Entries in 'blizzard' (65)

Blizzard is reducing Overwatch duplicates, alter Hearthstone card packs

Blizzard is reducing Overwatch duplicates, alter Hearthstone card packs

The RNG lottery that is Overwatch Loot Boxes and Heartstone card packs is about to get a little kinder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 10:09AM in News
Twitch secures Blizzard streaming rights

Twitch secures Blizzard streaming rights

Online video giant Twitch has announced that it has secured a global two-year deal for exclusive streaming rights for over 20 Blizzard eSports events.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 20th 2017 at 8:00PM in News
Battle.net branding has not returned, despite Destiny 2 announcement

Battle.net branding has not returned, despite Destiny 2 announcement

Blizzard has not backtracked on its plan to retire the Battle.net name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2017 at 11:11AM in News
Jury to rule on DOTA IP ownership

Jury to rule on DOTA IP ownership

Two developers have presented a legal argument that Valve cannot claim ownership to the DOTA intellectual property.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2017 at 9:57AM in News

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Overwatch gets a Game of the Year Edition next week

Overwatch gets a Game of the Year Edition next week

The ongoing and huge success that is Overwatch is to receive a Game of the Year Edition to celebrate its first anniversary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Blizzard responds to growing Overwatch League unrest

Blizzard responds to growing Overwatch League unrest

The rumours about sky-high fees for entry into the new Overwatch League are “unverified and wildly ranging”, Blizzard has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 8:03AM in News
Blizzard reveals Overwatch and Hearthstone loot box odds

Blizzard reveals Overwatch and Hearthstone loot box odds

Thanks to Chinese law, Blizzard has published the odds that gamers face every time they buy a card pack or loot box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Blizzard successfully sues cheat maker Bossland in US

Blizzard successfully sues cheat maker Bossland in US

World of Warcraft and Overwatch developer Blizzard has won a US lawsuit against bot maker Bossland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 10:56AM in News

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The original StarCraft is getting remastered

The original StarCraft is getting remastered

Blizzard has announced plans to revisit pioneering 1998 strategy title StarCraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2017 at 10:44AM in News
UK Hearthstone prices to soar next week

UK Hearthstone prices to soar next week

Blizzard has confirmed that the price of cards packs for Hearthstone is to increase from March 22nd, and the UK in particular is in for a rough time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Overwatch scoops five awards at Golden Joysticks

Overwatch scoops five awards at Golden Joysticks

Blizzard’s Overwatch was the big winner at the 2016 Golden Joystick Awards, claiming more prizes than any other title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2016 at 10:48AM in News
Blizzard scraps Overwatch graphic novel plans

Blizzard scraps Overwatch graphic novel plans

Overwatch’s full length graphic novel is no more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2016 at 10:21AM in News

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Helsinki Reds

Finnish ice hockey team IFK Helsinki signs Overwatch roster

IFK Helsinki, a ice hockey team based in the Finnish capital, has entered the world of eSports by picking up an Overwatch team.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 7th 2016 at 3:05PM 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
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
Weird Al

Weird Al Yankovic to play the Blizzcon closing ceremony

The biggest weekend in the world of Blizzard eSports is almost upon us, and now we know that Weird Al Yankovic will be closing out the show.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 30th 2016 at 1:48PM in News

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Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard reveals LCS like set up for Heroes of the Storm in 2017

Blizzard has revealed the set up for Heroes of the Storm Global Championship 2017, which shares more than a few similarities with the LCS.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 25th 2016 at 5:11PM in News
StarCraft II

KeSPA closes historic StarCraft league

The Korean eSports Association has closed the StarCraft ProLeague and will no longer operate five of the teams that were a part of it.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 19th 2016 at 4:01PM in News
Hearthstone

Hearthstone's new Heroic Tavern Brawl mode has a $10 entry fee

Hearthstone’s Tavern Brawl is being shaken up for one week only by merging the mode with the arena, but charging a $10 entry fee.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 2:15PM in News
Overwatch

Overwatch passes 20 million players

More than 20 million people have registered accounts for Blizzard’s shooter Overwatch.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 12th 2016 at 12:03PM in News
Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard will overhaul competitive Heroes of the Storm in 2017

Blizzard is overhauling the pro side of Heroes of the Storm by introducing online regional leagues in 2017.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Sep 25th 2016 at 8:04PM in News
Blizzard is ditching the Battle.net name

Blizzard is ditching the Battle.net name

Battle.net, the long-term identity of Blizzard’s online gaming network, is to drop the name.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 10:27AM in News
Blizzard's Metzen retiring after 22 years

Blizzard's Metzen retiring after 22 years

A Blizzard veteran has decided to lay down his tools and opt for a life away from the games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 14th 2016 at 11:19AM in News
Blizzard introduces $4.99 Hearthstone Welcome Bundle

Blizzard introduces $4.99 Hearthstone Welcome Bundle

A new cut-price offer is being made available to those hoping to get started in the world of Hearthstone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2016 at 12:32PM in News
Overwatch tops the charts once again

Overwatch tops the charts once again

Blizzard’s Overwatch has claimed its second successive week at No.1 in the UK Top 40, and its fifth since its release earlier this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2016 at 10:44AM in News