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Blizzard brings back Battle.net name

Blizzard has once again changed the name of its online gaming network, this time settling on the moniker ‘Blizzard Battle.net.’ The news comes just less than a year after Blizzard announced it had decided to move away from its long-standing Battle.net brand, and simply change it to Blizzard. Services such …

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We opened 51 Hearthstone Knights of the Frozen Throne packs, here’s the low down on what you might get

Hearthstone’s Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion is out, and to celebrate, we opened 51 card packs from the expansion to see what came out. My wrists hurt from opening all of those cards, and I found myself six adorable Snowflipper Penguins, each less adorable than the last. Our 50 …

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Activision Blizzard revenue up despite console sales decline

Activision Blizzard has posted "better than expected" financial results forQ2 2017.Net revenue hit $1.63bn for the quarter ending June 30th, rising 4 per cent year-on-year. Digital channels, meanwhile, grew 15 per cent year-on-year to reach $1.31bn. That said, console sales for Q2 were actually down 13 per cent year-on-year for …

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Blizzard issues statement over recent Overwatch League rumours

Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League has had a brush with controversy this week as several teams retired their Overwatch teams and rumours surfaced of NFL owners purchasing league slots for big money. Blizzard itself has been quiet about the story so far, but has now revealed a statement to Esports Pro. …

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Overwatch exodus continues as Splyce release team

Splyce has joined the ranks of major esports organisations to drop out of the Overwatch pro scene, with Splyce’s CEO Marty Strenczewilk announcing that Splyce is releasing their Overwatch roster and “taking a step back” from the scene. CompLexity, Denial and Red Reserve have all ditched their Overwatch teams over …

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Kaplan: No Overwatch announcements at E3

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan has come forwards to say that nothing Overwatch related will be announced at E3. Overwatch fans have had a rough weekend, with the hype train getting underway after Terry Crews posted a video claiming he would be making an announcement at E3. In the video …

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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. The exhibition tournament will see players come together to form national teams and compete in online qualifiers, with the top …

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Blizzard hunting for new Diablo boss

Blizzard is looking for someone to head up its Diablo franchise following the news that game director Josh Mosqueira has left the studio. Mosqueira joined Blizzard in 2011 and took over responsibility for the gothic RPG series two years later, replacing Jay Wilson. Wilson himselfexited Blizzard in June after 10 …

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Overwatch beta returns with eSports-friendly options

The Overwatch beta returned from winter hibernation this week, boasting a new progression system, and a look at how competitive games will be established. The custom games mode, replacing private games to better communicate the aim of the tool, allows players and tournament organisers to create their own rulesets and …

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