Tag Archives: Blizzard

Twitch and Blizzard Sign Streaming Deal

By : James Glaze | Wed, Jun 21, 2017

For the next two years, all major Blizzard eSports events will be streamed exclusively on Twitch.  Twitch beat out competitors like Google’s Youtube Gaming and Microsoft’s Mixer.  This is huge news for both eSports fans and competitors as it can sometimes be confusing as where gaming competitions are being streamed. With the Twitch/Blizzard...

Overwatch Lunar Colony Map and Character Changes Now in Testing

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Blizzard’s Overwatch development team recently launched the Overwatch Anniversary event, which introduced new cosmetic loot box items, new features, and three new Arcade maps. Just recently, the Overwatch team has unveiled the newest upcoming addition to the popular shooter. The newest addition to the game is Lunar Colony, an Assault map set...

New Maps Coming To Overwatch

By : James Glaze | Thu, May 18, 2017

Blizzard is set to release 3 new Overwatch Arena Maps during the upcoming Anniversary event which starts Tuesday May 23rd and will conclude June 12th.  It was speculated that a new map would be tied to the event, yet nothing had been confirmed until today.  Check out the teaser below. Here's a sneak peek at three new ARENA MAPS coming soon to...

Blizzard Has Big Plans and Big Costs for Overwatch eSports

By : Jason Segalla | Wed, May 10, 2017

In the Activision Blizzard Q1 earnings call, President and CEO Bobby Kotick made clear his company’s ambitious goals for their upcoming Overwatch League, referencing NFL and NBA level viewership and revenue in comparison. Speaking of the league scheduled to debut in Q3 2017, Kotick stated that “the competitions [Activision Blizzard is] creating...

Overwatch Loot Box Probabilities Publicly Released

By : Ryan Cox | Wed, May 10, 2017

Due to new legal regulations in China for online game transactions, Blizzard and many other gaming publishers have publicly released the drop rates for in-game loot boxes and random item drops. According to their announcement, these are the Overwatch loot box probabilities for players who purchase the micro-transaction crates that reward in-game items....

Three New Overwatch Maps Are Coming Soon

By : Ryan Cox | Mon, Apr 24, 2017

According to Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan, the Overwatch team at Blizzard is hard at work on new maps for their renowned first-person shooter. Three new Overwatch maps are reportedly arriving this year. On the official Overwatch forums, Kaplan shed light on the development of new game content. We currently have 3 maps in development, all past...

Next Overwatch Hero is “Very Far Along in Development”

By : Ryan Cox | Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Overwatch’s development team is still pumping out more content for their renowned first-person shooter. Recently, Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch’s game director, announced that the next Overwatch hero’s release isn’t as far away as fans might suspect. “Yes! I absolutely know who the next hero is going to be. The next hero is...

Original StarCraft Remaster Rumored

By : Ryan Cox | Fri, Mar 17, 2017

According to Korean website Sports Seoul, a remastering of the original StarCraft game could be arriving in the near future. The return of Blizzard’s renowned real-time strategy game could be happening within the span of months, as sources state that the remake, supposedly titled StarCraft: Remastered, will be releasing sometime around May...

New Overwatch Hero: Orisa Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Mar 2, 2017

It seems like just yesterday when Blizzard was concluding their long (very… very long) ARG for Sombra, the most recent addition to Overwatch’s cast of playable heroes. For a few ongoing weeks, the Overwatch team has been teasing a new addition to the Overwatch universe, and today they have unveiled their newest creation—another new hero,...