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Blizzard retools World of Warcraft’s Mythic Dungeon International, offers $380K prize pool

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Scoff all you want at MMORPG esports, but Blizzard has a nice chunk of change on offer for World of Warcaft's Mythic Dungeon International....

U.S. Department of Justice investigates Overwatch League over salary concerns

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While Blizzard wants as many eyes as possible on its Overwatch franchise, the studio could probably do without the recent gaze of the U.S....

Crowfall cuts together a highlight reel for its recent Eternal Champions esports event

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Who has time to watch an esporting event from start to finish? Some of us work during the weekends. Some of us have other...

World of Warcraft is hosting another Mythic Keystone esports event this weekend

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If you're the kind of World of Warcraft player who likes to keep your fingers on the Mythic Keystone meta pulse, or if you're...

Blizzard has canceled BlizzCon again, will replace it with another online event early in 2022

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Well, this is gonna be a bummer for anyone who was hoping this year's BlizzCon would be a blockbuster to turn the company around:...

SMITE community mourns the passing of a star Hi-Rez esports caster, halts league events

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On Friday, Hi-Rez startled the SMITE community by abruptly postponing all of its esports events for the weekend, a move made more bizarre by...
Yes, it's really weird to talk about Warlords in the context of a success, for me as much as you.

New Blizzard analysis chronicles the studio’s five-year decline and developer exodus

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The slow decline of Blizzard has been exhaustively covered over the last couple of years, but sometimes, it's more jolting to see it all...

MMO Business Roundup: Valorant esports, South Korean politics, Netmarble, Nexon, and EVE Echoes

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Valorant: It's been an ugly week in esports, as Riot Games suspended esports...

Black Desert announces digital Heidel Ball convention for June 19

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Black Desert's gearing up for a summer convention of its own as Pearl Abyss announced this morning the return of Heidel Ball. As in...

Hi-Rez just postponed SMITE’s esports broadcasts for the weekend [Updated]

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We've updated at the end with the unfortunate news that led to the postponement. Well, this one's weird and kinda ominous: Hi-Rez just just down...

Desert Oasis: So Black Desert wants to be an esport now

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Even though the San Francisco Giants threw away a 6-2 lead against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, the real highlight of my weekend was...
Sun's out guns out.

Black Desert esports players will determine the best class in the Arena of Arsha Championship this weekend

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Now to be clear, you shouldn't feel compelled to follow any game's meta if you don't want to, especially one that takes its cues...

Free access codes to Crowfall’s closed beta begin popping up across the internet

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Looking to try out the beta version of Crowfall but don't want to pay for guaranteed access? Then you might be interested in knowing...

The Chinese Overwatch League Saebyeolbe boycott is apparently over thanks to OWL intervention

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Yesterday, we covered a brewing mess over in the Overwatch fandom, as a South Korean pro esports player, Jong-ryeol "Saebyeolbe" Park, commented on his...

Black Desert PC changes underwear names, talks up a class tournament, and adds a horrible tech worm

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That headline sure reads like a mishmash of things for Black Desert, doesn't it? Well, that's kind of because it is, so really there's...

Crowfall’s Carnage adds more than just HungerDome, including crafting and trading updates

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"Carnage" doesn't exactly sound like like a safe and relaxing time, but we'll make allowances for Crowfall, which has rolled out its Carnage update...

Crowfall unveils a 10 event Hunger Dome PvP tournament, talks up new features in April ACE Q&A

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We're still not quite sure when Crowfall will be making its official launch, but the fact that the game feels fit enough to showcase...

World of Warcraft preps a new ‘one-off’ dungeon tournament

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While World of Warcraft's competitive PvP scene is the backbone of its esports program, the MMO's Mythic Dungeon Invitational has grown in popularity and...

Rumor: EG7 and Daybreak might be prepping PlanetSide 2’s Rogue Planet for its own company

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Daybreak corporate sleuth and TheoryForge crewmate @MSandersonD has uncovered another Daybreak gem: new corporate registrations for Daybreak-related companies. California and Delaware filings show that...

Massively Uplifting: Gamestonk, gorillas, and giving in MMOs

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When it comes to feel-good stories in the general media, coming across a positive one about gaming seems harder than finding a four-leaf clover....

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