esports

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Leaderboard: Do you buy the ‘Grand Daybreak Unification’ theory?

Yesterday, MMO blogger Wilhelm Arcturus of The Ancient Gaming Noob dropped a fun conspiracy theory in the comments of our

Mechwarrior Online shares details for the unofficial player-run 2019 Comp Championship Series

Did you know that EVO, the massive fighting game esports tournament, started as a smaller community thing? Back then it was called Battle...

TV networks block Apex Legends esports tourney broadcast following mass shootings

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

MMO Business Roundup: Riot’s diversity ‘progress’, NetEase’s esports arena, DayZ down under, and Twitch threats

Welcome back to another roundup of what's going on in the business of making online games! Let's start with the most controversial of the...

The ESA says a crapton of game companies are finally embracing lockbox transparency

Under pressure from no less than the US Senate, the FTC held the first of its planned video game monetization workshops today, and...

Massively Uplifting: Good deeds by the Paladins, Warframe, and AdventureQuest 3D communities

Here we go again with the "games are evil" nonsense, right? We've had that agenda pushed in our faces before, and Massively Uplifting...
We don't mean anything bad!

A 16-year-old kid took Fortnite’s World Cup this weekend, pocketing $3M

You know video games have arrived when esports is being covered on the front page of CNN, right? Such was the case last...

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...

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