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by Published on 2018-08-13 03:55 PM

Western Clash LA 2018 Winners
After completely destroying the competition the entire weekend, Team Dignitas took the trophy at this year's 2nd Phase Western Clash! Be sure to visit the Heroes Esports YouTube channel as VODs of the entire event are being uploaded for easy perusal in case you missed the games.

Once again, congratulations to Team Dignitas on a masterful performance!



Weekly Hero Rotation
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: August 14, 2018
  • Malfurion
  • Valla
  • Gazlowe
  • Johanna
  • Thrall
  • Dehaka
  • Anub'arak
  • Alexstrasza
  • Auriel
  • Zul'jin
  • Gul'dan (Slot unlocked at Player Level 5)
  • Probius (Slot unlocked at Player Level 10)
  • Varian (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15)
  • Genji (Slot unlocked at Player Level 20)

Weekly Sales
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Every Tuesday, we place a number of Heroes on sale, and swap a fresh set of cosmetics into the featured item rotation. Check out this week’s items and then head in-game to pick up anything that catches your eye.

Heroic Deals: August 14 – August 21, 2018
Our next set of Heroic Deals will begin on Tuesday, August 14! Check out the list of upcoming featured items and Hero discounts below.

Upcoming Hero Sales
  • Sonya — Sale Price: 250 gems
  • Maiev — Sale Price: 375 Gems

The following skins and mounts will be added to the featured item rotation and will become purchasable with gems until this round of Heroic Deals comes to an end:

Upcoming Featured Skins
  • Super Sonya
  • Hellwarden Maiev Skin Pack
  • Mad Martian Gazlowe
  • Deadly Lo’Gosh Varian
  • Warsong Hellblade Samuro
  • Toxic Emberlord Zul’jin

Upcoming Featured Mounts
  • Entropic Dark Nexus Manta
  • Citrine Cyber Wolf

HeroStorm Episode 45 - Knives To See You
Carbot Animations is back with yet another HeroStorm episode, this time featuring Maiev!

by Published on 2018-08-10 05:57 PM



Ranked Play & Matchmaking AMA Recap
Yesterday's developer AMA had a lot of juicy answers, so we'll be sticking to just the highlights here. However, if you're interested in reading all the answers in their dense glory, you can check them out in this thread!

  • Hero swaps for ranked are on the table, but the team wants more feedback on the final implementation
  • Protmotion/demotion games will be limited to moving between leagues in the future
  • Ideas to make Team League more attractive are being kicked around
  • Loss Forgiveness is actively being worked on, where leavers have their rating punished appropriately and the rest of the team don't lose points at all
    • Loss Forgiveness is first in line for implementation, with Performance-Based Matchmaking following shortly afterwards
  • Quick Match matchmaking will be updated to guarantee tank/healer/ranged assassin compositions some time this fall!
  • A ready check system is being discussed internally
  • Visible MMR will release alongside Performance-Based Matchmaking
  • Reintroducing duo-queue for Hero League is being considered for next year


Heroes Brawl of the Week, August 10, 2018 - Checkpoint: Hanamura
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

This week’s brawl is Checkpoint: Hanamura – Attack or defend a single payload on a single-lane Overwatch inspired battleground!




Rules:
  • Shuffle Pick
    • At the start of the match, you’ll choose one of three available Heroes, but choose quickly, you only have 30 seconds!
  • Reduced Death Timers
    • Hero death timers will all be reduced to 9 seconds, or 12.5 seconds during overtime
  • No talents. No levels.
    • All players will start at level 10 and choose a Heroic ability, but nothing else
  • Pumped up Health Packs
    • Health Packs can be found around the Battleground which will instantly restore 50% of total Health and Mana to the player that walks over it
  • Checkpoints? Check.
    • Reaching a Checkpoint will grant additional capture time for the attacking team
  • Escort your payload to its destination or defend the enemy push to claim victory!

Rewards:
  • Complete three matches of Checkpoint: Hanamura to earn a Loot Chest!

Pop Quiz Trivia! HGC Insider Ep. 1
What are the actual names of talents? What are the actual ability cooldowns? What do the crystals on altars on Towers of Doom mean? A handful of pro players are put through their Heroes knowledge paces prior to this week's Western Clash!

by Published on 2018-08-09 04:54 PM

Ranked Play & Matchmaking AMA with Heroes Developers – August 9, 2018
The next developer AMA on reddit is just about to go live. We'll provide an overview of answers after it is over.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Greetings, Heroes!

As mentioned in our recent blog post, we’re going to host a Ranked Play and Matchmaking AMA right here on /r/heroesofthestorm today, August 9! The Heroes devs will join the thread and answer your questions starting around 10:00 a.m. PDT (7:00 p.m. CEST) until 12:00 p.m. PDT (9:00 p.m. CEST).

Here's who will be joining us today from the dev team:

When posting multiple AMA questions: Please make an effort to post one question per comment. This will make it easier for others to read through the thread, and will help the devs focus on one question at a time. However, please feel free comment as many times as you'd like in order to get your questions posted.

You might also see Blizzard Community Managers posting questions on behalf of players in our non-English speaking communities during the AMA. Feel free to upvote those questions if you’d like to see answers to them.
by Published on 2018-08-08 06:26 PM

Twitch Drops Return for the Clashes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

After your outpouring of enthusiasm during the Mid-Season Brawl for the ability to earn loot in Heroes of the Storm by watching HGC, we're bringing it back for the upcoming Western and Eastern Clashes!


Guaranteed Drops

All viewers who watch the Western Clash from Aug. 10 through 12 and/or the Eastern Clash from Aug. 16 through 19 on Twitch for a total of three or more hours will receive one Rare Loot Chest in Heroes of the Storm.


Random Drops

While the broadcast is live for both events, we’ll be randomly awarding 500 Common Loot Chests per hour. On top of that, three Heroic Account Unlock codes—which unlock every Hero excluding Whitemane—will be given away on each broadcast day. Tune in for at least one hour of the Western or Eastern Clash competition every day on any of the following channels to be entered to win one of these Heroic Account Unlocks at the end of each day.

Eligible Channels:

Eligible Broadcast Times (PDT):
  • Aug. 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • From 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 16 to 3:00 a.m. on Aug. 17
  • From 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 17 to 3:00 a.m. on Aug. 18
  • From 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 18 to 4:00 a.m. on Aug. 19

For more details, read the official rules here [pdf].


Random Drops

To receive these legendary rewards, you must link your Twitch.tv and Blizzard accounts. Here’s how:
  • Log in or create an account on Twitch.tv.
  • Navigate to the Settings menu by clicking your account name in the top-right corner of the home screen.
  • Navigate to the Connections tab of the Settings menu.
  • Find the Battle.net section, then follow the given instructions after selecting a region and clicking Connect.
  • When connecting accounts, be sure that you’re currently logged into the Blizzard account on which you’d like to receive your rewards.

Click here to go straight to the Twitch settings page

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