Entries in 'blizzard' (112)

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
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

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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
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
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

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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

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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
World of Warcraft: Legion sales prove the classic MMO still has it

World of Warcraft: Legion sales prove the classic MMO still has it

Having been on the go for over a decade, Blizzard’s pioneering MMO World of Warcraft is still capable of delivering the goods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2016 at 10:23AM in News

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Overwatch hits 15m+ global players

Overwatch hits 15m+ global players

Blizzard’s online multiplayer shooter Overwatch has racked up another impressive milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
Overwatch World Cup

Overwatch World Cup to take place at Blizzcon

Blizzard will host the first ever Overwatch World Cup at Blizzcon, where the best players in the world will play for their home nation in a battle for national pride.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 4th 2016 at 10:18PM in News
One Night in Karazhan is Hearthstone's next adventure expansion

One Night in Karazhan is Hearthstone's next adventure expansion

Blizzard keeps pumping out new content for its popular card game, and the next expansion has now been detailed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2016 at 9:45AM in News
Even without digital data, Overwatch tops US June charts

Even without digital data, Overwatch tops US June charts

Blizzard’s Overwatch fared well enough on consoles that even without its digital PC sales being taken into account, the shooter still topped NPD’s US charts for June.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 1:01PM in News
Man arrested for telling Blizzard he will 'pay them a visit with an AK47'

Man arrested for telling Blizzard he will 'pay them a visit with an AK47'

A Californian man was arrested last week for sending death threats to Hearthstone, Overwatch and World of Warcraft firm Blizzard.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 12:04PM in News
Blizzard introduces Silence Penalty for repeated WoW potty mouths

Blizzard introduces Silence Penalty for repeated WoW potty mouths

Bad mouthing other players too many times in World of Warcraft will soon render you silent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2016 at 12:47PM in News
Blizzard takes Overwatch cheaters to court

Blizzard takes Overwatch cheaters to court

Blizzard has filed a lawsuit against German company Bossland, the creator of Watchover Tyrant, which is a cheating tool for Overwatch. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 6th 2016 at 2:49PM in News
Blizzard removes 'Avoid this player' feature from Overwatch after matchmaking abuse

Blizzard removes 'Avoid this player' feature from Overwatch after matchmaking abuse

Some of Overwatch’s best players found themselves victim of a matchmaking feature that allowed rivals to ostracise them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 3:54PM in News
Overwatch servers down following potential Lizard Squad DDoS attack

Overwatch servers down following potential Lizard Squad DDoS attack

Blizzard has once again come under attack from hacking group Lizard Squad.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 20th 2016 at 11:32AM in News