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  • Heroes of the Storm Global Championship to Feature Leagues with Relegation

    Heroes of the Storm Global Championship to Feature Leagues with Relegation

    Blizzard Entertainment has announced the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship will feature online leagues with relegation and more events featuring international competition in 2017. North America, Europe, China, and Korea will have a uniform online league format. As a result, the players on the top eight teams in each region will be contracted and guaranteed both compensation and regular competition. Major changes are coming to Heroes of the Storm esports next year as we take steps to improve the scene

    hanthienhai
  • Heroes of the Storm: New Hero Zarya & New Battleground Warhead Junction Hits PTR

    Heroes of the Storm: New Hero Zarya & New Battleground Warhead Junction Hits PTR

    A new build has been released on the Heroes of the Storm Public Test Realm, with the second Overwatch hero, Zarya, a ranged warrior, and the second battleground for the Machines of War event - Warhead Junction, where you get to launch nuclear strikes on your enemies!   NEW HERO: ZARYA   Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world's strongest women and was a promising athlete, but all that changed when the Siberian omnium reawakened. As a soldier in the Russian Defense Force, she now proudly

    hanthienhai
  • Blizzard Will Attend Gamescom 2016 with "Biggest Presence to Date"

    Blizzard Will Attend Gamescom 2016 with "Biggest Presence to Date"

    Gamescom 2016 is approaching very fast in just 2 days from August 17 to 21 in Cologne, Germany and Blizzard is ready to be on the show with "biggest presence to date". A Gamescom hub has been revealed to give players a sneak peak at what's coming. A special preview video will be released on August 16th. Visitors to the Blizzard gamescom booth in Hall 7 of the Koelnmesse will have the chance to play Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Diablo, and StarCraft on more

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  • Overwatch: New Zarya Voice Lines Include IGN's 6.5/10 Score Humor (Complaint)

    Overwatch: New Zarya Voice Lines Include IGN's 6.5/10 Score Humor (Complaint)

    Someone on Reddit managed to extract some of Overwatch's audio files from PTR and found that new voice lines were added to each hero. It's interesting to see Blizzard's exerting their humor again, by adding Zarya a new voice line "I give it a... 6.5", referring to the 6.5/10 score IGN gives for Heroes of the Storm last year.  Apparently Blizzard still remember this, whether it's a pure humor or a little complaint. In fact, Blizzard tried that before. They put a red 6

    Blake Lau
  • Traditional MOBA vs. New Generation MOBA — Which One Has a Brighter Future?

    Traditional MOBA vs. New Generation MOBA — Which One Has a Brighter Future?

    MOBA genre has dominated gaming industry for the last five years. There are many different MOBAs on today's market and some of them are more successful than others, but they all have same core mechanics. With MOBA market getting crowded developers are forced to innovate do distinguish themselves from the competition. Let's take a look what are those innovations and what is the future of MOBAs.   Maps Traditionally, maps in MOBA games like League of Legends and DOTA2 consist of three lanes

    stefa47
  • Tracer First Impressions - Abilities, Talents, and Strategy

    Tracer First Impressions - Abilities, Talents, and Strategy

    Tracer might be an Overwatch character, but she just joined the Heroes of the Storm roster too! She's an absolute blast to play, and easily one of the game's most unique heroes to boot. If you want to play her well, you'll have to learn everything there is to know about this time-traveling-titan, because she's one of the game's most challenging heroes. In the video below, I spend some time getting to know all of Tracer's abilities and talents. Watching closely will give you

    Corey_T
  • Blizzard is Primed for a Big PAX East Showing

    Blizzard is Primed for a Big PAX East Showing

    With PAX East just around the corner, Blizzard has yet again, stirred up a bunch of publicity right before the event. There isn’t another company that I can think of, other than Apple, that does a better job at getting their fan bases excited for new products. With several large announcements this week, it looks like PAX East is going to be very interesting for the company based out of Irvine California. Their main showing or "crème de la crème" product is going to be

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  • Top 5 Most Anticipated Games of PAX East 2016

    Top 5 Most Anticipated Games of PAX East 2016

    PAX East is almost here, and like its previous shows, there will be a myriad of upcoming games to be played. From giant corporations like Activision Blizzard, to smaller indie companies like Hello Games, anyone that has something they want show will be at this year’s PAX East. Being one of the largest video conventions in country, PAX East has quickly become a haven for gamers around the world. It’s an oasis for expression, as anyone that follows the not-so-niche industry can come out and connect

    joesilveira
  • Dehaka First Impressions - Abilities, Talents, and Strategy

    Dehaka First Impressions - Abilities, Talents, and Strategy

    Dehaka is the latest hero to join Heroes of the Storm, and his design allows you to play him in some pretty unique and powerful ways. You'll need to master the abilities, talents, and general strategy of Dehaka if you want to become the monstrous and nearly-unkillable tank of the Zerg that your teams need. In the video below, I spend some time reviewing Dehaka's entire ability and talent kit, devising ways to play the hero successfully. If you're trying to learn him, you'll pick up a few

    Corey_T
  • Harvard University Team Disqualified For Cheating in Heroes of the Dorm

    Harvard University Team Disqualified For Cheating in Heroes of the Dorm

    Although Harvard University is one of the best institutes in the World, the following news reminds us the students are just human as well. According to ESPN, one player from Harvard University's Team Ambush attempted to cheat in Heroes of the Dorm, the largest Heroes of the Storm university tournament. An investigation by Tespa and Blizzard Entertainment indicated that a player on Team Ambush was sharing his Battle.net account during the tournament matches with a higher-ranked players who wasn

    Aaron

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