Blizzard’s world-crossing MOBA has changed identity once again. Originally Blizzard DOTA, which was changed for obvious legal reasons, it became the uninspired Blizzard All-Stars. Now, just ahead of BlizzCon, the name has been changed to the very Blizzard-like Heroes of the Storm. To announce and help explain the adjustment, they posted this silly animated short.
Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard’s DOTA 2 and League of Legends competitor, and I think it definitely could shake-up the current MOBA environment. Blizzard is one of those companies that has enough resources to create a game that is large enough and polished enough to generate quite a large following. I am excited to see what the World of Warcraft-creating juggernaut will be able to produce. There is no current release date, although I expect something to be announced at BlizzCon later this year.