Heroes of the Storm came out with a lot of hype back in the day, and promised a different taste in MOBA genre to freshen up the competition after League of Legends, DotA 1&2, Heroes of Newerth slowly locked down the style into certain mechanics. Especially eliminating the long and exhausting farming phase alongside the excessive itemization differences in order to offer a quick action-heavy game, HotS became a remarkable niche in the scene.
While the game was pretty successful on its own, it unfortunately did not receive much support from players and developers alike despite being a Blizzard game. Finally Blizzard stopped supporting the esports scene of Heroes of the Storm a couple years ago, leaving many people abandoned who were grinding the game religiously. This sudden change left the game stalled for a short while, but then some die-hard fans kept showing support. The support of fans helped Blizzard to stand their ground on at least regularly supporting the game since there are still a good community to move forward.
Fast-forwarding to the date, now we are seeing another new hero joining the party: Hogger. This gnoll, known as Scourge of Elwynn Forest, is a bruiser that loves pushing and smashing its enemies around like a madman. Hogger will be taking advantage of terrain mechanics heavily alongside dealing serious area damage in close combat.
For widely detailed information about both the PTR Patch released on 23rd of November and Hogger, you can visit Blizzard’s official page.