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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

Valeera Sanguinar

Valeera Sanguinar is a melee assassin hailing from World of Warcraft. Originally, she was created for the DC Unlimited action figures line up. Shortly after, she was introduced for the first time in the Wildstorm/DC World of Warcraft Comics as an adventure companion of Lo’gosh, later discovered to be an amnesiac King Varian Wrynn. Valeera appeared in the World of Warcraft MMORPG later on during the Siege of Undercity storyline (Wrath of the Lich King expansion). Now Valeera enters the Nexus slaying her opponents with stealthy tactics and brutal Sinister Strikes and Evicerations upon unsuspecting enemies.

Difficulty: Hard

Shadow of the Uncrowned

For a time, the gladiator Valeera Sanguinar served dutifully as one of Varian Wrynn’s personal bodyguards. Now, her shadowy skills find her a natural fit within the secretive rogue order, the Uncrowned, in their fight against the Legion.

Valeera Sanguinar coming to the Nexus

Blizzard Entertainment posted via Twitter a teaser video announcing Valeera Sanguinar is coming to the Nexus. Valeera is a rogue hailing from the pages of the Wildstorm/DC Comics World of Warcraft and originally concepted as a DC Unlimited action figure.

Some time later, she was introduced in the World of Warcraft MMORPG during the Siege of Undercity storyline in Wrath of the Lich King. She is also in Hearthstone. So far, no abilities have been revealed, but one can guess she might have stealth, backstab, and fan of knives.

 

Blizzard Entertainment Sent Ragnar’Os Cereal to Fansites

With the arrival of Ragnaros upon the Nexus, Blizzard Entertainment shipped a box of cereal to several fansites and livestreamers. Our staff member @dperschonok got the gift, and shared photos. The Ragnar’Os Molten Core cereal box has funny Nutrition Facts.

For example: Serving Size: 1 Progression Level. Serving Per Container: 20. This one is funny because there are 20 levels of progression for Heroes.

Potassium is named Pro-tassium 10g. Sodium has 5,000g (1,000,000% DV), Total Carbs 1000g, Fire Resistance 150 (100% DV), Vitamin R, Iron (molten) 80%, Lead -100%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on strict Ranked Play diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on Hero, rank, and quest requirements.

Ingredients: Core Fragments, Corehound Leather, High Fructose Core Syrup, Heavy Stone, Elemental Fire, Obsidian Oats, Red 13, Orange 37 (… 1337 aka Leet), Alchemically Modified Flavors.

 

 

 

Blizzard also sent a Noobz Marine with the Ragnaros skin.

Ragnar'Os Cereal

 

Inside the Cereal Box there is a trivia game named Games for INSECTS! asking:

  • Why won’t Tychus go drinking with Raynor?
  • What did Nova dress up as for Hallow’s End?
  • What is Erik, Baleog, and Olaf’s favorite TV Show?

The answers:

  • Because he took the last shot
  • A Ghost
  • Lost

 

In addition, the Cereal Box included a scratch-code card to redeem the Ragnaros hero and its Lil’ Rag skin.

 

For posterity, after you eat your spicy cereal, you keep a Ragnar’Os keychain. Careful not to set your jeans pocket ablaze. Handle with care.

 

Ragnaros

Ragnaros is a melee assassin hailing from the World of Warcraft universe. He is great at dominating lanes with AOE, decimating minion waves effortlessly, which means farming XP to keep your team ahead in levels.

Difficulty: Medium

As the lord of Azeroth’s fire elementals, Ragnaros desires nothing more than to burn the world to ash. Banished to the Firelands eons ago, the Firelord now turns his rage toward the Nexus, intent on incinerating everything and everyone within it.

BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript

This is a full transcript of the BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel. The event was held by the following panelists:

  • Kent-Erik Hagman (lead hero designer)
  • Jade Martin (game designer)
  • Phill Gonzales (lead character artist)
  • Edward Crane (3D artist)
  • Alex Neyman (game designer)

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Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Qualifiers Begin Nov 19

heroes-global-championship-logo-240x240The Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Qualifiers (HGC) will begin on November 19 in Europe and November 21 in North America.

There will be six teams per region. The top two teams at each of the three qualifiers will secure spots in their respective HGC, joining Team Dignitas and Fnatic in Europe; and Denial Esports and Astral Authority in North America.

The top eight teams in each region will be contracted and guaranteed both compensation and regular competition, with League Play kicking off in January.

Registration is open. You can register at Battlefy here.

For more information about HGC 2017, visit here.

WHEN:

Europe Heroes Global Championship Qualifiers:

  • Qualifier #1: Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 at 5am PT
  • Qualifier #2: Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27 at 5am PT
  • Qualifier #3: Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 at 7am PT

North America Heroes Global Championship Qualifiers:

  • Qualifier #1: Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22 at 5pm PT
  • Qualifier #2: Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 at 3pm PT
  • Qualifier #3: Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 at 3pm PT

WHERE:

Live Stream: www.twitch.tv/blizzheroes

CASTERS:

Europe: Khaldor

North America: SolidJake and JHow

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2017 Heroes of the Storm Esports Restructuring

Blizzard Entertainment announced a major restructuring of the Heroes of the Storm eSports scene coming in 2017. Blizzard is shifting the Top-8 eSport competitions in each region into a uniform online league format. Plans for 2017 HGC leagues will be revealed soon. Qualifiers for HGC leagues begin this November. Read more here.

Highlights for the 2017 Heroes Global Championship (HGC) include:

  • North America, Europe, China, and Korea will be shifting to a uniform online league format
  • Top eight teams in each of these regions will be contracted and guaranteed both compensation and regular competition
  • More consistency not only in your favorite rosters, but also in the scheduling, casting, and quality of broadcasts all-year round
  • More international events matching rival teams from different regions against one another
  • Competitors from Taiwan, South East Asia, Latin America, and Australia/New Zealand can look forward to local competitions that feed into the international events
  • Addition of a Blizzard-sponsored Open Division with a promotion and relegation system giving amateur teams a clear path to HGC

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