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Twitch signs third-party broadcast deal for Blizzard’s Overwatch League, for a reported $90m

Late on Tuesday, Blizzard announced a two year streaming deal between Twitch and Blizzard’s Overwatch League that will see every match broadcast on Twitch’s streaming platform. The league, which kicks off on Wednesday 10 January, will be broadcast from Twitch.tv/overwatchleague, with Twitch becoming the third-party streaming provider for Overwatch League’s …

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Blizzard sells out 450-seat arena for first day of Overwatch League

The inaugural season of the Overwatch League is nearly here, and Blizzard has already announced that the first day is now officially sold out. The Overwatch League’s Twitter account announced the news late on Sunday night, revealing that they’d sold out for the day one match between San Francisco Shock …

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A look at some of Kobolds and Catacombs’ new Hearthstone cards

Hearthstone’s next expansion will be with us next month, and Blizzard has already given us a glimpse of some of the new cards it will deliver. The most ridiculous offerings come from the free PvE Dungeon Run mode. Luckily these won’t feature in the main game, as their effects are …

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Dungeon Run could be a good reason for new players to get into Hearthstone

Entry costs are a big problem for Hearthstone. Existing players facing growing expenditure to keep up with the new cards and keep their decks relevant in the constantly shifting Standard meta, while new players face an almost impossible outlay to build a competitive deck. But upcoming expansion Kobolds and Catacombs …

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Addressing Overwatch player toxicity is one of Blizzard’s ‘highest priorities’

Two of the leading Overwatch developers have said that addressing the game’s issue with toxic behaviour remains a key priority. Principal designer Scott Mercer told PC Gamer that the Overwatch team is working on "a multitude of initiatives internally", stressing that player reports are taken very seriously. "It’s super important …

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Overwatch League schedule detailed

The Overwatch League will host three matches a day for four days a week starting from preseason on December 6th. Blizzard has announced that each of the 12 teams will play 40 games between January and June. Half of these teams will then progress to the month-long post season. The …

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StarCraft 2 is going free-to-play

Blizzard’s hugely successful RTS title StarCraft 2 will become a free-to-play game later this month. From November 14th, all players will have access to the Wings of Liberty single player game for zero cost. Existing owners of Wings of Liberty will be able to claim the Hearts of the Swarm …

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Starcraft 2 will be going free to play on November 14

StarCraft II is going free-to-play, Blizzard announced during their keynote address at Blizzcon. The game, originally released in 2010, will be going free-to-play starting on November 14, although some aspects will remain premium only. The Wings of Liberty campaign is free, the ranked ladder is a free unlock and commanders …

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Blizzard announces new Hearthstone expansion pack Kobolds and Catacombs

During Blizzard’s keynote speech at Blizzcon, they unveiled their newest Hearthstone’s latest expansion: Kobolds & Catacombs. This is the third and final expansion park for 2017, Hearthstone’s Year of the Mammoth. It brings 135 new cards themed around, well, kobolds and catacombs. It’ll launch in December, but players logging in …

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