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Where To Watch BlizzCon Opening Week

With BlizzCon only a week away, the opening week championships for HotS have begun, and you can catch all the action leading up to the championship in Anaheim at the following links:

Join us for the inaugural Heroes of the Storm World Championship, and find out which team is the best in the Nexus!

You can find the official free English HD streams on BlizzCon.com. Check out the list below to find a stream hosted in your preferred language:

Streams marked with *not available during the October 28 broadcast.

Hallow's End Announced: New Skin and Mount, XP Bonus

Blizzard announced today their Hallow's End Event for in Heroes of the Storm, a yearly tradition with its roots in World of WarCraft.  Last year's event gave us Countess Kerrigan and Monstrosity Abathur, who will be discounted this year alongside the new mount, the Headless Horseman's Charger, and the new skin, Buccaneer Falstad. Additionally, there will be a new unlockable portrait for playing 25 games, and a 50% XP bonus during the event. From Blizzard: 

TREATS, NO TRICK!

  • New Mount and Skin
    • Headless Horseman’s Charger Mount
    • Buccaneer Falstad Skin
  • Week-long Bonus XP Event
    • Starting at 10:00 a.m. PDT on October 27 and ending at 10:00 a.m. PST on November 3, games played that award XP will grant an additional 50% in all regions.
  • Jack-O'-Lantern Portrait
    • Play 25 games during the Hallow’s End event to earn the new “Jack-O’-Lantern” portrait.
    • This event will persist until November 17.
    • Event progress can be tracked through an Event Quest in your quest log.

The Hallow's End items, new and old, will also be available in Bundle form: 

NEW BUNDLES!

  • Hallow's End Ultimate Bundle - $53.04 USD
  • Kerrigan
  • Countess Kerrigan Skin
  • Abathur
  • Skelethur Abathur Skin
  • Falstad
  • Buccaneer Falstad Skin
  • Headless Horseman’s Charger Mount

 

  • Hallow's End Bundle - $21.35 USD
  • Falstad
  • Buccaneer Falstad Skin
  • Headless Horseman’s Charger Mount

 

 

Storm Legacy is hiring!

    Hello everyone! We picked up some very helpful talent during our first round of hiring, and we've got a beautiful new site that is ready to be launched - we just need a few more content creators, and we would love it if you joined our team!

Storm Legacy is a sister site to SCLegacy.com, one of the oldest and most well-known StarCraft lore fansites on the web. We are bringing our special brand of quality coverage to our new site, which is all about Heroes of the Storm, and we are looking for staff to help us create the best Heroes fansite out there! We’d be thrilled if you could help us fill any of the following positions:

--WRITERS: Storm Legacy is committed to creating great write-ups for eSports coverage, opinion pieces and editorials, meta game articles, and news pieces. If you want to write about HotS and have an audience, then we are interested in you!

--SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER: We are looking for someone to manage our Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Reddit branding, and make regular posts about what we’re doing and what’s going on with Hots.

--VIDEO EDITOR: We have a ton of video projects coming up in the future, so we’re looking for someone to help us edit and produce those projects.

--GRAPHICS: We need people who can quickly and efficiently create banners and graphics for our upcoming content.

Most importantly, we need people who are self-motivated, and care about Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard, and creating interesting content. Be a part of the game, not just another player! If you can meet deadlines, work on your own, and be creative, we want to hear from you!

NOTE: There will be some monetary compensation for all of the above listed positions. The more you help us grow, the more you stand to gain! We also send our staff to BlizzCon every year, depending on how many press passes we get.

If you’re interested in any of the listed positions, or want to help in another way, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining what you’re looking for and describing your skills in the related area.

Competitive Weekly Recap July 28

 

The Road to Blizzconn Europe Open Qualifier #1 was held this weekend and it produced some interesting results. The teams that will be moving onto the Round of 8 are: 

1. Fnatic 2. Gamers2 3. Team Roccat 4. Evil Murkies 5. Virtus Pro 6. Natus Vincere (Na'vi) 7. Team Spartanien 8. Meet Your Makers

 

You'll notice that Team Liquid did not make it through to the round of 8. That's because they were eliminated very early on in the tournament by Na'Vi. We've all heard the Team Liquid vs Tempo Storm dream match hype for awhile now, but does this result put a bit of a damper? Or is this more of a result of arguably the two best teams in Europe duking it out and somebody had to win? It's important to note that Team Liquid's drafting phase was extremely suspect, especially in games 2 and 3 which was partly responsible for this out come.

We also had the MSI Masters Gaming Arena NA Qualifier finals as well. In the two best of 5 matches we had Tempo Storm vs 2ARC  and Cloud 9 Maelstrom vs Cognitive .  

2ARC known for their incredibly weird drafts threw everything they had at Tempo Storm. They even managed to take a game off of them which is very rare these days. In the end though the outcome was the same with Tempo Storm emerging victorious 3 games to 1.

In the second match Cognitive really took it to Cloud 9. They made the mistake of giving Glaurung Zeratul and they were punished for it. From there they focused bans against Glaurung, putting him on non comfort picks and it really showed. Cloud 9 Maelstrom went on to take the series 3 games to 1.

Both Tempo Storm and Cloud 9 Maelstrom qualify for the main event taking place at PAX Prime.


My Power Rankings for this week are as follows:

NORTH AMERICA

1. Tempo Storm 2. Cloud 9 Maelstrom 3. Cognitive Gaming 4. 2ARC Gaming 5. Goon Squad 6. Complexity Gaming 7. Zeveron 8. Pool Plato Some Tangos

EUROPE

1. Team Liquid 2. Natus Vincere 3. Virtus Pro 4. Gamers 2 5. Fnatic 6. Evil Murkies 7. Team Roccat 8. Meet Your Makers 

Free StimPacks For All New Players

 

Have you been thinking about playing Heroes of the Storm but just haven't pulled the trigger? Well now is as good as time as any to try it out. Blizzard has announced that all new players that haven't played a game yet will receive a free 7 Day Stimpack. Stimpacks greatly boost the amount of Gold and XP  that you receive after a game and is a great tool to level up faster. So what are you waiting for? Now's the time to hop on into the nexus and try out your favorite Blizzard Characters! 

Quote from Blizzard 

Heroes of the Storm is the most fun when played with friends, so here’s a great opportunity to get your buddies in on the action.

All new players who log in to the Americas region of Heroes of the Storm between the hours of 10:00 a.m. PDT on July 28, 2015 and 7:00 p.m. PDT on August 04, 2015 will receive a free 7 Day Stimpack. Invite your friends to create an account during the promotion, and then party up to help guide them through the Nexus. You’ll both benefit from the 50% friend bonus to XP and the Stimpack will help your friend rack up extra XP and gold to spend on picking up some awesome new characters.

After your friends join the Nexus, show them the ropes and help them secure their first takedown with stealthy Nova positioning, tank entire front lines with Johanna’s shield, and hit pixel-perfect March of the Murlocs with everyone’s favorite baby murloc, Murky.

Please note the following:

  • Players will only receive this Stimpack if they have never logged in to Heroes of the Storm, and they must log in at least once during the hours mentioned above.
  • Players can log in to another region and receive a free Stimpack if they have never played in that region before.