Although Blizzard may have cut back on esports support for Heroes of the Storm, World of Warcraft’s esports scene is back and bigger than ever in 2019, and the studio has recently announced its plans for this year’s Arena World Championships and the rebranded Mythic Dungeon International. Both esports events will be boasting even larger prize pools, which will be augmented by the sales of two new in-game toys that will go on sale this spring, with the final prize pools set to be announced “later this year.” Yes, you read that right: Blizzard will be taking a page out of Riot’s book and crowdfunding part of the prize pools. As for the tournaments themselves, there have been a few changes to way things work. For would-be AWC competitors, there will be two arena seasons each for NA and EU, with six cups per season. In each cup, teams will vie for “their share of a $10,000 [US] prize pool,” with each cup awarding the players points that will … [Read more...] about Blizzard lays out World of Warcraft’s esports 2019 plans, will crowdfund part of prize pools
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E3 2018: Hands-on with Ubisoft’s open-world pirate PvP game Skull & Bones - So, you want to be a pirate, but Sea of Thieves isn't your cup of tea? If the issue was PvP, well, you're probably out of luck, as Ubisoft Producer Karl von der… E3 2018: Well-earned hype for Rend’s pets, construction, modding, and PvPvE - When I met Frostkeep Studios' CEO Jeremy Wood and crew at GDC earlier this year, I walked away impressed. I finally felt like I understood why other MOP staff are… E3 2018: Hands-on with Pokemon Let’s Go - You know with my being the one at this year's E3 that this would happen. A console Pokemon game that also connects to Pokemon Go? The possibility for a way to… E3 2018: Hands-on with Super Smash Bros Ultimate - With all the online talk about Nintendo this year, it feels only fitting to give Nintendo's Super Smash Bros Ultimate a little time. We've talked recently about the unbundling of MMOs … [Read more...] about All our E3 2018 MMO and multiplayer coverage!
It has become a long-standing tradition as Massively OP and our former site that we like to end the year by creating a list of titles that we anticipate for the coming one. It has always been a devilish list to create, full of loose dates and fast guesswork about which titles will and won’t be releasing during a 12-month window (just read last year’s list to see how spot-on I was). This year we’re changing things up a bit by tossing out the qualifying factor of “will see a hard launch in 2018.” Instead, I drafted up a list of 20 MMOs that have the potential to do or be really interesting next year, whether that be a launch, a long-anticipated beta test, or some other significant development. Plus, hey, you get 20 for the price of 10, so no complaining now! As an aside, this list isn’t going to cover some other exciting-looking multiplayer games that are arriving in 2018, like Anthem, Sea of Thieves, The Crew 2, Monster Hunter … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: 20 upcoming MMOs to watch in 2018