MOBA Monday: The Storm is Here

lh_moba_monday_heroes_of_the_storm_launch_releaseMOBA Monday is a weekly showcase of how to perform, eh, let’s go with adequately – we hope – in a multiplayer online battle arena. The streaming squad features the hottest, upcoming or most interesting titles of their and the communities fancy for a few rounds of PvP shenanigans in our weekly Twitch channel staple.

Last Tuesday MOBA creators everywhere took a deep breath. A moment’s pause to recognize that Blizzard Entertainment, one of the biggest, most respected developers on the planet, had officially entered their marketplace with Heroes of the Storm. Diversifying itself strongly, unlike some, via accessibility and party-minded game design the hero brawler has potential. To say the least.

We’ve documented as far back as October 2010 that the MOBA genre was getting quite crowded. There have been dozens more announced, a handful to good reviews and supportive communities. It remains to be seen if the Blizzard formula – bringing a niche genre into the mainstream – will repeat itself. That’s assuming you believe the MOBA genre as niche even applies.

With that being said come join us and the rest of the community of basement dwellers as we take part in Blizzard’s latest attempt to take over the world. Oh, and don’t forget the newly announced Heroes of the Storm Starter Pack. Actually it’s plural. There are four bundles currently undergoing “testing” by Blizzard Entertainment. Tonight’s #MOBAMonday will kick off a bit later than normal getting started at 9:00 PM EST. Hit the jump or head directly to the channel page to watch live. Follow for all the updates and giveaway opportunities.

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