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Overwatch 2 is once again crowdfunding its OWCS esports prize pool with a skin bundle

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Blizzard appears to be making another attempt at crowdfunding an esports competition as it's selling a skin bundle to Overwatch 2 players in order...

Can’t see the eclipse in person today? Here’s how to watch it with online with some gaming flair

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As we noted on Friday, there's a major celestial event happening for North America today: A lot of you are about to see an...

NASA teams up with Epic’s Fortnite and Microsoft’s Minecraft to stream the April 8 solar eclipse

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If you somehow don't know about the solar eclipse this coming Monday, then you're probably not in the US since that's all anyone here...
There's very little gold in these gym mats.

World of Warcraft announces Plunderstorm, a pirate-themed battle royale mode

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Blizzard has apparently had enough of merely teasing World of Warcraft's pirate-esque update with icons and winks: It's officially announced what it's calling Plunderstorm....

Apex Legends esports tourney is hacked mid-match, postponing the event and raising security concerns

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Nobody likes to see cheaters win in an esports competition (or any competition for that matter), but a bout of cheating occurring in an...

Activision faces $680M lawsuit from Call of Duty esports pros over allegedly monopolist tourney terms

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The way in which Activision has been managing its esports tournaments for Call of Duty is now undergoing legal scrutiny, as last week saw...

Minecraft claps hands with H&R Block to premiere a ‘tax-themed gaming experience’ February 3

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Nobody likes doing taxes - heck, we're pretty sure that CPAs don't like doing taxes and it's their literal job - so it's really...

Blizzard revives Overwatch 2 esports with the newly announced Overwatch Champions Series

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Remember back before Christmas when it became clear that Overwatch League, the bajillion-dollar esports league that embroiled global investors and players and then was...

Riot Games laid off over 500 people last night, and no we don’t know what it means for the Riot MMO

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Riot Games is joining the seemingly endless list of game studios continuing to dump workers overboard: Last night, the company announced it is shedding...

Star Citizen player-run Daymar Rally sees hundreds of players and teams compete over the weekend

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It's not a huge stretch to claim that much of Star Citizen's current in-game racing content would be possible without the effort of the...

Hi-Rez just officially announced SMITE 2, soft-launching into beta this year – but SMITE will stay online

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Have you ever wanted to play SMITE but with better graphics, improved matchmaking, and more modes and special events? Well, soon you can! Except...

Temtem closes its competitive esports tournament and associated Showdown standalone PvP side game

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Allow us a moment to recap events before diving in to the headline above because this one is going to need some context. Last...
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The MOP Up: World of Warcraft wraps up Dragonflight’s esports tournaments

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The final esports tournaments for World of Warcraft's Dragonflight era are coming in the first part of 2024, with the Arena World Championship taking...

Valve issues gift-wrapped permabans to Dota 2 cheaters and smurfs this holiday season

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The holiday season has arrived to the MOBA world of Dota 2, bringing gifts to all of its players. However, certain players who have...
This is someone else's problem.

MMO Business Roundup: Lockboxes, Twitch Korea, and the FTC’s latest MS/ABK merger appeal

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. The FTC vs. Microsoft and ABK - Surely you didn't think that "signing the...

The MOP Up: Dragon and Home goes to the Blazing Desert

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Dragon and Home warmed up a chilly winter with the debut of its third continent, the Blazing Desert. "This vast world presents the splendor of...
Another Overwatch L.

The Overwatch League appears to be dead after six seasons

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The Overwatch League appears to have lived up to its nickname, as it's yet another Overwatch L in light of the news that it...

League of Legends fighting game Project L will be playable during Worlds 2023 in South Korea

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How hungry are you to try out Project L, the fighting game that draws from the roster of Riot Games' MOBA League of Legends?...

The Game Archaeologist: Firefall, an MMO tragedy about more than just a bus

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Back when I first started writing for Massively and was energetic enough to go on trips to trade shows, I hit up a PAX...

V Rising hosts a PvP tournament with all game DLC as the grand prize October 28

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The PvP contingent of V Rising players is being summoned forth by developer Stunlock Studios with the unveiling of the Crown Vampire Tournament, a...

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