The recently appointed Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack has released a statement about the future of the company’s MOBA-game Heroes of the Storm. According to the statement, the company decided to cancel both the professional league Heroes Global Championship and the collegiate tournament Heroes of the Dorm. Moreover, some Heroes of the Storm developers have been shifted to other Blizzard teams to work on other projects.
It has been emphasized that the game will continue to get updates, including new heroes, themed events, and other content, but the cadence will change. Quote: “Ultimately, we’re setting up the game for long-term sustainability”. Brett Crawford, the Lead Live Designer for HotS, explained the situation on Reddit: “We are still here, actively developing the game, and always listening to our community. […] Hopefully we can share more with everyone very soon, but we will be far from a skeleton crew”.
Heroes of the Storm was officially launched 2nd July 2015. The first season Heroes of the Storm Global Championship started in 2016. Heroes of the Dorm has been held early since 2015. The last HGC Finals event took place on October 25 – November 3 during the latest Blizzcon. In the grand finals Gen.G defeated Dignitas, claiming $500,000 in prize money.