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Blizzard All-Stars Renamed Heroes of the Storm

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Blizzard is rebranding All-Stars yet again.

The MOBA space is getting crowded, especially with Blizzard making its entry with its take on the sequel to Defense of the Ancients (more popularly known as DotA). 

About a year ago, Blizzard and Valve came to legal blows over the DotA name after Valve revealed that it would be titling its sequel to DotA  the very aptly named DotA II. In the end, Valve came away with the DotA trademark and Blizzard was forced to name its DotA  sequel Blizzard All-Stars. 

Blizzard's announced that All-Stars is being renamed Heroes of the Storm, probably because it figured out that the All-Stars name might be a little bit confusing, in light of Sony's PlayStation All-Stars game. 

The developer's also announced that more information is to come about the MOBA during BlizzCon in November. 

As for game abbreviations, sources inside Blizzard refer to Heroes of the Storm simply has "Heroes," leaving the HotS for StarCraft.

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    stridervm , October 18, 2013 10:47 PM
    And "Heroes" will get users confused with Heroes of Newerth. Ouch, Blizzard is in a naming rut. =P
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    blackjackedy , October 19, 2013 12:40 AM
    Heroes of Might and Magic is also refered to as "Heroes"
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    graft , October 19, 2013 12:51 AM
    As long as I get to save a cheerleader and save the world we're straight
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    yolosweg , October 19, 2013 1:32 AM
    baby's first moba
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    The_Trutherizer , October 19, 2013 5:17 AM
    Well I would love to see a Dota sequal closer to the original lore and with ALL the heroes. Let the MOBA hunger games begin!

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    ferooxidan , October 19, 2013 11:52 AM
    This is Blizzard, don't expect fair play in game unless you pay. that's what they did in diablo 3, milking money from player, thus making the player forget the real passion of playing the game. Valve's way of making dota free to play is excellent, u only spend money just for the cosmetic and avatar. HoN is almost as good but the heroes is limited to free player with each update. So yeah, I'm curios about how this dota wannabe game; with the addition of starcraft heroes, it's not dota sequel anymore, the lore won't macth at all. it's just another moba with confusing names, that's all.
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    SirTrollsALot , October 19, 2013 12:12 PM
    Who cares?
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    Martell1977 , October 19, 2013 2:35 PM
    If Blizzard is smart they will have a business model like League of Legends for this game. They are making bank selling points used for skins, champions, among other things that aren't game breaking. But, except for the skins, you can get everything else in LoL just by playing the game and with the free champion rotation, you eventually get to try all the champs before buying them.

    Just have to wait to see what Kotick will do, if the past is any indication, the LoL model isn't profitable enough for his ego to embrace.
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    Soda-88 , October 19, 2013 8:13 PM
    Who cares?

    People who were looking forward towards playing some BAllS