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Fans cheer as 100 Thieves defeats Optic Gaming during the Call of Duty World League Championship 2019 at Pauley Pavilion on August 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Twelve teams reportedly paid $25 million each to join a new esports league around one of the biggest games in the world — here’s everythin...

Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty League is launching in January 2020 with 12 international teams playing "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare."
Dallas Fuel is one of the 20 teams in Blizzard's Overwatch League.

A coach in Blizzard’s Overwatch League was told to delete a tweet condemning the company for censoring an esports competitor from Hong Kong

Justin "Jayne" Conroy of the Dallas Fuel condemned Blizzard's ban of Hong Kong-based "Hearthstone" player Blitzchung, calling it an act of censorship.
Fans at the Overwatch League Grand Finals.

We attended one of eSports’ biggest events, The Overwatch League Grand Finals, and it was like a wild cross between a cosplay convention and an ...

The San Francisco Shock and Vancouver Titans faced off in the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals. It was a spectacular event.
Fans at the Overwatch League Grand Finals.

The Overwatch League Grand Finals showed what the future of professional esports could look like. Here’s what it was like at the event.

The San Francisco Shock and Vancouver Titans faced off in the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals. It was a spectacular event.

New York City’s vibrant esports scene convinced this multimillion dollar team to launch a new organization dedicated to its local gaming culture...

Andbox is a new esports organization founded by the same ownership group that operates the New York Mets, Sterling.VC.

This esports franchise is getting a $50 million arena alongside Philadelphia’s NBA, NFL, and MLB teams

The Philadelphia Fusion will be the first Overwatch League team to create a dedicated venue.
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.

A gamer tried to go pro by pretending to be a woman, and the scandal exposed an ugly truth about esports

An "Overwatch" player posed as a woman named Ellie to earn a spot on an esports team and sparked a toxic situation for the game's community.
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.