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TV networks block Apex Legends esports tourney broadcast following mass shootings

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In what is being explained as a move of "respect for the victims and all those impacted" by recent mass shooting events in Texas...

MMO Business Roundup: Fractured Space, Runic Games, Michael Jordan esports, Epic investment, and the China problem

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Welcome back to another quick trip through some of the week's business bits and bobs. First up, some bad news. Edge Case's gorgeous F2P MOBA...

Overwatch League gets ESPN and Disney XD television contract

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Count this as a huge victory for Blizzard's attempt to legitimize and popularize its fledgling Overwatch League. The studio announced this week that it has...
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Ubisoft addresses Rainbow Six Siege toxicity, ESPN slams toxicity in Overwatch League

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Ubisoft is sick of toxicity in its games, and to combat it, it's whipping out the banhammer as a "first step" in getting the...

NBA champion Rick Fox partners with Daybreak’s H1Z1 for e-sport initiative

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Multitime NBA champion Rick Fox has his sights set on H1Z1 as the next big e-sports field, so much so that he has partnered up...
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Arizona State University team wins Heroes of the Storm’s Heroes of the Dorm

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Four college teams faced off at the Heroes of the Dorm championship, and now one team has emerged as the winner. Heroes of the...

ESPN muses on e-sports in Guild Wars 2, Blade & Soul, WoW

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ESPN has a big piece out this week on e-sports in MMOs, chronicling the many (failed) attempts of MMORPGs like World of Warcraft to...

ESPN officially launches an e-sports division, picks up e-sports journalists

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When Activision-Blizzard acquired Major League Gaming earlier this month, CEO Bobby Kotick revealed his plans to create a kind of "ESPN of e-sports." It turns out that ESPN has had its...

Not So Massively: Destiny’s development woes (October 26, 2015)

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Online gaming and e-sports are getting bigger by the day, and there are literally hundreds of popular online games out there that don’t really...

Not So Massively: Grey Goo’s $75k tournament, Nexon’s LawBreakers

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Valve announced that Dota 2's Reborn update will be released to the live servers in the next few weeks. Online RTS Grey Goo launched...

ESPN is hiring an e-sports editor

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Remember a year or so ago when ESPN CEO John Skipper created a minor stink in the nerdosphere by pooh-poohing e-sports and intimating that...

PAX East 2015: Heroes of the Storm plans tuition tourney, reveals Sylvanas champion

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How does earning your college tuition by playing video games sound? Blizzard hopes it sounds mighty fine, as the studio is running a special...

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