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 […]

September 26, 2020

New Hearthstone Ranking System Resets Player Ratings

Blizzard has just announced that by next week, all players’ ratings will be reset to zero to pave the way for a new ranking system. The DevOps team teased this during a Reddit AMA. Following this reset, Hearthstone Battlegrounds will receive an entirely new rating system and possible content updates. ⚠️ Battlegrounds Rating Reset Incoming […]

July 18, 2020

Hearthstone pro Kolento talks about esports and his journey

The competitive side of esports is full of titles and players that cover them. There are fast-paced titles like Apex Legends or CS:GO where every millisecond in a match counts. Simultaneously, more time-consuming titles rely on strategic mapping like Dota 2 or Starcraft. These titles make up a wide array of competitive genres that make […]

November 4, 2019

‘Forget your gender and go for it,’ says first-ever female Global Hearthstone GrandMasters Champion

Amid the tension from protests and the excitement from new game announcements, one woman made history at Blizzcon this year. Xiaomeng “VKLiooon” Li made esports history November 2 by becoming the first woman ever to win the Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals. This is also the first time a woman has won a BlizzCon tournament. Following […]

November 1, 2019

Banned blitzchung signed by Tempo Storm

Hearthstone player and former Grandmaster Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung has been signed to a new team amidst his ban from professional play. The ban came from Blizzard in October after blitzchung openly publicized his views in the post-match interview at the Asia-Pacific Hearthstone Grandmasters. A few weeks following the controversial move by Blizzard, professional gaming […]

October 30, 2019

Lagardère Sports arranges KLEVV and T1’s memory partnership

Singapore, Oct 23, 2019 – Lagardère Sports has announced that KLEVV will be the official and exclusive gaming memory partner for T1 Entertainment & Sports (T1). This sponsorship exclusively allows KLEVV to outfit all of T1’s competitive teams across all of its differing gaming scenes. Through the deal, KLEVV will have exposure across games like […]

October 16, 2019

Blizzard bans Hearthstone Collegiate team for six months

Activision Blizzard has banned American University Hearthstone players for six months for holding up a “Free Hong Kong” poster during an official stream. Three American University Hearthstone players expressed their solidarity and support for Hong Kong protestors and fellow Hearthstone player Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai. Blizzard’s decision to ban the AU players comes nearly one […]

October 12, 2019

Blizzard president reduces Blitzchung’s suspension and returns winnings

Since Wai Chung “Blitzchung” Ng’s suspension from a Hearthstone tournament, community outlook towards Blizzard hit an all-time low. J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard, finally responded, returning Blitzchung’s winnings and shortening his suspension. Gaming company @Blizzard_Ent, which banned a prominent player this week for speaking out in support of Hong Kong demonstrators, has this statue […]

October 9, 2019

Epic Games will not suppress player’s free speech

Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney, comes forward saying that Epic Games supports the rights of Fortnite players and creators to speak about politics and human rights. Sweeney’s statement comes close on the heels of Blizzard banning Blitzchung, a professional Hearthstone player, for one year. The player attended a post-match interview wearing goggles and […]

October 8, 2019

Hearthstone pro supports Hong Kong, gets banned by Blizzard

US Gaming Company Blizzard Entertainment banned Hearthstone player Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai and fired two casters for political rhetoric in a post-game interview regarding the Hong Kong protests at the Asia-Pacific Hearthstone Grandmasters. “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!” shouts Wai in a post-game interview wearing a mask that resembles what protesters wore during […]