Heroes of the Storm is a team-based MOBA that puts you in control of the most powerful warriors from Azeroth, Sanctuary, the Koprulu sector, and beyond! In Heroes of the Storm you can play as your favorite characters from across Blizzard Entertainment’s most popular titles of the last 20 years! The characters have been pulled into a transdimensional storm; stranded in a strange limbo of clashing universes, these Heroes of the Storm have but one fate—endless battle for glory, survival, and just plain fun! Heroes of the Storm has become one of the most popular MOBAs ever, thanks to its action-packed gameplay, its amazing cast of colorful characters, and its near-constant updates and support. What are you waiting for?
Heroes Of The Storm Key Features
All Your Favorite Characters – Thrall, Kerrigan, Diablo, Arthas, Zeratul, Tyrael—they’re all here and ready to test their might in the forge of eternal combat. Who will stand with you in battle? Select your favourites from more than 20 years of Blizzard games – more than 50 characters! New characters are added all the time, keeping gameplay dynamic and fresh. Who will your favorite be?
Many Game Modes – You can play alone, randomly matched players, or with your friends; you can play against the computer or other human beings; you can play ranked or just for fun… The point is, there are a LOT of ways to play.
Beware The Battleground – Contend with unique challenges in every battle. Unlock the legendary secrets of each battleground to maximize chances of a glorious victory. Ghostly pirate ships, the fickle Raven Lord, and massive grave golems can be just as deadly as the opposing team. Adjust your strategy accordingly to the battleground, or face crushing defeat.
Smash Your Enemies In Style – Good players win. The great ones make it look good, too. Distinguish yourself in battle with dozens of unique heroes, skins, and mounts. Then customize your hero’s talents and choose from among multiple heroic abilities, enabling you to dish out ruin in the form of orbital bombardments, strafing frost wyrms, or all-consuming hellfire!
Blizzard Customer Service Concerns as 100 Staff Members Voluntarily Leave
One hundred Blizzard customer service employees in Ireland have volunteered to leave their jobs for cash prompting some concerns over the quality of service.
MMO Money: Arena of Valor Finds Success At Last
Arena of Valor finds success in the West at last. The esports world has its share of ups and downs this week thanks to Blizzard and Intel.
Heroes of the Storm Reworks Stitches and Sylvanas
Heroes of the Storm has reworked Stitches and Sylvanas while updating the way structures and armor work on the battlefield.
Here’s the BlizzCon 2018 Schedule
Blizzard provides the full BlizzCon 2018 schedule, providing dates and times for panels, announcements and esports competitions.
Heroes of the Storm Brings King’s Crest Event and a New Comic
The King's Crest event is online in Heroes of the Storm, which arrives with a new comic book that weaves the story of this new conflict.
Brightwing, Kerrigan and Garden of Terror Updates Arrive to HotS PTR
Heroes of the Storm releases Brightwing and Kerrigan updates and the revamped objective mechanics for Garden of Terror in the latest PTR patch.
Heroes of the Storm Announces Fall of King’s Crest Event
The Fall of King's Crest event in Heroes of the Storm reinvents several of the MOBA's heroes as generals of the Raven Lord.
MMO Money: Tencent’s $20 Billion Loss and Fortnite’s Decline
This week, MMO Money looks at why Tencent's massive $20 billion loss is a drop in the pond as well as Fortnite's decline and what the UK game charts have to show us.
Heroes of the Storm Details Mephisto and Reworked Hanamura
Mephisto has been officially added to Heroes of the Storm while the Hanamura Temple map has been reintroduced with a number of tweaks.
Heroes of the Storm North America Has an Esports Problem
North America struggled in the recent Heroes of the Storm HGC Western Clash and it shows that there might be a deeper problem for the region.
HGC Western Clash 2018 – Finals
The Heroes of the Storm HGC Western Clash finals concludes with either Team Dignitas or Leftovers taking home the trophy. Find out who wins!
HGC Western Clash 2018 – Semifinals
It’s time for the final day of the Heroes of the Storm HGC Western Clash. Team Freedom faces off against Team Dignitas in the Semifinals.
HGC Western Clash 2018 Round 2 – Lower Bracket
HeroesHearth Esports, Team Octalysis, Method, and Leftovers battle to stay alive in the Heroes of the Storm HGC Western Clash Lower Bracket.
HGC Western Clash 2018 Round 2 – Upper Bracket
Round 2 of the Heroes of the Storm HGC Western Clash featured clashes with Dignitas vs Method and Freedom vs Leftovers.
Sally Whitemane Enters the Nexus
Just a week after her official announcement, High Inquisitor Sally Whitemane has been released on the official Heroes of the Storm client.
High Inquisitor Whitemane Joins Heroes of the Storm PTR
High Inquisitor Sally Whitemane is the newest character to enter the Heroes of the Storm Nexus! Arise, my champion, and read about her talents and abilities.
Warchrome Wastes, Ranked Mode, and Hero Updates on Heroes of the Storm PTR
The latest Heroes of the Storm PTR update brings reworks to Azmodan and Raynor, Mad Max inspired skins, and changes to draft mode.
Heroes of the Storm Echoes of Alterac Event Now Live
The Heroes of the Storm Echoes of Alterac event is live and it brings a new warcraft hero, battleground, and quest chain.
Echoes of Alterac Event Brings Yrel and Alterac Pass to Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm introduces the first ever Warcraft-themed map (finally) and a new tank hero in Yrel with the Echoes of Alterac event.
Esports Industry in 2018 by the Numbers
What would a round-up of online gaming focused business articles be without a look at esports? In that spirit, we look at some data from Filmora about where the esports industry is right now and where it will be by 2020 if it continues on its expected trajectory.
Heroes of the Storm Slips On Lucha Libre Masks for Nexomania
Heroes of the Storm Nexomania brings lucha libre-styled theatrics and rewards to the Nexus with new skins, mounts and more.
Heroes of the Storm Builds Some Lore with Rise of the Raven Lord
Rise of the Raven Lord is the first part of a year-long journey for Heroes of the Storm to build up its lore and introduce new in-game skins and maps in the process.
Deckard Cain Hits the Heroes of the Storm PTR
The latest test build for Heroes of the Storm adds Deckard Cain to PTR, granting players about a week to try the new Support hero.
Heroes of the Storm at PAX East 2018: Deckard Cain and the Newbie Experience
Heroes of the Storm at PAX East was all about the newly-announced Deckard Cain. Wolfy talks about how he could be just what new arrivals need.
Blizzcon 2018 Details Announced
If you're planning on attending Blizzcon 2018 or even just planning to watch it from home you'll want to get all the details which have now been revealed.
Stay Awhile and Listen; Deckard Cain Joins Heroes of the Storm
The next character to join Heroes of the Storm has been announced, and he is a fan favorite: Deckard Cain.
Celebrate 20 Years of StarCraft with Heroes of the Storm
This week, the renowned RTS StarCraft celebrates its 20th anniversary and Heroes of the Storm players can earn exclusive loot.
StarCraft’s Fenix is on Heroes of the Storm PTR
Fenix, the heroic Protoss from StarCraft, has made his way to Heroes of the Storm. Check out the full Talent list of this new ranged Assassin!
Heroes of the Storm Adds Enforcer Skins and Reworks Sonya and Medivh
New Heroes of the Storm Enforcer skins and significant changes to Sonya and Medivh arrive in the latest patch to the MOBA.
Heroes of the Storm Adds Maiev and the Lunar Festival
The latest PTR update kicks off the Heroes of the Storm Lunar Festival and introduces the Warden Maiev to the MOBA's Assassin roster.
Heroes of the Storm Goes Mecha Anime with New Skins
A lineup of new Heroes of the Storm mecha skins transforms Tyrael, Abathur and other heroes into full-blown anime mecha creations.
Heroes of the Storm’s Blaze Goes Live
Blaze the Firebat is now available for players in the Nexus along with a long list of tweaks to the 2018 early game adjustments.
Heroes of the Storm Unveils Blaze the Firebat
Hey, you remember the Firebat units in StarCraft, right? The ones that had sweet flamethrowers? Well one of them is headed to Heroes of the Storm. His name is Blaze and he has been...
Heroes of the Storm Brings 2018 Gameplay Update Today
Next year comes early as the Heroes of the Storm 2018 gameplay update arrives today, along with a new Winter Veil event and Hanzo.
Heroes of the Storm Breaks Down Changes to the Early Game
The Heroes of the Storm early game will be seeing a number of changes in 2018 as a blog post breaks down adjustments to structures and mechanics.
Heroes of the Storm Adds a New Braxis Brawl
This week's Heroes of the Storm Brawl is a new addition where players must make their way through the Omegaswarm to escape from Braxis.
Heroes of the Storm Brings 2018 Changes to PTR
Players have three weeks to take a look at Heroes of the Storm 2018 changes as well as offer feedback on the variety of gameplay adjustments.
Heroes of the Storm BlizzCon 2017 Interview With Claudio Gentilini
We discuss voice chat, meta changes, matchmaking, and more in our Heroes of the Storm BlizzCon 2017 interview with Claudio Gentilini.
Heroes Global Championship Grand Finals
The Heroes Global Championship Grand Finals have come to an end. Find out all the details of the HGC Quarterfinals, Semi-finals and Grand Finals inside!
Blizzcon 2017: Heroes of the Storm Reveals Hanzo, Alexstrasza, and Dragons of the Nexus
Two new roster additions, a new in-game event, and plans for several adjustments in 2018 are revealed at Blizzcon in the Dragons of the Nexus updates.
Heroes Global Championship Day 3: Group D
Heroes Global Championship Day 3: Group D The last day of the group stages for HGC Finals 2017. The best minor region team, Soul Torturers, and the second Korean seed Ballistix are...
Heroes Global Championship Finals Day 3: Group C
The Heroes Global Championship Finals Day 3: Group C has concluded. Let's find out if the predictions were correct!
Heroes Global Championship Finals Day Two: Group B
The Heroes Global Championship Finals Day Two: Group B has concluded, and the results are what many fans predicted.
Heroes Global Championship Announces Changes for 2018
The Heroes Global Championship 2018 will feature a more defined league structure and better quality broadcasts for fans of Heroes of the Storm esports
Junkrat Explodes Into Heroes of the Storm
Starting Tuesday, October 17, Heroes of the Storm players will have access to Junkrat and the Hallow's End in-game event!
Heroes of the Storm Introduces Junkrat, Ana, and Volskaya Foundry
The next major Heroes of the Storm update will be introducing a new support, Ana Amari, and the Volskaya Foundry battleground.
Blizzard Reveals its Own Esports Venue
The Blizzard esports arena will be the destination for some of the company's biggest competitions as it readies to open its doors in early October.
Heroes of the Storm Heeds the Call of Kel’Thuzad
Heroes of the Storm has released its new Hero and with his arrival comes a Kel'Thuzad event along with a variety of adjustments to the MOBA.
Gamescom 2017: Blizzard’s Gamescom Presentation and Reveals
The Blizzard Gamescom 2017 presentation brings a release date for World of Warcraft 7.3, a Spotlight for Kel'thuzad, and a new Overwatch animated short.
Blizzard Offers an Advance Look at Gamescom Reveals
A livestreamed Blizzard Gamescom preview offers exciting activities and reveals for Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and more.
Heroes of the Storm Shines a Spotlight on Garrosh Hellscream
Heroes of the Storm provides a Garrosh spotlight, detailing the skills and traits of the newest Orc to arrive to the Nexus.
Garrosh Hellscream is Coming to Heroes of the Storm
After a couple of teases, the newest Heroes of the Storm roster arrival is confirmed: Garrosh Hellscream is heading to the Nexus.
Heroes of the Storm Introduces Admiral Stukov to the Nexus
StarCraft's Admiral Stukov arrives to Heroes of the Storm as a Support character with infection healing and attack abilities and unique melee skills.
Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Review
Now that we've had time to extensively dive into Heroes of the Storm 2.0, it's time for an updated review on the new features, heroes and maps.
Malthael Joins Heroes of the Storm
The Reaper of Souls himself, Malthael, is making his way to Heroes of the Storm with a host of potent abilities for Assassin players.
Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Update is Live
With new heroes, a new map, new progression changes, and much more, the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 update is the MOBA's most loaded one yet.
Heroes of the Storm Challenges Streamers to Tryhard For Good
Tryhard for Good will see several Twitch streamers from NA and EU try to climb the Hero League solo queue to raise money for charity.
Heroes of the Storm Offers 20 Free Heroes with Mega Bundles
Mega Bundles will open up 20 different Heroes in the MOBA's roster and are themed around one of four different playstyle preferences.
Heroes of the Storm Reveals the Hanamura Map and Genji
Heroes of the Storm unveils the new Hanamura map and Genji hero, both of which are set to arrive with the upcoming 2.0 update.
Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Modifies Veteran Rewards
Blizzard Entertainment has changed the veteran compensation rewards in Heroes of the Storm 2.0 to contain exclusive Veteran Loot Chests!
Heroes of the Storm Cassia Preview
In this Heroes of the Storm Cassia Preview, we take a look at the upcoming Javazon hero pulled straight from Diablo II.
Probius Enters the Nexus of Heroes of the Storm
During the HGC Western Clash in Katowice, game producer Claudio Gentilini came to the stage and announced the next character arriving in Heroes of the Storm: the plucky Protoss probe...
Heroes of the Dorm and IEM Katowice Headline Week of Blizzard eSports
Digital competitions for Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and StarCraft 2 are all a part of a loaded week of Blizzard eSports.
Heroes of the Storm HGC Western Clash Features Heavy HotS Hitters
The biggest teams in NA, Europe, Latin America and New Zealand are set to face off in the Heroes of the Storm HGC Western Clash.
Lucio Drops the Beat Soon on Heroes of the Storm’s PTR
Heroes of the Storm's PTR will soon see Lucio, Overwatch's healing DJ, bringing the majority of his skills over to the MOBA.
Heroes Global Championship Kicks Off Tomorrow
The opening weekend of the Heroes Global Championship is set to begin with Team Dignitas and Misfits as the opening match.
Valeera Sanguinar Coming to Heroes of the Storm
In a very direct video announcement, Valeera Sanguinar was revealed as the next arrival to the Heroes of the Storm lineup.
Heroes of the Storm Free Hero Weekend Kicks Off Tomorrow
Curious to try out a new member of the roster, but gunshy about spending money? Then check out the Heroes of the Storm Free Hero Weekend.
Zul’jin Added to Heroes of the Storm Roster
The Troll Warlord Zul'jin is the newest addition to the Nexus, bringing a new Assassin with ranged abilities to the MOBA.
Heroes of the Storm Game Director Steps Down
Citing a new opportunity within Blizzard, the Heroes of the Storm game director has stepped down from his position.
Blizzard Unveils the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship
A massive league featuring the best in HotS eSports is coming to 2017 as Blizzard reveals the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship.
Samuro the Blademaster Joins Heroes of the Storm Roster
The Heroes of the Storm roster gets a surprise addition with Samuro the Blademaster, an Assassin hero originally from Warcraft 3.
Blizzard Replaces Arena Mode for HotS With Heroes Brawl
Blizzard is soon launching Heroes Brawl, a new game mode for Heroes of the Storm, based on the Arena Mode that was announced at last year's Blizzcon.
Zarya Joins Heroes of the Storm In Today’s Patch
Zarya joins Heroes of the Storm as of tonight, along with a few other changes coming to the game in the latest patch. Read on to find out all the details.
Heroes of the Storm Ranked Season 2 Detailed
A number of changes to Heroes of the Storm Ranked season 2 are outlined in an official post, as well as information on rewards awaiting the victorious.
AlexTheProG Retiring from Competitive Play
Citing burnout and pressure to perform, Team Dignitas have announced AlexTheProG is retiring from professional Heroes of the Storm play.
Gamescom 2016: Heroes of the Storm Machines of War September Event
Blizzard announced the Heroes of the Storm Machines of War event for September, complete with new heroes, skins and maps. Read on to find out all about it!
Auriel Now Available in Heroes of the Storm
The Archangel of hope has entered the Nexus and becomes the latest support character for Heroes of the Storm.
Heroes of the Storm’s Auriel Abilities Detailed
Diablo's archangel of hope arrives to Heroes of the Storm with information about the different Auriel abilities available to players.
ESL Hosting Heroes of the Storm European Regional at Gamescom
The Heroes of the Storm European Regional will be at Gamescom, letting teams fight it out for $100k and a chance at the Fall Championship at BlizzCon.
Heroes of the Storm Teases Gul’dan and Auriel
The prayers of the Heroes of the Storm community have finally been answered: Gul’dan will officially be coming to the Nexus.
Gale Force eSports Drops Manny “Fury” Medina, Cites Girlfriend as an Issue
Having a girlfriend is apparently what caused this esports team to drop one of their more prolific Heroes of the Storm players.
Cloud9 no longer has a HoTS Front Running Team
The Cloud9 HOTS team has faced a crushing defeat and as a result, no longer exists.
MVP Black May Leave Heroes of the Storm
During a recent interview with Korean eSports website DailyEsports, MVP Black coach Gwang Bok Kim indicated that MVP Black may leave Heroes of the Storm.
Celebrate the Heroes of the Storm Anniversary with 50% XP
The first Heroes of the Storm anniversary event is about to begin. Players will receive bonus experience and a commemorative portrait.
Chromie and Medivh Are Coming to Heroes of the Storm
New characters Chromie and Medivh are coming to Heroes of the Storm, and will be joining the game's roster in May and June, respectively.
Heroes of the Storm: Chromie and Medivh Preview
The next two characters scheduled for Heroes of the Storm are Chromie and Medivh. We had the opportunity to test them out a little early.
Tracer Nerf Incoming to Heroes of the Storm
Blizzard has announced that Heroes of the Storm's Tracer is going to be the subject of a balance update on May 4, 2016. The impending Tracer nerf comes as little surprise.
Heroes of the Storm Regional Event at Dreamhack Austin
The Heroes of the Storm Regional Event at Dreamhack Austin, coming this weekend, May 6-7, will see teams competing for $100,000 in prizes.
Tracer Spotlight Video Highlights Her Potential
A new Heroes of the Storm Hero Spotlight video showcases Tracer, a beloved Overwatch character who has lately been added to the popular MOBA Heroes of the Storm. The new Tracer spotlight video reveals that she is a potent and diverse character who will reward players capable of the fast-paced, twitch-based gameplay she requires.
Top MMO News: April 14, 2016 – Rust, Final Fantasy XIV, Rift, Battlefront, Blizzard-Wide DDoS
Top MMO news: April 14, 2016 - Rust developer responds to criticism, Blizzard suffers a DDoS attack, and Final Fantasy XIV and Rift receive updates.
Heroes of the Storm 2016 Summer Season Details Released
As the Heroes of the Storm Spring Season draws to a close, details about the upcoming Heroes of the Storm 2016 Summer Season have been released. The summer season will culminate at...
Top MMO News: April 9, 2016 – Skyforge, Heroes of the Storm, PWI, and Battleborn
Top MMO News: April 9, 2016 includes the Battleborn Open Beta, Heroes of the Dorm, and updates to Skyforge and Perfect World International.
Heroes of the Storm Weekend Event: Full Hero Roster And Bonus XP
The upcoming Heroes of the Storm Weekend Event lets you play any hero from the roster for free and adds a bonus XP boost! What heroes will you be trying?
Heroes of the Storm 2016 Spring Championship Structure & Prizes Announced
The match structure and prize pools for the Heroes of the Storm 2016 Spring Championship in Seoul, South Korea have been announced.
Harvard Heroes of the Dorm Team Disqualified
Team Ambush, the Harvard Heroes of the Storm team, has been disqualified from the Heroes of the Dorm tournament after an investigation into account sharing.
Heroes of the Storm Summer Season Details Released
The Heroes of the Storm Summer Global Championship will take place in Jönköping, Sweden, during DreamHack Summer with a $500,000 prize pool.
Top MMO News: March 22, 2016 – The Division, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, and Neverwinter
Top MMO News: March 22, 2016 contains patch updates for The Division and Heroes of the Storm, a short animation for Overwatch, and new Neverwinter campaign.
Heroes of the Storm Team Sued By Owner Speaks Out
Members of King of Blades, a Heroes of the Storm team sued by the owner, have revealed more details about their decision to leave the organization.
Latest Blizzard News: Hearthstone, HotS, Overwatch, Warcraft
With so much Blizzard news, we decided to round it up in one handy post for you! Read on for the most recent on Hearthstone, HotS, Overwatch and Warcraft.
Primal Zerg Dehaka Joins Heroes of the Storm Roster
Newest addition to Heroes of the Storm Dehaka the Primal Zerg is the 50th to join the roster and a force to be reckoned with! Will you fight or flee?
Top MMO News: March 16, 2016 – Landmark, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft II, EVE Online
Top MMO News: March 16, 2016 includes details about Landmark’s story system, Overwatch lore, and the next EVE Online expansion.
Heroes of the Dorm Returns to ESPN With More Fanfare
Heroes of the Dorm returns to ESPN this month with a little more fanfare than it came with last year!
Tracer Joins Heroes of the Storm Roster
Well known Overwatch character Tracer will be joining the Heroes of the Storm lineup as a playable character in April
Top MMO News March 2, 2016
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Top MMO News March 1, 2016
Top MMO news March 1, 2016 mainly consists of eSports coverage as Blizzard is ramping up for the StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm Global Championships.
Heroes of the Storm Matchmaking Update
The Heroes of the Storm matchmaking update from last December has drastically improved game fairness, but it also increased queue times.
Heroes of the Storm North American Spring Regional Begins February 27
The Heroes of the Storm North American Spring Regional begins on February 27, and the top two teams will qualify for the Spring Global Championship.
Are Blizzard Mobile Games A Definite Part Of Our Future?
With new opportunities in mobile and VR, it seems Blizzard mobile games will become the next big development for the company.
Blizzard Aiming For NFL Revenue Levels From eSports
In a call with investors, Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick says that they could see NFL revenue levels from eSports
Heroes of the Storm Lunar Festival
Heroes of the Storm changes key elements of Rehgar and Nova, introduces Li-Ming, and begins the Lunar Festival.
Heroes of the Dorm Collegiate Tournament Returns
The Heroes of the Dorm tournament is back and it's giving students another shot at paid tuition, custom gaming PCs, and an entry into eSports.
Li-Ming Joins Heroes of the Storm
Li-Ming is scheduled to be released for Heroes of the Storm on February 9, but she is already available on the PTR for players to test out.
New Heroes of the Storm Characters Revealed
Dustin Browder, Game Director for Blizzard Entertainment's Heroes of the Storm, reveals new heroes for the popular MOBA in an interview with games journalism website Razer.
Heroes of the Storm Balances Raynor and Tyrande
On January 20, a Heroes of the Storm patch made key changes to Lunara, Raynor, Brightwing, Malfurion, Tyrande, Stitches, and the Cleanse ability.
Heroes of the Storm Headed to IEM Katowice
The ESL Heroes of the Storm Championship will take place at IEM Katowice and the winner will advance to the Spring Global Championship.
Heroes of the Storm Spring Championship: Details on First Part of $4 Million Event Revealed
Blizzard has revealed some of the details for the 2016 Spring Championship Circuit, including the prize pools, dates and locations for each region.
Heroes of the Storm: Genn Greymane Enters the Nexus
Heroes of the Storm sees a shapeshifter enter the Nexus today in the form of Genn Graymane. Will you be able to master this unpredictable Hero?
Bob Ross Fan Club Took Heroes Rising By Storm
Bob Ross Fan Club took the crowdfunded Heroes of the Storm eSports event, Heroes Rising, by storm this weekend, beating current world champions, Cloud9.
Collegiate eSports Tournament Announced for April
Tespa, the collegiate eSports organization behind Heroes of the Dorm, has announced a new collegiate tournament for the West Coast for April!
Monthly HoTS Tournament Coming to Australia and New Zealand
Heroes of the Storm players from Australia and New Zealand will be able to partake in a monthly tournament soon! Will you be competing?
Crowdfunded HoTS Tournament Planned for January 2016
Heroes of the Storm has its first eSports tournament planned for 2016 with Heroes Rising; the very first crowdfunded HoTS eSports tournament.
Heroes of the Storm Fixes Matchmaking and Adds Lunara
Heroes of the Storm fixes matchmaking, introduces a new hero in Lunara, and gets festive with Winter Veil in the latest patch.
READ ALL ABOUT IT: DECEMBER 13, 2015
This week in Read All About It, we look at MMO news surrounding World of Warcraft, Destiny, Heroes of the Storm, Gloria Victis, and Star Wars: Uprising.
Heroes of the Storm Adds Recruit A Friend Feature
Heroes of the Storm added a recruitment feature, removed talent gating, expanded free hero rotations, and is giving players a free XP bonus.
Cloud9 Defeated in Round 1 of HoTS Gold League
Though being the number one Heroes of the Storm team in the world, Cloud9 got blown back by eStar with a 3-0 defeat during the HoTS Gold League 2015.
Fnatic End Team Liquid’s Heroes of the Storm Reign
Fnatic ended Team Liquid's DreamHack reign this past weekend during the DreamHack Winter finale for Heroes of the Storm. Did you watch it?
Heroes of the Storm Releases Towers of Doom Battleground
Heroes of the Storm released a new Battleground yesterday. Titled Towers of Doom, it's a completely new way of battling, and it's a lot of fun!
Massive Heroes of the Storm Black Friday Sale
Heroes of the Storm is putting on a two-week Black Friday sale that is going to cut prices for heroes and skins in half.
Heroes of the Storm: Co-Op Hero Cho’Gall Enters the Nexus
Team-play is important in competitive gaming, but Heroes of the Storm is taking that to the extreme with their new addition: Cho'Gall.
Heroes Rising: the Heroes of the Storm Tournament of the People
eSports Arena is hoping to get funding for their Heroes of the Storm tournament series, Heroes Rising, via Kickstarter and needs your help!
Blizzard Starts a War against Bots
Blizzard Entertainment is suing James Enright for the creation of botting programs HonorBuddy, DemonBuddy, and StormBuddy.
Blizzcon 2015: This Year’s Explosive Opening Ceremony
The doors of BlizzCon 2015 are open and the opening ceremony covered a bunch of great stuff and presented some fantastic trailers!
RUMOR: Tracer Joins the Heroes of the Storm Roster
Overwatch's Tracer has pretty much been confirmed to be joining Heroes of the Storm's roster with a premium game purchase thanks to more retailer leaks.
Top HoTS Team Tempo Storm Falling Apart
Former #1 Heroes of the Storm has been having some internal struggles and wants to make roster changes, but tournament rules won't allow it.
Artanis Available Through Legacy of the Void Pre-Order
The latest Heroes of the Storm character, Artanis, is only available this week by pre-purchasing Legacy of the Void.
Blizzcon 2015 Schedule Released
Blizzard Entertainment have finally released the schedule for the two days of Blizzcon bearing down on the Anaheim Convention Center
New Medic in Heroes of the Storm
The latest character in Heroes of the Storm is Lt. Morales. She supports her team with key healing abilities and the powerful Medivac Dropship.
Heroes of the Storm Developer Gives Insight on Upcoming Patch
Lead Blizzard developer Dustin Browder posted some additional information regarding Heroes of the Storm.
Heroes of the Storm to Release Map Editor
Game Director for Heroes of the Storm, Dustin Browder, stated on Twitter that Blizzard wants to release a map maker for the game somewhere in the future.
BlizzCon 2015 Digital Rewards Revealed
The list of rewards for attending or viewing BlizzCon 2015 have been revealed from Blizzard Entertainment.
Blizzard Teases New Heroes of the Storm Characters and Skins
A preview video showing off new heroes and skins for Heroes of the Storm has been released by Blizzard.
BlizzCon Opening Week Tournament Overview
BlizzCon has a fantastic Opening Week planned with a bunch of tournaments for Hearthstone, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm!
Heroes of the Storm Won’t Have A StarCraft Event this Year
Dustin Browder, game developer of Heroes of the Storm, has confirmed that there will not be a StarCraft event in Heroes of the Storm this year.
Heroes of the Storm Attempts to Silence Toxic Behavior
Blizzard attempt to combat toxicity in Heroes of the Storm with reworked report categories and a new silence penalty. Rexxar and Misha also go live today.
Heroes of the Storm Halves Hero League Party Size
Heroes of the Storm has made some adjustments to the allowed party size for their Hero League game mode.
Heroes of the Storm Adds Duck Hunt Easter Egg
Not only did the recent Heroes of the Storm patch introduce a new playable character, it also brought with it a fun Duck Hunt mini-game.
Heroes of the Storm Rewards Diablo III Players
If you happen to play both Heroes of the Storm and Diablo III on your PC or Mac; you're in luck, because Blizzard is giving out rewards!
F2P Titles Dominate Newzoo PC Game Rankings in July
F2P titles have been growing in popularity, as shown by Newzoo's PC Core Game Rankings for the month July.
Gamescom: Heroes of the Storm Shows New Characters, Skins, and Mounts
Earlier today, Blizzard gave an exclusive look at upcoming Heroes of the Storm characters, skins, and mounts.
Gamescom 2015: Blizzard Press Conference
Here is the latest news on Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch from Blizzard's Gamescom 2015 press conference today.
Zeratul Banned from Heroes Tournament Due to Exploit
Blizzard benched their star StarCraft assassin, Zeratul, during the Heroes of the Storm EU Qualifier Event yesterday due to a game-breaking glitch.
Heroes of the Storm: King Leoric Announced
Though Blizzard has yet to comment, there is strong evidence to believe that King Leoric will release in North America later today.
Heroes of the Storm Review
Despite a reliance on free-to-play financials and some questionable design decisions, Heroes of the Storm is incredibly fun, fast, and captures just enough magic to keep it from being just another corpse on the hill.
Heroes of the Storm Makes Up For Ending 100% Bonus XP Event Early
Blizzard Entertainment apologize for ending Heroes of the Storm's 100% XP Bonus event early and make up for it this weekend.
E3 2015: PC Gaming Press Conference
Guild Wars 2 launches pre-orders for Heart of Thorns, we learn more about EVE Valkyrie, & Heroes of the Storm introduces an expansion in the PC Gaming press event.
Blizzard Employee: Overwatch Characters in HotS?
In a forum post yesterday evening, Blizzard community manager Trikslyr hinted at the possibility of Overwatch characters in Heroes of the Storm.
Critics Praise Heroes of the Storm
Critics praise Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm with overwhelmingly positive reviews. But will positive reception spur a revolt from hardcore MOBA players?
Heroes of the Storm Launch Party
Heroes of the Storm is now officially live and out of Beta, following an epic Launch Party in London yesterday evening.
Heroes of the Storm June 1st Launch Event Details And Trailer
Heroes of the Storm officially launches in a week and Blizzard are holding a launch event in London on June 1st, inviting you to join them via live stream.
Heroes of the Storm: Why Tychus Quit Smoking
In a discussion on /r/HeroesoftheStorm last week, Blizzard developer Phill Gonzales discussed the absence of Tychus' iconic cigar from Heroes of the Storm.
Heroes of the Storm Open Beta Preview
Now that Heroes of the Storm is in open beta we're taking another look at Blizzard's icon filled MOBA.
Heroes of the Storm Open Beta Starts Today
The beta for Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's flagship free-to-play MOBA, starts today. Now is your chance to get in on all the fun--if you haven't already.
Heroes of the Storm World Championship Announced
Blizzard announced the Heroes of the Storm World Championship this morning, the first-ever global tournament series for the company's flagship MOBA.
Heroes of the Storm Unveil New Skins and Mounts Coming Soon
Blizzard releases video showcasing some epic and terrifying Skins and Mounts in development for Heroes of the Storm. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Kael’thas Will Be Heroes of the Storm’s Next Playable Hero
Heroes of the Storm's next Hero to join the fray will be Kael'thas as announced via their Twitter, with a Reddit Q&A to follow next week.
Heroes of the Dorm College Tournament a Roaring Success
Four teams battled head-to-head in the Heroes of the Dorm collegiate tournament over the weekend in Los Angeles to compete for their college tuition.
Blizzard Promises Biggest Gamescom Presence Yet
Blizzard Entertainment is of course returning to Cologne this August for Gamescom and is promising to have its largest presence to date.
Heroes of the Storm Open Beta and Launch Announced
The open beta and launch of Blizzard's MOBA Heroes of the Storm have been announced!
League of Legends Predicted to Hold 66% of MOBA Market
Over on Gamasutra, there's been an interesting report highlighted. EEDAR claims to be the largest specialty video game research firm in the world and with nearly ten years under their...
PAX East: Sylvanas Unleashed On Heroes of the Storm
A new battleground, new Hero, and many new features, including "Play Nice, Play Fair" unveiled for Heroes of the Storm during Blizzard's PAX East panel.
Heroes of the Storm Invites You To Bring a Friend
Blizzard will be expanding its Heroes of the Storm Closed Beta test. Selected testers will receive Beta codes allowing them to invite friends and family.
Heroes of the Storm offers Founders Packs
Tired of waiting for your chance to play Heroes of the Storm? Blizzard is offering you a solution. Starting today Founders Packs are available for purchase.
Heroes of the Storm Officially Heads in to Closed Beta
Blizzards first entry in to the MOBA world heads in to Closed Beta today. With the new testing phase, Heroes of the storm receives a host of new updates.
Blizzcon 2014: Heroes of the Storm Exhibition Tournament Scores
Blizzcon featured a look at Heroes of the Storm beta last weekend with a professional exhibition tournament. Here are the final scores of the tournament.
Blizzcon 2014: New expansions, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch
This year has been a big year for Blizzard. This year marks the tenth anniversary of World of Warcraft and the twentieth anniversary of Warcraft. “This is an extra special...
Heroes of the Storm Preview
We preview Heroes of The Storm, find out what's what in our preview!
BlizzCon 2014 Ticket Sales Announced
BlizzCon dates have been announced for 2014 along with ticket information
Heroes of the Storm: What is it?
We have weathered the storm, but did we survive? Find out in our Heroes of the Storm preview!
Blizzard Unveils New Trailer for Their Upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm
Check out Blizzards latest trailer for their upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm!
Heroes Global Championship Finals Day One: Group A
The Heroes Global Championship Finals Day One: Group A has come to an end with many expected teams moving on to the next round.
ESports Coaching With Gamer Sensei
Nick sits down with Gamer Sensei co-founder William Collis, discusses the business of eSports coaching, and experiences it first hand.
Being a Barbarian – The Wrath of Sonya
Worshipper of Bul-Kathos, The Immortal King, and one of the Barbarians that took care to guard the Worldstone. Basing their entire lives around securing the Northern Steppes, her people...
Heroes of the Dorm Grand Finals 2017 Recap and Analysis
Miss out on the Heroes of the Dorm Grand Finals 2017 action? We've got the complete recap for all you Heroes of the Storm eSports fans!
Heroes of the Dorm Heroic Four 2017 Recap and Analysis
Miss out on the Heroes of the Dorm Heroic Four 2017 action? We've got the complete recap for all you Heroes of the Storm eSports fans!
A Look at Heroes of the Storm 2.0
With Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Blizzard is revamping progression while adding in tons of new cosmetic choices and customization options.
The Shift from Leveling Skills to Leveling Characters in MMOs
Ethan looks at how the shift from leveling skills to leveling characters in MMOs has led towards the endgame becoming the "real game".
Listed: Amazing Cosplayers
This week's Listed takes a look at some amazing cosplayers from some of our favorite MMO games, including Guild Wars 2 and Overwatch.
Being a Hierarch – The Discipline of Artanis
Want to maximize your skills with Artanis in Heroes of the Storm? Be sure to check out this week's Being a Hero and learn the art of the Hierarch!
Being the High King – The Shield and Swords of Varian Wrynn
The former commander of the Alliance has a lot to offer in the Nexus. Find out what Varian Wrynn brings to Heroes of the Storm.
Heroes of the Storm Ragnaros Interview
MMOGames sits down with the lead designer for the upcoming Heroes of the Storm Ragnaros character.
The 10 Most Important Announcements from BlizzCon 2016
Couldn't make it to BlizzCon this year? Here are the top 10 most important announcements from BlizzCon 2016.
Being an Abomination – Stitches Want to Play
Want to play with your food? Then be sure to check out our Heroes of the Storm Stitches guide in this week's Being a Hero.
Heroes of the Storm BlizzCon 2016 Grand Finals
We take a look at the final Heroes of the Storm BlizzCon 2016 match between the Korean powerhouse Ballistix and European underdog Fnatic.
Heroes of the Storm BlizzCon 2016 Fall Championships Semifinal Recap
MMOGames takes an in-depth look at the Heroes of the Storm BlizzCon 2016 semifinals featuring Dignitas, Ballistix, Fnatic, and MVP Black.
Heroes of the Storm Blizzcon 2016: Day 1 Group Stages Recap
The teams did Heroes of the Storm Blizzcon 2016 right, and we're taking an in-depth look at the day one group stages in this article. Catch up on all the action you may have missed!
Being the Lord of Terror – The Codex Gigas of Diablo
The supreme villain of an entire universe has entered the Nexus. With our help you can become the Lord of Terror, Diablo, in Heroes of the Storm.
Being a Brewmaster – The Chen Sutra
Playing Chen is all about balance, harmony and having a good drink. Find out how to get the most out of your Pandarian in this week's Being a Hero!
Being a Crusader – The Book of Johanna
Johanna is the guardian that stands between the light and impending darkness. Find out how to properly use her in this week's Being a Hero!
Being a Rock God – E.T.C, The Tauren, The Myth, Legend
This week, we take a look at the Elite Tauren Chieftan. E.T.C. is currently one of the best Heroes of the Storm tanks, and here is how to play him!
Being a Beastmaster – Rexxar and the Bear Necessities
Rexxar might be the hero, but Misha is the star. We take a look at both in this week's Heroes of the Storm guide.
Being a Primal Zerg – Adapting to Dehaka
A Pack Leader cannot be denied. Evolve and bring the cunning and brutality of the Primal Zerg to your Heroes of the Storm play with our Dehaka guide.
Being a Crypt Lord – The Hive of Anub’Arak
Raised by the Lich King Ner'zhul after his defeat, Anub'arak is a powerful Crypt Lord who can control the battlefield in Heroes of the Storm with his legion of beetles.
Being a Spooky Scary Skeleton – The Raising of Leoric
This week in Being a Hero, we go over what it takes to scare your opponents into submission with Leoric.
Being the Hand of Justice – The Gospel of Tyrael
Tyrael really feels like a divine being in Heroes of the Storm from his floating to his ability to call down holy judgement on his enemies.
Being the Mountain King – A Manual on Muradin Skull Cracking
This week in Being a Hero, we take a look at the hard drinking, harder fighting, brawler of a dwarf: Muradin.
Being the Lich King – The Will of Arthas
From this week on, we will be hosting a Heroes of the Storm guide by CavalierGuest. We'll be kicking things off with the Heroes of the Storm Arthas Guide.
Exploring Heroes of the Storm With Dustin Browder
We had the opportunity to sit down with game director Dustin Browder and discuss the past, present and future of Heroes of the Storm.
A Look at Ranked Changes Coming to Heroes of the Storm
Upcoming changes to the Heroes of the Storm ranked modes include a new tier system and better rewards.
WoW Wednesday: Activision Blizzard’s Future in eSports
Despite certain criticism, Activision-Blizzard appears to know exactly what it's attempting to accomplish in the realm of eSports.
What are eSports like live? A layman’s trip to Heroes of the Dorm
We sent an eSports noob, Ethan, to check out Heroes of the Dorm live! Here are his thoughts on the event after his first eSports experience.
Heroes of the Dorm Grand Finals Recap
In a beautifully dominating manner, ASU managed to obtain glorious victory while sweeping UT Arlington in the Heroes of the Dorm Grand Finals.
Heroes of the Dorm Heroic Four Recap
Heroes of the Dorm came down to its final rounds over this past weekend. Each team had survived national qualifying rounds and a single elimination bracket from the best of 64 to...
Top 5 Heroes of the Storm Characters for Beginners
We all know it's challenging to get into a new MOBA, so we've provided a list of the top 5 Heroes of the Storm characters for beginners.
Heroes of the Dorm: Epic 8 Recap
Recap of the Heroes of the Dorm Epic 8. Tennessee, UT Arlington, ASU, and UConn will be moving on to the Heroic Four.
Heroes of the Dorm: Groups C and D Best of 16 Recap
A recap of the Heroes of the Dorm 2016 tournament Groups C and D for the best of 16 bracket. ASU, E. Carolina, U Conn and UC Berkeley move on to the Epic Eight.
Heroes of the Dorm: Groups A and B Best of 16 Recap
A recap of the Heroes of the Dorm tournament best of 16 set for groups A and B.
Heroes of the Dorm 2016: March 19-20 Recap
We recap the Best of 32 and Best of 16 matches for Heroes of the Dorm 2016's March 19-20 weekend.
What King’s purchase means for World of Warcraft
We're taking a break from our regularly scheduled WoW content to discuss what King's purchase means for World of Warcraft.
The Effects of ESPN eSports Coverage
Now that ESPN eSports coverage has started we're taking a look at the effects it will have on the genre, on competitors, and the future.
Heroes of the Storm: How long will this weather last?
Heroes of the Storm, like many other MOBAs, utilizes a free-to-play system, but is it actually fair to its loyal players?
MOBA Monday: A Glance at eSports in 2016
MOBAs have played a major role in the development of eSports and will continue to do so in the future. Here are the eSports events planned for early 2016.
The End of the Golden Age of MOBAs
Is it the end of the Golden Age of MOBAs? With so many titles shutting down it may be looking that way.
MMO Black Friday Sales
Catch a great deal on a new game, or something cool in one of your favorite MMOs. We've rounded up the best of the MMO Black Friday sales for you!
5 Characters Heroes of the Storm Needs
We've made a list of the five Blizzard characters Heroes of the Storm needs to add from World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, and Diablo III.
Beta Data: November 13, 2015
MMOGames' weekly look at all of the latest Beta, Alpha, and Kickstarter events and news in the MMO industry, with a new post every Friday. The most complete list there is!
MOBA Monday: Hands-On at BlizzCon
Blizzard announced a host of new things for Heroes of the Storm at BlizzCon 2015 and Nick got some quality hands-on time with it all while in attendance.
Blizzcon 2015: Heroes of the Storm Changes and Looking Forward
As announced at Blizzcon, Heroes of the Storm will see some radical changes coming up, as well as two new Battlegrounds and three new Heroes.
What to Expect at Blizzcon
Blizzcon is just a few days away, Alternative Chat looks at what you can expect to see at Blizzcon and what will be on everyone's mind.
Attack of the Swag Giveaway
New swag every day throughout September for the biggest MMOs, MOBAs, and online games.
MMOGames Gamescom 2015 Coverage
Find all of MMOGames.com's coverage of online gaming at Gamescom 2015 in one easy to read place.
5 Ways to Up Your Game in Heroes of the Storm
This week on Listed, Steven is dolling out some advice for how to take your Heroes of the Storm skills to the next level.
Games Like: Dota 2
This week we're looking at alternatives to Valve's wildly popular MOBA, Dota 2!
E3 2015: The MMO and MOBA Trailers
Find all the MMO and MOBA trailers from E3 2015 in one place. We're adding more throughout all of E3.
Versus: Is Blizzard Cocky or Confident?
With all the talk about Blizzard recently the question has come up, are they getting cocky or just confident in themselves?
Heroes of the Storm Launch Party
We were lucky enough to attend Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm launch party in London. Find out what it was like inside.
MOBA Monday: Have We Reached Market Saturation?
Have we reached the point of market saturation in the MOBA genre? Is there any room for more of them?
MOBA Monday: Top Paying MOBAs
Get a list of the top paying MOBAs for competitive eSports players. Which has the most tournaments and the highest paying ones? Find out here.
MOBA Monday: A Weekend of Events
Heroes of the Storm, introduced Kael’thas, the League of Legends Red Bull Battle Grounds came to a head, and a new MOBA was announced this week.
A Player’s Perspective on Heroes of the Dorm
Nick Shively, a player from Heroes of the Dorm gives us his thoughts on the tournament. Find out what went well and where things went wrong.
An eSports Expert’s Reaction to Colin Cowherd
Colin Cowherd's rant Monday was lazy, unprofessional, belittling, and offensive--and it is helping eSports more than it could ever harm it.
Versus: eSports vs Sports
Should eSports be considered sports? Should we see them on ESPN? We're comparing the two to get to the bottom of this debate.
Heroes of the Storm: Competitive Guide for Beginners
New to Heroes of the Storm and want to get a competitive edge? Get some of the best tips and hints from a competitive player.
MOBA Monday: League of Legends vs Heroes of the Storm (Part 2)
Last week, we pitted League of Legends against Heroes of the Storm. The debate could have gone either way. Here is my analysis on the MOBA giants.
MOBA Monday: Is there room for new MOBAs?
A couple weeks ago, was asked to discuss whether the internet marketplace has room for new MOBAs. Here are three reasons why I think the MOBA market is as healthy as ever (and, in fact, is showing signs of growth)
Versus: League of Legends vs Heroes of the Storm
We're putting newcomer to the MOBA scene, Heroes of the Storm up against the massively popular League of Legends. Which comes out on top? Find out here.
Qelric Outlines Lost Vikings Patch For Heroes of the Storm
Qelric gives us all the important details on the newest patch for Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm. Players can now play as the Lost Vikings.
Qelric Outlines The New Heroes of The Storm Founders Pack
Have you still not got accepted in to the Heroes of the Storm beta? If you are considering getting access via the founders pack Qelric has all the details.
Video Preview: Qelric Looks at Heroes of the Storm
Ahead of next week's Heroes of the Storm Closed beta launch Youtuber Qelric gives a rundown on how Blizzard's MOBA differs from other MOBAs, and more.
Top Upcoming MOBAs Of 2015
A look at the top MOBAs we will be keeping an eye on in 2015. Is one of these your top MOBA of 2015?
Top MOBA News Of 2014
2014 was a big year for the MOBA scene. We've said goodbye to some we barely knew and said hello to many more. But what was the biggest MOBA news this year?
MMOGames PAX Prime 2014 Awards
PAX Prime was filled with MMOs, MOBAs, and fans of them both. But what was the best on display this year? Find out in the MMOGames PAX Prime 2014 Awards!
MMOGames Gamescom 2014 Awards
With Gamescom 2014 coverage nearly behind us it's time to take a look at the best the popular convention had to offer with our very first Gamescom Awards!
Beta Data: July 25, 2014
A weekly look at all of the latest alpha and beta events going on in the MMO industry updated with a new post every Friday.
Beta Data: July 18, 2014
A weekly look at all of the latest alpha and beta events going on in the MMO industry updated with a new post every Friday.
Beta Data: July 11, 2014
A weekly look at all of the latest alpha and beta events going on in the MMO industry updated with a new post every Friday.
Current State of the Market: MOBA Over-Saturation
With so many new MOBAs being introduced to the market are we at risk over reaching the point of over saturation before they even get out of beta?
Beta Data: June 13, 2014
Beta Data: June 6, 2014
Beta Data: May 30, 2014
Beta Data: May 9, 2014
Beta Data: April 4, 2014
Beta Data: March 28, 2014
Another list of games in there beta testing phase!
Beta Data: March 21, 2014
A look at all the current Alpha, Beta, Early Access, and Kickstarter events going on in the MMO universe right now!
Beta Data: March 14, 2014
A weekly look at all of the latest alpha and beta events going on in the MMO industry!
Beta Data: March 7, 2014
A weekly look at all of the latest alpha and beta events going on in the MMO industry!