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Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce ends 28-year career at company

"The time has come for me to step away from Blizzard and pass the torch to the next generation of leaders," says Pearce

Blizzard unleashes Google's DeepMind AI against European Starcraft II players

Experimental AlphaStar agent will play anonymously, but only against gamers who opt into test matches

Blizzard: "We're crafting stories for a global audience so our team needs to reflect that"

Director of story George Kristic on the Overwatch team's story dojos, lack of yes men, and why he wants more games with animated series

Mike Morhaime fully departs Blizzard this April

Long-serving exec is currently in advisory role, but will give up these responsibilities later this year

Former Blizzard employee alleges racism and discrimination drove him to leave

Jules Murillo-Cueller says abuse triggered panic attacks, nervous breakdowns and even plans for suicide

Blizzard cancels Heroes of the Storm Global Championship

Devs to be reassigned elsewhere, but game will continue to receive live support

Nate Nanzer: "The train has left the station" on esports opportunities

Overwatch League commissioner reflects on its inaugural year, the relationship between esports and traditional sports, and the League's role in diversity leadership

Blizzard cracks down on third-party Overwatch apps

Players using programs which "impede on the competitive integrity" of the game could face permanent bans

Blizzard locks sale of real money loot boxes in Belgium

Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm join growing list of games forced to halt sale of loot boxes by Belgian authorities

After 14 years, the biggest obstacle for World of Warcraft is time, not technology

Blizzard technical director Patrick Dawson on overcoming the challenges of continued development on an ageing MMO

Inaugural Overwatch League final pulls in nearly 11m viewers

OWL final sets precedent as first live esports event to be aired on prime time ESPN

Toxicity in Overwatch down by over a quarter following new measures from Blizzard

Game director promises further improvement along with exploration and implementation of new systems

Blizzard adds "endorsements" to encourage positive behavior in Overwatch

Reception of the new system so far is mixed; meanwhile, another Overwatch system may be patented

First Overwatch League Grand Finals event sells out Barclays Center

More than 20,000 tickets sold for the July 27-28 competition, the largest ever esports event at the arena

Overwatch art used in Paladins Strike ad due to "not much oversight"

Hi-Rez Studios art director says studio plans to exercise more control over content creation in the future

Balancing Hearthstone

Metrics help the team understand what's happening, but designer Dean Ayala says most changes in the Blizzard card game are made due to player perception

DDoS attack against Blizzard lands Romanian man in US federal prison

Calin Mateias extradited to face charges over 2010 cyber attack

Blizzard now selling community-made maps for StarCraft II

Revenue spilt "favours content creators" says StarCraft II production director

EA, Activision Blizzard, and Valve found in breach of Belgian gambling laws

Loot boxes in FIFA 18, Overwatch, and CS:GO violate gambling legislation, says Belgian Gaming Commission

Overwatch: Building an esport from the ground up

At the DICE Summit, Mike Morhaime, Nate Nazer, and Kim Phan discussed the publisher's approach to establishing Overwatch as a top flight esport

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