Tag Archives: Blizzard

Ex-Misfits GM launches Overwatch team Laser Kittenz

Former Misfits GM, Ali Saba, has founded new competitive Overwatch team Laser Kittenz. Combining former players from Bench Boys and a selection of new recruits, Laser Kittenz is comprised of Finley "Kyb" Adisi, Sergi "Winghaven" Torras, Luís "Greyy" Perestrelo, Carl "crems" Aspehult, Nikolaj "Zaprey" Moses and Herman "Nesh" Kobrin. Coaching …

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Blizzard hire TJ Sanders for Hearthstone eSports team

Blizzard has hired Hearthstone caster and personality, TJ Sanders, to join the game’s eSports Broadcasting and Production team. The jovial and light-hearted commentator has been a regular on the casting desk of multiple Hearthstone tournaments as of late, including the recently concluded ESL Trinity Series. Sanders has also been involved …

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No Blizzard games for WCA 2017

There will be no Blizzard games at WCA 2017 after organisers failed to secure licences from the developer. Titles such as Warcraft 3, Hearthstone and StarCraft II have made appearances at the event in the past, which has been running since 2014. However, there will be no repeat showings for …

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Overwatch claims eSports Game of the Year award at SXSW

Blizzard’s immensely popular competitive shooter, Overwatch, has won eSports Game of the Year at the SXSW Gaming Awards. The game’s lead story writer, Michael Chu, was in attendance to accept the award for Overwatch, which held off competition from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Gears of War 4, Killer Instinct: …

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Blizzard takes legal action against cheat developers

Blizzard is suing a company that makes cheats for its games for more than $8.5 million.  The company, Bossland, creates cheats and hacks for many of Blizzard’s titles, and sells them online. Blizzard argues that this is copyright infringement, unfair competition, and violates the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision. They also claim …

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Dates for Blizzcon 2017 revealed

Blizzard has announced that Blizzcon 2017 will take place on November 3rd and 4th 2017 and will once again return to the Anaheim Convention Center.  The two day event will, as ever, feature panels with developers discussing all aspects of their games, hands on with new updates and potentially entire …

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Europe finally gets a new Overwatch competition

After a major drought of European Overwatch tournaments finally a new one has been announced with a $15,000 prize pool.  The Overwatch Pit Championship is actually two different events, one for Europe and one for North America. The two regions will each have a $15,000 prize pool and there will …

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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. The prices, which apply to PC, Mac and Android, were announced on the Battle.net forums. The European price is going up by …

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World of Warcraft eSports gets a big boost for 2017

Blizzard has announced a big boost to the competitive World of Warcraft scene with a massive $280,000 prize pool for the World Championships.  Warcraft Arena eSports has kept growing over recent years, with big name organisations such as Splyce entering the scene. This has seen the community grow significantly and …

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