Category Archives: Blizzard

I’m surprised I’m beginning to care about the Overwatch League – opinion

The Overwatch League is slowly winning over Craig Robinson, who explains why in this comment piece. It was only a few months ago that the Overwatch League astonished me with its traditional American style. Several venture capitalists donated to various brands, and many cities and states formed their NFL-style Overwatch teams. And then there was…
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Blizzard quietly makes changes to Overwatch community tournament requirements

Earlier this month Blizzard published updated guidelines for those looking to host community or custom esports competitions. It's fair to say Blizzard already had stringent requirements in place for third-party organisers, favouring its own tournaments like the Overwatch World Cup and now the Overwatch League. ESL UK scrapped its Overwatch Premiership at the start of…
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London Spitfire partner with Code Red to develop a home arena and fan zones in the UK

Overwatch League franchise London Spitfire have announced today a dedicated partnership with UK-based esports agency Code Red Esports. The collaboration will see Code Red spearhead the franchise’s operations in the UK, including a physical space in London. There will be local Spitfire events here in the UK - everything from viewing parties to official Overwatch amateur…
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Blizzcon 2017: Esports winners and announcements roundup

Sometimes here at Esports News UK we'll cover some of the wider esports/games industry news beyond the UK scene. Blizzcon is one of those events that generates a lot of buzz and with its array of announcements and tournaments, is of interest to many within esports and games culture. Blizzcon 2017 was another hit annual…
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The UK will face Sweden in the Overwatch World Cup Quarter Final

Blizzard has revealed the bracket format for the Overwatch World Cup Playoffs at Blizzcon. On the left side of the bracket, the undefeated Team UK will face a promising Swedish line-up. Meanwhile, the underdog teams of Canada and Australia will fight to determine which team gets to the semi-finals. This bracket looks to be a…
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Undefeated Team UK reach the Overwatch World Cup quarter finals

Team UK have qualified for the Overwatch World Cup last eight, and will play in the quarter finals in Blizzcon this November. Craig Robinson provides a recap of the group stages and takes a look at the UK's impressive run so far. The first series of the weekend was against Belgium. Team UK had a quality opening series as…
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Fnatic’s founder is not happy about Cloud9 taking the London Overwatch League spot

Fnatic founder Sam Mathews has responded to the news that Cloud9 have bought the Overwatch League franchise spot in London. It was a surprising announcement considering Fnatic are the biggest esports organisation based in London. They have offices there and the Bunkr event space. Sam tweeted the following: Waking up to a massive to @fnatic from @overwatchleague felt great...…
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