Prepare yourselves for The Machines of War! This Starcraft themed event is coming soon(tm) to Heroes of the Storm. It will feature among other things, two new maps (Braxis Holdout and Warhead Junction), two new Heroes (Alarak and Zarya), and a host of new skins for existing Heroes. Here is a look at some of what you can expect from the second ever themed event for Heroes of the Storm: The Machines of War event will officially begin on September 13th so mark your calendar and prepare to join the fight.
Gamescom 2016 officially begins tomorrow, but Blizzard released a preview video today highlighting some of what players will be able to experience at the event. They had promised a big reveal for Heroes and they delivered in the form of a new event, two new Battlegrounds, and two new Heroes along with a few smaller tidbits. Don’t take my word for it, watch it for yourself. If this isn’t enough to get you hyped, come back soon for a deeper look at all of the new things that you can expect to see soon in Heroes of the Storm.
The Heroes of the Storm Summer Championship is underway, and a new Watch Live feature has been added to the game client. Upon logging in you will be greeted by the following new splash screen: Simply click the Watch LIVE! button in the bottom left hand corner and a tab will open displaying the current Heroes Global Championship Twitch broadcasts. From there, select the stream for your language of choice and enjoy all of the sweet Heroes action. If you would like to take advantage of this feature, be quick about it. After a few moments the splash screen will revert back to the standard Chromie artwork. If you miss the new eSports screen just be patient. Every few seconds the splash screen will alternate between these two options. Keep in mind that this new screen will only be visible when there is an event being broadcast. As crazy as
Blizzard has now outlined the tournament schedule for the 2016 Fall Championship. This should be an exciting time as several new heroes have come into the game and some with the potential to add exciting new dimensions to the meta. Check out the post below for more information!
We’re coming up on the first year anniversary of Heroes of the Storm’s official launch, Blizzard has a little something planned for us to help celebrate it. Check it out below!
Brawl with the Blues returns and invited on this episode of the show will be our very own DJTyrant from the Heroes Powerhour. The show starts May 18th at 11AM PDT on the BlizzHeroes Twitch channel and DJTyrant’s personal channel including gameplay with the community showing off the new WarCraft hero Chromie! Make sure to check out DJTyrant on the show where he will be joined by Blizzard community manager Trikslyr and other community members: Kyle Fergusson GarrettArt McIntyre The community members listed above will be joining our very own Trikslyr in-game to battle it out on the ladder. During the matches, Spyrian will be on hand to collect your questions from Twitter and the Twitch chat, then field them to the players to get their answers live on the air. As we mentioned, we’ll also be playing a few Custom Games with viewers, so jump in the in-game chat
Two months of Heroes of the Dorm action culminated last night as Arizona State University squared off against University of Texas Arlington for the right to call themselves 2016 Heroes of the Dorm Champions. Both teams had been impressive throughout the competition and although ASU was considered the favorite to win, it was by no means a foregone conclusion, unless of course you were one of the ASU players. They had been confident and outspoken from the beginning that they were the team to beat, and their play certainly backed that up. As a result of their brash confidence, someone compared them to a Disney villain in a press conference earlier this week. Before the Finals began, Austin “Shot” Lonsert offered what may have been the quote of the weekend when he said, “If we’re the villains in this Disney story then there is no happy ending”. UTA on the other hand
The Heroic Four met today at Centurylink Field Event Center in Seattle to determine which two teams would advance to the Grand Finals. It was a short day as far as Heroes of the Storm eSports go, but it didn’t lacking for excitement. The first match featured UT Arlington vs. Tennessee. UTA said in their afternoon press conference that they do things that no other team will do, and they proved it repeatedly in this match. Their draft for Sky Temple consisted of Muradin, Rehgar, Zagara, Abathur, and Artanis. Tenn was able to take control early, but UTA surprised everyone by taking Nydus Network as Zagara’s Heroic. The constant pressure from the Abathur/Zagara combination proved too much for TENN, and UTA was able to take game one. UTA continued to think outside the meta in game two, taking a tankless comp featuring Illidan, Abathur, Greyman, Xul, and Rehgar. They also
Two months of collegiate Heroes of the Storm action comes to an epic conclusion this weekend at the Centurylink Field Event Center in Seattle, Washington. This event began with almost 500 teams competing, but now only four remain. Tennessee, University of Texas Arlington, University of Connecticut, and Arizona State University will vie for $75,000 in tuition for each player on the winning team, as well as the right to call themselves Heroes of the Dorm Champion. Here is a quick look at each of the teams. Tennessee “We Volin” It is hard to call a number two seed an underdog, but that is what happens when you face off against three number one seeds. Tennessee is led by professional Heroes player, Roflcopter, and his skilled assassin play has helped them advance thru a very difficult bracket to earn their spot in the Heroic Four. UT Arlington “Dark Blaze” If you
MVP Black is the best Heroes of the Storm team in the world. There is no debating this fact. MVP Black completely dominated the Spring Global Championship. Not only did they go a flawless 9-0 en route to the title, but also extended their undefeated streak in competitive play to 31-0. They are as close to perfection as we have seen in the short history of Heroes eSports. It was fitting that part of their celebration involved spanking each other with the trophy because that is what they did to their opponents throughout the tournament. The final day began with EDward Gaming defeating Team No Limit 2-1 in a closely fought series. EDward Gaming made a statement of their own in this event. Their journey to the Finals began in the first group stage, and including victories over Negative Synergy, Team Naventic, and the defending World Champion Cloud9. They even defeated