e-sports

Riot takes action against League of Legends esports team Echo Fox over allegations of racist abuse

League of Legends esports team Echo Fox is in hot water with Riot following allegations of racist abuse by one of the...

Massively Overthinking: Do you play MMO characters you like – or characters that are objectively good?

Earlier this week, some Massively OP writers were hanging out in team chat talking about favorite City of Heroes powersets from back in...

Activision-Blizzard’s revenue has dropped by nearly a quarter since last quarter

It's now pretty clear that Activision-Blizzard's days of limitless growth and endless record-setting are over, at least for now, as the company's now-released...

A new medical research paper attempts to set health guidelines for collegiate esports players

One of the refrains bleated by those who dislike esports is that competitors are not "real" athletes. This appears to be a similar idea...
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Vague Patch Notes: The community is and is not the MMO

The community is not the MMO. That should be obvious. There is a game to League of Legends that exists without any of the...

PUBG creator on moving away from battle royale to the next big thing

It's likely that 2018 will be remembered as the year of battle royale in the gaming industry. But it's 2019, and game developers need...

The Daily Grind: Should AAA companies expect gamers to fund esports prize pools?

The esports industry is absolutely no stranger to watcher-funded prize pools. I know this. We've watched as companies like Riot Games and Hi-Rez have...

The MOP Up: Warframe descends to Deck 12 on consoles

Warframe's Deck 12 has unlocked for console players -- and there are deep, dark secrets to be uncovered by descending to it. "Now...

MMO Business Roundup: Philly’s Overwatch arena, the PUBG Netease settlement, and GDC’s record showing

Welcome back to the MMO Business Roundup! Remember about a year ago when the battle royale industry started trying to sue everyone into oblivion?...

The MOP Up: Ring of Elysium gives out free adventure passes

Ever eye an adventurer or season pass in a shooter but feel too cheap to buy it? Reader Pasha tipped us off that the...

WoW Classic dishes on plans for Alterac Valley as Blizzard fundraises for WoW esports

Ah, Alterac Valley. That battleground and I spent thousands of hours together back in the early days of World of Warcraft. I remember...

EA opens state-of-the-art competitive gaming broadcast center

Electronic Arts is branching out into esports broadcasting with the unveiling of a new "state-of-the-art competitive gaming studio" at the company's headquarters in...
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H1Z1’s PC version, Z1 Battle Royale, sees another leadership reshuffle as Jace Hall steps down

Yesterday, Daybreak and NantGMobile announced that Jace Hall is no longer consulting on the PC version of H1Z1 known as Z1 Battle Royale,...

Heroes of the Storm discusses ranked mode and hero changes in an AMA

Considering the rollback in operations for the MOBA Heroes of the Storm, fans were very likely eager to hear from the game's...

Yes, Virginia, a Stardew Valley esports scene exists

I am probably one of the few members of the MOP staff who actually enjoys esports, but even I had to do a...
YOUR MONEY IS NOW OUR MONEY, AND WE WILL USE IT TO BUY DRUGS

Fortnite touts $100M prize pool for World Cup and 2019 esports, new 7.6M player concurrency record

Howsabout a slice of $100,000,000? That's the total prize pool for Fortnite's 2019 esports lineup, with a significant portion of that going to the...

Apex Legends news: Twitch Prime goodies, esports things, and a new gun

As often seems to be the case with games like these, news from the realm of Apex Legends comes in a bundle form....
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Kotaku exposes the creeps of game streaming, plus the update on Elvine you didn’t want

At the beginning of the month, we were all horrified to cover the news that a Twitch streamer and (now former) Hi-Rez employee,

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about the future of World of Warcraft?

Given the week that Activision-Blizzard just had - capping off a record financial year by haphazardly firing 800 employees, literally provoking union groups to...

The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...

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