HotSCast Episode 67 – Not Lite on the Royal! HotSCast is YOUR source for all the Heroes of the Storm coverage you can handle! Find us online at HotSCast.com, on Twitter @HotSCast, on Twitch.tv/HotSCast, YouTube.com/HotSCast, on Google+ and Facebook as HotSCast. Email the show HotSCast@gmail.com! This week we talk about the RandomCS A.I. Tournament with the organizer herself, special guest Royalite, and more!! Enjoy! And if you do, please leave us a review on iTunes, or Stitcher, or whatever podcast catcher of your choosing! That is the best help you can provide in growing the show, Thanks!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | HotScast Episode #67 | Hosts: Vincent (Rilandune), Mike (Fimlys), & Kali (NerdiChar) | Special Guests: Royalite
Hit the break for all the notes!
SALES, FREE HERO ROTATION, & NEWS
Week of August 25 – September 1, 2015
- Tychus — $3.24 USD
- Mad Martian Gazlowe Skin — $4.99 USD
- Super Sonya Skin — $4.99 USD
Free Hero Rotation:
- Li Li
- Sgt. Hammer
- Kerrigan (Available after you reach player level 12)
- Leoric (Available after you reach player level 15)
- Battlefield of Eternity has been temporarily disabled because it was causing some games to crash. In the meantime, rumor has it that the new Diablo map will go live tomorrow (August 26)!
- You can play Duck Hunt on the main menu screen. Holy freaking cow, that is awesome.
E-SPORTS & TOURNAMENTS
Ril: The top 5 teams for North America have been decided for the Americas Regional Championship in Las Vegas, September 19-20.
Mike: Tempo Storm appears to be the team to beat, securing the 1st place spot at all 3 North America tournaments. The teams that will be joining them are Cloud9, COGnitive Gaming, compLexity, and Murloc Geniuses.
Kali: If you want to watch the tournament live, admission will be free at the Las Vegas Convention Center both days, with doors opening at 9am PDT. If you can’t make it, you can watch the live stream at twitch.tv/blizzheroes.
Ril: Average match times are getting longer, currently about 25-30 minutes, up from the goal of 20 minutes originally set by Blizzard. [discuss]
The current theory is that this is due to improved matchmaking, causing closer back-and-forth matches. [discuss]
Mike: Many are stating they are happy with this shift because it gives them more time to enjoy the game. [discuss]
Kali: Others fear that the game is still very new and if the increase in match time continues at this pace, Heroes will have match lengths similar to League and DOTA 2 soon. [discuss]
Enjoy the show!!