If you haven’t been able to get your hands on Blizzard Entertainment’s free to play MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, your wait for access is almost over. Blizzard has announced that the fight in the Nexus will officially launch on June 2nd. You don’t have to wait even that long though, as open beta testing will commence on May 20th. (The YouTube video info says May 19th but the press release says the 20th so we’ll use the 20th to be safe 🙂 )
Heroes of the Storm will launch with over 30 Heroes to choose from and 7 different Battlegrounds in which to wage war. Heroes will also have a lot of customization options as new skins and mounts are always available to mix your look up a little. Expect new Heroes to be added to the lineup on a regular basis.
“With its focus on team play and fast-paced fun, Heroes of the Storm is a fresh take on a very popular genre,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and Co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’ve built Heroes of the Storm in a way that makes it accessible to new players, but also challenging enough for veterans who really want to put their skills to the test. We can’t wait to see what Heroes brings to the co-op and competitive scenes once the Nexus opens up to everyone.”
Blizzard will bring their Heroes of the Dorm Tournament to a conclusion this week as well. On April 26th, the Heroes of the Dorm Tournament will air on ESPN and some skilled players will walk away with college tuition paid for for the rest of their academic career. You can stay up to date on airing times in your area on the official tournament website.