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ActivisionBlizzard, the publisher and operator of the Call of Duty League, has formally abandoned its dream of replicating the US professional sports model in esports, waiving and refunding all franchise entry fees for the CoD League’s constituent teams in a bid to save the competition.

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has requested a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to block technology giant Microsoft’s proposed $68.7bn (€63.6bn

The European Commission has approved US-based technology giant Microsoft’s proposed $68.7bn (€63.1bn

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today (Wednesday) blocked US-based technology giant Microsoft’s proposed $68.7bn (€62.2bn)

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement agreement with video game developer Activision Blizzard over a civil antitrust lawsuit concerning alleged limits on competition and pay for players…

US-based technology giant Microsoft has made “binding commitments” to the European Commission (EC) in an effort to secure regulatory approval for its proposed $68.7bn (€64.2bn)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft in the United States to challenge the US-based technology giant's attempt to acquire video game publisher and major …

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of game company Activision Blizzard by US-based technology giant Microsoft

Agreement to create world's third-largest gaming company by revenue

Bobby Kotick, the chief executive of esports organization Activision Blizzard, has agreed to halve his base salary as part of an extended contract until March 31, 2023

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has extended and expanded a rights agreement with esports organisation Activision Blizzard to include coverage of several competitions on its eSports1 and eSportsONE channels

Australian pay-television operator Foxtel has hired Hilary Perchard as chief customer, marketing and revenue officer, replacing Kieren Cooney, who has taken up a role at TPG Telecom, the Australian telecoms…

Pete Vlastelica is stepping down from his roles as Activision Blizzard's chief executive of esports and Overwatch League commissioner to move into a new "entrepreneurial" role within the organization.

Esports organization Activision Blizzard is reportedly allowing Overwatch League and Call of Duty League teams to defer franchise fee payments following the devastating financial impact of the global Covid-19…

Esports organization Activision Blizzard has appointed senior Major League Baseball executive Tony Petitti as its new president of sports and entertainment.

Sports data and content company Sportradar has added esports competitions Overwatch League and Call of Duty League to its portfolio of integrity services properties

Professional esports league, the Overwatch League, has signed up internet service provider Xfinity to its sponsorship portfolio

US-based interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard has held talks with NBC Sports Group over the possibility of returning its Overwatch League esports competition to US linear television, it…