Heroes of the Storm Esports

Heroes of the Storm

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$18,464,719.38 From 506 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2014-09-16 to

Heroes of the Storm (abbreviated as HotS) is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The game features characters from prior Blizzard games including WarCraft, StarCraft, and Diablo, as well as their latest IP Overwatch. Blizzard refers to the game as a "hero brawler" due to its broader play-style that differs from a typical "multiplayer online battle arena" or "action real-time strategy" game like Dota 2 or League of Legends. The game entered closed beta on January 13, 2015, and the full version of the game was released on June 2, 2015.

Heroes of the Storm was originally titled "Blizzard DOTA" and later changed to "Blizzard All-Stars" before changing to its final name. It also lead to confusion with the StarCraft II expansion "Heart of the Swarm" sharing the same acronym of "HotS".

Many of the best Heroes of the Storm players previously competed in other Blizzard titles such as StarCraft II and Hearthstone. The players usually had less than stellar results in those games, and their awarded cash prize numbers were low.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Korea, Republic of KyoChaJeong, Won Ho$465,268.99
2.Korea, Republic of sakeLee, Jung Hyeog$462,790.78
3.Korea, Republic of RichLee, Jae Won$427,923.28
4.Korea, Republic of ResetIm, Jin Woo$360,243.52
5.Korea, Republic of TtsstKang, Woon Sung$354,363.98
6.Sweden WubbyJonathan Gunnarsson$266,358.88
7.Korea, Republic of sCsCKim, Seung Chul$239,311.62
8.United Kingdom SnitchJoshua Bennett$238,907.64
9.France JayPLJérome Trinh$229,170.87
10.Korea, Republic of SignYoon, Ji Hoon$211,353.46
11.Korea, Republic of Jeong HiLee, Jeong-ha$200,447.42
12.Sweden SchwimpiSimon Svensson$191,647.23
13.Sweden BreezPontus Sjogren$189,364.35
14.Sweden SmexystyleFilip Liljeström$186,066.86
15.Korea, Republic of merrydayLee, Tae Jun$184,790.78
16.Sweden QuackNiixDob Engström$181,885.31
17.Korea, Republic of NoblesseChae, Do Joon$164,811.62
18.Korea, Republic of LockdownJin, Jae Hun$159,214.59
19.Korea, Republic of SwoyKim, Seung Won$151,828.25
20.United States FanFan Yang$149,391.76
21.Denmark ZaeliaKenn Øster Rasmussen$148,100.86
22.Korea, Republic of NachoJinPark, Jin Su$146,932.17
23.France MénèThomas Cailleux$146,244.84
24.United States KingCaffeineJohn Paul Lopez$138,297.16
25.United States k1Keiwan Itakura$138,237.16

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$4,210,183.7422.80%


» Dota 2-$330,174,711.66
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-$143,868,663.90
» League of Legends-$91,383,110.91
» StarCraft II-$22,935,767.28
» Overwatch-$16,794,506.00
» Hearthstone-$11,566,826.44
» SMITE+$5,884,608.63
» Heroes of Newerth+$15,391,273.66

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$5,850,327.15
2.China China$3,249,513.05
3.United States United States$2,556,061.44
4.Sweden Sweden$1,327,853.53
5.Germany Germany$801,299.47
6.United Kingdom United Kingdom$511,160.49
7.France France$494,512.46
8.Canada Canada$476,065.11
9.Taiwan, Republic of China Taiwan, Republic of China$463,354.82
10.Australia Australia$363,315.70

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

United States DreadnaughtWade PenfoldAnalyst, Commentator
Netherlands GrubbyManuel SchenkhuizenAnalyst, Commentator
United Kingdom ReDeYePaul ChalonerHost
Sweden ReinforceJonathan LarssonObserver
France ToDYoan MerloAnalyst, Commentator