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The Overwatch League is getting its first big test as an international esports organisation this season and investors have millions on the line

With its new travelling schedule, the Overwatch League has achieved Activision Blizzard’s goal of creating an international esports competition. Thousands of fans have been showing up to live Overwatch League events and hundreds of thousands watch the league online every weekend on YouTube. In January, Activision agreed to a three-year, […]
The Overwatch League is getting its first big test as an international esports organisation this season and investors have millions on the line
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YouTube just scored a major victory in its battle with Amazon’s Twitch for esports supremacy, thanks to the company behind ‘Call of Duty’

Google and Activision Blizzard just announced a new multi-year partnership that will make Activision’s popular esports broadcasts exclusive to YouTube. The deal follows a two-year, $US90 million deal Activision Blizzard signed with Amazon’s Twitch in January 2018 to make Twitch the official streaming platform of the Overwatch League, a professional […]
YouTube just scored a major victory in its battle with Amazon’s Twitch for esports supremacy, thanks to the company behind ‘Call of Duty’
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Blizzard hosted its massive annual fan convention where it showed off new games and hosted esports competitions — here are the highlights from this year’s BlizzCon

Blizzard Entertainment held its annual fan conference,BlizzCon, from November 1 to November 3, welcoming thousands of gamers to the Anaheim Convention Centre. BlizzCon is a thorough celebration of the company’s iconic video game franchises, offering trailers and game announcements and giving attendees a chance to demo upcoming releases. After three […]
Blizzard hosted its massive annual fan convention where it showed off new games and hosted esports competitions — here are the highlights from this year’s BlizzCon
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Blizzard apologised for its handling of the ‘Hearthstone’ Hong Kong controversy — but won’t lift its ban on the pro gamer who spoke out in support of the protests

BlizzardEntertainment’s president, J. Allen Brack, said over the weekend that he would “accept accountability” for a controversy involving a professional gamer who supported the protests in Hong Kong. Last month, Blizzard’s parent company, Activision Blizzard, received a letter from a bipartisan group of US lawmakers accusing Blizzard of censoring the […]
Blizzard apologised for its handling of the ‘Hearthstone’ Hong Kong controversy — but won’t lift its ban on the pro gamer who spoke out in support of the protests
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The latest ‘Call of Duty’ game is already setting sales records on PlayStation 4 and PC, and it’s likely to become the best-selling game of 2019

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” generated more than $US600 million in sales during its first three days. It’s Activision Blizzard’s most successful digital launch of all time, setting sales records on PC and PlayStation 4. “Modern Warfare” uses a new engine with photo-realistic graphics. The game also allows players on […]
The latest ‘Call of Duty’ game is already setting sales records on PlayStation 4 and PC, and it’s likely to become the best-selling game of 2019