TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMMUNITY IDEAS AND CREATIONS
TIPS AND GUIDES
NA community round-up
Heroes Hype one of the best NA sites devoted to Heroes of the Storm has done nice round-up of the past events and content that recently happened in the NA HOTS world. If you are looking to expand your community knowledge into the NA scene this round-up will be a perfect start for you. It will introduce you to weekly shows like “Town Hall Heroes”, where you can watch hosts talking with guests, interacting with community and discussing recent events as well as throwing some suggestions on the table. You’ll be familiarized with different podcasts discussing topics ranging from Tychus cigar drama to newly released hero – Johanna. And lastly you’ll get to know some awesome community creations featuring cool gameplay footage and epic moments like “HOTS Hottest Plays”.
POD of the Storm#1
50 minutes of awesomeness or how to talk about Heroes for an hour when you actually don’t know anything about them! That’s probably the description to this podcast. That’s very interesting and refreshing approach Blog of the Storm have implemented to the podcast. They invite people that are not familiar with the game and with help of the community explaining the guest what HOTS is, creating tons of entertainment in the process! This podcast features Johanna discussion, WCA Americas finals and more! Proceed to the link below to know who actually won the retailer pack in a recently announced contest by BOTS to hype the launch of the podcast.
Promotional gear and J!NX summer sale!
That’s right! Blizzard together with J!NX have started summer madness! In company’s gear store you’ll find awesome sale – if you happen to spend 75 or more bucks purchasing anything from gear store you’ll be rewarded by Funko Mystery Mini Gift! Shipping is free globaly! At the same time J!NX have announced their Summer Siege Sale – all tees cost 30% less!
ESL to host NA Road to Blizzcon!
As it was previously announced by Blizzard – Heroes will be a part of this year Blizzcon World Championship! Recently ESL announced details about Road to Blizzcon, event that will allow players to qualify to BWC. Event will be split into three parts that will happen in June, July and August. Each part will grant the winners prize money and the slot for the main event. For more detailed info check the links below.
ETS playoffs have started!
Qualifiers that had been running for 2 months now are finally finished and ETS organizers are happy to announce the start of the Playoff phase! With 12 teams qualified through and 4 invited teams as well as superb prize poll the event is looking fantastic! Playoff phase is said to last 3 days starting on 5th of June at 14 00 CEST with BO3 until finals and Double Elimination format. Khaldor is announced as the main caster for the event, more details as well as brackets and streams can be found here – http://heroes.gosucup.com/
Team Liquid to be a part of the superb contest!
Team Liquid together with Namecheap and Team Razer have announced intimidating contest! Contest offers some incredible prizes like trip to LCS, DreamHack with travel and accomodations! Prizes doesn’t end on that! You can also win invitation to special dinner with team members and staff as well as coaching from best teams in the world! Also Razer is allowing you to win some gear and other swag! More detailed info and the actual press release –http://tlfighting.com/#about
Interview with the ETS qualified teams!
To hype the ETS playoffs Gamers2, Nihilium and Alternate Fancy have been recently interviewed by Dorazion from GosuGamers. Each team has been asked to depict their qualifiers experience and tell their thoughts about the Playoffs and their plans for the whole event. Other than that Nick asked teams about their rivals and strategies they are expecting to see in the tournament. Lastly teams talked about the approach to the event and what are they gonna do with the prizes. Very interesting and insightful content, definitely check it out!
COMMUNITY IDEAS AND CREATIONS
Guild Wars 2
comes to Heroes of the Storm!
You might be wondering WTH are Guild Wars2 logo doing up there! Well the answer is simple – the Reddit user named “SoManyofThese” recently suggested very cool concept for the Heroes named “Reward Tracks”. While the concept itself sound very cool and creative – for example author suggests that you can choose a reward path not only for goods in Heroes but for other Blizzard games, let’s say Diablo and upon reaching the milestone you’ll get some amazing in-game rewards like bag of legendaries, the whole concept sounds very, very familiar to the system implemented in the GW2 by the same name. Check out the idea though, it looks superb and refreshing!
for Aiur Lich King!
Reddit user named “UPRC” did an interesting conclusion, based on many surveys. He tells that number one most wanted hero for Heroes of the Storm is Kel’Thuzad! No wonder, actually. Famous necromancer has been around since Warcraft III, at least. Was the advisor of Arthas when he was still Death Knight and was the reason why Archimonde entered the Azeroth and attempted to destroy Dallaran! Check Kel’Thuzad’s lore here and proceed to image gallery to see all other wanted heroes.
TIPS AND GUIDES
How (not) to Team Fight!
Very insightful guide for new players on the topic of team fighting in HOTS by “Mr_G_Allmighty”. Guide covers all the basics of team fighting – you’ll get to know when you’re supposed to fight and when it’s better to back off. Author will break down the roles and steps of team fight. Lastly guide will introduce reader to the topic of target focus. Very neat and informative guide with general breakdown and some useful tips! Don’t miss it! It might save a few games or allies for ya!
Johanna the winner by Josh Orona!
Passionate HOTS player from GameRevolution.com has posted basic overview about Crusader of Zakarum. Article will introduce players to this wonderful Diablo 3 warrior. Guide will start with the explanation of abilities, talents and ultimaties. Guide is illustrated and worked through on very high level – you’ll get to know all the images as well as cooldowns and other vital info like mana cost or damage increase with level progression.
Best new player guide ever!
Greatly worked through and in-depth guide have been done by Team Liquid forum users! Guide features everything new player might need to know about the game. And when I tell everything, I mean it! Starting with main menu screen and ending up with terminology article will guide you through every aspect of the game be it heroes and their talents, abilities and ultimates or game maps, mechanics or structures. Damn! The guide even provides info about different phases of the game, teamfighting and UI. If that wasn’t enough alredy, article will provide tons of tips and info on how to comeback and things to remember!
Sand King Sun King strikes back!
As always guide from Icy Veins have very good article structure – everything is on its place and you have nice table of contents to jump between topics. Guide consists of 6 parts, each providing enough info for reader to be good at the mentioned topic. Article is written by top MMR ranked NA player so guide is very insightful and will allow you to excel your Kael level of play if treated seriously enough! Enjoy!
Dustin Browder interview by Eurogamer
EuroGamer did quick, before the
lunch launch interview with HOTS Game Director – Dustin Browder. The interview will shed the light on the future development of the Heroes. It will highlight the changes developers are planning to implement as well as discuss some topics that have been bothering the community for a while now, like patches, hero release rates and matchmaking issues.
Chris Sigaty about HOTS as E-Sport!
After brief overview of e-sport news Hingers, the host of the show,
well met will meet Chris Sigaty in person. They will discuss future of Heroes as cyber-sport! Talk will start from retrospective – the past of other Blizzard games that became well known e-sport games and will progress towards HOTS, with explanation what company is planning to do to achieve even greater results with Heroes of the Storm.