The eSports scene has reached the door-steps of Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm in a big way. According to Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime, Heroes of the Storm is getting its own pro-league competition.
The news was confirmed in an email that reads:
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.
The game will soon go into a public beta on May 20, while the release date is set for June 2. This indicates that Blizzard will share more about the pro-level competition in the coming weeks.
Notable Heroes of the Storm leagues hosting competitive action are under control and run by ESL, but events have been held by Major League Gaming too. The recent Heroes of the Dorm event was held by Blizzard subsidiary TeSPA, who might also be front and center of this new pro-league.
We’ll know more once details are shared by Blizzard in the near future. Until then, feel free to let us know of your reaction to this announcement in the comments.