[News] Overwatch fans are banding together to help a fellow player find the Tracer of his dreams

Whether you were at BlizzCon or not, you can still #HelpKyleFindTracer

Most people don’t go to BlizzCon thinking they’ll find true love. Don’t get me wrong: Blizzard’s annual celebration of all things World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Overwatch, among games, is filled with plenty of good vibes. But Reddit user TheBushidoViking certainly didn’t go to Anaheim, California this weekend thinking he’d fall head over heels — and that’s exactly what happened.

The problem is, as he told the Overwatch subreddit in a post that has since gone viral, TheBushidoViking has neither a name nor number for the cute girl dressed as Tracer that he met on Nov. 5, the very last night of BlizzCon. Now that he’s settled back at home, TheBushidoKing — a.k.a. Kyle — can’t stop thinking about Tracer, and he’s unwittingly enlisted the game’s community to aid him in his quest to find her.

“I told you and your friend group the story of my friend and his love of dabbing and thus you told me of the genji dab in overwatch and we exchanged faces outside of the IHOP,” he wrote to the Tracer cosplayer, in what may be the first “missed connections”-style post to appear on the Overwatch forum. “I forgot to ask for your number!”

Readers almost immediately fell for this story of love and loss, although some had a few follow-up questions before they bought in. (In case you’re wondering what a ‘dab’ is, you may be better of not knowing; as for “exchanging faces,” TheBushidoKing clarified the flirty move in an update).

“Is this a new ARG?” joked Wasting_Night. “Because helping a guy out to get the cosplay girl of his dreams is a hell of a lot better than knowing about a broken espresso machine.”

“Can we all agree that this is the most important thing happening right now in Overwatch?” ChocolateTacoFilms wrote in a highly upvoted post.

Others seem skeptical of TheBushidoKing’s sincerity. How would this “Tracer” feel if she did see TheBushidoKing’s post, the lengths he had to go to just to get her digits? What if she barely remembered him, or did, and have absolutely zero interest? In a word: Yikes.

“If she likes him: adorable,” wrote absurdparadox, perfectly summing up the thread. “If she doesn’t: turbocreeper.”

The Overwatch community is nothing if not dedicated to a single-minded pursuit, and so TheBushidoKing’s struggle has ventured over to Twitter. Fellow players are tweeting out the thread with the hashtag #HelpKyleFindTracer, hoping against hope that it will work as a signal beam that will beckon back his dream girl.


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