Fans, commentators, and even Riot employees are publicly speaking out.
On top of Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3, the studio abandoned something in a new genre.
Ron Johnson, Global Head of Consumer Products, is exiting Riot.
The League of Legends publisher is investigating the situation.
Inside the draw of the off-meta mindset.
Daniel Abt has been suspended from his team for employing a virtual ringer.
If it keeps working, keep running.
Coming to any physical game with "loot boxes, gacha games, item or card packs, prize wheels, treasure chests, and more."
On Tuesday, the blue-faced bot finally makes the roster.
In a new statement, Matt Booty reiterates on Microsoft's commitment to supporting studios as they adjust to working from home.
It's impacting everything from World of Warcraft to Call of Duty: Warzone.
The FIFA esports arm promises it's reviewing the situation and trying to prevent similar episodes in the future.
You have chosen, or have been chosen, as one of our finest urban centers…
Now the league's Chinese and Korean games need rescheduling.
Blitzchung reflects on the last few months, as he prepares to return to competition.
And Smash Bros. gets some belated acknowledgement.
Let's get an exhibition match in Summoner's Rift going.
"I think the suspension should be reduced more or eliminated. But that's just me."
So long crates and keys, hello blueprints and credits.
Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai, the player at the center of Blizzard's Hong Kong controversy, is now a player for Tempo Storm.
Blizzard confirms the exits of three prominent Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm developers.
It'll have hero talents and an actual story.
Teamfight Tactics and Dota Underlords are trying to ensure auto chess isn't a flash in the pan.
Ybarra starts as Blizzard's new executive vice president and general manager next month.
As the NES Tetris community grows, newcomers and hyper-tapping players are rising to the top.
"It feels so good play as a free man," said Lee Shi Tian at Mythic Championship V this past weekend.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard's ban on Hearthstone player Blitzchung catches the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike.
A bipartisan letter from U.S. lawmakers urges Blizzard to correct course.
American University's players have received some late judgment.
The Nintendo New York event has been abruptly cancelled.
Blitzchung does wish Blizzard would reconsider its position on the casters, however.
Both Blitzchung and the two commentators have had their suspension halved.
In the wake of the ongoing Blizzard suspension controversy, Riot wants to preempt political statements on League of Legends streams.
Talking with developers and a few members of Killer Queen's dedicated New York arcade scene about the new multiplayer spin-off.
The statement goes a step further than saying Hong Kong's "Blitzchung" violated a rule.
Protests against Blizzard's ruling might have the company rethinking its stance.
Supporters are making fan art of Mei supporting the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
Epic weighs in on the ongoing Hearthstone controversy.
The community response to yesterday's suspension is growing.
After suspending a player for pro-Hong Kong statements made on-air, Blizzard is under noticeable scrutiny.
Fans are upset over Blitzchung's suspension, following his on-air support of the protests.
If you signed up to compete in the FIFA 20 Global Series, you might want to turn on 2FA.
The League of Legends spinoff will get its own spot on the esports stage.
Not quite the Bobby Fischer of Auto Chess.
Get all the info on the upcoming Saviors of Uldum expansion for Hearthstone.
Only one of the original co-founders is left now.
Might wanna look out below.
Epic Games reveals Fortnite World Cup Creative.
The city of lights and love.
A one-stop shop where you can check the current Spirit Board Event in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
A false identity splits the Overwatch esports scene.
Blizzard didn't owe pro players an explanation, but announcing the end of an esports league has consequences.
Blizzard announced that development on Heroes is being redirected while shutting down the game's 2019 esports season.
More teams, longer breaks. Sound good?
EA Madden issues a statement on Twitter. Calls the shooting, "a senseless act of violence."
Gonna be honest with you, I'm not feeling it.
Current Overwatch League owners have first pick.
Epic swings big with esports.
The controversial player is cutting ties with the Texas Overwatch team.
STARTING SCREEN | Even though the IOC recognizes esports as a sport, the field has a long way to go for Olympics recognition.
Whatever expectations you have about esports, Hearthstone breaks the mold.
[Update: It looks like she might be joining the Overwatch League as its first female pro-player.]
Matches kick off the evening of January 10, streaming on Twitch.
Rep your favorite OWL team just in time for the big debut season.
Mercy is subject to yet another nerf in the PTR, and players are divided.
A separate currency will help ensure the proper proceeds go to the teams.
We visited Blizzard's new esports arena and talked to Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer about Blizzard's plan to build a "forever sport".
The Overwatch League is all but ready for a 2018 launch.
As the first Battlegrounds Invitational kicks off at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, we assess the familiar layout of the competition.
Full salary and benefits for League players.
Gamescom is hosting the first PUBG esports tournament.
Blizzard introduces a new crowdfunding initiative for Heroes of the Storm esports.
Seven teams kick off Blizzard's attempt to make eSports operate like live sports.
Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Seoul will field Overwatch teams.
Outside of Blizzard themselves that is.
Blizzard's pouring even more resources into their golden child, Overwatch.
Nintendo might be getting serious about eSports with the Switch, but it has to go all-in to make it work.
Take-Two and the NBA seek to bring eSports into the fold.
Overwatch is getting an entire professional eSports league and infrastructure.
Blizzard offers a mode for Hearthstone's most experienced players.
HANDS-ON: Amazon Game Studios' (and Double Helix Games') upcoming multiplayer game is looking to be the Next Big Thing.
Check out how Umbrella Corps' empty lobbies stack up against other multiplayer games, new and old.
The evolution to Overwatch brought the game to consoles. Blizzard talks about some of the design decisions behind the console versions.
NCSoft enters the MOBA arena with its unique combo of MOBA and dungeon crawler.
Old rivals meet as the Spring split of the North American LCS comes to a close.
That sounds a lot more interesting than a boring old debate, doesn't it?
Even e-sports aren't immune from corruption, it seems.
Pete and Cassandra attempt to make sense of the controversy surrounding Riot Games' restrictions on pro League of Legends players.
We talk to the competitive Pokémon community as the game heads to a new platform with a whole bucket full of new rules.
Reckon you're the next eSports star? Prove yourself at Play N Trade's Black Ops II tournament this weekend.