Category Archives: Heroes of the Storm

UK community reacts to HotS esports cancellation: ‘Talented people put their heart and soul into the game only to have it ripped away from them overnight’

Blizzard Entertainment has swung the axe into the Heroes of the Storm (HotS) esports scene by announcing there will be no more Heroes Global Championship (HGC) or Heroes of the Dorm. While the game will still be updated, some HotS developers are moving onto other teams within the company. It's the latest piece of bad PR…
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Blizzard quietly makes changes to Overwatch community tournament requirements

Earlier this month Blizzard published updated guidelines for those looking to host community or custom esports competitions. It's fair to say Blizzard already had stringent requirements in place for third-party organisers, favouring its own tournaments like the Overwatch World Cup and now the Overwatch League. ESL UK scrapped its Overwatch Premiership at the start of…
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Blizzcon 2017: Esports winners and announcements roundup

Sometimes here at Esports News UK we'll cover some of the wider esports/games industry news beyond the UK scene. Blizzcon is one of those events that generates a lot of buzz and with its array of announcements and tournaments, is of interest to many within esports and games culture. Blizzcon 2017 was another hit annual…
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Fnatic become Europe’s first HGC World Championship Brawl winners

Fnatic claimed victory in the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (HGC) Mid-Season Brawl and clinched the first World Championship title for the EU. They faced some of the world's finest Heroes of the Storm sides from all over the globe in the week-long HGC invitational event. It was a fantastic weekend for the EU sides…
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Turning up the Heat: Misfits’ Alicus on the rise of the esports brand, Miami Heat funding & going from the UK scene to the LCS

It's been an unbelievable journey for Misfits and Ali "Alicus" Saba over the past year, to say the least. The esports organisation went from playing in the UK League of Legends Premiership to the top-level EU Championship Series (LCS) in less than a year. It changed owners in 2016 and rebranded from Renegades to Misfits. Just this month Misfits received…
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Dignitas renews contracts for Heroes of the Storm players – ‘we can become one of the strongest teams in the world’

Long-running UK-founded esports organisation Team Dignitas have renewed the contracts for their Heroes of the Storm team. The side - ranked fourth in the world in 2016 - features British players James "Bakery" Baker (team captain) and Joshua "Snitch" Bennett, as well as Frenchmen Jérôme "JayPL" Trinh and Thomas "Mene" Cailleu. The four-time European Champions placed fourth at BlizzCon 2016, and are…
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