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Blizzard and NetEase have canceled development on a World of Warcraft mobile game

It’s been canned, apparently. Blizzard and NetEase had a World of Warcraft mobile game in the works, but the companies have apparently canceled development on the project. This is according to a Bloomberg report which states the mobile version of the MMO was in development for three years before being canceled. The report states the cancellation resulted in the disbandment of a 100-strong team at NetEase, with only some offered positions elsewhere in the company. Apparently, there was a disagreement between Blizzard and NetEase over financial terms leading to the project’s cancellation. People familiar with the matter said the MMORPG,…

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Echo defeat The Jailer to win Sepulcher of the First Ones WoW Race to World First, as Liquid take a break to avoid burnout

Echo have become the first guild in the world to clear the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid on mythic difficulty. They beat the final boss of the latest World of Warcraft (WoW) Shadowlands raid, The Jailer, this evening, after some 277 attempts. It’s another victory for European organisation Echo, who also won the Mythic Sanctum of Domination Race to World First last summer. You can check out the moment Echo secured the win below: ROOM REACTION: — Echo (@EchoGuild) March 26, 2022 Prior to the most recent couple of races, Complexity Limit (now signed to Team Liquid) had…

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Method ‘more than ready’ for final Shadowlands Race to World First as Sepulcher of the First Ones raid approaches, UK org reveal stream plans and partnership with Safe In Our World charity

UK esports organisation Method have spoken about their ambitions in the latest World of Warcraft Race to World First (RWF) raid, which is now a few weeks away. The Sepulcher of the First Ones raid opens in mythic difficulty from March 8th 2022 – and Method will be hoping to get closer to the top spot this time around. Race to World First sees guilds race to become the first to defeat the final raid boss of a new piece of raid content. Continue reading Method ‘more than ready’ for final Shadowlands Race to World First as Sepulcher of the…

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Opinion: Is Microsoft’s shock $68bn buyout of Activision Blizzard good news for esports and gamers, or a match made in hell?

Microsoft’s $68.7bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard announced today can offer a fresh start for the beleaguered publisher, as well as fans of its games and esports, though there is still frustration that Bobby Kotick is retaining his job and a long road ahead to regaining trust with gamers. Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco shares his thoughts on what the deal might mean for the industry and esports in the future. Continue reading Opinion: Is Microsoft’s shock $68bn buyout of Activision Blizzard good news for esports and gamers, or a match made in hell?

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UK content creator Preach stops coverage of World of Warcraft over Activision Blizzard harassment controversy

Prominent British World of Warcraft content creator Preach Gaming is halting day-to-day coverage of the game in light of the recent harassment allegations against Activision Blizzard. “After so many years, the road has come to an end – time to give up on World of Warcraft,” he said. “We are stopping our coverage of the game. This has not been an easy decision.” Preach, who has 428,000 YouTube subscribers and 224,000 Twitch followers, is the latest content creator to speak out on the scandal involving Activision Blizzard. Continue reading UK content creator Preach stops coverage of World of Warcraft over…

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Production on World of Warcraft apparently halted because of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit

By Dom Peppiatt 26 July 2021 20:31 GMT According to a senior developer at Activision Blizzard, practically all work on World of Warcraft has been halted by a lawsuit regarding sexual harassment, bullying, unfair pay, and more besides.Last week, following a two-year investigation by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the state filed a lawsuit against the publisher and developer, alleging the company incubated a “frat boy” culture.Now, World of Warcraft senior system designer Jeff Hamilton has taken to Twitter to note that very little work on the game is currently underway as Activision Blizzard responds to the situation…

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Echo wins latest WoW Race to World First, becomes first guild to clear Mythic Sanctum of Domination raid without a single player dying

European World of Warcraft guild, Echo, has become the first in the world to clear the Mythic Sanctum of Domination raid in World of Warcraft today. They defeated Sylvanas Windrunner, the final boss of the new raid in WoW’s Shadowlands expansion, to win the latest Race to World First. Not only that, but they did it without a single player dying. Several other guilds have defeated nine of the ten bosses, including NA guild Complexity Limit, UK org Method, Pieces and BDGG, and it’s expected that Complexity Limit will take second place. Continue reading Echo wins latest WoW Race to…

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World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic release date set for June 1

By Stephany Nunneley 6 May 2021 20:19 GMT Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will be made available in June.Players—both new and old—will have the opportunity to return to Outland when World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic launches on June 1.Watch on YouTubeBeginning on May 18, after each regional scheduled maintenance, the Pre-expansion Patch will be released, and each character must choose whether to advance onward to Burning Crusade, move to a Classic Era realm, or use the Character Clone service to play in both games. More on that here.Originally released in January 2007, The Burning Crusade takes players…

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BlizzCon leak outs World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, details on Shadowlands update Chains of Dominion

Blizzard press materials have leaked ahead of BlizzCon 2021 tomorrow, and reveal what’s next for World of Warcraft players.According to the leaks posted on WoW Head, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic is coming, and details on the upcoming Shadlowlands patch, Chains of Domination, have been revealed.Burning Crusade content will be rolled out in phases. Originally released in January 2007, Burning Crusade takes players to the Outland to stop the Burning Legion. This expansion brought with it the Blood Elf for the Horde, and Draenei for the Alliance, so you will soon be able to roll these races again in Classic….

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Wandering Ancient chosen as World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ next mount

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 September 2020 11:51 GMT Earlier this month, Blizzard invited World of Warcraft: Shadowlands players to choose which free mount they want to see in the expansion after it releases on October 27. The developer gave players the option to choose from five concepts: Wandering Ancient, Soaring Spelltome, Nerubian Swarmer, Curious Caterpillar, and Gooey Slimesaber.The poll, which was hosted over on the World of Warcraft site, attracted over 160,000 votes over 14 days, and roughly 87,000 of those belonging to the Wandering Ancient.“After two weeks and with hundreds of thousands of players internationally casting their votes, the popular vote for the…