Blizzard News

The Hearthstone Grand Masters 2021 has just kicked off. It is the first event for Hearthstone to feature the latest expansion Forged in the Barrens. We’ve seen some interesting matches thus far, as players discovered what the new meta is and what decks work best. While this week’s events are just the first round. theyMore
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February 19, 2021
Blizzard

BlizzConline to provide long awaited Overwatch 2 and Diablo updates

BlizzCon is normally one of the most popular esports and gaming events in the US. It has a pretty long tradition of fans of Blizzard games attending the con, takingMore
December 23, 2020
Blizzard

Looking ahead to raiding and WoW esports in 2021

World of Warcraft is still going strong more than a decade and a half after its release in 2004. The esports side has slowly gained momentum over the years, andMore
December 16, 2020
Blizzard

World of Warcraft Castle Nathria Mythic Race to World First is now live!

Castle Nathria’s  Mythic-level raid is opening this week, and fans are chomping at the bit in order to get there first, and to kill Sire Denathrius. The raiding creme dellaMore
September 14, 2020
Opinion Esports

Are Developer Updates becoming the new Press Release?

Developer updates are the semi-regular updates that game developers release. The game development teams often release these updates as blog posts on their dedicated websites. In the posts, the developersMore
September 7, 2020
Overwatch

Overwatch Playoffs – Week 1 That No One Predicted

The Overwatch postseason is now in full swing, with a few days of its playoffs bracket completed. The Overwatch playoffs have kicked off in light of a big game patch,More
August 24, 2020
Overwatch

Overwatch League Playoffs 2020 – Format, Schedule, Prize Pool

The Overwatch League Playoffs 2020 Round 1 has just been announced. The Regular has officially concluded, but fans can still look forward to the main event as teams compete toMore
August 20, 2020
Blizzard

WoW Arena World Championship entering final stages

In the last iteration of the AWC circuit, sixteen of the best teams from Europe and North America will be competing in the AWC Battle for Azeroth season. You canMore
July 9, 2020
Blizzard

Mythic Dungeon International Global Finals: What To Expect

With just a few days until the Mythic Dungeons International Global Finals, the end of six incredible weeks of the MDI Cup Competition are about to come to an end.More
June 11, 2020
Blizzard

Vanilla goes competitive with the WoW Classic Summer Bowl

WoW Classic is finally getting a Battleground competition after almost a year of constant player harassment. Player and community organized events were occasional enough to create a strong grassroots communityMore
May 19, 2020
Blizzard

WoW Esports goes to Twitter and the official AWC Viewer’s guide

While WoW isn’t the biggest of esports out there, it’s still got a decent following – and publisher Activision-Blizzard just created a dedicated Twitter for the game. Created about aMore
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Blizzard Esports News

Without a doubt, Blizzard esports are some of the biggest in the entire industry. Activision-Blizzard has one of if not the biggest war chests in the gaming world, and thus quite a few of its games find success as esports. You’ll struggle to go a day with Blizzard esports news, and this is where you can find them all!

Chief among Blizzard’s games is Overwatch – the Overwatch League is one of the biggest esports leagues in the world, although people often wonder “is Overwatch League dying?. Be sure to check out the newest info on the League and everything to do with it right here!

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The most popular Blizzard games

Of all the esports games that Blizzard has created over the years, the most popular ones are titles like Overwatch, Hearthstone and StarCraft II. There is also a small esports scene for Blizzard title World of Warcraft – the MMORPG has its own esports modes. While most people know it as one of the best MMORPGs out there, fewer people know about its esports side.

Of these esports titles, StarCraft II is by far the oldest – yet despite being over a decade old, the answer to the question ‘Is StarCraft still popular’ is a resounding YES. Especially in South Korea, SC fans are more than happy to play and bet on StarCraft II regularly. Despite its insane popularity, Blizzard have not yet confirmed if there will be a StarCraft 3 – many fans would certainly welcome a sequel in the decades-old franchise!

Surrounding the pros

In addition to the lively esports scenes themselves, there is also plenty of infrastructure around the pro competitions – from amateur leagues to betting providers, just about everyone likes to get in on Blizzard esports. Esports betting does not shy away from betting on Overwatch, for example.

Overwatch also has an entire second league to go with the regular OWL – the Contenders league, with its own set of teams and events every season. In other words – Overwatch fans always have esports news to check up on!

Hearthstone – a phenomenon

Compared to games like Overwatch – part of the popular shooter genre – Hearthstone is in a category of its own. The trading card game has a huge number of players and fans, yet is practically unique in the esports league.

Players spend endless amounts of time creating the best Hearthstone decks to compete with, and which cards they select really does make a huge difference. The elaborate set up and variety of cards in the game give it a huge appeal to fans of both esports and Hearthstone betting.

The future of Blizzard esports

In no small part of because of Blizzard-Activision’s dedication to keep Blizzard esports at the top, their games continue to grow and become ever more popular. More fans than ever are joining in on the fun, and even the Overwatch League itself gets expanded season-by-season – so don’t worry about running out of Blizzard esports news any time soon!

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