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Storm League seasonal play will be delayed, because developers are currently working on multiple improvements and they don't want Storm League to launch without them.

The latest PTR patch with Chen and MechaStorm II is going live next week and the Heroes team recently informed us about upcoming changes for Storm League. The plan is to add visible direct MMR to rank-point mapping, an adjusted decay system, less placement matches, and remove promotion/demotion games, which is why they're delaying Storm League seasonal play launch by two months.

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With the launch of our latest PTR, we also need to officially announce that Storm League seasonal play will be delayed, and a new start date had to be set.

The adjusted deployment date is because we have a lot of incredible changes coming to Storm League that the team knew didn’t want to launch without, so they need a little more time.

In fact, here is a sneak-peek into some of these features that we are presently hard at work on:

  • Visible Direct MMR To Rank-Point Mapping
  • Adjusted Decay System
  • Reduced Placement Matches
  • Seasonal Questline
  • Promotion/Demotion Games Removed

Of course, there are a lot of additional details on these coming shortly, perhaps alongside a few extra surprises as well. Thank you for your patience – we believe it will be well worth the wait!

In the meantime, jump into the MechaStorm II Event and try out Chen’s long-awaited rework. Both can be tested early by heading to the PTR and as always, we want to know your feedback!

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That's cool I guess. I really like Visible Direct MMR To Rank-Point Mapping just because I really hate getting someone in a game that has something crazy like a 30%-45% win-rate. Also Promotion/Demotion Games Removed should have been taken out earlier nonetheless I am glad the changes are being made. Seems good otherwise

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Yeah, Seasonal Questline? Sounds amazing! Maybe they'll make it so that if you play enough games EVERYONE has the ability to get the Epic version of the seasonal mounts rather then JUST Master & GrandMaster! That would be cool 🙂 Although that would make me wish you could earn Epic versions of old Seasonal mounts too 😛 But that would be wishing for FAR too much I would think.

With seasonal questlines added it makes since no promo and demote games. I imagine the quests will somehow take the place of these type games. OR maybe it will be a way for them to have season long events in a way. OR it will be so they can just make events last an entire season long rather then the usual month or two length. And incorporate them into Ranked play more so as well. 

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