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Blizzard reveals Overwatch League details, players to get $50k salaries and 50% share of $3.5m prize pool

Earlier in July Blizzard announced the first seven teams that would be taking part in Season 1 of the Overwatch League, with teams in Boston, Los Angeles, Miami-Orlando, New York City, San Francisco, Seoul and Shanghai. Now, they’ve opened the whole thing up, and dished the dirt on how the …

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Dragon Ball Fighter Z beta is delayed until September

The console-only beta for Dragon Ball Fighter Z has been delayed until September. Sign-ups for the beta were supposed to kick off today but now you’ll only be able to register your interest now next month, August 22 to be exact. The beta weekend will now run on September 16-17, …

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PUBG adds more cosmetic crates, minority of community furious over paid-for Gamescom crate

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds next monthly content patch will take place on Thursday August 3, bringing another host of additional content, including three new sets of loot boxes, which are proving somewhat controversial. Two of the crates, the Wanderer Crate and Survivor Crate, will join the existing Pioneer Crate in the game …

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Dragon Ball Fighter Z adds Krillin and Piccolo

Bandai Namco has revealed that fan favourite characters Krillin and Piccolo will be joining the roster for fighting game Dragon Ball Fighter Z Dragon Ball Fighter Z is based on the Dragon Ball manga series by Akira Toriyama, but also the well known anime. The unreleased game has been attracting …

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How do Rainbow Six’s Alpha Packs work? We open 100 to see what you might get

Loot boxes dubbed Alpha Packs have breached Rainbow Six Siege in the latest update, giving players the opportunity to earn a variety of cosmetic items. But don’t turn your nose up just yet. Every player gets an Alpha Pack for free, and you can buy them for 5,000 renown, the …

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Heroes of the Storm teases a new hero, something from beyond Warcraft’s dark portal

A teaser for Heroes of the Storm’s new character has been released, and based on that the character is either a new hero from the Warcraft universe related to the Dark Portal, or the Dark Portal itself. That’s because the teaser published today was a still shot of the Dark …

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Gfinity: waking the giant of UK esports

Gfinity’s head of partner relations Martin Wyatt discusses why the UK “is a sleeping giant in the world of esports” When we speak to Martin Wyatt, it’s the day before Gfinity’s Elite Series kicks off at the company’s own esports stadium, grafted onto the back of a Vue cinema in …

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Mortal Kombat legend Sub Zero now available in Injustice 2

Injustice 2 continues to grow, with Mortal Kombat legend Sub Zero now available for those who’ve dropped the cash for Injustice 2’s ultimate or deluxe editions. The crossover makes sense, NetherRealm Studios are responsible for both Mortal Kombat and Injustice 2 after all, but it’s still cool to watch the …

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Overwatch unleashes Doomfist on the PTR

It’s Doomfist time. Doomfist is a legendary figure in Overwatch lore, a big bad that used to rule over evil organisation Talon. There’s been a lot of speculation about both when Doomfist would appear, with many speculating that actor Terry Crews would lend his voice to the mystery character. There’s …

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Official Chinese Hearthstone website leaks next expansion

Hearthstone’s latest expansion is just a month away, and until now it’s been kept in relative secrecy. Nothing lasts forever though, and the Chinese Hearthstone site has leaked assets which reveal a bit of information about what we can expect from the expansion, thematically. These images appeared on the official …

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