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Ask Mo: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2019 predictions

The day has come: the day when we look back at last year's predictions for this year and see how we did. Yep,...
Well, thanks anyhow.

The Elder Scrolls Online is announcing its next major chapter in January

The time-honored announcement of a future announcement is here now for The Elder Scrolls Online, as the developers have announced that the game's...

MMO Business Roundup: Amazon, gaming toxicity research, Blizzard’s court victory, and why people love Mike Morhaime

Business business business! We're back for another speedy Friday afternoon roundup of some MMO and games industry business news. Amazon's next big thing We're not sure...

Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick downplays the role of politics in games

Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick clearly doesn't fear the Blizzard boycott that is still technically ongoing following Blizzard's October decision to penalize a...
Oh my.

J. Allen Brack says the Blitzchung incident ‘exposed some immaturity’ in Blizzard

It's a bit long in the tooth now with BlizzCon well behind us, but the Esports Observer published an interview with Blizzard's J....

British Esports Association aims to increase ‘female esports players at the top level’

If you'd like to see more ladies kicking butt and taking names in esports like Xiaomeng "VKLiooon" Li did at the Hearthstone Grandmasters...

Sea of Thieves talks about a new Arena weekend event and the Battle for London esports competition

It's just not a complete week unless I get my Sea of Thieves developer update starring executive producer Joe Neate. Let's just get...

A prominent FIFA competitor blows the lid off of a match fixing scandal involving several pro gamers

Imagine if several major teams from any large-scale sport in America -- take your pick -- conspired together to make sure they didn't face...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q3 2019 revenues sink for the third quarter in a row

Activision-Blizzard has not had the best year. In February, the company saw record-high revenues and promptly laid off 800 employees, leading to widespread...

BlizzCon protesters remain unmoved by Blizzard apology as industry groups propose unified esports principles

If anyone was curious, no, many of the folks who protested BlizzCon live and in the flesh were not swayed by Blizzard President...

Even some Hearthstone devs thought Blizzard overreacted in the Hearthstone fiasco

I'm willing to bet most people here had never heard of Blitzchung until a month ago when Blizzard and its compilation of allied companies...

Massively Uplifting: Gamers and studios raise millions for Extra Life and other charities

Had enough of the tricks of October? How about some treats now that we're in November! Generous donations #forthekids were collected by gamers and...
Please love me again.

Fight or Kite: PvP games to play if you’re still boycotting Blizzard

The past couple of weeks in the land of Blizzard have made for a wild ride. Some of us have extremely strong feelings and...

VKLiooon sweeps the Hearthstone Grandmasters to become the first woman to win a global championship

Yes, a Hearthstone esports event is what put Blizzard into a humongous mess, but let's take a moment away from that for...

Despite BlizzCon apology, Blizzard stands behind ‘Hong Kong liberation’ suspensions

In case you missed it, BlizzCon's World of Warcraft Q&A session this afternoon was peppered with a few vocal protesters who both wore...
Oh my.

BlizzCon 2019: Here’s Blizzard’s apology for its Hearthstone esports disaster

Blizzard's Hearthstone Hong Kong fiasco was very much on our minds this morning as the Massively OP team prepared for BlizzCon, and we...
Smart-ish.

Pro esports players criticize Blizzard for sticking gamers with the whole WoW Arena World Champs prize pool

World of Warcraft players gearing up for the Arena World Championships and the Mythic Dungeon Invitational will have a bigger prize pool...

Here’s what to expect from the inaugural Path of Exile ExileCon in November

Path of Exile's first fan convention, ExileCon, is just a few weeks away, and now Grinding Gear Games is dropping gobs of info...
Oh no, evidence!

Mitsubishi dropped its Blizzard esports sponsorship following the Hong Kong fiasco

Were you thinking Blizzard was going to just coast into BlizzCon as if its "international incident" hadn't gripped the whole damn industry for...
Why.

Blizzard previews WoW’s BlizzCon esports as more Overwatch 2 leaks surface

Those of you who aren't concerned about esports for World of Warcraft will likely remain unconcerned with the announcement of the precise schedule...

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