Five things that will shape the esports industry in 2023

From the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal to the Olympics, here are five key events that will shape the industry’s future.

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Rohan

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Microsoft enters 10-year commitment with Nintendo over Call of Duty

Microsoft has announced that it has entered a “10-year commitment” with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty to the platform.

Raviprakash Rao

Raviprakash Rao

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Brazil becomes latest market to approve Microsoft acquisition of Activision-Blizzard

The deal is set to become official in June 2023.

Ant Stonelake

Ant Stonelake

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Two Age of Empires streamers have been locked in a match for over 56 hours

What’s the longest ranked game you’ve ever had? Is it longer than 56 hours?

Michael Hassall

Michael Hassall

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Call of Duty titles could no longer be released annually to reignite “franchises’ fortunes”

Bloomberg reports that “high-level Activision employees” are looking to move away from Call of Duty’s annual release schedule in an attempt to reignite the “franchise’s fortunes.”

James Bassett

James Bassett

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Xbox head Phil Spencer assures Call of Duty fans series will be on Playstation

Finally a clear answer – Call of Duty will remain on Sony consoles for the foreseeable future.

Dustin Steiner

Dustin Steiner

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Will Overwatch 2 and Call of Duty be on Playstation following Microsoft buyout?

With the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, fans are worried about exclusivity and the games on PS5.

Dustin Steiner

Dustin Steiner

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Bobby Kotick To Remain Activision-Blizzard CEO During Ownership Transition

Microsoft are allowing Bobby Kotick to stay on as CEO of Activision-Blizzard while they work through the transition phase of their $70 billion acquisition.

James Bassett

James Bassett

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