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Blizzard shuts down gaming services in China

Millions of gamers in China have to say goodbye to their beloved games as Blizzard decided to shut down services for some of their most popular games, including big titles such as World of Warcraft and Overwatch 2. The Situation: Under Chinese law, foreign developers are required to partner with domestic companies to have a game launch in the Chinese market, and even then, they are launched with much scrutiny and censorship. Blizzard decided to partner with NetEase Interactive Entertainment<span class="read-more">more</span>

Kaustavmani Choudhury

New Schedule for the New Year: Riot Games announces future plans for 2023 Broadcasting Schedule

With 2022 coming to a close and 2023 fast approaching, the gaming year goes into transition as well. Valorant esports is on the rise with the expected onset of new fans to the debut of the franchise leagues, as well as the continued support of fans of League of Legends esports. With both games sharing fans and communities, the overlap between both esports titles has only grown larger. Thus, a revamp to the broadcasting schedule was eventually needed to relieve<span class="read-more">more</span>

Foo Zen-Wen

Can BLAST Make Rainbow Six Siege More Popular?

Despite being one of the best tactical shooters in the world, Rainbow Six Siege is nowhere near as popular as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Valorant, at least in terms of tournament viewership. This year, there were several events that offered $500.000 in prize money, as well as a world championship that offered $3 million. But the audience numbers were not that impressive. Even Six Invitational, the R6 Siege World Championship, had just $121.000 average concurrent viewers. And that’s why Ubisoft<span class="read-more">more</span>

Radu Muresan