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How ‘Apex Legends’ and ‘Fortnite’ are transforming the video game industry

The games have helped Electronic Arts and GameStop, but hurt Activision-Blizzard.
Then-Executive Vice President and head of EA Sports Andrew Wilson unveils FIFA 13 during the EA news conference as part of E3 in Los Angeles, June, 2012.

Electronic Arts, the major video game company behind ‘Madden’ and ‘Apex Legends,’ is laying off about 350 employees

EA CEO Andrew Wilson announced the layoffs one month after competitor Activision Blizzard announced 800 layoffs.
A European ratings board has seemingly revealed the existence of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered."

A remastered version of a fan-favorite ‘Call of Duty’ game may be on the way this year, according to a new leak

An accidental rating seemingly revealed a remastered "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" campaign, just in time for the game's 10th anniversary.
Blizzard President J Allen Brack.

Activision-Blizzard, the major video game company behind ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Overwatch,’ is laying off about 800 employees

In the wake of the loss of key executives and a tumbling share price, Activision Blizzard is undergoing layoffs.
Fans flooded New York Excelsior's weekend pop-up event to meet and play with professionals.

New York City’s first official esports team hosted a Brooklyn pop-up shop with celebrity appearances and tons of video games, and fans couldn...

The New York Excelsior, which competes in the Overwatch League, is NYC's first official esports franchise. We visited their pop-up shop in Brooklyn, where fans had their chance to meet the team.
London Spitfire overcame the Philadelphia Fusion to win the first Overwatch League championship.

Eight teams paid more than $30 million each to join the Overwatch League – here’s everything you need to know before the new season starts...

With 20 international teams and more than 170 players earning $50,000 or more, the Overwatch League has set a new bar for professionalism in esports.

The newest ‘Overwatch’ character is a deadly gunslinger with a grudge to bear

Ashe, the leader of the Deadlock Gang, was revealed during BlizzCon 2018 along with a new animated short.

‘They want this Fortnite audience’: Rivals are probably going to copy battle royale mode

Observing Fortnite's seemingly overnight success, many of its gaming peers are planning on copycatting the widely popular battle royale mode. The barriers of entry into the space are low for shooter franchises, and there's a chance games like Call of Duty and Battlefield V may take audience share.