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SMITE discusses changes coming to its seventh esports season, previews Loki rework

SMITE esports has been going strong for six seasons now, and season seven is looking to make a number of changes to schedules,...
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Massively Overthinking: How essential are hardcore gamers to an MMO’s health?

Last week, there was a positively eyebrow-raising thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit that tied neatly into the overall MMORPG meta discussion...

Interview: Pearl Abyss on Shadow Arena’s Black Desert origins, esports, audience, and more

Along with battle royale fans and Black Desert players, we've been keeping an eye on Pearl Abyss' Shadow Arena, the one-time battle...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q4 2019 revenues are down YoY for the fourth straight quarter

So here we are in 2020, looking back at the last quarter of 2019 for Blizzard. Nothing big happened or anything, just a massive...

Overwatch details competitive hero pools and experimental test modes

Your friend Jeff from the Overwatch team is here with a new video on the game's development - the current game, not just...
And chill.

Blizzard’s Overwatch League matches in China are on hold for two months for the coronavirus

For whatever other issues Blizzard is having right now, it can't be said that the studio isn't paying close attention to potential viral outbreaks...

Kentucky high school athletic commission bans Fortnite from high school esports competition

The Kentucky High School Athletics Association (KHSAA) has officially called for the removal of Fortnite from high school esports competition, expressing concern at...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...

EVE Online spools up the hype for EVE Fanfest 2020

It's nearly time to "party at the top of the world" as EVE Online puts it. EVE Fanfest 2020, probably the greatest time...

The Elder Scrolls Online announces Greymoor chapter, Harrowstorm DLC, and Dark Heart of Skyrim

As this afternoon's community event in Vegas, ZeniMax Online Studios formally announced the latest year-long theme for The Elder Scrolls Online, The...

Watch Elder Scrolls Online’s global reveal of The Dark Heart of Skyrim and 2020 content plans

UpdateThe keynote is over now - check out our full recap right here! Today's the big day for The Elder Scrolls Online, as...
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Blizzard announces ESL Pro Tours for StarCraft II and Warcraft III Reforged, expanded Hearthstone Masters Tours

It looks like Blizzard esports and ESL/DreamHack are holding hands together very tightly. A number of announcements relating to the 2020 esports seasons of...

SuperData says the premium games market took a ‘gap year’ in 2019

If you tire of all the end-of-the-year content and roundups on our site and many others, then you're not going to like SuperData's either,...

League of Legends’ first female championship series competitor dies at age 24

In sudden and sad esports news, League of Legends player Maria “Remilia” Creveling died this past Friday at the age of 24. Remilia...

Fight or Kite: 2010-2019, the decade when PvP boomed and MMOs languished

The end of the decade is upon us. Many are now reflecting on how our lives have changed over the past 10 years. We’ve...

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...
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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....

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