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Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce departs the studio

When Blizzard Entertainment was created in 1991, three men were at the center of this new venture: Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham, and Frank Pearce....

Gamer-oriented ‘Gamer Goo’ lotion vows to ‘banish sweaty palms for good’

I didn't think it was possible to top game-branded Pop-Tarts or candles or bubble tea or Cheez-It, but I was...
This looks like the cover of a TERRIBLE rock album. Just the worst.

Blade & Soul is open for esport championship registration through July 26

If you want to prove yourself the absolute best player in Blade & Soul, your chance to prove it is now. Player...
Celebration of whatever.

More eyeballs lingered on League of Legends than Fortnite this year – so far

So, battle royale - was it just a fad? Probably not, or at least, if it is, it's not even close to being...

World of Warcraft releases details for its upcoming Arena World Championship esports season

For those of us who dare enjoy esports events, the summer has a lot to look forward to, what with The International, DreamHack,...

Sea of Thieves talks next update plans, Battle for LA event, and commendation rebalance

Sea of Thieves' Joe Neate is back to cap off the week with another quick run-down of what Rare has been up to....
Success?

Vague Patch Notes: The curious case of the esports bubble

I've been thinking a lot about esports lately. This is not actually something I like to think about, mind you; my general attitude toward esports...

Cheaters who were banned from a $30M Fortnite tournament win their way back in

How does one who was banned for cheating in a Fortnite esports event make their way back into that same tournament? By...
Plays well with others.

Rumor: More high-profile esports figures are leaving Blizzard within the next two weeks

Remember just last week when the commissioner of Overwatch's premiere and eponymous league left his position? That alone was a bit of a...
Gosh, what a toolbox.

Riot is launching a premium esports viewing option for League of Legends

Do you wish to be counted among the elite of esports viewership? Do you desire the prestige of delicately consuming caviar-flavored Doritos and drinking...

Overwatch League commissioner jumps ship for Fortnite esports

There's probably not a lot of lines to read in-between here, but then again, the commissioner and founder of Overwatch's premier esports league...

The Daily Grind: Is the esports bubble about to burst?

Last week, Kotaku put up a compelling piece about the online gaming industry's obsession with esports - specifically, how the esports bubble is...

Not So Massively: StarCraft II co-op is one of online gaming’s greatest hidden gems

Between the disappointment of the current World of Warcraft expansion, the abandonment of Diablo III, and other... unpleasantness, I find my...

Fight or Kite: Features MMOs could borrow from successful esports titles

This week I wanted to try something a little different in our PvP-centric Fite or Kite column and take a look at a...

Riot takes action against League of Legends esports team Echo Fox over allegations of racist abuse

League of Legends esports team Echo Fox is in hot water with Riot following allegations of racist abuse by one of the...

Massively Overthinking: Do you play MMO characters you like – or characters that are objectively good?

Earlier this week, some Massively OP writers were hanging out in team chat talking about favorite City of Heroes powersets from back in...

The MOP Up: Multiplayer co-op survival game Eden Rising launches this month

What do you get when you mix No Man's Sky with a dash of Fortnite and Rend? Eden Rising, by our judge. The...

Fortnite disqualifies pro player from $30M tourney over collusion scandal

Ya know, there three really good ways to ensure you're never going to win the $30M Fortnite World Cup. One is to not...

Activision-Blizzard’s revenue has dropped by nearly a quarter since last quarter

It's now pretty clear that Activision-Blizzard's days of limitless growth and endless record-setting are over, at least for now, as the company's now-released...

A new medical research paper attempts to set health guidelines for collegiate esports players

One of the refrains bleated by those who dislike esports is that competitors are not "real" athletes. This appears to be a similar idea...

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