Call of Duty League Revamps Esports Model: Offering More Revenue Opportunities to Esports Teams

Activision Blizzard Introduces Sweeping Changes to Call of Duty League for a More Sustainable Esports Future In a recent announcement, Activision Blizzard unveiled a series of significant changes to its Call of Duty League (CDL). These changes aim to create a “stronger, more sustainable league” through a new financial model and revamp revenue revenue-sharing approach with esports teams….

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Xbox Forms New Team to Preserve Game Library for Future Generations

Microsoft’s gaming division Xbox is taking major steps to ensure your favorite games won’t be lost to hardware obsolescence. In a recently leaked internal email, Xbox president Sarah Bond revealed the formation of a new team dedicated solely to game preservation and backwards compatibility. This initiative aims to safeguard the extensive library of Xbox games, ensuring…

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How OpTic Gaming’s Lawsuit Against Activision Could Change Esports Forever

Esports fans around the world were shocked when OpTic Gaming co-owner Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez and star player Seth “Scump” Abner filed a lawsuit against game publisher Activision Blizzard last month. The lawsuit revealed some juicy details about Activision’s contract with Call of Duty League franchise owners, sparking speculation that the league’s revenue model could be…

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NVIDIA Integrates Blizzard’s into GeForce Now Cloud Gaming

GeForce Now, Nvidia’s cloud gaming service, is expanding its platform integrations by integrating Blizzard’s into GeForce Now. This will allow GeForce Now users to stream games they own on like Diablo IV,  World of Warcraft, Overwatch 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, and Hearthstone through the cloud gaming service. Gamers who already own Blizzard…

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Activision Blizzard Axes Over 130 Jobs in Ireland Amid Industry-Wide Layoffs

Gaming Giant Cuts Deeply in Irish Office Activision Blizzard, the company behind blockbuster franchises like Call of Duty and Diablo, is reportedly laying off more than 130 employees from its Irish branch. According to reports from the Irish Examiner and, Irish Deputy Prime Minister Michéal Martin confirmed that 136 people would be affected by…

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Microsoft Layoff 83% of Activision Blizzard’s Esports Teams as Industry Struggles

In a massive restructuring move, Microsoft has laid off a significant portion of Activision Blizzard’s internal esports organization according to a new report. This latest round of job cuts comes amid the larger elimination of 1,900 positions across Xbox, Bethesda and Activision announced last week. What does the layoff of these esports operations signal about…

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Blizzard Ushers in New Era With Appointment of Call of Duty Veteran Johanna Faries as President

Blizzard Entertainment has appointed Johanna Faries as its new president. As the former general manager of Activision’s Call of Duty franchise, Faries brings a very different background to the role than her predecessor Mike Ybarra. So who exactly is Johanna Faries and what does her appointment mean for Blizzard? Who is Johanna Faries? Faries is…

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