It’d be nice if we got a wealth of new information accompanying this change but we’ll just have to make do with an animated video instead. At least it’s cute.
This isn’t the first time Blizzard Entertainment’s take on the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genre has had to switch its name. The game was once called Blizzard DotA until a dispute with Valve last year brought an end to that.
There’s nothing so far to explain the latest revision. The description on YouTube cryptically says: “Set aside whatever you think you knew about Blizzard All-Stars, and get ready for what’s brewing at this year’s BlizzCon.”
Whether it’s to further distance itself from the DotA identity, a simple rebranding or a big overhaul, we’ll just have to find out next month. It’s not like we’ve heard a whole lot since the reveal three years ago anyway.