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by Published on 2018-06-03 05:37 PM

HGC 2018 Mid-Season Brawl Survival Guide
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
The Heroes of the Storm Mid-Season Brawl will feature 12 top-ranked teams battling it out for $250,000 USD from June 9-18. It’s the first global competition on the HGC calendar, and with some of the best players in the world throwing down in front of thousands of attendees in Sweden, it’s sure to be epic.

Make sure to tune in, as we bring the first phase of the HGC to a close by crowning the Mid-Season Brawl champion! Read on for details.

HEROES ALL-STARS
While the action rages on in the main event, we’ll find out what happens when East meets West in Heroes All-Stars 2018! We’ll be taking the best players from each region, forming two legendary teams, and setting them loose in a series of epic show matches. HGC All-Stars bouts will be held between regular Mid-Season Brawl matches from June 16-18, and each one will feature a twist on standard Heroes of the Storm gameplay. Prepare for the return of Inverted Draft—where competitors pick the Heroes that their opponents will play, Sandbox Madness—where custom settings dial up the action to crazy new heights, and more!


GENERAL INFO
Heroes Esports Page
  • Group stage: June 9 - June 13
  • Playoffs and Heroes All-Stars: June 16 - June 18
  • Schedule

Format
  • Group stage: Each game-win that a team scores will grant them a point. If a team wins both games in their match an additional point will be earned, a maximum of 3 points per match. The top two finishers in each group are seeded into the upper bracket of the modified double-elimination stage. The third- and fourth-place finishers from each group are seeded into the lower bracket. The bottom two finishers from each group are eliminated.
  • Playoffs: Phoenix Bracket. All matches are Bo5, winners stay in upper bracket, losers fall to lower bracket. Grand Finals are Bo7. The winners of the upper bracket have one map advantage (1:0) coming into the Grand Finals.


PARTICIPANTS
GROUP A

GROUP B


PARTICIPANTS
Saturday, June 9 Start Time 2:00 PM CEST / 5:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 2 matches
  • HeroesHearth Esports - NA vs. Luna Meow - TW/SEA
  • Gen.G - KR vs. The One - CN
  • Team Dignitas - EU vs. Tempest - KR
  • Fnatic - EU vs. Mindfreak - ANZ
  • CE - CN vs. Method - EU
  • Tempo Storm - NA vs. Ballistix - KR
  • Team Dignitas - EU vs. Method - EU

Sunday, June 10 Start Time 2:00 PM CEST / 5:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 2 matches
  • Gen.G - KR vs Tempo Storm - NA
  • Luna Meow - TW/SEA vs. Method - EU
  • Mindfreak - ANZ vs. Ballistix - KR
  • Team Dignitas - EU vs. CE - CN
  • Fnatic - EU vs. The One - CN
  • HeroesHearth Esports - NA vs. Tempest - KR
  • Tempo Storm - NA vs. Fnatic - EU

Monday, June 11 Start Time 2:00 PM CEST / 5:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 2 matches
  • Luna Meow - TW/SEA vs CE - CN
  • Ballistix - KR vs. The One - CN
  • Team Dignitas - EU vs. HeroesHearth Esports - NA
  • Mindfreak - ANZ vs. Tempo Storm - NA
  • Method - EU vs. Tempest - KR
  • Gen.G - KR vs. Fnatic - EU

Tuesday, June 12 Start Time 2:00 PM CEST / 5:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 2 matches
  • Gen.G - KR vs. Mindfreak - ANZ
  • Tempest - KR vs. CE - CN
  • Ballistix - KR vs. Fnatic- EU
  • Team Dignitas - EU vs. Luna Meow - TW/SEA
  • The One - CN vs. Tempo Storm - NA
  • Method - EU vs. HeroesHearth Esports - NA

Wednesday, June 13 Start Time 2:00 PM CEST / 5:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 2 matches
  • Tempest - KR vs. Luna Meow - TW/SEA
  • Gen.G - KR vs. Ballistix - KR
  • CE - CN vs. HeroesHearth Esports - NA
  • The One - CN vs. Mindfreak - ANZ


SCHEDULE - PLAYOFFS STAGE
Saturday, June 16 Start Time 10:00 AM CEST / 1:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 5 matches
  • Match 1
  • Match 2
  • Match 3
  • Match 4

Start Time 11:00 PM CEST / 3:00 PM PDT
  • Heroes All-Stars

Sunday, June 17 Start Time 10:00 AM CEST / 1:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 5 matches
  • Match 5
  • Match 6
  • Match 7
  • Match 8

Start Time 11:00 PM CEST / 3:00 PM PDT
  • Heroes All-Stars

Monday, June 18 Start Time 3:30 PM CEST / 6:30 AM PDT
  • Best of 5 matches
  • Lower Finals

Start Time 6:45 PM CEST / 9:45 AM PDT
  • Heroes All-Stars

Start Time 8:00 PM CEST / 11:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 7 matches
  • Grand Finals


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A few additional details were posted on Twitter, including that Diablo's Lightning Breath is banned due to a targeting bug:
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
#HGC Patch Schedule:
Mid-Season Brawl: Diablo/Lunara Rework (5/22 release)

Diablo's Lightning Breath will be banned from use during the Mid-Season Brawl due to a targeting bug. (@HeroesEsports)

Man I was hoping HGC Cheer would launch before Mid-Season Brawl but that's seeming more and more unlikely by the day. Lots of potential missed $ for the players :( #HGC
It will. (@Milkfat)
by Published on 2018-06-02 06:07 PM

Upcoming Hero & Battleground Reveal Stream
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

We’re gearing up to unveil the next Hero and Battleground to enter the Nexus during a live broadcast on Monday, June 4, and we hope you’ll tune in for our live reveal celebration! Lead Content Designer Matt Cooper and Lead Hero Designer Matt Villers will be joined by HGC Europe casters Tim 'Trikslyr' Frazier and Thomas ‘Khaldor’ Kilian to bring you all the details.


How to Watch

When: 10:00 a.m. PDT [1:00 p.m. Eastern/1900 Central Europe] on Monday, June 4

Where: twitch.tv/blizzheroes

Stick around for the entire hourlong show for an epic showmatch on the new Battleground with members of the Heroes development team. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on, so be sure to set a reminder for 10:00 a.m. PDT on June 4. Until then, we’ll see you in the Nexus.

Heroes of the Storm - 3rd Anniversary!
3 years ago today, on June 2nd, 2015, Heroes of the Storm was officially released! The week of release was celebrated with a projected animation show, casted community games, and the release of Johanna.

And it has been quite a ride since then. Let us take a look at what has been released over the past 3 years:

Heroes Released
  • Warriors: Johanna, Leoric, Rexxar, Artanis, Cho, Dehaka, Zarya, D.Va, Garrosh, Blaze
  • Supports: Kharazim, Lt. Morales, Auriel, Lúcio, Stukov, Ana, Alexstrasza, Deckard
  • Assassins: The Butcher, Gall, Lunara, Greymane, Li-Ming, Tracer, Chromie, Gul'dan, Alarak, Samuro, Ragnaros, Zul'jin, Valeera, Cassia, Genji, Malthael, Kel'thuzad, Junkrat, Hanzo, Maiev, Fenix
  • Specialists: Xul, Medivh, Probius
  • Multi-class: Varian

Maps Released
  • Battlefield of Eternity
  • Infernal Shrines
  • Towers of Doom
  • Braxis Holdout
  • Warhead Junction
  • Hanamura
  • Volskaya Foundry

Events

...and a whole load of hero overhauls, systems overhauls, and gameplay overhauls. Additionally, be sure to log in before June 11th to claim this year's anniversary goodies. Here's to another 3 years, and hopefully many more!







by Published on 2018-05-31 07:05 PM

Luchihuahua Voice Actor
Blizzard shared more about the Luchihuahua Voice Actor on Twitter!



EU Latency and Disconnects
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Over the past few weeks, we have been investigating a variety of issues affecting players in the European region, including reports of lag, high pings, disconnects, and drops during Heroes of the Storm matches.

A number of these issues have been outside of our control and affect the broader EU internet infrastructure. However, through further investigation, we’ve found there are some aspects we think we can improve upon. Earlier today, we rolled out a change that should help to address the increased latency that players have been encountering in-game. Please reply to this thread to let us know whether you’re still experiencing high latency, or if you’ve seen better performance in the games you’ve played since this post was created.

We are also actively working and communicating with our internet service providers and other partners to resolve the remaining issues, such as disconnects and drops. While we don’t currently have an exact timeframe to share, this is something we will continue to work to address as best we can.

We understand how frustrating these disruptions have been, and we appreciate your patience while we work through them. Thank you to everyone who has shared reports and logs with us so far, this information has been helpful throughout our investigations.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Thank you, Blizzard, for providing a place to unwind and relax with the A.I. mode
Thanks for taking the time to post this :)
We are always reading the forums and are forever dedicated to improving the Nexus for both casual and hardcore gamers alike.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
I wish AI stats could be hidden by default, or perhaps each category could be "check marked" so you could see QM+UR+HL. Thousands of AI games obfuscate actual, useful data as well.
I completely agree - unfortunately, adding filters for this is not as easy as most people think. Smarter people than I are working on making these things happen =D (u/Blizz_Daybringer)

How frequently do deva actually review the forums?
Having time to reply depends heavily on our workload, but we do look at the forums daily =)
Posting is voluntary and has to be balanced with primary work responsibilities, and as I'm sure you can appreciate isn't always easy. With that in mind we encourage team members who volunteer to communicate wherever they feel they can be most effective.
However we've definitely gotten the message that hearing from us more regularly is important, and we're working to improve the consistency of our communication across all channels where we're active. I'm hopeful that you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of those efforts in the future.
As always please share any constructive feedback you have, and we'll keep on reading it even if we're not always able to respond. (MattVi)

AI's have seemingly broken
Hey folks,
We appreciate the reports on the AI issues. Last week the team began taking a look at the Hero AI in order to improve its macro. I don't have any firm updates for you all yet, but there is clearly some room for improvement here.
Thanks for the response, Joe. It may fall under the category of a "firm update," but do you know if the Hearthing logic in particular is being looked at? It's downright crippling to have bots trapped in cycles of hearthing.
We're actively looking at these issues as part of this pass. (u/Blizz_Joe)

El Guapo announcer is too quiet...
Hey all,
We've heard the feedback on this and our awesome Sound team is looking at possible adjustments. I don't have specifics yet, but current thinking is that we'll increase the volume in a future patch. Hopefully it'll come with a clever patch note like "El Guapo is now 20% more hype" or something =) (MattVi)

Deckard Pain Fanart
Reddit user u/Flipflop_Ninjasaur did a bit of alternative fanart for Deckard Cain recently. Be sure to check out his alternative "Deckard Chromie" as well.

by Published on 2018-05-30 10:15 PM

Razorgrin Mount Now Available
An additional Summer mount was added to the Heroes store: The Razorgrin! This toothy predator will be available to purchase for 10,000 gold until June 25th.



Weekly Hero Rotation
Note: This is Deckard's first free rotation, so make sure to check him out during this week.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: May 29, 2018
  • Li Li
  • ETC
  • Zagara
  • Butcher
  • Kael'thas
  • Artanis
  • Xul
  • Auriel
  • Hanzo
  • Arthas
  • Kel'thuzad (Slot unlocked at Player Level 5)
  • Alarak (Slot unlocked at Player Level 10)
  • Rexxar (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15)
  • Deckard (Slot unlocked at Player Level 20)

Weekly Sales
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Upcoming Hero Sales
  • Sgt. Hammer — Sale Price: 312 gems
  • Muradin — Sale Price: 250 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
  • Camo War World Sgt. Hammer
  • Dark Iron Magni Muradin
  • Hazard Goliath D.Va
  • Twilight Archangel Diablo
  • Shadow Shogun Artanis
  • Tarnished Arthas
  • Throwback Tracer

Upcoming Featured Mounts
  • Armored War Steed
  • Steel Cyber Wolf
  • Azure Nimbus Cloud

Gold Mounts
The following Gold Mount changes will take place once this week’s round of Heroic Deals begins:
  • Great Razorgrin — Will become purchasable for 10,000 gold until June 25.
  • Diablo’s Doubloon — Will no longer be purchasable in the Collection.

HeroStorm Episode 41 - Nexomania
Carbot Animations has released a new HeroStorm episode in honor of Nexomania.


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