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The MOP Up: SWTOR spins a Bounty Hunter yarn

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it was nearly your bedtime and Star Wars: The Old Republic sat down next...

The Daily Grind: Should the MMO genre take another stab at esports?

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A few years ago, there was a concerted push in the MMO genre to design, amplify, and boost esports, and I don't just mean...

League of Legends introduces its newest character K’sante and details this year’s ranked season rewards

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We're still a few weeks away from League of Legends' big esports hullabaloo, but that's not stopping the MOBA from offering up video previews...

Overwatch League opens up new initiatives to recruit more diverse players and broadcasting talent

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You can either look at this as the Overwatch League trying to increase the diversity of its pool of talent, or the league's scrambling...

G2 Esports loses bid to join Valorant’s league thanks to the org’s CEO partying with a flagrant misogynist

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If you've heard of the esports organization G2 Esports recently, it may very well be for all of the wrong reasons. The Berlin-based org...

Riot Games and Lil Nas X release music video for the League of Legends Worlds 2022 anthem Star Walkin’

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The "president of League" and superstar rapper Lil Nas X has delivered on one of the promised portions of his collaboration with League of...

Riot Games names Lil Nas X president of League of Legends in a new collaboration for Worlds 2022

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What do the MOBA League of Legends and superstar rapper Lil Nas X have in common? On the surface, not much, but that's not...

Legends of Runeterra’s roadmap heralds the arrival of the Darkin Saga’s new events and champions

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Legends of Runeterra's content plans for the remaining four months of 2022 and a little bit of 2023 have all been mapped out, and...
Hello, Thanos Lite.

World of Warcraft announces two new esports events for September

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Those who love their PvE or PvP esports events and World of Warcraft are going to be getting more of what they crave this...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: The MMO studios that keep whiffing on new projects

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Everyone makes mistakes, and that's all right. That's not necessarily a big deal. Yes, this is true when it comes to MMO studios too....
You might say to get on with it, but drawing it out is literally the point sometimes.

World of Warcraft hopes to have cross-faction guilds by the end of Dragonflight’s run

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A new Team Liquid interview with World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas unearthed a few indicators of where the game is going in...
We have Thanos at home.

Massively Overthinking: What’s so bad about comfort zones in MMOs?

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If you've been following the MMORPG meta for a long time, particularly in World of Warcraft, you know there's corner of the industry convinced...

Fight or Kite: MultiVersus is so much more than a Super Saiyan Shaggy

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I don’t recall exactly when I first saw screenshots and images from MultiVersus, but I do recall initially thinking that it was absolutely ridiculous...
Oh no still Blizzard.

Overwatch esports teams protest a mid-match rules change by not playing each other on-air

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Recent action in the Overwatch European Contenders Summer Series was spicy, but not for the reasons one might expect out of an esports competition,...

Hands-on with Multiversus: How WB’s new brawler stacks up against Super Smash Bros.

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Like most of the readers of this site, I spend the majority of my gaming time in MMORPGs, or I wouldn't be here. But...

SMITE’s midseason update adds Nickelodeon cartoon skins as pros and fans agitate for in-person esports

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SMITE players of a certain age might be taken with the MOBA's midseason update, which has the centerpiece of several Nickelodeon cartoon character skins...
May foulness attend thee.

US Senator Ted Cruz and Asmongold could have a meeting over gaming microtransaction legislation

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It's said that politics makes for strange bedfellows, and there appears to be no better illustration of that axiom than the potential meeting between...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO PvP matchmaking focus on challenge or engagement?

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MOP's Sam recently stumbled across an MSM article that quotes multiple streamers and esports players essentially complaining about matchmaking systems in competitive games. The...

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...

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