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Russian Dota 2 esports player gets his team banned and his contract ended over support for Ukrainian invasion

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The gaming world has caught on to the symbolism of the letter Z already, so one has to wonder what was going through the...

China’s National Radio and Television Administration bans access to livestreams of unapproved games

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The Chinese government has added yet another layer to its continuing crackdown on nearly all things video games. The country's National Radio and Television...

Lost Ark’s recent Proving Grounds PvP video appears to show off a battle pass feature

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With Lost Ark going in on its PvP gameplay by way of a PvP invitational esports event and its current Proving Grounds mode, it's...

EVE Online boss: NFT stands for ‘Not for Tranquility’

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At GDC this year, EVE Online's CCP Games raised eyebrows when CEO Hilmar Petursson was photographed meeting with crypto, NFT, and metaverse entrepreneurs. Players...

An esports pro is developing an AI system to help game devs track and address in-game toxicity

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You'd be forgiven for believing that reporting someone's behavior through in-game tools simply sends that report directly into some unseen void that devs don't...

EA will foot the travel bill for all players of Apex Legends esports events after facing community backlash

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It's hard to believe that a company the size of Electronic Arts can't handle the travel expenses of 40 different esports teams for an...

CCP Games outlines coming attractions for 2022’s EVE Fanfest in-person event

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As EVE Online's Fanfest draws near, we are now at the point when CCP Games is going to drum up all the hype for...
Memory.

Overwatch 2 hypes its April 26 closed PvP beta as the Overwatch League struggles to secure sponsors

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If there's anybody out there still interested in what PvP in Overwatch 2 is going to look like, the previously announced spring beta test...

Choose My Adventure: The Secret World proves to be a familiar yet lonesome place

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It has been a very long time, old friend. Yet still, here you are, simply existing. Nesting in silence. Disassociated, forgotten, but still just...
Holy arts.

Activision Blizzard’s head of esports announces departure as World of Warcraft tunes classes and sets

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Brandon Snow, who has been heading the esports division of Activision Blizzard since this past July, is moving on to greener pastures. Snow has...

Ukraine implores game companies to block Russian esports participation

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"Who had 'writing games industry roundups at the barest edge of a third world war' on their bingo card?" MOP's Chris marveled this morning,...

Zenith’s Ramen VR joins chorus of MMO studios donating to support Ukraine

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Large gaming companies, organizations, and esports teams have been raising their voices - and wallets - in support of Ukraine following the Russian invasion...

Neverwinter parent company donates $2M in aid to Ukraine, IGDA calls on industry to condemn invasion

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Since last week, we've been covering the game industry's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, as game studios and esports teams divert launches, raise...

MMO Business Roundup: The gaming industry reacts to the Ukraine crisis

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news. Ukraine: First, there's no way around the news that Russia shelled and...

Overwatch League pins down a May 5 start date for its 2022 season

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Overwatch's professional esports league has been a bit quiet of recent in terms of its presumed 2022 season. Readers will recall that there were...

Massively Uplifting: MMOs show true love through helping kids, planting trees

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Attitudes and thoughts about Valentine's Day vary widely, from crass commercialism to idyllic romanticism to complete indifference. But the fact remains that the spirit...

EVE Online changes dynamic bounties and hands out prize ships to Alliance Tournament XVII winners

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Congratulations to the winners of EVE Online's Alliance Tournament XVII! Here's your free ships. That's part of the latest update to the sandbox, which...
Paws for impact.

MMO Business Roundup: Unionbusting, Kakao, sportswashing, DDOS attacks, plagiarism, and PUBG

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO- and MMO-adjacent industry news. I'm sorry. Raven Software: The internal Activision studio that saw first a strike and...
Here we go.

Epic Games says it’s not establishing ‘Europe’s largest esports center’ in Norway

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We've updated the title and the end of this article as Epic says the Norwegian source article is in error and that it is...
Gifts?

World of Warcraft esports prep 15th year with $1.8M prize pool, hope for summer live events

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Given that the default MMORPG community reaction toward esports in MMORPGs tends to be a collective eye-roll, you might be surprised to learn that...

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