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Blizzard buys IGN Pro League’s assets

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Blizzard has heard the masses and is making a big effort to get back in there with the competition on the eSports scene. For months games like League of Legends and Dota 2 have stolen the spotlight and many doubted whether StarCraft will once again be the ultimate eSports game. In an effort to get StarCraft 2 back on the map as a premier title; Blizzard has now purchased IGN’s Pro League technology and assets.

So what exactly does that mean, well, beat me with a rainbow coloured trout if I know. What I do know though is that Blizzard is bringing on some members of the IPL staff as the foundation of the team who will focus on creating “high-quality web and mobile content in support of Blizzard games”, while other IPL staff have joined the existing Blizzard eSports team.

“This new team will help us to further develop the rich media experiences that extend the fun and engagement of our games online,” said Itzik Ben-Bassat, Blizzard’s executive vice president of publishing. “This is a team of passionate gamers with a proven track record, and we’re looking forward to now leveraging their expertise and technology to support a variety of online efforts.”

This of course follows the very recent effort by Blizzard to improve their eSports status by introducing their very first StarCraft 2 global ranking system

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Last Updated: April 9, 2013


  1. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 9, 2013 at 14:06

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 9, 2013 at 14:27

      Hahaha. Well played


  2. Hillbilly gamer

    April 9, 2013 at 14:15

    Bringing Lan back would have better start 🙁


    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 9, 2013 at 14:27

      I wish I could upvote this 1million times


    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      April 9, 2013 at 14:28

      You sir, deserve a bloody upvote!


  3. Trevor Davies

    April 9, 2013 at 14:16

    There is only one IPL – it has bats, balls, colourful pajamas & dancing girls.


  4. Ultimo_Cleric_N7

    April 9, 2013 at 16:38

    Never underestimate Starcraft 2. Ever. This is the beginning on a massive SC2 E-Sports drive now that HoTS is out.


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