Things are really heating up in Australia and New Zealand, especially with the first Spring Championship just mere hours from kicking off.
There is a lot to get through this week, so read on to catch up on all the latest Heroes of the Storm news that you may have missed:
- The first Spring Championship ANZ qualifier begins tomorrow at 10am AEDT. At the time of writing this, there are currently 13 teams signed up. Not quite the response that the first qualifiers saw last year, but it is a fantastic effort considering it was only officially announced less than a fortnight ago. Good luck to everyone participating!
- If you’re keen to catch some of the Spring Championship live, we’re pleased to announce that we will be hosting the community stream at http://twitch.tv/ANZHeroesTV. It is being presented by community favourites such as HappyRage, Disconcur, Starving and Skimmy. Be sure to throw your support behind the Australian and New Zealand scene by tuning in tomorrow from 9.30am AEDT!
- Had no luck finding a team in time for the first qualifier? Demise000 has put together this fantastic forum post that is a must read for anyone looking to break into the competitive scene.
- More details about the upcoming Lunar Festival have been released.
- There was another balance patch deployed on January 27. This is the second one in as many weeks.
- Dustin Browder Twitter Watch: Don’t cry, those Gazlowe changes in the last balance patch were NOT his rework; more fixes on the way for Kael’thas; the team are working on a ladder system similar to LoL and SC2 as we speak; and the big news that will disappoint many of you, Season One, Grandmaster League and Hero League bans are still months away.
- Blizzard have made some improvements to replay files.
- Arcaner makes the case that ANZ and SEA should be merged together for Blizzard sanctioned events such as the Championship series.
- Here is a written guide for Arthas that has been put together by Clapton from JAM Gaming.
- Two new portraits are on the way:
You asked, we listened. Two new portraits are on their way to the Nexus! pic.twitter.com/nOzeX4TFrd
— Heroes of the Storm (@BlizzHeroes) January 27, 2016
- The preview video for Space Lord Leoric is all kinds of crazy fun.
- Here are this week’s sale items in $AUD
- Episode 22 of Heroes Untapped is now available.