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All HGC Games to Be Played on Genji Patch

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Alll HGC games starting this weekend will be played on Genji patch with Genji disabled.

With release of Heroes 2.0, HGC was behind two patches. Blizzard listened to community feedback and decided to skip the Cassia patch. All games over this weekend will be played on Genji patch, but the Hero won't be available until the week of May 8.

You can find our latest recap of Week #8 here. For more information, visit the official Heroes eSports website.

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So that means Hanamura (by far my least favorite map) is now in play? Curious to see if any of the team-fight heavy teams test their luck there.

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2 hours ago, Laragon said:

So that means Hanamura (by far my least favorite map) is now in play? Curious to see if any of the team-fight heavy teams test their luck there.

HGC has a set mappool, I highly doubt they'll add Hanamura in this 'season' of competitive play. After which it will have the same chance as other maps to be voted in or out of the map pool, like currently Blackheart's bay, Haunted Mines and Garden of Terror are missing.

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Not surprising; this patch feels very well balanced, with smaller gaps between the stronger and contested picks and more niche heroes. Wonder if we'll even see Lili! 

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3 hours ago, Laragon said:

So that means Hanamura (by far my least favorite map) is now in play? Curious to see if any of the team-fight heavy teams test their luck there.

Nope, the map pool for HGC has been fixed at the beginning of the season (professional season I mean) and won't change till mid-season brawl (at least). :) Just like they don't get to play on Garden of Terror or BH Bay, they won't have Hanamura for a while.

Yet again, the map pool may change in just a few weeks (after the regional playoffs), then we'll get pro games on Hanamura. Can't wait. :)

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11 minutes ago, Rogar said:

Nope, the map pool for HGC has been fixed at the beginning of the season (professional season I mean) and won't change till mid-season brawl (at least). :) Just like they don't get to play on Garden of Terror or BH Bay, they won't have Hanamura for a while.

Yet again, the map pool may change in just a few weeks (after the regional playoffs), then we'll get pro games on Hanamura. Can't wait. :)

Thanks for the info. I never noticed they didn't play those two.

I for one can wait a long time for games on Hanamura. Even the Dignitas playing Fnatic didn't seem fun. They both seemed unsure the best way to play the map.

Personal experience I've never seen a keep get killed (about a dozen games on it), because 7 core health is too low to need it. With pushing one lane only you would only need to cap 4 payloads and 1 boss for a game over. My biggest issue is the asymetrical spawning of payloads. One match was 2-1 core health, we only needed 1 more payload but the game spawned 2 for the other team and none for us, with the boss already down that gave them a HUGE advantage, which they used to win.

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Glad to see some Genji action, but kind of worried about the competitiveness of these first games as teams will be given very little time to prepare for this new patch. Even though seeing new toys in action is what most people wish, I personally think that if the schedule is too fast for teams to keep up with and just can't evolve to the new meta where multiple new heroes have risen to the very top of the tiers either as new heroes or old heroes completely coming back from the dead its no good. Hopefully Hanamura will be voted out of the map pool as soon as it becomes eligible for the competitive HotS, Wouldn't mind seeing a rework for the map either, to make the current map rotation of Hero League better as Hanamura is currently just a bloody land mine in the random map pool for me. This fast forward of the patches will make the HGC games flashier with the new heroes (which both are absolutely viable for competitive) but probably quite a bit worse for the first week or so if we look at the competitiveness of the matches.

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It will be interesting to see what bans are like now that the pros have to deal with the latest Tass and Zarya nerfs.  My instinct says that they will take a while to adjust and we'll still see high priority on both of them, even though I'm not convinced Tassadar is as game-wrecking as he used to be.

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On 5/3/2017 at 8:59 PM, SterlingHero said:

wish milkfat could elaborate some on that 'feedback'. 

They must have consulted with the managers of the pro teams to be able to call it "pro feedback" - either that or they've asked one pro and stuck that in there.

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