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…

by Content Engine
October 17, 2019
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Overwatch reveals new lore come to light

In a world with over 100 million people playing Overwatch every month, there’s always room for a hit game to add yet another layer to the lore. Today, Blizzard unveiled some new features that will be making their way into the game after the heroes and map sets have become popular.According to the official Overwatch blog, Blizzard Entertainment has just released over 100 new heroes and over 150 new locations:We’ve seen the holiday world of Bastion, the realm of the Frostwolf, and the Nordic landscape of Eichenwalde. We’ve seen a distant world with a wolf guard, an old realm with…

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October 17, 2019
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George Butler is best known for his voice work in Overwatch but he’s also an extremely talented storyteller.

LONDON (BBC News) — The Overwatch League is live on Amazon’s Prime Video and while there’s plenty to keep the interest of the usual sports audiences, one person stands out in particular.George Butler is the man behind the voice of the hit eSports league.BBC News spoke to him about his voice-acting career and what it’s like working with some of the biggest names in the game.The narrative arc of the Overwatch League hasn’t always gone down well with some fans.Some may feel like Blizzard’s attempt to expand spectator experience by moving the game from Seattle to London is a step…

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October 17, 2019
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Overwatch League Plans Major Changes to Playoffs

The Overwatch League has announced its plan to change for the beginning of the playoffs and finals. With only 13 teams, the Overwatch League moved from their location in Los Angeles to Seoul, South Korea for the upcoming finals. That said, the league is also planning a whole new set of changes that make the playoffs a more competitive and more interesting experience for the fans.The first change is that the first day of the playoffs will take place before the first match-up. This will ensure that people will get a good idea of who the favorite is in the…

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October 17, 2019
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Women Steal the Show as Mayhem Take 2nd in the League

Cold Play’s “Zedd” was the score that dropped at the first Overwatch League Grand Finals of season 7, but it was the women of the Overwatch League who stole the show.During the finale of the map “Last Escape”, delectable veteran Jade Neriah and newcomer Fissure teamed up to defeat Winterbringer and Junkrat on behalf of the Orlando Mayhem.In classic Neriah fashion, the best kicker of Widowmaker was positively gliding through the game until Neriah met his match and carelessly missed a shot at Junkrat, leading to the Mayhem botch 3-2 victory.The combined strike on players who have been part of…

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October 17, 2019
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Switch Lite Booting Up With Free Copy of Overwatch and Fortnite: Battle Royale

The highly anticipated Nintendo Switch bundle for Switch, the “Switch Lite,” has finally arrived in stores, and it’s about to sell for like -ten quid. Now that’s a perfect starting price for Switch owners — and a perfect option for Switch owners on a tight budget. (Or a budget to spend if you already have that baby.)Why is this so great? Because it’s also coming with free copies of Overwatch and Fortnite: Battle Royale. That’s right, Nintendo is bundling those popular games with the Switch Lite for $100 less than the Switch Edition, which comes with the system itself and…

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October 17, 2019
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Everest and Numbani On Modern times For ‘Overwatch’ Lunar New Year Events

Say bon voyage to planet Earth and say hello to the new Overwatch map in its stead — the aptly named Havana. Like Everest, the map’s name reflects the physical location that the map exists in. In this case, “Havana” refers to the location where Ana’s Mercy/Beast must save Hanzo, Snow, and Roadhog, who are trapped in the depths of a tunnel with an unknown infection.Built as a spectacle for New York events, the terrain at least represents one of the darker parts of the map – the height of the map is low and the jungle floor is actually…

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October 16, 2019
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Overwatch: Will the game last after 5 years?

It’s hard to believe it’s already been five years since Blizzard first released Overwatch, a Team Fortress 2-inspired team shooter hybrid that pushed past an initial 30,000+ sales in its first week, and making over $1.3 million in the first week. It is surprising that five years have passed, yet Overwatch has maintained its popularity and it still appeals to new players every time they try it for the first time. Because Overwatch, like many Blizzard games, is so well produced and easy to pick up, it’s able to stay fresh for a long time.While there’s been some problems with…

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October 16, 2019
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Overwatch League first global expansion coming to Korea

Back in June, Overwatch League made the ultimate announcement by laying claim to be the first major esports league with a global fan base. Back then, the League was said to be looking into expansion to China and the expansion was said to open up some new opportunity for more sponsorship deals.Things then really changed when the League announced the grand finals of the 2018/2019 season, which were being held in the Verizon Arena in Miami, FL, after which the official logos for the two teams, Seoul Dynasty and Los Angeles Gladiators, were released. The next day, the League announced…

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October 16, 2019
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Overwatch Halloween “Year-2” Items Turning Up This Month

For those of you who had Overwatch enthusiasts in your party, the cataclysmic reveal of the games upcoming Halloween event on Tuesday is certainly bringing much rejoicing (shock and awe). Currently, rumors are starting to circulate on Reddit and other platforms, pointing to a mysterious “Year-2” item turning up, set to show up sometime this month. Overwatch players are excited.Right away, rumors started circulating that “Year-2” item was a sardonic pumpkin patch or Dracula, but many followers were claiming it was actually a figure of blood. It also looked very similar to the Mei’s Spear emblem that she wears during…

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October 16, 2019
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