Blizzard is providing the Heroes of the Storm (HotS) community with the opportunity of raising its skill-cap by learning directly from professional players.
“Play Like a Pro” is a new kind of educational program that will take place once every month and feature celebrated names from the ongoing Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (HGC) league. These specific streams will breakdown different characters that are key to the current meta, dive deep into situational awareness and sharpening control over mechanics. The entire program is designed to help amateur or aspiring players to improve in the game.
“These educational streams will feature breakdowns on how to play Heroes characters that are key to the current meta,” the official announcement reads. “Participating pro players will also be playing at least three games with new viewers.
The first session will feature Michael “MichaelUdall” Udall as teacher from North America. He was part of the Arizona State University team for Heroes of the Dorm, finishing with second place in 2015 and first place last year. Udall then joined Gale Force Esports to attend DreamHack Austin, before traveling to Sweden to compete in the Summer Regional Championship. He currently sits at number three in the North American standings and is preparing to do damage at the upcoming finals.
Make sure to follow him today around 10:00 p.m. PST / 7:00 a.m. CEST on Twitch for some helpful tips in dominating the current state of Heroes of the Storm.
In other areas of improvements, Blizzard announced today that it is upgrading the AI of the game to be more responsive, accurate, and execute more dynamic strategies with ease. Even more improvements can be expected in the future once the entire roster of heroes has transitioned over to the new system.