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Blizzard Confirms Pro-Level Competition Near Launch

Posted by Neilie Johnson on May 09, 2015  | Comments

Blizzard Confirms Pro-Level Competition Near Launch -

Today in an email to theScore, Mike Morhaime (Blizzard CEO and co-founder)confirmed the company's intentions to take Heroes of the Storm into the professional eSports circuit saying:

“Our ultimate goal is to establish a pro structure for Heroes competition, but with the game in closed beta, it’s still too early to discuss what form that might ultimately take. That said, we do have plans for kicking off pro-level competition around the game’s launch, and we’re looking forward to talking more about that soon."

Though would-be HotS competitors will have to wait to hear specific details about the program, they can currently check out events held by ESL and Major League Gaming as well as TeSPA's "Heroes of the Dorm." The latter was broadcast via ESPN2 during prime time which as Morhaime put it, "...allowed us to reach a new audience who might have otherwise never tuned in to an eSports event."

Heroes of the Storm is set for a June 2 release. Click here to read the full report on Blizzard's pro league.

Neilie Johnson / Neilie Johnson / Neilie Johnson is a freelance contributor to She's been writing about games since 2005, developing games since 2002, and playing them since the dawn of time. OK not really, but she's pretty sure she's got controllers older than you. Witness her game-related OCD on Twitter @bmunchausen.
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