The new Overwatch holiday event, Winter Wonderland, has begun. ‘Tis the season for new skins and emotes, now with puppies (!!!).
Blizzard’s Overwatch League is maybe the most ambitious American esports league ever, and its preseason wrapped up this weekend. The Compete staff, with an assist from our one blogparent that we’re still on speaking terms with, breaks down what went well last weekend and what can be improved for the regular season.…
An MMO guild is like a giant family, a tangled yarn ball of love and dysfunction. Generally speaking, people don’t DDOS their families. It is, for obvious reasons, Not Cool. And yet, that’s exactly what top US World of Warcraft guild Limit claims one of its members did.
Seoul Dynasty’s Ryu Je-hong is one of the best flex and support players in the world, and he showed that much and more in last night’s Overwatch League match against the Houston Outlaws.
Overwatch’s competitive mode has been a source of much wailing, gnashing of teeth, and flogging of one-tricks since its inception, and it’ll probably remain that way until the end of time. On the upside, Blizzard is taking aim at two of its biggest issues.
Hearthstone’s Kobolds and Catacombs expansion is live, and for perhaps the first time in Hearthstone history, even players who didn’t spend money have a way to enjoy the expansion: a totally free new game mode called “Dungeon Run.” It’s something Hearthstone has needed for a long, long time now. The concept should be…
Yesterday marked the official beginning of Overwatch League, Blizzard’s official multi-million dollar pro Overwatch proving ground. To celebrate the occasion, a San Francisco bar called Brewcade played a couple preseason matches on a big screen.
Hearthstone’s latest expansion Kobolds and Catacombs launched today, featuring 135 new cards. One of them is called Violet Wurm, and as some players have noticed, it’s almost exactly like a Magic: The Gathering card that came out 17 years ago.
The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: new Overwatch stuff. And also family and celebration or whatever, I guess.
The Philadelphia Fusion, the Comcast-owned Overwatch League team, just pulled out of their pre-season matches, citing “player logistics issues.” The Fusion had been scheduled to play the debut match of the OWL pre-season against the Florida Mayhem tomorrow.
Hearthstone’s treasure and adventure-themed Kobolds and Catacombs expansion will be available December 7, and so far it looks like we’re in for some treats: high-powered cards, exciting new mechanics, and more deck options. But it might also be making Hearthstone more impenetrable for new players.
Five months after his release, it turns out that Overwatch’s villainous, terrifying hero Doomfist kind of sucks. Barely anybody wants to play him competitively and, frankly, that makes sense: His beat-em-up playstyle doesn’t feel like a great fit for Overwatch’s cartoonish first-person shooter world.
Some Overwatch fans might argue that the first-person shooter’s darling isn’t any of its heroes. It may be an onion-headed cephalopod that, initially, was nothing more than an innocuous background object. In the year and a half since Overwatch’s release, Pachimari’s fandom has outshone some of the games’ actual…
When Dinoflask first started making comedy videos of Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan, he never could’ve imagined he’d one day be surprising the man himself to celebrate his 15th anniversary at Blizzard. Heck, he could barely believe it right before it happened.
Blizzard is planning on opening a permanent retail store in Gangnam, Korean website Gameshot reports. Gameshot adds that the success of last year’s WoW pop-up store ‘Booty Bay Flea Market’ (pictured) in South Korea inspired the decision. [Thanks, Sang!]
Félix “xQc” Lengyel was playing a competitive Overwatch match last night when suddenly, he was booted from the game and informed his account had been banned or suspended—an action that’s sparked discussion over false reporting.
When World of Warcraft first came out, it meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Now that WoW Classic’s been announced, that’s become a problem—one that’s forced Blizzard to step in and pry people’s figurative hands off other people’s figurative throats.
In Hearthstone, there’s a near-infinite number of ways to kick your opponents while they’re down, and we’ve all had them done to us. But every so often, the righteous card gods descend from the green felt heavens to smite asshole opponents in a way that’s so unsuspected, so wholly satisfying, it makes us feel like…
There’s now a tribute to Dennis “Internethulk” Hawelka in Overwatch. Spotted by player panqakee, it’s in the attacker spawn on Eichenwalde and takes the form of a poster with <3, I, D, and H on it, which can stand for either Internethulk or Dennis Hawelka, depending on how you look at it. The German on the poster…
Overwatch League has announced the full schedule for all of December’s pre-season games, as well as the first season, which starts January 10 and runs through June 16. The debut season has been split into four five-week stages, each of which culminates in a title match with a $125,000 prize pool.