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The Sombra ARG, Reviewed

Very few game developers have created such a stir around character releases as Blizzard has for its new Latina hacker Sombra. In fact, they’ve gone so far as to create ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 7th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Dota 2

Q&A: FYM Hot Sauce founder Dane Wilcox on backing Dota's Team NP

When I heard that FYM Hot Sauce, a company based out of Portland, Oregon, had entered esports by sponsoring Team NP, I was confused. What do hot sauce and esports ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 7th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Overwatch

South Korea affirms esports dominance at BlizzCon

BlizzCon took place at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Southern California this past weekend, but inside the venue, you might have mistaken it for Seoul, South Korea. Out of ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 7th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
CS:GO

Team Dignitas on the comeback trail in CS:GO

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the tide can turn in a single round, but not without the right confluence of conditions. Perhaps the underdog has slowly been chipping away at their ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 7th 2016 at 8:00AM in News

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Riot Games

The pre-World finals League Festival was an awesome live experience

After landing in the beautiful Los Angeles, I was excited to explore the city. I was then notified that there was a League related event at L.A Live across the ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 7th 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Overwatch

Blizzard is creating its own league for professional Overwatch

At Blizzcon this past weekend Blizzard revealed the Overwatch League, a professional competition run by the developer.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 6th 2016 at 8:39PM in News
Iceiceice

iceiceice: "Streaming is destroying careers"

Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang, captain of the Faceless Dota 2 team, has said that streaming is destroying players’ careers in China.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 6th 2016 at 7:53PM in News
Limited tables left for eSports Industry Awards 2016

Limited tables left for eSports Industry Awards 2016

If you don’t want you and your team to miss out on the biggest night in the eSports calendar – make sure you book your table for the eSports Industry ...

on Nov 4th 2016 at 2:26PM in News

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Machine

Machine leaves ESL to go freelance

Alex "Machine" Richardson has left ESL in order to become a freelance caster and host.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 4th 2016 at 1:51PM in News
Wings

Dates for Dota 2's The International 7 confirmed

The dates for the Spring Dota 2 Major and The International 7 have been announced, months before either competition is due to take place.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 4th 2016 at 1:20PM in News
Watch Dogs 2 pre-orders short of Ubisoft's expectations

Watch Dogs 2 pre-orders short of Ubisoft's expectations

Ubisoft maintains it is confident in upcoming sequel Watch Dogs 2, but has admitted that pre-orders for the game are lower than it had anticipated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2016 at 11:01AM in News
How G2A plans to win over the industry

How G2A plans to win over the industry

Despite what CEO Bartosz Skwarczek tells MCV when we sit down for our interview, the last twelve months have not been overly positive for codes marketplace G2A. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 4th 2016 at 11:00AM in News

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Overwatch makes record-breaking march to 20m players

Overwatch makes record-breaking march to 20m players

Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch has become the fastest title to reach 20m players in the company’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Number of games getting UK tax relief more than doubles

Number of games getting UK tax relief more than doubles

167 games have been given the nod for Video Games Tax Relief in the year ending September 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Opinion: UK eSports is booming but mustn't forget its grassroots

Opinion: UK eSports is booming but mustn't forget its grassroots

ESL UK co-managing director James Dean discusses what lessons we can learn from the past failures of eSports in the UK and why it’s important not to forget them.

on Nov 4th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Darkest Dungeon passes 1 million sales

Darkest Dungeon passes 1 million sales

Cult indie hit Darkest Dungeon is celebrating an important milestone in its successful story.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2016 at 10:07AM in News

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Windows 10 version of COD: Infinite Warfare multiplayer has a big caveat

Windows 10 version of COD: Infinite Warfare multiplayer has a big caveat

PC gamers are able, should they choose, to buy today’s new Call of Duty from the Windows Store instead of Steam, but doing so comes at a price.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
Opinion: How YouTube personalities can push your product

Opinion: How YouTube personalities can push your product

YouTube is changing the games media landscape – you need to adjust your marketing strategies accordingly, says uChannel Management’s director Sam Barkaway.

on Nov 4th 2016 at 9:41AM in News
'There's still room for classic RPGs', Obsidian says

'There's still room for classic RPGs', Obsidian says

Titles such as The Witcher III and Skyrim may be the leading names in the modern RPG market, but Pillars of Eternity developer Obsidian says there’s still a huge demand ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 2:55PM in News
Dovetail: Train Sim World sets a new bar for simulation sector

Dovetail: Train Sim World sets a new bar for simulation sector

Simulation specialist Dovetail Games has said that its next generation Train Simulator title, Train Sim World, raises the bar for quality in the market. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 2:00PM in News
WESA

WESA introduces arbitration court for eSports

WESA has created an arbitration court for eSports professionals to help settle disputes.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 1:02PM in News
Doublelift

Doublelift to take a break from pro League of Legends

Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng is taking a break from professional League of Legends and therefore will not compete in the 2017 Spring Split.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 12:45PM in News
Jaedong

StarCraft legend Jaedong has retired from pro play

Lee "Jaedong" Jae Dong, one of the most recognisable names in the world of StarCraft, has retired from competitive play after an 11 year career.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 12:25PM in News
39 games will be PS4 Pro ready at launch

39 games will be PS4 Pro ready at launch

PS4 Pro is released next week (November 10th), and Sony has confirmed the complete lineup of titles that will be ready to make use of the extra processing ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 12:03PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: Develop hires new editor

MCV Jobs Weekly: Develop hires new editor

Jem Alexander joins from Riot Games, HTC hires new community manager and Yogscast bolsters Xbox On.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 11:56AM in News