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Blizzard released an interesting teaser on Twitter earlier today of what appears to be a dog and the name of an upcoming event dubbed "Nexusmania".

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While we don't know exactly what it entails, redditor Furaz noticed that Nexusmania was teased in the Heroes of the Storm Winter Veil 2017 video. Is that Hanamura in the background? Did they just tease the map rework?

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Anyhow, redditor Frufo posted an interesting HGC video snippet that appears to contain a Sombra teaser (flashing text that looks like someone was trying to hack the stream). It would make perfect sense to introduce an Overwatch Hero next, because the game's 2nd anniversary is coming soon and we know Blizzard did something similar with Fenix and StarCraft's 20th anniversary.

Finally, Darkmight3 seems to have found a silhouette of an unknown Hero in the Dark Nexus trailer. What do you think about all the teasers and hints? Let us know in the comments!

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The Hero that has been "teased" is of the female witch doctor which was shown at the very beginning of hots' life if you watch any spotlights video you can see the female witch doctor is there as you can see there is also a dagger and tusks last time i checked sombra doesn't have a mask with tusks or a dagger with her in any of her appearances 

 

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i dont know how to feel about a tweet i made being on here and used as something, dont get me wrong its awesome and such but i feel a little weird pointing something out that literally everyone else could have done

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Yes. I also recall this Silouette from an artwork. It might even be in the manual of Diablo 3. But it is definitely the female Witch Doctor.

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I'll place my bets that we're gonna get Cinco de Mayo themed skins with a Luchador Diablo and Mariachi Muradin.

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1 hour ago, Valhalen said:

I'll place my bets that we're gonna get Cinco de Mayo themed skins...

With the little luchador masked chihuahua poster saying 'Nexusmania' I'd say some mexican esk wrestler skins is a pretty save bet :). Also with that picture art also being in an older Winter Veil 2017 image then they must have had this planned for a while. They're a month late for Wrestlemania. But just in time for Cinco de Mayo. So it still works :p :).

And in regards to Sombra possibly coming to HOTS. All I have to say is 'Sombra! <3<3<3' :D

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From what I read Sombra disables abilities in OW and is invisible. These lead me to say she will have a strong silence and stealth, possibly a targeted stealth.

Well, this is becoming Heroes of Overwatch more and more(a bad thing).

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8 minutes ago, XeaKon said:

From what I read Sombra disables abilities in OW and is invisible. These lead me to say she will have a strong silence and stealth, possibly a targeted stealth.

Well, this is becoming Heroes of Overwatch more and more(a bad thing).

I fail to see how this is becoming Heroes of Overwatch. There's 7 OW heroes now in the game, so roughly 10% of total heroes. True, they are used heavily at at all levels, but that's a balancing/ease of use issue (if there is even an issue to begin with) and there's the whole other 90% of mostly viable heroes in the roster.

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4 hours ago, Valhalen said:

I'll place my bets that we're gonna get Cinco de Mayo themed skins with a Luchador Diablo and Mariachi Muradin.

I'd be really disappointed if they don't use La Cucaracha

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I think it's more likely to be an event without a hero release, such as Dark Nexus and Mechastorm.

Also, Sombra would be an odd choice of hero to port to HoTS, because I don't see her kit bringing new or exciting mechanics. Her invisibility is a modified Wind Walk. Her hack is a single target silence. Her translocator is a delayed escape/gap closer (this one actually sounds interesting). Her ultimate is just like Twilight Dream.

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3 minutes ago, lChronosl said:

I think it's more likely to be an event without a hero release, such as Dark Nexus and Mechastorm.

Also, Sombra would be an odd choice of hero to port to HoTS, because I don't see her kit bringing new or exciting mechanics. Her invisibility is a modified Wind Walk. Her hack is a single target silence. Her translocator is a delayed escape/gap closer (this one actually sounds interesting). Her ultimate is just like Twilight Dream.

I could say the same about Hanzo not bringing much. “A guy with a bow” hardly sounds exciting. 

It wouldn’t be that hard to come up with differences. Not many targeted silences and even fewer on a hero with a stealth mechanic. Yes, the ult is like Twilight’s Dream, but Hinterland Blast didn’t stop Planet Cracker, Strafe didn’t stop Purification Salvo, and Taunt most certainly didn’t stop Warlord’s Challenge. Hell, Nova stealth didn’t stop Valeera from having it. Most abilities in the game share similarities with others, but the combination of abilities on a single hero is also important. Both Nova and Zeratul have stealth, but only one has a blink.

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14 hours ago, Warper said:

I could say the same about Hanzo not bringing much. “A guy with a bow” hardly sounds exciting. 

It wouldn’t be that hard to come up with differences. Not many targeted silences and even fewer on a hero with a stealth mechanic. Yes, the ult is like Twilight’s Dream, but Hinterland Blast didn’t stop Planet Cracker, Strafe didn’t stop Purification Salvo, and Taunt most certainly didn’t stop Warlord’s Challenge. Hell, Nova stealth didn’t stop Valeera from having it. Most abilities in the game share similarities with others, but the combination of abilities on a single hero is also important. Both Nova and Zeratul have stealth, but only one has a blink.

Not to mention that her ult also instantly removes shields, which is different again from Twilight's Dream. From this we have a huge counter to Zarya, Fenix and Tassadar to name a few

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11 hours ago, MurkyFelix said:

Not to mention that her ult also instantly removes shields, which is different again from Twilight's Dream. From this we have a huge counter to Zarya, Fenix and Tassadar to name a few

Sure, it'd be a good counter to Tassadar, Fenix, Johanna, and that one Lucio ult, but you gotta wonder how it would interact with Zarya shields. Would it remove them or destroy them, giving her energy? (In Overwatch, she does get energy) It'd probably just come down to the balance team, but it's something to think about.

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