The road to Blizzcon started months ago, featuring top teams from their regions heading for the biggest tournament for any Blizzard game. In the end, only the top 2 teams from each region will be featured in Blizzcon.
For those playing in the Heroes of the Storm competition this year, Artanis won’t be available for play. Artanis joins the Nexus on October 27th for everyone, October 20th for those who have pre-ordered Legacy of the Void.
Dustin Browder confirmed on Twitter that Artanis wouldn’t be available as the pros need more time to practice. Blizzcon is on November 6th & 7th, only 1 1/2 weeks after Artanis’s launch.
— Dustin Browder (@DustinBrowder) October 14, 2015
Following a recent warrior focused patch, several of the lower ranked warriors in Master League have seen a rise to the top. E.T.C, who was originally a top tier character, is sitting in the top 8 win rate. Diablo, who was recently couldn’t even break the bottom 5, is now #6 according to Hotslogs. This has led to a Reddit post by user Ralathar44, entitled “How to Deal with Diablo“. Diablo players everywhere hate you now, Ralathar44.
It’ll be interesting to see how the new and improved warriors play out at Blizzcon, if they see any play at all.