Project Esports – Why does Blizzard Hate T2 Overwatch, Trouble Brewing at Activision and Drop Bears

TL;DR

Even though this is the first episode with all of the boys back together, they do not hold back! Diving into the numerous problems happening at Activision-Blizzard including an investigation of fraud, talking about why Blizzard hates T2 Overwatch and Drop Bears are all on the docket for this episode. Wait, Drop Bears?

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The boys are all back together for the first time in 2019 and they are ready to talk some esports! First big news item up is Activision/Blizzard issues. They go over Bungie leaving Activision with the Destiny IP and some of the side effects that may bring with it. On top of the there is also investigation in Activision for fraud AND many Blizzard staff members are leaving. All signs don’t look too good for the company and the boys can smell the blood in the water.

Next story up is a bit of a lighter note. With January in full gear that means it’s time for Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2019. This year they raised over $2.39 million for charity. They go into speed running, which they say is esports adjacent, and some of the interested elements of it.

Next up the boys circle back to talk about Overwatch Contender Playoffs. They recap the event and ponder why Blizzard isn’t promoting it very well. After hating on Blizzard some more, the boys give shouts out to their favorite team, The Drop Bears!

Finally the boys wrap the show up by talking about Ubisoft bringing over former Hearthstone Esports Lead, and of course hit up some honorable mentions. Hope you all enjoyed this week’s episode, catch you all again next week for the Project Esports Podcast.

Articles discussed:

Bungie splits with Activision, keeps control of Destiny – Andy Chalk

Activision Blizzard Reportedly Under Investigation for Fraud – Gavin Sheehan

Former Blizzard president Mike Morhaime leaving strategic advisory role – Nicole Carpenter

AGDQ 2019 raised over $2.39 million for charity – Adam Newell

Che Chou, Hearthstone’s former esports lead, joins Ubisoft – Radoslav Kolev

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