Blizzard has announced that they will be moving some developers from Heroes of the Storm to other games. This could mean that Blizzard is slowly pulling out support from their MOBA game.
According to Blizzard’s announcement, they cited that the development of upcoming projects have influenced their decision. As the gaming industry grew, so did the number of unannounced games from Blizzard. In order to put more focus in these upcoming games, they have decided to move the developers. This may look like Blizzard is giving up on the game as Heroes of the Storm had struggled to keep up with its competitors Dota 2 and League of Legends.
However, Blizzard ended such speculations by stating that they will continue to support the game. The company will now focus on long-term sustainability for Heroes of the Storm. Although they will continue to support the game, less developers means that content updates will come slower than usual.
On the other hand, Blizzard has essentially killed the Heroes of the Storm esports scene. In response to the developers’ movement, they have evaluated their esports plan. They have announced that the Heroes Global Championship (HGC) and Heroes of the Dorm will not return in 2019. With these 2 big events gone, the game’s esports game looks to be dying.
For the full announcement, you can check it out at Blizzard’s official site.