Heroes of the Storm's Heroes Global Championship (HGC) is the highest level a player of the game can get, and we've seen top teams like Dignitas shine in the game's esports scene. Blizzard has some bad news for fans of competitive HotS though, as they've revealed that they'll no longer be supporting these competitions.
"We've also evaluated our plans around Heroes esports—after looking at all of our priorities and options in light of the change with the game, the Heroes Global Championship and Heroes of the Dorm will not return in 2019. This was another very difficult decision for us to make. The love that the community has for these programs is deeply felt by everyone who works on them, but we ultimately feel this is the right decision versus moving forward in a way that would not meet the standards that players and fans have come to expect."
Heroes of the Dorm was a collegiate competition that allowed newbies to shine and come through the ranks, but as you can read above that has also faced the cut.
"My time in @HeroesEsports has been an amazing journey, where I've experienced incredible moments, met awesome people and forged friendships with people from all over the world. It has been the most incredible part of my life, and I am very sad for it to end this way," Dignitas captain Joshua 'Snitch' Bennett said on Twitter.
This news came as part of a larger post that announced team members would be moved away from HotS to work on other projects, which isn't the first time this has happened within Blizzard. That said though, Blizzard has clarified that the game isn't ending as such:
"Despite the change, Heroes of the Storm remains our love letter to Blizzard's worlds and characters. We'll continue actively supporting the game with new heroes, themed events, and other content that our community loves, though the cadence will change. Ultimately, we're setting up the game for long-term sustainability. We're so grateful for the support the community has shown from the beginning, and the development team will continue to support Heroes with the same passion, dedication, and creativity that has made the game such a unique experience."
Are you sad to see the HGC go?