champions online

Official Site: Champions Online
Studio: Cryptic Studios/Perfect World Entertainment
Launch Date: September 1, 2009
Genre: Superhero Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Cash Shop, Optional Sub)
Platform: PC


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PSA: Champions Online lifetime subscriptions are on sale

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SMITE hosts World Championship and Xbox One Invitational this week [Updated]

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Never over.

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Perfect World is running a bunch of holiday events

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That's cool.

Paladins adds deserter system and Evie, the Winter Witch

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The Stream Team: Play-testing the rest of Paladins’ champions

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Champions Online expands team, focuses on endgame

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The Blood Moon returns to Champions Online

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There were some decent tabletop Star Trek games, but no.

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