Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirms he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch


Earlier today Elon Musk, one of the world’s most wealthiest and successful men, confirmed via Twitter that he plays a lot of Overwatch and he mains Torbjorn.

Elon Musk is certainly an exciting individual and his Twitter feed is almost as entertaining as Trumps, that’s because he’s random and also brutally honest.

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The 93 billion dollar tech entrepreneur has been gradually revealing things about his personal life on Twitter. And what gamers are quickly learning is that Elon Musk is one of them.

In July Musk revealed that he played the classic free-to-play MMORPG Runescape religiously back in his heyday. The Tesla CEO dropped a little hint by changing the location on his Twitter bio to Trollheim.

Trollheim, which roughly translates to Troll’s World or The Home of the Trolls, is a mountain in Old School RuneScape. It is located right to the east of the entrance to the Troll Stronghold.

Overwatch is another game that the billionaire entrepreneur admittedly can’t get enough of, and Torbjorn is his main character.

Torbjorn (written Torbjörn) is one of the heroes in Overwatch. He is an engineer specializing in weapon design and is determined to keep his inventions from falling into the wrong hands.

Torbjörn from the Overwatch online comic book series.

He is the tool-tip damage-dealer that has most abilities which are useful for protecting (zoning) an area. His Rivet Gun is a very dangerous weapon due to its high damage, but its main weakness is arcing in mid- to -long range. His turret is his main tool for zoning an area, as he can deploy it anywhere and let it automatically build itself to help him in a fight.

Torbjorn players are often called out as “unskilled” and “lazy” players because the character’s abilities encourage the player to camp. His turrets can cause any advanced player grief if they are placed correctly.

Several people have called for Torbjorn to be deleted from the Overwatch roster — or at bare minimum nerfed — to no avail.

In 2017 a parody petition was created to have Torbjorn deleted from the game but ultimately failed due to lack of signatures. Amusingly the petition creator was not so much bothered by the character’s ability but rather his appearance and demeanour.

Elon and his mother Maye Musk
Tesla CEO Elon and his mother Maye Musk

The petition reads: “Torbjorn is old and crusty and mean. He probably chews with his mouth open and he kicks puppies and steals candy from children. He kicked my elderly grandmother yesterday while I was walking home. Please remove him from the game, he is smelly and gross and he burps really loud and only eats garlic and coleslaw. He’s tearing my family apart. I’m crying.”

He petition was later updated with the following: “UPDATE: Blizzard revealed that he has a wife and kids. They’ve forced me to think about how he’s had sex multiple times. I’m disgusted. This crusty man has probably had the most sex out of every Overwatch Character.”

Unfortunately the Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, did not reveal his battle tag, but, keep in mind, the next time you pop a Torbjorn in a game of Overwatch, you might just have killed one of the richest men in the world.

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