March 17, 2021

Blizzard layoffs signal less live esports events

In sweeping news yesterday, game publisher Activision Blizzard began 2021 layoffs with about 50 of its employees. What’s more, this move comes from plans to decrease the focus on live esports events for its major games. More on today's Activision Blizzard layoffs:– Dozens of people at the whole company were impacted, not just in live […]

February 5, 2021

Activision Blizzard reports $8B+ in 2020 revenue and earnings report

Video game company Activision Blizzard reports massive revenue growth in 2020 after its Q4 earnings call showed $3.05 billion earned and over $8 billion across 2020. But despite increased earnings, the team states that Overwatch 2 will likely not release in 2021. Activision Blizzard reporting just over $8 billion in revenue for 2020 with the […]

October 23, 2020

Call Of Duty Mobile surpasses 300 million downloads

Just after celebrating its first anniversary, Call of Duty Mobile reached the 300 million downloads landmark. "It feels fantastic to be able to offer fun, free entertainment to millions." With more than 300 million downloads, it has been an incredible first year for @PlayCODMobile. pic.twitter.com/oksx25RPWO — Activision Blizzard (@ATVI_AB) October 22, 2020 300 Million Downloads […]

September 30, 2020

Activision Blizzard allows CDL and OWL fee delays

The news is out that Activision Blizzard will let Overwatch League and Call of Duty League teams get more time to pay their franchise fees. This is because of the coronavirus pandemic and its negative effects on esports organizations. On one hand, the Overwatch League is not done yet. The semifinals only ended around two […]

April 24, 2020

Enthusiast Gaming is at the forefront of sports push into esports

Owners of the Vancouver Canucks and the Rogers Arena, the Aquilini family first met esports when Dota 2’s The International sold out the Rogers Arena in 2018. Just months later, the family bought a spot in the Overwatch League. From that point on, they went on to acquire Luminosity Gaming and bought into the Call […]

March 13, 2020

Investing in Esports: A guide to success

Right now, there is no denying that esports is growing in popularity on a daily basis simply because of the vast opportunities that it can provide. Despite the growing success, many still underestimate the possibilities of the esports industry. But in fact, investing in esports brings numerous benefits. If you’re all in, an esports investment […]

March 12, 2020

The Coronavirus Could Be More Than Just a Setback for the OWL and E3

The Coronavirus is officially a pandemic according to the World Health Organization. Countries around the world are scrambling to figure out proper responses to the disease that has infected over 125,000 and killed nearly 5,000 people. In esports, there have been extensive ramifications for many leagues, teams and tournaments. League of Legends has seen play […]

March 6, 2020

Through the Eyes of the DPS: Widowmaker

A sniper who never misses in Overwatch, Widowmaker, also known as Amélie Lacroix, is a villain taking down heroes from afar. Widowmaker can give players their saving shot or their sharp blow depending on which side she’s on. A part of the set of heroes released on Overwatch’s original debut, this Widowmaker guide takes players […]

February 28, 2020

Riot Games Extends Nielsen Partnership for League of Legends Viewership

Esports is overrun with sensationalist headlines about viewership. As different streaming services use unique ways to track viewers, many different metrics quantify how popular esports events are.  Peak concurrents, total hours and average viewers are all popular choices. As long as viewership was being compared in the same terms, there wasn’t an issue. But when […]

February 18, 2020

The Meteoric Growth of Rainbow Six: Siege

Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege is one of the greatest modern case studies on how to build an esport. Last weekend, the Six Invitational dominated streaming platforms with over 5 million hours watched over the entire event. The year-over-year growth of Rainbow Six is a testament to Ubisoft’s focus on competitive gameplay, willingness to implement community […]