Thursday, November 8, 2018

Show Notes, Blizzard News November 2018


Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

"Last quarter, on average, 345 million people played our games each month and our players spent a record 52 minutes per day playing Activision Blizzard and King games. "

"Third, the expansion of our existing franchises on to mobile, the world's largest platform and the creation of new franchises. And fourth, new and growing franchise engagement revenue models such as esports leagues and digital advertising."

"Now, not all our franchises are experiencing the momentum we see in Call of Duty and Candy Crush and we have to improve the pace of innovation and the cadence of in-game content. "

"Mobile remains the largest and fastest growing platform for gaming in the world and while King is a clear leader in mobile, we're still investing in Activision and Blizzard franchises for mobile releases."

"These are just two of the many mobile initiatives under way across Activision and Blizzard. And King Mobile expertise is now being shared throughout the company, so our beloved PC and console franchises can expand their reach."

"Overwatch League is already well into planning its second season and we are actively advancing how the league model and infrastructure will be applied to Call of Duty and other franchises. "

"At Blizzard, monthly active users were 37 million consistent with the prior quarter. "

"Next year, Blizzard will celebrate World of Warcraft's 15th anniversary with events both in and out of the game." 

"As I said earlier, some of our franchises are underperforming relative to the opportunity that we see including our live operations capabilities and we will continue to push innovation and new content to drive stronger engagement and in-game revenue generation."

"And we'll continue to invest in the reach of the different franchises that we have to acquire more players globally across all platforms including PC, console, and mobile. "

"We have some classic battlegrounds from World of Warcraft that we are remastering and we're going to add some seasonal content as well."

"Later planned updates are going to add new zones, dungeons, and raids for people to explore an additional PVP arena. "

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) 3rd Quarter Earnings: What to Expect

Activision props up World of Warcraft and Call of Duty as top-earners

Activision Blizzard Hits Q3 Goals Thanks to WoW and Candy Crush, Destiny 2 Disappoints

           WORLD OF WARCRAFT           

Blizzard Working on Possible Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm Mobile Games

Blizzard is rewriting bits of Warcraft III to better mesh with World of Warcraft



Starcraft is back now that everyone is home and semi recovered and the new season starts on November 20th. The new maps have been posted as well on Team Liquid.

WESG qualifiers continue world wide throughout November including tomorrow the USA finals in California. Tickets are free. WESG is a super huge annual event handing out a ton of cash.

Blizzard's ANZ ProLeague team tournament Down Under began today.

Blizzard's long awaited 20th anniversary tournament in Russia is finally about to begin and HomeStory Cup begins in 2 weeks.


The One Word to Sum Up MMA’s SC2 Career is Heart

The Pylon Show Episode 27, a Starcraft Podcast

With Artosis and iNcontroL every Wednesday! Also available on YouTube and as a podcast.

This week's guests, Nathanias, Catz and Neuro!


Time to end prejudice against esports

Legendary Game Universes and Esports Superstars Take Center Stage at BlizzCon® 2018

                    WARCRAFT III                    

There will be a Warcraft 3: Reforged beta – probably “early next year”

Warcraft 3: Reforged requires “orders of magnitude” more work than Starcraft Remastered

Daily and Weekly Tournaments here


    Blizzard acknowledges the mobile reality

    If this is true, and it probably is, its probably going to be other Blizzard games coming next.

    24 Diablo Immortal Memes For People Who Are Pissed At Blizzard

              HEROES OF THE STORM          

    Blizzard Working on Possible Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm Mobile Games



    Activision Blizzard Hits Q3 Goals Thanks to WoW and Candy Crush, Destiny 2 Disappoints


    Overwatch Director Says Blizzard Is "Very Open-Minded" About Switch Release
    "We would love to do it"

                   WARCRAFT CLASSIC               

    Back2Warcraft  @Back2Warcraft

    We interviewed Pete Stilwell, Senior Producer of @Warcraft3 and discussed the current progress, design philosophies, esports, mapmaking and more.

    Also, as a B2W exclusive, Pete reveals a new feature for the game!


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