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Heroes of the Storm

4 years ago

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Heroes Of The Storm Gets A Pro Tournament Next Year

BlizzCon 2015 has been good to Heroes Of The Storm [official site], it seems. Not only will it soon receive three brand new characters, an Arena mode and a new battleground, the Heroes Of The Storm Global Championship Circuit will run in 2016 playing host to three competitive events throughout the year. Oh, and Blizzard are also working to replace the game's matchmaking system in…

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Activision Blizzard And Their New Team Of Esports

So Activision Blizzard's creating a new division "devoted to esports" within the company. It's going to be chairman-ed by the former CEO of ESPN and the NFL Network, Steve Bornstein, and senior vice presidente-ed by a co-founder of Major League Gaming, Mike Sepso. There's a press release and everything.

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Winners Of The Road To Blizzcon EU Regionals

This weekend, Prague was flooded with Blizzard fans for the Road to Blizzcon EU regionals. Players in the Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and World of WarCraft tournaments competed for a slice of the $300,000 USD prize pool, as well as the chance to play in the World Championships at BlizzCon in November. Pip was at the tournament and will have more in-depth coverage later,…

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Healing Hands: Lt. Morales Heads To Heroes Of The Storm

Heroes of the Storm [official site], perhaps detecting that I had headed off for a few days, deployed a new patch for public testing and included a new character as well as a bunch of other twiddles and tweaks. At the time I was too busy working out how to say different ice cream flavours in Italian (and occasionally lapsing into Spanish, English and French)…

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Battle For Two: Heroes Of The Storm Shrinks Ranked Party Size

So here's an interesting development. Heroes of the Storm's ranked play option is limiting party size to two people. In a mid-August patch the party size for Hero League was set at a maximum of four (you could actually play as a full five stack but it would put you into the Team League queue to play exclusively against other groups of five instead of…

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5 years ago

Diablo Too’d: Heroes Of The Storm Gets A New Champ

Blizzard continue to add to their bubbling amalgam of SuperBrands by introducing the Monk character from Diablo III - a new playable dude for the company's MOBA offering Heroes of the Storm [official site] in a big patch this week. Sexy, topless MuscleMonk Kharazim was detailed earlier on in the year - He's the first support-class character to be added to HotS from the Diablo series.…

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Blizzard Are Considering An RTS Return For Warcraft

A pair of recent interviews with Blizzard employees, conducted by IGN at Gamescom, have hinted at the future of the Warcraft franchise beyond the MMO's vice-like embrace. It's not only movies; there might be a new strategy game on the cards.

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Heroes Of The Storm Update Brings Early Access To New Skins And Heroes

At Gamescom last week Blizzard announced that Heroes of the Storm [official site] would get a host of updates including new heroes, a map and skins. Some of this content is now out on the Public Test Realm, Blizzard's publicly available testing environment where players can help shake out bugs and preview what's coming next. There's one very interesting change: you must now buy any paid-for items…

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Heroes Of The Storm: Leoric’s Abilities

Ah, that weird feeling where the wall separating the Blizzardiverse and the Dotaverse-whose-inhabitants-originated-in-the-Blizzardiverse-and-then-diverged-for-legal-reasons thins a little and you can almost hear the phrase "assertion of IP rights"*. By which I mean, "Hey - there's a Heroes of the Storm [official site] spotlight video for Leoric, The Skeleton King."

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Heroes Of The Storm: Eternal Conflict Adding More Diablo

We knew Diablo's Butcher was coming to Heroes of the Storm [official site] with its Diablo-y Eternal Conflict expansion, but Blizzard had saved up a little secret or two. They don't let you even into Los Angeles this week unless you have something new to show off, you know. The Monk and dear old King Leoric the Skeleton King are also making his way to…

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Fresh Meat: Heroes Of The Storm Getting More Diablo Stuff

Sweet Western deities, Blizzard does work fast. Heroes of the Storm [official site] has only just come out of beta, but from deep in the dark MOBA death-mines the developers have apparently been working on a new content expansion themed around the Diablo universe. It's called Heroes of the Storm: Eternal Conflict, and it'll introduces a new map and two new characters; this according to a…

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Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes Of The Storm Now In Open Beta

There is, I know for a fact, a special drum in the Blizzard offices. This drum is chained in a dark oubliette "lest it awake". Carved from glimmering red-flecked obsidian, its five-metre span is topped with a skin that feels eerily familiar. Some swear they've seen obscene glyphs tattooed into the skin, dark marks which vanished upon blinking. It is Blizzard's launch trailer drum. Crows…

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HOTS stuff: Here’s 1000 Heroes Of The Storm Beta Keys

Blizzard's free-to-play Doter Heroes of the Storm [official site] will enter open beta on May 20th, but that's still one full month where your dreams of frolicking and fighting as Kerrigan, Diablo or the Lost Vikings will go unrealised. Unless, of course, you get into the closed beta using one of the 1000 keys we're giving away below.

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Sylvanas Heroes Of The Storm Trailer, Ability Info

Blizzard have ruined my "I'll only post about Heroes of the Storm [official site] once today" plan by releasing the official trailer for upcoming character, Sylvanas Windrunner. Sylvanas Windrunner, Queen of ALL ABS ALL THE TIME the Forsaken, was a known quantity in that she's been a confirmed HotS character since BlizzCon 2014 - I thought she'd been mentioned at a previous Blizzcon too, back…

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The Lost Vikings Roll Out In Heroes Of The Storm

Blizzard are continuing to bounce merrily around their history with crossover throwdown MOBA Heroes of the Storm [official site], this time digging up a new character from before their 16-year stretch of Diablo, Warcraft, and StarCraft. Or characters, I should say. Sorta. But not. Kinda. The latest addition, see, is The Lost Vikings from ye olde puzzle-platformer of the same name, and they're technically one…

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Beta Buy-In: Heroes Of The Storm Selling Founder’s Pack

For the low, low price of £29.99, you too can become a wizard this very day! Simple Paypal me £29.99 and I will send you detailed instructions on how to turn curtains into robes, coloured card into a pointy hat, chopsticks into wands, and socks into familiars, along with helpful tips on how to remove glitter from carpets. I mean, you could take that 30…

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Heroes Of The Storm Enters Closed Beta, Brings Thrall

Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard's Blizzard-em-up) have moved from to closed beta. We'll have a more detailed impressions piece up tomorrow evening but until then, here's the basic update info. Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's take on the MOBA genre – although they'd rather you called it a hero brawler. It features characters from all reaches of the Blizzardiverse doing battle on various maps.…

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Heroes Of The Storm Enters Beta In January

"Blizzard: The Game" as Mike Morhaime named it marches ever on toward release. Heroes of the Storm will be entering closed beta on January 13th. The difference between this and their current technical alpha, which is also invite only, will be a ramping up of frequency of invites and more polish in various areas. This was the most major of Blizzard's announcements for the game…

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