Heroes of the Storm World Championships Highlights
Where do I even start? I had high expectations for the Blizzcon 2015 Heroes of the Storm World Championship and it definitely delivered. The games were intense, the drafts were fresh and the mind games were unreal. If you missed it, here are some highlights form the World Championships.
Tyrael Saves All
Tyrael exemplified his true angelic powers during the World Championship with top notch Holy Ground and Sanctification plays. Tyrael became such a threat during the World Championship that he was banned by Cloud 9 during the Grand Finals! Is this the beginning of the end for Tyrael? Has he finally reached a reputation worthy of an auto ban in the competitive scene? You can witness some clutch Tyrael plays by watching Game 1 between Na'Vi and Team Dignitas during the semifinals.
Blackheart's Bay Na'Vi vs Team Dignitas - Game 1 Semifinals
Double Warrior: Some Warriors Just Cannot Solo
Team DK vs Na'Vi Winner's Match – The not so terrifying Lord of Terror
Falstad Is Back With a Mighty Gust
Falstad has been slowly gaining traction in the competitive scene ever since Na'Vi showed him off during the European Qualifiers for Blizzcon 2015. Moreover, Mighty Gust seems to have overtaken Hinterland Blast in terms of utility. Who needs the extra damage when you can single out heroes with a giant electric fan! Check out Game 2 between Cloud 9 and Team Dignitas during the Grand Finals for some examples of how to make use of the terrain against your enemies with Mighty Gust.
Cursed Hollow Cloud 9 vs Team Dignitas - Game 2 Grand Finals
Epic Snowball Fight
Mindgames and Ingenious Drafts
Team Dignitas vs Team YL Mindgames
Leoric, Murky and Friends: The Art of Cheating Death
Cloud 9 deserves to be the Blizzcon 2015 Heroes of the Storm World Championship because of the fact that they came prepared. Not only did Cloud 9 deliver against Team DK during the much hyped Korea vs North America semifinals, but they did it with an unconventional draft. How are you supposed to win a team fight when your enemy just does not die, or dies and comes back even stronger? When you put together Leoric, Murky, Tassadar, Brightwing and Abathur, five heroes who are difficult to kill or just have very short death timers, you come up with an everlasting composition that will out sustain the enemy team during late game team fights.
Cloud 9 vs Team DK - Game 2 Semifinals
2016 Global Championship Circuit
What's next for Heroes of the Storm in terms of eSports? Blizzard has announced that there will be three separate Global Championships over the course of 2016 – spring, summer and fall. Qualifying for these three Championships will require teams to top their respective regions in order to secure one of the twelve open spots. You can find more information by visiting the Heroes of the Storm eSports website. Keep an eye out on the Heroes of the Storm eSports scene as more teams emerge and the competition gets even better.