the rabbit logo of the mech-riding Overwatch hero D.Va. Sure enough, Blizzard confirmed today that the fictional former pro gamer will soon be coming to StarCraft 2 as a new announcer, and also in a portrait that will be exclusive for BlizzCon attendees. 

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D.Va will be "the first announcer whose origins lie outside the realm of StarCraft II lore," Blizzard said, although she's very much connected to it. In the world of Overwatch, she became the top-ranked StarCraft pro player in the world at age 16, went on a three-year undefeated streak, and became a much-loved esports superstar prior to joining Overwatch.   

The D.Va announcer will be available for purchase "at a later date," but the portrait will be exclusive to those who attend BlizzCon or catch the action by way of a virtual ticket. You can get a taste of her game-calling style by way of a dozen sample clips posted at battle.net.

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.