Just in time for Songkran, Overwatch 2 has unveiled its first ever hero from Thailand, Lifeweaver. Thai actor Phuwin Tangsakyuen (ภูวินทร์ ตั้งศักดิ์ยืน), who gained popularity for the 2021 comedy boys' love series "Fish upon the Sky", will voice Lifeweaver.
Lifeweaver's full name is Niran PruksaManee, nicknamed Bua (บัว), which refers to lotus flowers in Thai. Not only will Lifeweaver represent Thailand to the millions of players around the world who play the free-to-play, team-based action game, but he makes history as the first openly pansexual Overwatch hero.
Bringing one of the most complex playstyles to the game to date, Lifeweaver is characterized by his love and respect for nature as well as his advanced biolight technology.
This groundbreaking technology is woven throughout his abilities, and it plays a pivotal role in the healing and utility aspects of his kit.
He joins the support line-up as the 37th hero on the Overwatch 2 roster. Players in Thailand and around the world can look forward to experiencing his unique playstyle and abilities once Season 4 drops on April 12 in time for Songkran, the Thai New Year's national holiday.
You may grab your Premium Battle Pass to unlock him instantly, or try him out in the training room, custom games, and the limited-time game mode, Bob and Weave.
The launch of Thailand’s first hero in Overwatch 2 builds on Activision Blizzard’s commitment to deliver epic entertainment to Thai players and level up the esports ecosystem.
Last year, Activision Blizzard joined hands with AIS, Thailand’s largest telecommunications group, to launch the AIS eSports OPEN: Overwatch 2, which saw 276 teams gather on the national stage to test their skills against their peers.