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Overwatch League Goes Mainstream: Playoffs To Be Aired On ESPN, DIsney XD, And ABC

Blizzard has entered a deal with Disney to bring the Overwatch League to the mainstream. The Overwatch League playoffs, including the first Grand Finals, will be broadcast on ESPN and Disney XD, with a highlight show on ABC.

Video Games July 12, 2018

Overwatch 'Pink Mercy' Skin Raised More Than $12.7 Million For Breast Cancer Research

'Overwatch' launched a $15 'Pink Mercy' skin back in May, with all proceeds pledged to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The drive was a hit, raising more than $12.7 million for the BCRF.

Video Games July 10, 2018

New 'Overwatch' Hero Unveiled: Meet Wrecking Ball, A Hamster In A Rolling Mech

Blizzard unveiled Hammond as the new 'Overwatch' hero, who will be the roster's sixth tank. However, unlike speculation, Hammond is a hamster, not a chimpanzee, and is now known as Wrecking Ball due to his rolling mech.

Video Games June 29, 2018

Blizzard Wants To Patent The 'Overwatch' Play Of The Game Feature: Smart Move?

Blizzard wants to patent the 'Overwatch' Play of the Game, which is a feature that once received many complaints during the early days of the multiplayer shooter. The patent filing dives into deep detail over the 'Overwatch' POTG feature.

Video Games June 27, 2018

Blizzard Shows Next 'Overwatch' Hero 'Rolling Through' In Teaser Video

Blizzard released a teaser video that showed something rolling across an empty alley. Many gamers believe that this is the next 'Overwatch' hero, with speculation that it will be Hammond from the Horizon Lunar Colony.

Video Games June 27, 2018

South Korean 'Overwatch' Hacker Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison: Why Did He Get Jail Time?

A South Korean 'Overwatch' hacker is facing jail time for a hacking tool that he created for the massively popular multiplayer shooter. Blizzard has been working with the Seoul National Police Agency to eliminate 'Overwatch' cheating.

Video Games June 26, 2018

'Overwatch' PTR Rolls Out Symmetra Rework: Here Are The New Skills, Explained

The new and improved Symmetra is finally available for players to try on the 'Overwatch' PTR. Here are the new skills for the 'Overwatch' hero, as well as some tips on how to effectively use them.

Video Games June 6, 2018

Overwatch Anniversary Event 2018 Now Online: Here Are All The New Skins

The 'Overwatch' Anniversary Event 2018 is now online, offering players new skins, dance emotes, and a Deathmatch map. Out of the 11 new 'Overwatch' skins in this year's version of the event, which one is your favorite?

Video Games May 23, 2018

Leak Reveals All The 'Overwatch' Anniversary Event Skins

'Overwatch's' Anniversary Event is almost here, but a leak prematurely revealed the 11 new anniversary skins. A bug in the servers in Taiwan allowed a few players into the event ahead of time, who then shared their findings to the world.

Video Games May 21, 2018

Blizzard Prohibits 'Overwatch' Team Fusion University From Wearing Their 'FU' Jerseys Onstage

Blizzard banned Fusion University's jersey, leaving the team to wear a black shirt during matches. Apparently, the team's initials FU on the shirts rubbed Blizzard the wrong way.

Video Games May 14, 2018

Overwatch Team To Donate All Profits From Pink Mercy Skin To The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Blizzard released a new Pink Mercy skin in an "Overwatch" event. The color scheme mirrors the color of the ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness in support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which will receive 100% of the sales.

Video Games May 9, 2018

Hanzo Rework Now Online In 'Overwatch': Who's Next?

The latest 'Overwatch' update rolls out the long-awaited Hanzo rework to the main game, alongside a new map. With Hanzo's Scatter Arrow removed, which 'Overwatch' heroes will be the next ones to receive changes?

Video Games May 4, 2018

Massive Symmetra Rework Coming Soon: Here's How Much The 'Overwatch' Hero Will Change

Symmetra of 'Overwatch' is finally receiving her long-awaited rework, with major changes planned for her skills. For example, her Teleporter skill will no longer be her ultimate, but it will allow Junkrat's tire and D.Va's self-destructing mech.

Video Games April 30, 2018

Belgium Declares Loot Boxes Illegal: What Does This Mean For Games Like Overwatch?

First, the Netherlands says that loot boxes are illegal and now it’s Belgium. This could have a major repercussion in the games industry. What does this mean for games like Overwatch?

Video Games April 25, 2018

Check Out The 'Overwatch' Glitch That Let Users Play As Retribution Villains Before It Got Patched

Players discovered a way to enable a unique glitch during the 'Overwatch' Retribution event. The hack allowed users to play as enemy units from the PVE game mode on various PVP game modes.

Video Games April 21, 2018

Massive 'Overwatch' PTR Update: New Hanzo Skill, Major Changes To Other Heroes, Rialto Map, And Many More

Blizzard rolled out a massive update to the 'Overwatch' PTR. The patch includes a new Hanzo skill, the first ever nerf for Tracer, the Rialto map from the Retribution event, and many more.

Video Games April 21, 2018

Here Are The New 'Overwatch' Skins You'll Get With A Twitch All-Access-Pass

A new offer from Twitch confirmed exclusive 'Overwatch' skins for players who purchase the All-Access-Pass. Subscribers will receive special cosmetic items in-game with chatroom stickers and more for Twitch.

Video Games April 19, 2018

Overwatch League Woes Continue For Dallas Fuel: Coach Kyky And DPS Player Rascal Released

The Dallas Fuel continues its rough season in the Overwatch League with the release of head coach Kyle 'KyKy' Souder and star DPS player Dong-jun 'Rascal' Kim. Does the team have what it takes to turn things around?

Video Games April 17, 2018

Overwatch Could Get Progression Sharing Between Xbox One, PS4, And PC

'Overwatch's' Jeff Kaplan revealed that the team is definitely thinking of implementing cross-sharing progression between different platforms. However, he noted that there are some technological challenges to face first.

Video Games April 15, 2018

Overwatch League Player Suspended For Alleged Sexual Misconduct With 14-Year-Old Fan

The Overwatch League has issued an indefinite suspension against Boston Uprising player Jonathan 'DreamKazper' Sanchez over allegations of sexual misconduct involving a 14-year-old fan. Nothing has been confirmed, but the evidence against Sanchez appears to be too incriminating to ignore.

Video Games April 9, 2018

'Overwatch' Retribution Comic And Trailer Show Blackwatch In Action: 'Overwatch' Archives Event Launches April 10

The new 'Retribution' comic and trailer shows Blackwatch, the black ops unit of Overwatch, in action. Reaper, McCree, Genji, and Moira will be featured in the PvE brawl for the upcoming 'Overwatch' Archives event, which will launch on April 10.

Video Games April 5, 2018

Overwatch Devs Have Considered Adding A Battle Royale Mode, But It's Probably Not Happening

Jeff Kaplan of 'Overwatch' had been inspired by battle royale games such as 'PUBG.' However, he claimed that it will be tricky to bring that style into the game.

Video Games April 4, 2018

Overwatch Archives Replaces Uprising Event, Promises More Glimpses Into 'Overwatch' Lore

Blizzard confirmed the return of Uprising, but the next 'Overwatch' event will be renamed Overwatch Archives. Game director Jeff Kaplan teased the full title as Overwatch Archives: Retribution, leading to speculations on what part of 'Overwatch' lore will be featured.

Video Games April 3, 2018

Overwatch Uprising Event Returns April 10: Teaser Video Contains Secret Clues

A teaser video hinted that the 'Overwatch' Uprising event will return on April 10. However, upon closer look, the video contains secret clues on what gamers can expect from this year's Uprising.

Video Games March 30, 2018

New York Excelsior Redeems Itself, Wins Overwatch League Stage 2 Title

The New York Excelsior took the Overwatch League Stage 2 title after an exciting finals match against the Philadelphia Fusion. The New York Excelsior has now redeemed itself, after losing in the Stage 1 finals against the London Spitfire.

Video Games March 26, 2018

New 'Overwatch' Feature Will Let You Choose Players To Avoid As Teammates

Toxicity in 'Overwatch' has been one of the pressing issues of the massively popular multiplayer shooter. In the latest Developer Update, game director Jeff Kaplan unveiled a new feature that may help solve the problem.

Video Games March 25, 2018

Brigitte Joins 'Overwatch' On March 20: Here Are Some Tips And Tricks For The New Support Hero

Brigitte Lindholm is set to join the 'Overwatch' roster on March 20. Here are a few tips and tricks to effectively use the defense and healing skills of the new support hero.

Video Games March 16, 2018

Dallas Fuel Parts Ways With Felix 'xQc' Lengyel After Another Overwatch League Suspension

The Dallas Fuel parted ways with Felix 'xQc' Lengyel after the controversial player was again suspended from the Overwatch League. Lengyel received his second suspension over disparaging statements made to fellow players and casters.

Video Games March 12, 2018

'StarCraft' Turns 20 Years Old: Blizzard Will Celebrate By Giving Away Crossover Gifts

Blizzard will celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'StarCraft' by giving away in-game items. Crossover gifts include a 'Diablo III' pet that looks like a Terran Battlecruiser and a skin for Widowmaker of 'Overwatch' fashioned after Sarah Kerrigan.

Video Games March 4, 2018

Brigitte Unveiled As New 'Overwatch' Hero: Torbjorn's Daughter More Than Just A Pretty Face

Brigitte became an instant fan favorite after her apperance in the animated short Honor and Glory with her godfather Reinhardt. However, she is more than just a pretty face, as she was unveiled as the 27th 'Overwatch' hero.

Video Games March 1, 2018

Can Overwatch's Zenyatta Walk? Blizzard Makes It Happen, But It's Weird

Blizzard Entertainment noticed that a fan requested to make Zenyatta walk during the Overwatch League broadcast. The developer posted that results on Twitter for everyone to enjoy.

Video Games February 24, 2018

You Can Now Unlock Overwatch League Skins By Watching Matches

Fans will now be able to unlock Overwatch League skins just by watching matches on Twitch, MLG, or Overwatchleague.com. However, following the matches on Twitch offers more perks beyond collecting Overwatch League tokens.

Video Games February 22, 2018

The Adorable 'Overwatch' Puppy Rumble Celebrates The Year Of The Dog By Promoting Dog Adoption

The first-ever 'Overwatch' Puppy Rumble featured dogs in 'Overwatch' costumes in a real-life Capture the Flag game. All the dogs, including an 8-week-old Chihuahua-Terrier mix dressed as Symmetra that stole the show, were up for adoption.

Video Games February 20, 2018

Latest 'Overwatch' Developer Update Reveals Changes For Sombra, Mei, And Doomfist

In the latest 'Overwatch' developer update, game director Jeff Kaplan detailed the changes for Sombra, Mei, and Doomfist that are now being tested on the 'Overwatch' PTR. Kaplan also hinted that tweaks are coming for Hanzo, Symmetra, and Torbjörn.

Video Games February 15, 2018

London Spitfire Wins Overwatch League Stage 1: What To Expect In Stage 2 And Season 2

The London Spitfire mounted an enormous comeback against the New York Excelsior to win stage one of the Overwatch League season one. Viewers are now looking forward to stage two, but Blizzard is already planning for Overwatch League season two.

Video Games February 12, 2018

Overwatch League's First Ever Female Pro Player Could Be Geguri

The 'Overwatch' League is rumored to get its first professional female player soon. Geguri, a South Korean Zarya player is reportedly in talks with the Shanghai Dragons.

Video Games February 7, 2018

Overwatch Year Of The Dog Event Details Revealed: New Thailand Map, Capture The Flag Changes, And 6 Legendary Skins

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan, in the latest Developer Update video, talked about the upcoming Year of the Dog event. The Lunar New Year celebration will launch a new map, tweak Capture the Flag, and release six legendary skins.

Video Games February 7, 2018

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Talks About Toxicity, Mercy Nerf, And Balance Issues In Latest Developer Update

In the latest Developer Update, 'Overwatch' director Jeff Kaplan talked about the toxicity of the game's community and its balancing issues. Healer hero Mercy, set to be nerfed again, is the poster child for the balancing problem.

Video Games January 26, 2018

Overwatch League Pro Suspended For Homophobic Slur: 'Overwatch' Toxic Problem Back In Spotlight

Overwatch League player Felix 'xQc' Lengyel of the Dallas Fuel was suspended for launching a homophobic slur against Austin 'Muma' Wilmot of the Houston Outlaws. The incident brings the spotlight back on the toxicity of 'Overwatch.'

Video Games January 22, 2018

Blizzard Teases ‘Overwatch’ Cosmetic Update With Kabuki Hanzo, Asp Pharah Skins, And More

'Overwatch' is about to receive new legendary skins this month as Blizzard posted a teaser for upcoming content next week. The new updates will introduce new cosmetic items into the base loot pool and the new Blizzard World map.

Video Games January 21, 2018

Blizzard World Map Coming To ‘Overwatch’ On Jan. 23: Things You Should Know About The Theme Park

Blizzard Entertainment recently announced on Twitter the release date of the new Blizzard World map for ‘Overwatch.’ It appears that players can already get it this Jan.23.

Video Games January 17, 2018

Overwatch League Launch Peaked At More Than 400,000 Viewers On Twitch: Will It Stay This Popular?

The peak number of Twitch viewers for the Overwatch League launch day reached over 415,000, much higher than expected. The question now is whether the groundbreaking eSports league will maintain its popularity as the first season goes on.

Video Games January 12, 2018

Overwatch Update Includes League Skins For Every Character

Overwatch League has begun and Blizzard has released an update to let gamers further show their spirit. In the latest update, league skins have been added for every character.

Video Games January 10, 2018

Mercy Is Getting Nerfed In The Latest ‘Overwatch’ PTR Update: Here Are The Changes

Blizzard just confirmed that a new set of nerfs is on its way to 'Overwatch' soon. The new changes are reportedly intended for Mery and Junkrat.

Video Games January 6, 2018

Free-To-Play 'Paladins: Battlegrounds' Will Combine 'Overwatch' And 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'

Hi-Rez Studios unveiled 'Paladins: Battlegrounds,' a new mode for the free-to-play multiplayer shooter that has drawn comparisons to 'Overwatch.' Like 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,' the new mode will drop 100 players into a map for a 'Battle Royale'-inspired contest.

Video Games January 5, 2018

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