eSports team MVP Black may quit playing Heroes of the Storm at the end of the year as the team are unhappy with multiple aspects of the game and the game’s environment according to MVP Black coach Gwang Bok Kim.
Gwang Bok Kim interviewed with Korean eSports journalism site DailyEsports when making the comments about the teams future in the game.
Kim is quoted as saying
In case of Dota 2 the character’s’ skill are all flashy and exciting, but in Heroes you can’t help but feel the skills have been toned down over time. As everyone agrees, the rate of Hero release is also too slow. And there are no tournaments outside of the Blizzard sponsored ones. I don’t know whether MVP Black’s players will continue playing Heroes after this year.
Another of the teams concerns is the prize money on offer. Blizzard put up $500,000 prize pools which has led to some teams considering the events the only ones worth competing in as other sponsors simply cannot or will not match the funds in other tournaments.
The lack of regular tournaments around the game has in turn caused major sponsors to be reluctant to put up prize money as their brands wouldn’t get the air time needed to make it worth their investment.
Can Blizzard recover Heroes of the Storm from this trend, it is unknown especially since they have Overwatch they will no doubt be trying to push into the eSports scene.
Heroes of the Storm is available on PC and Mac now.
You can check out MVP Black taking on EDG in the finals of the Heroes of the Storm Spring Championship below.