Overwatch player held hostage for comments made on game forums

Blizzard, the gaming giants behind Overwatch, has been one of the biggest success stories in the popular young industry. But last week, things took a turn for the worse, when a video game developer called Donald Antenore and a subset of his players decided to stage a walkout when their employer banned them from its games. Antenore describes himself as a gaming “badass”, and often features himself in video games.That’s exactly what the employees got when they staged the walkout to protest Antenore’s ban from its mobile phone game “craft”. The incident has attracted attention across social media, with Antenore…

by Content Engine
October 18, 2019
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Arena Chart show “Global 2018 Game Contests Full list of maps, 2019 Global All-Stars, and more”

Arena Chart show “Global 2018 Game Contests Full list of maps, 2019 Global All-Stars, Next Gen All-Stars, and more”Looking for the games in the New Year? May we direct your attention to the Overwatch League team-specific international compendium to see exactly what all of the games mean for the global Overwatch fanbase.A constant stream of updates has kept viewers updated on the next time or map they’ll get to see at BlizzCon, the upcoming international Overwatch league games and the many upcoming tournaments. They’ve also made map and map draft changes and many more changes, and the global compendium is…

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October 18, 2019
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Robot Chicken Just Outdid All Other Smug Sports Combos

Robot Chicken is nothing if not reliable when it comes to unearthing the wackiest content on the internet. Here’s a bit of a combination of the last of the things we’ve learned from the creators of An American Dad and their original Adult Swim series.Combining a popular esport, the Overwatch League, with the enduringly popular animated comedy series, Robot Chicken, is an amazing combination that never fails to please.NBD @OverwatchLeague has such some problems with returning from the break. Check out this new video from @robotsalon only on #TheFandom #Overwatch pic.twitter.com/T26tCEaz9i — Massive Esports News (@MEGA_ESP) October 18, 2018Airing its…

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October 18, 2019
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch March 2019 Patch Notes

Today Blizzard released the next Overwatch update for the game. The Overwatch March 2019 Patch Notes are available now. Here’s what’s different:Unlimited weapon customizationCluster Transfusion: The divine healing talent is now indefinitely available, unlocked at level 30. To activate, press M16 in multiplayer.Flying Compromise: An aerial player will increase their roster perks (Mudblood added) by one.Embrace the Autonomous: An untrained player now has an unequipped Crystallus on his Mercy pickup, and gains an Undying Spirit when pairing with teammate.Ranubrious Makes King’s Row: When playing King’s Row on a per-lane schedule, pick up a Ranubrious Transference when you reach the Perk…

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October 18, 2019
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Blizzard Disowns Overwatch League Coach For Tweet On Censorship Of The Holocaust

Censorship is a dirty business. People lose their jobs or, at least, their official accounts for things that, in context, are not controversial at all. Now, over the past couple of months, Overwatch League team DPS coach Randy “Mew2King” Sanders has been having a bit of a run in with various things that he’s tweeted about on Twitter. One of those things that the NBA-sponsored league has taken an interest in is his take on the censorship of the Holocaust from YouTube and Germany’s Wikimedia Commons. Now, he’s been forced to delete that tweet.On Thursday, Sanders told the Austrian broadcaster…

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October 18, 2019
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Blizzard World finally comes to the Overwatch PTR, Junkrat and Reaper are already unlocked

Blizzard World finally came to the Overwatch PTR today and with it came a new map, Junkrat and Reaper already unlocked for a limited time. Sombra was also noted for coming to the fray as well, but she’s apparently been dropped from the second level entirely.On the first level, Overwatch now supports the Junkrat and Reaper subclasses in every ult — both Junkrat as a hero and Reaper as an infantry boss. It’s still unclear how these two heroes can be solo as the Suicide bomber when he can be bossy and quiet as Rook when he can also kick…

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October 18, 2019
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Here are the new and updated items, abilities, and changes coming to Overwatch Season 7

The upcoming PTR patch was the catalyst for this March’s leak and the community continues to believe that all the rumors are true. Everything pointed to the reveal of new characters coming in time for League Week 8, which happened last week. Here are some of the new content and tweaks added:In a sequel to the Summer Games public test realm (PTR) patch this past July, Overwatch’s change planner now allows for a complete patch history timeline, even broken release dates. It’s good that the developers changed their minds on the delay of this game-changing patch, since just recently Blizzard…

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October 18, 2019
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Overwatch Easter Event Canceled Over Controversial Chinese Restrictions

Spotted by OverwatchFans.net, the launch was announced by Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the shooter. The event is scheduled to take place in November and, according to the event tab, fans will be able to play Overwatch Remastered maps that were made available in the game’s most recent update, including Torbjörn’s Abandoned Hospital and the Ilios Reservoir Map.The censored out writing on Blizzard’s site implies that the Overwatch event is under consideration due to the recent actions the Chinese government and gaming distributors are taking. As they’ve done in the past, Chinese outlets have censored out words and characters in…

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October 18, 2019
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Overwatch League Starts Streaming On Twitch

Overwatch League has made a whole lot of big changes in the last few months, and the latest one should be great for viewers.For the most part, fans of gaming are very limited in where and how they can watch professional gaming games. They have a variety of digital options to watch League games online, but for the most part, they are just YouTube or Twitch streams. It’s unclear whether the league, which is all about narrative and advertising, gets much revenue from videos of them playing in the game. The league hasn’t mentioned much on what it thinks its…

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October 17, 2019
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Overwatch League and Blizzard Entertainment clash over Diablo III’s Eternal Collection

On Wednesday, the Overwatch League will begin its twenty-first season at BlizzCon 2018. The new season of the professional esports league has been well-documented.Overwatch League owner Activision Blizzard has been tying up with multiple television networks to deal with coverage for the league. A deal has been confirmed with Sky Sports for England and Fox in Europe. The league has also recently announced that ESPN and Turner will be streaming some games on their networks.Let’s not forget that Justin “PewDiePie” Zhuugerakus sold out at a record price of $8.3 million USD.To celebrate Blizzard Entertainment’s showcase at BlizzCon 2018, Nintendo teamed…

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October 17, 2019
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