Top 10 Blizzard Games Tidbits in 2013
2013 is nearly close to its end, what do you remember about Blizzard games in the entire year? You certainly remember World of Warcraft's 5th expansion Warlords of Draenor's announcement, Heroes of the Storm's debut, WoW inspired card game Hearthstone's long CBT stage, and more. Other than the big news, some anecdotes are perhaps more remarkable to some extent. So we picked up ten tidbits about Blizzard games in 2013 to review the best video game company from a different perspective. Make a cup of coffee, grab some cookies and read on the article below, there must be something that you are interested in, whether you are a Blizzard games fan or not.
1. Heroes of The Storm might face trademark dispute in Europe
At BlizzCon 2013, Heroes of The Storm, the brand new MOBA featuring many heroes from well known Blizzard titles like World of Warcraft, Starcraft II and Diablo III, formally debuted. But before that, the MOBA had changed its name twice.
Heroes of the Storm originated in 2010,
known as "Blizzard DOTA." After a trademark dispute Valve over the
use of the name "Dota," Blizzard renamed the title to Blizzard All-Stars in May 2012. On Oct 18, 2013,
Blizzard announced a new name for Blizzard All-Stars: Heroes of the Storm and released a short video to tell the story of name changes during these two years, which was not as simple as you imagined. According to the records in
the US and EU trademark databases, Blizzard registered Heroes of the Storm in
EU, but by coincidence, there was a Finnish pen-and-paper RPG Myrskyn Sankarit
(Finnish) which is also called "Heroes of
the Storm" in English and this game was published in Finland ahead of
Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm. The potential trademark conflict may force
Blizzard to consider renaming this game again.
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