Heroes Of The Storm

HGC returns, GSL Code S finals, and more Blizzard esports Now that Dreamhack is over, the dog days of summer are beginning in earnest.  It’s a great time to sit inside with the air conditioning on to watch some esports. HGC is continuing with a fresh slate, Overwatch Contenders is almost through with the group stage, and Seat Story returns this week, so let’s get to...

First impressions of Malthael plus new hero rotations Malthael has been bringing death to the Nexus for a week now, so we’ve had plenty of time to gather up our impressions… and they aren’t great. Competitive player Cattlepillar had this to say about the Nexus newcomer: it feels like literally half of malthaels talents should be baseline, his kit feels so poorly designed...




Dreamhack Summer esports calendar Dreamhack Summer is one of the biggest hubs for esports every year. Nerds flock to Jönköping by the thousands to watch pros compete in eight different titles. Three of those eight are Blizzard titles. Stock up on snacks and clear your schedule because this is the most esports action in one weekend we’ll have to...

Heroes of the Storm explains team leveling in its latest introductory guide If you’re a new Heroes of the Storm player — playing for the first time for the Malthael’s Bargain event, perhaps — some mechanics might seem strange or unintuitive at first. Even if you’re coming from another MOBA like League of Legends or Dota 2, leveling and experience works in ways you might not expect....

Malthael’s Bargain event live with Diablo 3 rewards in Heroes of the Storm With Heroes of the Storm running so many back-to-back events, it’s easy to forget about one. However, this week in Heroes, Malthael’s Bargain has kicked off along with the release of Malthael himself. The event will run until June 26 and requires you to play 15 games as a Diablo hero with a friend. The...

Heroes of the Storm doesn’t force a 50% winrate, merely encourages it {PB} In all of Blizzard’s competitive games, the mythical 50% winrate is held up as both a blessing and a curse among the community. When looking at balance, players consider something only truly balanced if it has a 50% winrate — and if they go on winning or losing streaks, the matchmaking system is often...




Malthael arrives in the Nexus with a new patch, event, and more It’s a big week in Heroes of the Storm as we await the arrival of Malthael – as well as a new event, a Thrall rework, and a brand new Ranked Season. (Plus don’t forget we have some hot new summer skins coming soon.) Starting tomorrow, you’ll not only be able to play Malthael, you’ll be able...

Heroes of the Storm 2017 Ranked Season 2 kicks off this week Hopefully you managed to wrap up Heroes of the Storm’s first Season of ranked play and nab your raptor mount, because Season 1 is officially old news: it’s time for Season 2. The new Season kicks off this week and will run through the week of September 12, giving you plenty of time to pick...



Heroes of the Storm releases unofficial soundtrack for its Warriors Last week, Heroes of the Storm made its official soundtrack available for streaming. This week, Heroes of the Storm has taken us into the realm of unofficial. In a new series of blog posts, they’ve begun listing their choice in theme song for all of their characters, starting with the Warrior role. Their unofficial tracklist...

Heroes of the Storm summer event likely to start June 27 We’ve already seen previews of the insanely cool summer-themed skins, sprays, and mounts coming to Heroes of the Storm, but we may also know when we can get our hands on sexy-stud-in-the-sun Tychus thanks to datamining. Keep in mind, this information comes from Reddit and is unconfirmed for now, but it looks like the summer event for...

HGC Mid-Season Brawl dominates esports schedule this weekend It’s going to be a long weekend for Blizzard esports, even if all you’re watching is the HGC Mid-Season Brawl. I’d debate whether Saturday-Wednesday can really be called a “weekend” anyway. But we’ve got a lot to cover here. Let’s get to the schedules. Heroes of the Storm HGC Mid-Season Brawl Group Stage Saturday, Sunday,...

This is your last week to get a raptor mount in Heroes of the Storm If you’ve been distracted by Malthael’s upcoming Heroes appearance or the plethora of Blizzard news over the past few weeks, it may have slipped your mind the Heroes of the Storm’s 2017 Season 1 is ending this coming Tuesday, June 13. Even if you’re not usually someone who participates in ranked play, you may want...

Heroes lead designer on developing Cho’gall and more In an interview with Gamasutra, Lead Hero Designer Kent-Erik Hagman provided insight into some of its most mechanically complex heroes.

Malthael arrives with a Thrall rework in latest Heroes PTR patch notes Malthael is the new hotness for Heroes of the Storm, what with his imminent arrival alongside the Malthael’s Bargain in-game event. If you’re interested in this new hero, check out the hero spotlight below. However, Malthael isn’t not the only point of interest in the latest patch notes. First, Thrall is the latest hero to receive...

Earn Diablo 3 rewards in Heroes of the Storm during Malthael’s Bargain event Malthael is the next hero to arrive in Heroes of the Storm. Accompanying his arrival is the next Heroes of the Storm in-game event: Malthael’s Bargain, a crossover with Diablo 3. Between June 12 and June 26, if you play 15 games with a friend in VS AI, Quick Match, Ranked, or Unranked as a Diablo hero, you’ll earn rewards in...

Malthael, beach party skins and more In Development This morning the Heroes of the Storm development team posted a new In Development video with an assortment of up-coming goodies. We were expecting one to pop up shortly, because yesterday Malthael was announced as the latest hero being added to the game. We’re usually the most excited for a first look at the new hero’s...