Bring Your Friends to Heroes of the Storm

If you're one of the many Blizzard fans lining up for access to Heroes of the Storm–or if you're already playing and want your friends to join in on the action–you may be in luck. Heroes Community Manager, Vaeflare, posted that in addition to access granted from Blizzard, the team will be introducing two new ways to gain access to the game's Technical Alpha.

Heroes of the Storm: Tech Alpha Walkthrough

Yesterday, legendary heroes clashed on the fields of the Nexus as Blizzard's upcoming MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, began its Tech Alpha testing phase. In order to help players who are just getting into Heroes get accustomed to the early stages of the game, the team released a "Tech Alpha Walkthrough" video that shows off the tutorial, quests and other important key features that will help you become a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.

Heroes of the Storm Tech Alpha Begins Soon

The time is finally approaching! Today Blizzard Entertainment announced that the Technical Alpha for its upcoming MOBA, Heroes Of The Storm, would soon be on its way and a select number of players would be invited to partake in the testing. Get ready to enter the Nexus!

Blizzard Announces Global Creative Writing Contest

The Blizzard Creative Writing Contest is back this summer, offering one lucky (and talented) fan the chance to visit Blizzard's headquarters in Irvine, CA and spend an afternoon with the company's own writing team. As if hobnobbing with Blizzard's lore masters isn't reward enough, the grand prize winner will also receive his or her choice between a Diablo III "OVERTHROWN" barbarian diorama or a Frostmourne sword. Seven runners-up will each receive prize packages from the Diablo Archive, the Warcraft Archive, the StarCraft Archive, and the Warcraft: War of the Ancients Archive, "all signed by Chris Metzen, the cover artists, and Blizzard's writing staff," according to the official contest page.

This year fans from anywhere in the world can enter the contest (with the exception of a few states and provinces), unlike the 2009 event. Blizzard is calling for creative fiction based in the Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo universe, written in English and composed of 2,500 to 7,500 words. Entrants are instructed to submit their work at the official contest page, using this entry form. Rules and eligibility information can be found here, or visit the main contest page for all the links and info. The deadline for entries is August 23, 2010. To help you get an idea of what kind of writing the judges enjoyed in the past, visit the 2009 Blizzard Creative Writing Contest page to read last year's winning entry and excerpts from some of the finalists' stories.

BlizzCon 2010 Finally Announced

Blizzard finally has set a date for it annual fan convention. Mark your calendar for Oct. 22-23 and be prepared for updates and panels on StarCraft, Diablo and World of Warcraft. They probably have a new biombshell announcement planned as well. Relaunch Contest has a whole new look for their site, catering to players of Starcraft, Warcraft and Diablo. Click below for more details!