• From January 24, millions of mainland China-based gamers can no longer play Blizzard Entertainment’s online games such as StarCraft and Overwatch
  • As the Californian game publisher struggles to find a new Chinese partner after breaking up with NetEase, some local gamers say they are ready to move on

Chinese gamers have reacted with disappointment as Blizzard Entertainment is set to end its 14-year partnership with Chinese gaming giant NetEase.


Activision Blizzard’s launch of its highly anticipated Overwatch 2 was plagued by connectivity issues reportedly caused by DDoS attacks, resulting in long queue times for players.

Gaming has seen a huge boost in business during the pandemic. Millions are playing Call of Duty, Overwatch and Candy Crush, sales of the Switch console doubled since last year, and mobile gaming could grow by 12 per cent in 2020.

Tencent recently won US$6.4 million from the makers of a CrossFire clone, a breakthrough in a country known for clones of popular games like PUBG and Overwatch

Shanghai court fines makers of Heroes of Warfare and another Chinese game for copying Blizzard’s blockbuster shooter

Blizzard president J. Allen Brack apologized at BlizzCon in the wake of the Blitzchung Hearthstone controversy, but it was vague enough for alternate interpretations

Fans angry at Hearthstone and Overwatch developer Blizzard say they plan to dress up as Hong Kong protesters and political leaders, but it’s not clear how many will actually show up

Here's an alternate profession for female gamers... but one that also highlights terrible gender stereotypes. Josh paid US$4.50 an hour to play games with three different women, and learned their stories along the way. The whole experience sounds quite unsettling, to be honest. He was showered with praise and flattery, while his (expert) paid partners defended and healed him in the games. Even the way he selected a companion was extremely sexist: A parade of women offered their services in a chatroom, while Josh's avatar sat in a spot called "the Boss Couch."

After their historic losing streak in Overwatch League's inaugural season, the Chinese team is looking for help

With eight new expansion teams joining the OWL 2019 season, players and organizations have a lot of reshuffling to do, and free agents are up for grabs.

Representing your city at the World Cup is an amazing opportunity, but preparing for an international esports tournament in Hong Kong is tougher than you think

We tried out Hammond (briefly), healed with the power of a terrifying manicure, and fell into an existentialist discussion about the circle of life

The popular player laid out the emotional and physical toll of being a pro-player, and why he feels like he owes it to his Twitch fans to go back to his streaming roots

Can London Spitfire’s newfound confidence win them the trophy? Or will Philadelphia Fusion’s aggressive DPS line give them the edge?

If you want to get into this fast-growing esport but can’t tell the difference between D.Va and Tracer, we’ve got your back

Unlike physical sports, esports aren’t split by gender -- but there are still few women competing at the professional level. Now Kim "Geguri" Seyeon will become the first woman to compete in Overwatch League after she was signed by the Shanghai Dragons.