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WoW Classic dishes on plans for Alterac Valley as Blizzard fundraises for WoW esports

Ah, Alterac Valley. That battleground and I spent thousands of hours together back in the early days of World of Warcraft. I remember...

EA opens state-of-the-art competitive gaming broadcast center

Electronic Arts is branching out into esports broadcasting with the unveiling of a new "state-of-the-art competitive gaming studio" at the company's headquarters in...
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H1Z1’s PC version, Z1 Battle Royale, sees another leadership reshuffle as Jace Hall steps down

Yesterday, Daybreak and NantGMobile announced that Jace Hall is no longer consulting on the PC version of H1Z1 known as Z1 Battle Royale,...

Heroes of the Storm discusses ranked mode and hero changes in an AMA

Considering the rollback in operations for the MOBA Heroes of the Storm, fans were very likely eager to hear from the game's...

Yes, Virginia, a Stardew Valley esports scene exists

I am probably one of the few members of the MOP staff who actually enjoys esports, but even I had to do a...
YOUR MONEY IS NOW OUR MONEY, AND WE WILL USE IT TO BUY DRUGS

Fortnite touts $100M prize pool for World Cup and 2019 esports, new 7.6M player concurrency record

Howsabout a slice of $100,000,000? That's the total prize pool for Fortnite's 2019 esports lineup, with a significant portion of that going to the...

Apex Legends news: Twitch Prime goodies, esports things, and a new gun

As often seems to be the case with games like these, news from the realm of Apex Legends comes in a bundle form....
This guy, dudes.

Kotaku exposes the creeps of game streaming, plus the update on Elvine you didn’t want

At the beginning of the month, we were all horrified to cover the news that a Twitch streamer and (now former) Hi-Rez employee,

The Daily Grind: Are you concerned about the future of World of Warcraft?

Given the week that Activision-Blizzard just had - capping off a record financial year by haphazardly firing 800 employees, literally provoking union groups to...

Blizzard devs characterize layoffs as a ‘bloodbath’ as pro-unionization effort calls for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

A day after Activision-Blizzard announced record earnings and began laying off a reported 800 people, we're finally getting a clearer picture of the...
Simultaneously a peak and a nadir.

Heroes of the Storm devs emerge with plan to make all collection skins buyable with gems

With the threat of mass layoffs now hanging heavy over Blizzard, you might have forgotten about the doom that befell Heroes of...

MMO Business Roundup: The Fair Play Alliance, Warface splits from Crytek, ESA expansions, and WoW esports

We're back with another quick roundup of MMO industry news! Remember the Fair Play Alliance? It was supposed to be a group of major...

Latest PUBG update tunes Vikendi loot balance, introduces new gun and vehicle

A new update has hit the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds test servers, bringing with it some new content for the recently released Vikendi map as...

Farming Simulator is the esports league the modern gaming industry deserves

No, it's not a joke: Farming Simulator is seriously putting together an esports league. And really, why not? This is just as legitimate...
Looking forward to adding homegirl.

Heroes of the Storm professionals file lawsuit against former team owner over withheld payments

Five members of the now-defunct professional Heroes of the Storm team Naventic have filed a lawsuit against the team's former owner, James Ross...

Make My MMO: WoW’s esports crowdfunding, Legends of Aria’s spring delay

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Blizzard is making its debut in this column, as it officially announced that it will be partially crowdfunding...

Blizzard lays out World of Warcraft’s esports 2019 plans, will crowdfund part of prize pools

Although Blizzard may have cut back on esports support for Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft's esports scene is...
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Overwatch publishes a ban list for Korea as the fandom reportedly harasses a female player out of the Contenders [Updated]

The first female member of an Overwatch Contenders team is now also the first female player to leave an Overwatch Contenders team. Ellie had...

The International Olympic Committee casts doubt on the inclusion of esports at the Olympics

The tug-of-war over whether esports should be included at the Olympic Games is becoming its own sport. In 2017, statements from the Paris...
Someone must have had fun with this at some point, right?

South Korea now has a law criminalizing the act of boosting in online games

Let's say you really care about your competitive rank in a video game, but you don't have the time to actually practice and get...

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