Blizzard Entertainment released another episode to its "Heroes Among Us" series that shares the story of Vitor Silveira's organization Ecopoint: Brazil, a project dedicated to the reforestation of areas in Brazil.
Vitor Silveira believes our world is worth fighting for, so he created Ecopoint: Brazil, an organization dedicated to restoring deforested areas throughout the country.— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) September 27, 2018
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Silveira is a graphics and game design professor from Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a fan of the Overwatch universe, he built his reforestation project after joining the community and becoming inspired by the message behind one of the game's animated short stories.
Ecopoint: Brazil takes after the animated short "Rise and Shine," which follows Mei's story when she wakes up in Antarctica alone with only a small robot to keep her company. In the short, Mei works with the help of this robot assistant to build the weapon she uses in-game, the
"It is something that I've had in mind since I was a teenager," Silveira said in the feature video, "that one day I'd do something that could cause an impact large enough to change people's minds."
Ecopoint: Brazil is dedicated to planting trees and to rebuild habitats worldwide.