Blizzard’s MOBA has been going through an identity crisis since it was originally announced as Blizzard DOTA back in 2011 at Blizzcon. Around the time of the announcement, League of Legends had begun to hit its stride and Dota 2 was clearly picking up…steam. A legal dispute over the use of the name “DotA” resulted in Blizzard DOTA becoming Blizzard All-Stars, which brings us to today. Blizzard All-Stars has yet again shed its name and rebranded itself as Heroes of the Storm.




Other than the name change, there aren’t any new details concerning the MOBA. Currently, the official site only features a comedic cartoon teaser, which is admittedly adorable. Presumably Blizzard intends to reveal more at this year’s Blizzcon, but given the developers track record you never know. Like All-Stars, Heroes of the Storm will incorporate iconic characters from all iconic Blizzard universes.

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  1. Bic Boi on October 18, 2013

    So..a game changing name is somehow newsworthy? Umm..right. Journalism!

    • OMGFrogz on October 18, 2013

      Blizzard…Moba..I wonder how this’ll work out.

      • KalameesJr on October 18, 2013

        Everybody will want to be the lich king or Illidan, calling it now.

  2. Aeryoth on October 18, 2013

    A recentry been playing in the Dawngate Beta. That game has a very good chance of competing with League. – strife might be good too, but i never really heard of or played bliz dota.. 20 years too late imo

    -Dota 2 is forever in a totally different category as its way to complex in comparison of new generation moba’s. Its main competition is HoN.

    Dota playerbase- 500,000
    HoN- 50,000

    LoL – 32+ million

  3. Name (Required) on October 18, 2013

    didn’t even know blizz was working on a moba…. i mean…. really?

  4. wqe on October 18, 2013

    wait heroes of the storm? short name is gona be HOTS same like starcraft expansion

  5. qwe on October 18, 2013

    sure there are not many mobas, but most of them are very similar. Hon and dota2 is very similar and this new game? same?

  6. legend 1 on October 18, 2013

    theres smite,infinite crisis,hon,dota2,smashmuck champions,bloodline champions,dawngate, that super monday night combat something, and panzar thats not really alot, its not like the mmorpg genre oh and league of legends thats about it

    • 70calories on October 18, 2013

      Prime World, LoL, Airmech, AoH, BloodLine Champions, Dawn Gate, Dota 2, Dungeon Defenders 2, HoN, Magica: Wizard Wars, Merc Elite, Panzer, Smashpunk Champions, Smite, Super MNC, LOCO, Infinite Crisis, Heros of the Storm, Avalon Heros, Forge, Rise of immortals, Sins of a dark age. Would you like me to continue?

      • Haha! on October 21, 2013

        …OWNED!!! hahaha!! it’s true though…theres waaaay to many MOBA’s out there…developers should be looking at how they can…mix things up a little. Kind of how Smite gave players direct control using a 3rd person perspective. My eyes are having a hard time telling apart all these isometric games….

        But just to clarify, I am talking about traditional MOBA’s. The ones with lanes, towers and creeps… not Arena MOBA’s..

      • The Don on October 21, 2013

        There are way more MMORPG’s than there are MOBA’s and you’re not complaining about that, and if the game is good (which should be since it’s from Blizzard), than why not welcome it? You should be mad about bad MOBA’s like infinite crysis that are just cash grabs and basically copy pasting other MOBA’s. If it’s a good game, let it come, competition is always good.

      • Eviil on October 23, 2013

        I guarantee you if i pick LOCO’s release date alone as a MOBA which was around august 2010 and pick another genre of games released and I can fill out this entire website with titles alone. There aren’t too many MOBA’s out there compared to other genres P E R I O D . . .

  7. chefmadness on October 17, 2013

    another moba just what we need. same old shit different day.

    • Loke on October 17, 2013

      yep

    • The Astra on October 17, 2013

      There are not that much ammount of moba´s =P
      something like 5 or 6… (good ones or half way there)

      • Desert Fox on October 18, 2013

        lol that’s cute, try 20, cause I can find them all on the news on this site in this year.

    • Mystika on October 18, 2013

      There’s no denying that particular market is oversaturated, but this one was announced awhile back, around the time that Dota 2 made it’s public debut (2011).

  8. Kitty on October 17, 2013

    Mounted, Looking forward to seeing it in action.

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