If there is one thing locals from Toronto are, it is proud of their people. Whether they’re born in the city or simply live there now, they’re part of a collective whole—and that extends to anything referencing Toronto in gaming. However, one moment in a recent Overwatch 2 cinematic is making fans question whether Canada’s hero Sojourn is really a true Toronto native.
Toward the end of Aug. 4’s Overwatch 2: Calling cinematic, when Sojourn is preparing for battle, she calls to her allies with a simple phrase: “Toronto is under attack.” The pronunciation of the word Toronto is accurate to how it is spelled but is different from how locals actually say it. Normally, the second T in the word is smoothed, sounding more like “Tor-on-no” or “Ta-ran-na” than “Tor-on-toe”. That could be an aspect of Sojourn’s more professional way of speaking, but maybe her street cred isn’t as high as we thought.