Events

Blizzard esports at BlizzCon 2017: What to expect This week there’s not much going on in Blizzard esports. This is the calm before the storm. Next week is Opening Week with BlizzCon coming the weekend after. Here’s what you need to know to get started. Heroes of the Storm The action starts with Heroes of the Storm and the Heroes Global Championship group stages...

Hallow’s End returns to World of Warcraft with some new collectibles Today, the Hallow’s End holiday comes to World of Warcraft once again, and with it, the reckoning has come. In fact, it’s come to Azeroth for twelve years now! There are some great new things to collect this year, including a new battle pet and a great new costume. The new costume for this year...




Running of the Gnomes benefiting breast cancer research is tomorrow Every year for the past eight years, the Running of the Gnomes event has raised money and awareness for breast cancer research while also allowing thousands of World of Warcraft players to run their tiny Gnome feet off. This year is no exception. The event takes place on Scarlet Crusade-US, this Saturday, October 14th at 7PM...

HCT Summer Finals, BlizzCon is coming The pros are already starting to pack their bags for Southern California. BlizzCon Opening Week starts October 26th. Much like winter — what’s the phrase? — it’ll be here before you know it! There’s still lots of esports to keep you going til then, though. If all else fails, check TeSPA’s calendar. They usually have...

Halloween Terror returns to Overwatch with Junkenstein’s Revenge, skins, tricks, treats Have you ever really wished an evil mad scientist would come back for more? Ever since last year’s Junkenstein’s Revenge came to Overwatch, I’ve been counting down the days til he returns. I missed out on that incredible Witch Mercy outfit from last year, so I was just holding a bunch of credits and biding...

Antorus raid testing continues this week with Mythic, Heroic, and Normal on the PTR Blizzard is getting a head start with Antorus raid testing on the PTR this week. Testing for the week begins Wednesday, October 11 at 1PM Pacific. Wednesday and Thursday feature some Mythic testing with two encounters apiece, while Friday is scheduled for two Heroic encounters. In addition, Friday is also open testing for Normal Antorus,...




Get tons of extra battle pet XP this bonus weekend Update: This week is another pet battle bonus event. For North America, Squirt is arriving again on Monday, just as the event ends. For additional info and some strategy, keep reading! As the calendar shows, this weekend in World of Warcraft is the battle pet bonus event. Every six weeks there’s triple pet XP everywhere you...

Diablo 3 Season 11 ending soon, Season 12 coming in November Another Diablo 3 Season is about to end. Luckily, Season 12 is beginning shortly thereafter. Blizzard published all the dates and times, just in case you need every last minute to top the leaderboards. Don’t forget, you need to hit level 70 to unlock those cool transmog rewards for Season 11. There are also rewards...



Blizzard Arena LA opens with Overwatch Contenders finals It’s that time of year where I just want to relax with a big bowl of chili and watch esports. Unfortunately, I live in a blighted hellscape where it’s still hitting the 80s every dang day. Here are the Blizzard esports I’ll be watching this weekend while I sweat. Overwatch Overwatch Contenders Saturday and Sunday...

Junkenstein's Revenge
Halloween Terror event returns to Overwatch on October 10 Overwatch is about to get a little creepier. Last year’s Halloween Terror event was a hair-raising success, and according to a tweet from the official Overwatch account, the event will be making a return this year. At the moment, we don’t have any details about what the event will include. However, last year’s holiday included...

Last chances in Blizzard esports this week There’s a sense of finality in the air. Just four esports schedule posts until BlizzCon, so lots of esports pros are facing down their very, very last chances to play on the big stage. It’s a lot of pressure for them, but it’s a lot of fun to watch. Here’s when to watch them. StarCraft...

This week’s Heroic Antorus, the Burning Throne raid testing starts today Patch 7.3 is already out and in full steam on live servers, but we’ve got a little longer to wait for Antorus, the Burning Throne. Luckily players that want to check out the raid can help test things out on the PTR. This week Blizzard is putting six different Heroic encounters to the test in...

Pachimari Mania event in Heroes of the Storm offers many Pachimari-themed rewards Today marks the appearance of Ana in Heroes of the Storm's Nexus, but she's not the only new addition to the game. After all, a skillshot-based Support hero is fairly niche and may not appeal to everyone. You know what does appeal to everyone? Pachimari.

Mythic Dungeon Invitational continues this weekend The Mythic Dungeon Invitational is a new PVE esports event for World of Warcraft, and this weekend it’s time for the Europe and Americas regional. It’s week two of this new experimental form of esports, and anything can happen. The Mythic Dungeon Invitational has its roots in the competitive raiding races sometimes hosted at BlizzCon....

Brackets are determined this week in Blizzard esports Things across the spectrum are starting to cool down. Most leagues are winding up and establishing their brackets, because BlizzCon is just over a month away! Teams need time to scrim and practice, and oh god BlizzCon is just over a month away. While I start getting my spreadsheets in order, here's the esports schedule this weekend.

Overwatch League start date and final teams announced This morning the last three teams were announced for the first season of Overwatch League. The teams, but notably not the rosters, are locked in. Mark your calendars because the start dates for the pre-season and season openers were announced too. The final three teams are really great ones, fandom-wise. Houston, Dallas, and Philadelphia are...