Heroes of the storm

Bizzard’s MOBA started life as Blizzard DOTA. However, after legal battles with Valve, they changed it to Blizzard All-Stars. Well, now it’s pulling another Madonna – time to reinvent the Blizzard MOBA.

Blizzard has taken a pretty cute approach, releasing this animated short that doesn’t shy away from the fact that this game has been through a few iterations:

The MOBA is now called Heroes of the Storm and they’ve got their website, Facebook and twitter up and running – however, at this point, all they do is promote the new name. Heroes of the Storm will allow gamers to play as heroes and villains from the Diablo, StarCraft and Warcraft universes.

I’m curious how Blizzard’s MOBA will compare to the glut of MOBA games already out there. What can they bring to the genre that is new or innovative – Infinite Crisis already has the appealing character draw, so what will Blizzard bring to the party, and especially eSports? Do you think they will ride their brand name, hoping people buy it just because it’s from Blizzard? Or will we see something that redefines the future of MOBAs?

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Last Updated: October 18, 2013

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30 Comments

  1. SaintsRowNigri

    October 18, 2013 at 09:23

    Blizzard HOTS???

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 18, 2013 at 09:27

      At least it sounds better than LOL

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      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        October 18, 2013 at 09:31

        Amen to that

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      • RapturedMossel

        October 18, 2013 at 10:34

        Next one will be Haven of the Snakes

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        • John's digital rights

          October 18, 2013 at 10:39

          HOS bra (don’t they usually leave “the” out of the abbreviations?)

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          • RapturedMossel

            October 18, 2013 at 10:41

            LOL, but they usually leave “of” out as well.

          • John's digital rights

            October 18, 2013 at 11:39

            Dammit

    • Weerwolf

      October 18, 2013 at 10:02

      Isn’t HOTS the abbreviation for Heart of the Swarm though?

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 18, 2013 at 10:27

        It’s Heroes of the storm in this case.

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    • nancylucas87

      October 22, 2013 at 08:55

      If you understand what you’re doing, you’re are intelligent.
      Then don’t waste time and move to… bay35.com

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 18, 2013 at 09:26

    Blizzard, MOBA, Online. Care = zero.

    If they don’t have anything radically different to offer from DOTA, LoL, etc – then they better hope people buy it because of their name. Although, I’m fairly sure PC gamers remember Error 37…

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    • Gerhard Davids

      October 18, 2013 at 09:28

      From the looks of that it might be a tri-line moba like of the AOS games on W3.

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    • RapturedMossel

      October 18, 2013 at 09:30

      Agreed. Here’s my cup of care: |_| oh look! its empty.

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      • John's digital rights

        October 18, 2013 at 09:33

        O_o

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 18, 2013 at 09:58

        I put it blunt, I don’t give a shit about this news! hahaha

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        • RapturedMossel

          October 18, 2013 at 10:15

          LOL yeah I was never a fan of Mobas. Also why would I pay for this, DOTA 2 is free!

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    • John's digital rights

      October 18, 2013 at 09:33

      I don’t like that number.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 18, 2013 at 09:59

        I like Coke Zero..

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        • John's digital rights

          October 18, 2013 at 09:59

          Fascinating.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 18, 2013 at 10:00

            with brandy

          • John's digital rights

            October 18, 2013 at 10:01

            There it is.

  3. Gavin Mannion

    October 18, 2013 at 09:33

    Heroes of the Storm… I wonder if it was named by the same guy who came up with Heart of the Swarm

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    • John's digital rights

      October 18, 2013 at 09:35

      The next one will probably be Wings of Chivalry.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 18, 2013 at 09:57

        They not exactly creative with the names are they…

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        • John's digital rights

          October 18, 2013 at 10:02

          Not entirely no.

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  4. Otto_ki

    October 18, 2013 at 09:36

    MOBA games are great for eSports…playing them yourself is mentally abusing and stressful.

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  5. TiMsTeR1033

    October 18, 2013 at 10:05

    IN OTHER NEWS: WINE FOR CATS!

    You think I am joking, but sadly I’m not.

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  6. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 18, 2013 at 10:08

    What’s this the 5th name change? Blizzard is worse than the “Artist formerly known as Symbol formerly known as Prince… formerly known as Not Michael Jackson”.

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    • John's digital rights

      October 18, 2013 at 10:24

      Haha. Yes. You kind of grow up knowing Prince as guy who is not Michael Jackson.

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  7. GooseZA

    October 18, 2013 at 13:11

    Between this and Hearthstone, my life is over. I’ve been WoW clean for a year now. This… this will destroy me.

    Just hearing the Stormwind music…

    *sniff

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