March 20, 2020

Echo, Overwatch’s latest hero from Blizzard

On March 18, Blizzard finally gave answers to a 2-year-old question. When can fans play the fancy omnic from Ashe’s animated short? Overwatch hero Echo says it’s soon. In the origin story trailer, Echo introduces her creator, Dr. Liao. From the fragments given, Dr. Liao was a part of Omnica Corporation and had a hand […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 31, 2020

Overwatch patch nerfs must-pick heroes

Blizzard’s first-person shooter released their new retail patch notes that are looking to end the current Overwatch meta as fans know it. The new hero updates allow players to stray away from the 100 percent pick rate heroes that dominated Overwatch and their competitive ladder the past two ranked seasons. As players theory-craft and discover […]

January 28, 2020

OWL and CDL moving to YouTube Gaming for broadcasts

In a groundbreaking move for esports broadcasting, Activision Blizzard partnered with YouTube Gaming for all their future broadcasts. Esports like the Overwatch League and the recently formed Call of Duty League join this partnership. Official press release by Google: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/activision-blizzard-and-google-enter-into-multi-year-strategic-relationship-to-power-new-player-experiences-300993016.html?tc=eml_cleartime In their official announcement, Activision Blizzard is excited about the prospects of their new deal. […]

December 20, 2019

Renewed partnership empowers collegiate esports

Two years ago, Tespa and ASUS Republic of Gamers partnered up to bring the best hardware to the collegiate esports scene. This year, both companies return to join forces. ASUS ROG will provide exclusive PCs, monitors, and routers for the 2019-2020 academic year. Tespa, an organization owned directly by Blizzard Entertainment, is a network of […]

November 21, 2019

Path to Pro: Overwatch

Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League has rapidly become a prominent titan within the esports scene. The heavily funded franchise league is host to the highest level of international Overwatch competition found anywhere in the world.  OWL’s highly televised matches have created massive fan followings, turning players and teams into esports celebrities. Professional players enjoy contracts with […]

November 15, 2019

Immortals Group sells Houston Outlaws to the Beasley Media Group

Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) has announced the sale of the Overwatch League franchise, Houston Outlaws, to the Beasley Media Group. IGC acquired the Houston Outlaws franchise when they bought all the assets of Infinite Esports & Entertainment in June 2019 for $100 million. IGC is already an investor in the Overwatch League as they own […]

November 6, 2019

IEM Katowice adds $400K StarCraft 2 tournament

ESL announced a $400 thousand StarCraft 2 tournament at IEM Katowice 2020 to mark ten years of StarCraft 2 tournaments at ESL. StarCraft 2 was one of the first competitive esports titles. The fact that Blizzard continues to support it means the game still has a thriving esports community. Last weekend, the World Championship Series […]

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