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Fantastic in epic loss
January 31, 2017
daneski tried his best to carry his team in a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Tempo Storm during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.
ANALYSIS
daneski did a bang up job of holding his team together despite facing the team who ended the 2016 year atop the North American food chain. In Game 1 he played Artanis, and his mechanics and positioning shouldered the weight of his team and carried them to a huge victory in only 9 minutes. This was great momentum for a team everyone expected to come out the gate and lose 3-0. Game 2 saw daneski on Tassadar, and after a hard fought 27 minute game his team barely fell to psalms insane damage output on Thrall. Game 3 saw daneski on Tassadar again, and despite some phenomenal play he was unable to carry his team on the low damage support class hero. In Game 4 with daneski back on an assassin, Tychus, he was able to carry his team with a perfect KDA and top damage to tie the series 2-2. In Game 5 with everything on the line, daneski went for Artanis again but this time his team did not have the CC needed to win, losing to Tempo Storm 2-3 during the 2017 HGC Group Stage.
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Russian Circus renames itself Synergy
January 12, 2017
The HGC 2017 Europe Pro League Qualifier Russian Circus has officially changed its name to Synergy.
ANALYSIS
One assumes the name change was to comply with Blizzards team name standards. Welcome to the big time, fellas. Synergy made it to the Pro League via Qualifier #3 and a 3-2 Semifinals win over The Jabronis.
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Team expert enters HotS, signs Two Bees Determined
January 12, 2017
Team expert has entered Heroes of the Storm by signing Two Bees Determined.
ANALYSIS
Team expert quickly gains credibility within HotS by signing the European HGC 2017 Pro League Qualifier Two Bees Determined. The roster remains unchanged, with Sebastian 'bLaDe' Petraschke continuing as team captain.
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Tricked eSport acquires The Damascus Boys
January 12, 2017
Tricked eSport has announced they have entered Heroes of the Storm with the signing of The Damascus Boys.
ANALYSIS
A nice move by Tricked eSport, picking up the hot HGC 2017 qualifier. The roster is chock full of veterans, with prior experience on teams such as Na'Vi, Misfits and Dignitas.
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Dumpster Tier Superstars now just Superstars
January 12, 2017
Heading into HGC 2017, Dumpster Tier Superstars has changed their name to simply Superstars.
ANALYSIS
The name change was at Blizzard's request, as the company classes things up for HGC. Qualifiers Faye, Goku, Hosty, iakona and Srey are all still on the squad.
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Tempo Storm acquires Austral Authority
January 12, 2017
Just in time for HGC 2017, Tempo Storm has acquired Austral Authority.
ANALYSIS
After disbanding last year's roster in November, the nicely sponsored Tempo Storm was clearly in the hunt for new blood. They sign an Austral Authority squad coming off a 7-8th place finish in the early December 2016 Gold Club World Championship.
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Denial eSports loses sponsor, becomes B Step
January 12, 2017
Denial eSports lost their sponsorship and has decided to rename themselves B Step.
ANALYSIS
KingCaffeine and team, forced to pick a new team name, are jumping on the B Stepping bandwagon, just in time for HGC 2017.
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Chu8 my Hotdoge changes name to Team 8
January 12, 2017
At Blizzard's request, Chu8 my Hotdoge changed their name to Team 8.
ANALYSIS
Blizzard is classing things up, if you will, before HGC 2017. Chu8, Glaurung, YoDa, buds and Justing are all still on the roster. Dumpster Tier Superstars was also asked to change their name, going with just Superstars.
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New team old roster
October 9, 2016
On July 29th 2016, Misfits picks up former mYinsanity roster.
ANALYSIS
Misfits HotS is now comprised of players, Splendour, HasuObs, Nurok, Darkmok and their captain Blumbi. Misfits is a Heroes of the Storm professional team based in Germany, Europe that was officially recognized on 2016-08-04.
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Denied the chance to play Li-Ming
September 28, 2016
Khroen struggled in the 0-3 Grand Finals against Naventic in the 2016 Bloodlust Regional.
ANALYSIS
Game 1 had Khroen on Tassadar as a way of matching Naventic's double support composition. Khroen did a good job in the initial skirmishes, properly timing his shields to mitigate the majority of Naventics single target burst. At the 12 minute mark, Khroen saved his team from a potential wipe by use of his Forcewall ultimate, stopping four members of Naventic from diving into their precious backline. Excluding this one example, Khroen struggled to use his Forcewall effectively the rest of the match. Game 2 had Khroen on Zagara who is known for her dominance on the map, Tomb of the Spider Queen. Khroen got himself killed right out of the gate, at the 30 second mark. This careless positioning would continue throughout the game resulting in a few costly deaths and wasted ultimates as he tried to save himself from Naventic's grip.
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No outstanding plays
September 28, 2016
MichaelUdall played well in the 0-3 Grand Finals against Naventic during the 2016 Bloodlust Regional.
ANALYSIS
MIchaelUdall did a good Job in Game 1 playing safe against Naventics dive composition. This was partly due to the fact that the hero he was playing has a very strong escape ability, "Run and Gun." While his allies continued to find ways to die Michael was playing relatively smart until the 11 minuet mark where enemy Kenma baited him into what he thought was a 1 v 1. It turned out that Li-Ming was also waiting in the bushes for him and he was promptly killed. This contributed to the series of deaths on behalf of GFE that resulted in them giving over the first curse on the map Cursed Hollow. While he managed his cool-downs appropriately, there were no exceptional plays on his behalf. In Game 2 MichaeUdall was put on support hero Auriel. This was different from what we usually see, as Michael is renowned for his melee assassin/bruiser play. Perhaps it was due to his inexperience on supports, but Michael was caught out of position under one minuet into the game and easily killed. While he played much more safe from here on out his only notable play was when he used a perfect Aegis ultimate on Leoric at the 15 minuet mark. This play caused Naventic to waste almost all of their offensive spells for little to no damage. Unfortunately, ally Bkid was intent on dyeing and died anyway.
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Manages to die at every opportunity
September 28, 2016
Bkid offered his carcass to Naventic in the 0-3 Grand Finals against Naventic at the 2016 Bloodlust Invitational.
ANALYSIS
Four minuets into Game 1, Bkid noticed that Naventic was low on resources after a prolonged fight over the first objective on Cursed Hollow. Seeing this "opportunity," he dove headfirst into the enemy lines and was immediately killed. This pattern continued over the next seven minuets with Bkid managing to die three times on the hero Muradin. This set the stage for Game 1, forcing healer Akaface to burn his resources on Bkids careless play. Game 2 we saw Bkid on Leoric, a Hero that is hard to keep dead due to his lowered spawn rate. However Bkid managed to die at nearly every opportunity except one moment at five minuets in where his low HP baited the entire enemy team to five man suicide in a shallow corridor. Bkid wasn't just deaths however, and he was able to secure a great Kill on Kenma when he caught him standing in a bush at the nine minuet mark. From here on out it was all tears for Bkid as he spent more time dead than alive, solidly handing the series to Naventic.
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Team Liquid looks to sports team owners for direction
September 27, 2016
Esport organisation Team Liquid has sold its controlling interest to Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber and entrepreneur Ted Leonsis as of Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Team Liquid's Heroes of the Storm division may look to a brighter future as Guber and Leonsis pour in their "resources and years of experience" to ensure Team Liquid's "future success". Hopefully with this new direction, the HotS team will be able to flesh out their roster a bit more.