Events

Brewfest 2017: Once again, I will fail at Ram Riding It’s Brewfest again, and I once again have an opportunity to display to the world that I am utter rubbish at riding a ram around while trying to complete a task. I really don’t get enough opportunities to humiliate myself in front of people. Why would I do this to myself again? Because I need...

Play Ana and Volskaya on the Heroes PTR, or play the latest free Hero rotation A new balance patch should be hitting Heroes of the Storm today, complete with a host of Hero changes. (And if that wasn’t enough, there are even more hero changes up on the PTR.) But unless those changes hit one of your Heroes of choice, there’s not much going on this week: just the Call of Kel’Thuzad event,...




Another week and another free hero rotation in Heroes of the Storm While the Call of Kel’Thuzad event and ranked season 3 are ongoing, there’s nothing new in the Heroes of the Storm this week to get excited about. (Though now that I’ve written that, we’ll see how long it takes Blizzard to prove it wrong. That’s the risk you run when you put things like this...

BlizzCon 2017 goody bag is full of mysteries BlizzCon is less than two months away, which means it’s time for the most exciting part of the con: the swag. Panser from Wowhead has a sneak peek of what’s inside this year’s goody bags for BlizzCon attendees. And this year, everyone gets a shot at them, as anyone can buy their own goody bag (with...

HGC, HCT, APEX and more acronyms this week in esports It’s been a long week. I’m so ready to relax this weekend with some Starbucks and esports. Here’s the schedule for this week. Hearthstone Heroes Championship Tour Asia-Pacific Regional Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. CDT, streamed to PlayHearthstone on Twitch. If you also like to play Hearthstone, you may want to see what Twitch Prime...

Kel’Thuzad calls you back to the Nexus with this week’s hero rotation It’s a big week in Heroes of the Storm, with a new hero, new event, and new ranked season all arriving today.  That’s right: Kel’Thuzad himself is hitting the Nexus with the Call of Kel’Thuzad event. As with every patch, Kel’Thuzad isn’t the only change: the patch on the PTR also had changes to Jaina, Morales,...




Heroes 2017 season 3 dates and rewards announced The Heroes of the Storm team just announced a whole bunch of new information about the third ranked season of 2017. Though some information like dates may technically be more valuable, we know everybody just wants to see the sweet mount reward. This month’s mount appears to be unnamed for now, but it looks like...

Answer the Call of Kel’Thuzad in new Heroes of the Storm event Kel’Thuzad is (inexplicably) one of the most highly anticipated additions to Heroes of the Storm. His initial announcement was accompanied by a slick animation, and he’s available today with a bunch of thematic new skins, including meme-tastic Dreadlord Jaina. We’re already seen his hero spotlight and, frankly, the hype levels are completely out of control...



Chromie Dodgeball is the latest Heroes of the Storm brawl Echoes of summer’s Sun’s Out, Guns Out Stitches-themed brawl arise in the latest brawl to hit Heroes of the Storm: Chromie Dodgeball. In this brawl, teams are placed on opposite sides of an impassable pool and, utilizing Chromie’s extreme range, pelt each other with sand until only one team is left standing. The rules are...

Blizzard’s Gamescom 2017 schedule includes new Overwatch animated short and more Blizzard is bringing their best to Gamescom this year. While it doesn’t appear that we’ll have another Legion-esque expansion announcement, there’s still plenty to gush over. Overwatch is unveiling a brand new animated short in a world premiere during the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony live stream next Wednesday at 6pm CEST (9am PDT/12pm EDT). Those of...

Overwatch Season 5 ends August 28 If you’ve been holding off on Competitive Mode in Overwatch, you’d best get started on it soon. The 5th Season of Competitive Play for Overwatch will be coming to an end on August 28th, just over two weeks from now, at 5:oo p.m. Pacific. As with all Seasons, there are rewards to be had if...

HGC heads to Taiwan for Eastern Clash, APEX Season 4 begins It’s a weird mix of esport and PVE, but the World of Warcraft team is hosting a competitive Mythic+ dungeon crawl. The deadline to enter — provided you’ve posted scores high enough — is in two weeks. Why not kick back and see if you qualify while you watch these esports this weekend? Heroes of...

Legion PVP Season 4 ending soon, patch 7.3 on the horizon We have the warning (of the warning) that Legion PVP Season 4 is ending soon™. No exact date yet, but this means that it’s likely to end within the next month. Usually, Blizzard gives an exact date a week or two in advance, so expect a more concrete warning sometime in the next 2-4 weeks....

Hearthstone’s Knights of the Frozen Throne release schedule and updates Tomorrow is the grand launch of Hearthstone’s 6th expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne. Blizzard announced that they’ll be rolling it out by region, starting with the Americas. When that launch is running smoothly, they’ll roll out Asia and then Europe. The expansion features 3 wings, 135 new cards, new Hero type cards, and a...

Garrosh is here with this week’s Heroes rotation On top of the standard weekly rotation, Garrosh arrives in Heroes of the Storm this week. Whether you’re planning on picking him up or not, you’ll want to be aware of his skills… because you’re sure to see plenty of Garroshes (is that really the plural of Garrosh?) running around this week. Here’s what you can...

Overwatch Summer Games return with more Lucioball, more skins In the heat of summer, the Overwatch team is encouraging you to stay inside and play some Lucioball: the 2017 Summer Games kick off next week on August 8. Though Jeff Kaplan said he didn’t want to “spoil it all,” he did say there will be a selection of brand new skins including Junkrat, Mercy, Widowmaker,...