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Co-founder of Blizzard and Dreamhaven invests in new hybrid games platform

Mike Morhaime, co-founder of Blizzard and Dreamhaven invests in an Oslo-based hybrid games platform. PortalOne claims to be the world’s first hybrid games platform. The platform launched a new category of entertainment that mixes games with live shows that are embedded directly inside the games.  “We are incredibly fortunate to have been …

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Activision Blizzard CEO Cuts Salary and Bonus by 50%

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, has agreed to cut both his salary and annual bonus by 50%. Source: extension agreement filed with the SEC Taking into account the feedback received through this extensive outreach program and the Board’s desire to retain the CEO to continue to successfully lead the …

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BlizzCon 2021 Is Coming on February 19th

BlizzConline is February 19th and 20th, 2021.  Due to the pandemic, it looks like we are getting an online version in February next year! Attune your chronometers, flip your hourglasses, set a notification on your phone—however you mark the passage of time, save the date for BlizzConline™, set to take place February 19–20, …

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Blizzard Esports Exclusively on Youtube

Activision Blizzard announced a multi-year “strategic relationship to power new player experiences” with Google. All Activision Blizzard esports will now be exclusively streamed on Youtube. Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone Esports, both Arena and MDI WoW coverage and more. The deal was initially announced as Overwatch League news, …

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All BlizzCon 2019 announcements featuring World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Diablo IV and more

The first day of BlizzCon 2019 is over and full of big announcements! We posted a whole lot about this, but we also understand that sometimes it was just too much. Here is a recap of what was announced at BlizzCon 2019 World of Warcraft World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is …

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Blizzcon 2019 Opening Ceremony: Where to watch?

In a little more than three hours from now, at 19:00 GMT+1, the opening ceremony for Blizzcon 2019 will kick off and we are very excited. We are expecting announcements for Diablo 4, Diablo 2 Remastered, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and more. You don’t want to miss this, …

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Former Game Directors have silently left Blizzard after Starcraft shooter cancellation

Old StarCraft 2 Lead Designer en Heroes of the Storm Game Director Dustin Browder, former Hearthstone Director Eric Dodds, and former Hearthstone production director Jason Chayes have apparently left Blizzard Entertainment, as was reported by Kotaku. The veteran developers left the company silently after the StarCraft shooter with codename Ares …

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Blizzard has lost a major sponsor after Hong Kong debacle

Blizzard Entertainment has lost a huge sponsor after their decision to ban Hearthstone player Blitzchung. Only two days after the incident, Mitsubishi Motors has decided to stop sponsoring the esports events Blizzard organizes. The Taiwanese branch of the auto giant has been sponsoring all of Blizzard’s events for a while, …

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