January 18, 2022

Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Changes the Landscape of Esports

Microsoft Gaming, owners of the Xbox brand, has acquired Activision Blizzard, publishers of popular esports titles like Overwatch and Call of Duty, for $68.7 billion. Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, plans to include as many Activision games as possible in the Xbox Game Pass program, as well as PC Game Pass. Additionally, […]

January 13, 2022

Lego Group Reevalues Overwatch Deal with Blizzard amidst Abuse Allegations

Following the abuse allegations against Activision Blizzard, the Lego Group has decided to step back from releasing its brand new Overwatch 2-themed Lego set on February 1. This exclusive licensing agreement between Activision Blizzard’s partnership with Lego for exclusive licensing goes back to 2018. For now, the Lego Group has only paused the release of […]

September 27, 2021

Shanghai Dragons Crowned 2021 Overwatch League Champion

With their signature dive composition, the Shanghai Dragons swept the Atlanta Reign, securing the title of 2021 Overwatch League champion and $1.5 million in prize money. The OWL grand finals between the Dragons and the Reign sums what has been a very exciting Overwatch season. The Dragon’s journey that began with a disastrous start in […]

August 17, 2021

CDL Championship 2021 Preview

The most awaited event of the Call of Duty League season is finally here, with eight esports teams taking each other on for the $2.5 million CDL Championship 2021 prize pool. After last year’s online format, LAN is finally coming back to Los Angeles. The seeding, based on the regular-season standings, created three different outcomes. The […]

August 10, 2021

Overwatch 2 Release Suffers Another Delay

Overwatch fans may have to wait a bit longer for the completion and launch of Overwatch 2 as more delays appear. Seemingly, the wrangles and workplace discrimination issues affecting Blizzard have affected the development and release of the game. Overwatch 2 Delays There have been a series of delays to the launch of the sequel […]

February 20, 2021

BlizzConline, new Overwatch 2 updates, and Sojourn

Video game giant Blizzard held Blizzcon, its major annual conference, today in an online format. Calling it BlizzConline, the event gave more updates to Overwatch 2 and announced Sojourn, a new character. ICYMI – everything you need to know about #BlizzConline Day 1. pic.twitter.com/N2Kiw5kZma — Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) February 20, 2021 BlizzConline 2021 Today’s event […]

February 19, 2021

Los Angeles Valiant taken over by LinGan e-Sports

A report revealed that Lingan e-Sports could be in charge of operating one of LA’s esports teams, the Los Angeles Valiant, the new Overwatch League team for the Asia-Pacific division. The pandemic situation is improving in China, so teams like NYXL, the Philadelphia Fusion, and the Los Angeles Valiant took on the opportunity to compete […]

February 4, 2021

Overwatch Year of the Ox celebrates Lunar New Year

Blizzard just released its Overwatch Lunar New Year celebration for 2021 with the Year of the Ox event. It features Bounty Hunter, a brand new game mode, alongside new challenges and cosmetics. After the January 28 update focused on fixing meta problems, Blizzard now offers more content to casual players. From February 4 all the […]

January 22, 2021

ESL Gaming and Blizzard partner for Hearthstone esports

Today, ESL Gaming announced a two-year partnership with Blizzard Entertainment to operate its Hearthstone esports ecosystem. Taking hold of Hearthstone, ESL Gaming will orchestrate all upcoming esports-related events, such as the Grandmasters and the Hearthstone Masters Tours, all of which entails a prize pool of $3 million per calendar year. Today we're thrilled to announce […]

December 17, 2020

Kanezaka map added in Overwatch PTR and Overwatch 2 update

Blizzard revealed the latest addition to Overwatch today with Kanezaka, a new free-for-all map already on the PTR. Additionally, Game Director Jeff Kaplan shared some updates on the year roundup and the next news on Overwatch 2. ✅ Picturesque View 📸✅ Rich History 🏯✅ Seedy Nightlcub 🎶✅ Cat Cafe 🐈 What are you waiting for? […]