As Christmas approaches, those who work in and follow the competitive Heroes of the Storm professional circuit called the Heroes Global Championship (HGC) are hoping Santa comes early with some much-needed information.
With the 2019 professional circuit yet to be announced, amid reports that Blizzard is experiencing budget cuts, imaginations are running wild that the game many call home will be without a structured competitive scene come the new year.
Blizzard has yet to issue a public statement regarding the future of the HGC as well as notify players behind closed doors as to whether they will have a job in the upcoming months, according to sources.
Prior to this past week, the majority of the players and talent have sat back and remained patient for an update. Over the weekend, something changed.
Followers of community members on Twitter awoke Monday morning to a timeline flooded with demands for information from popular figures.
Christoph "Cris" Gowitzke, Roll20 Esports:
Liam "Arcaner" Simpson, Team Liquid:
Nils "Nurok" Gebhardt, Team Liquid:
Joshua “Snitch” Bennett, Dignitas:
Jerome “KilluZiion” Tanguay, Team Freedom:
Kurtis “Kala” Lloyd, Tempo Storm/on-air talent:
Maksym “Mopsio” Szczypa, Leftovers:
Chris “Tetcher” Invermee, on-air talent:
The decision has been made by numbers members of the professional circuit that putting pressure on Blizzard via social media is the most effective course of action.
If their emails to their employer are yet to garner a meaningful response, members of the community are hoping the use of their public Twitter platforms will force Blizzard’s hand.
Tim Rizzo is the editor and a reporter for Inven Global. He joined the company back in 2017.