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Episode 220 – “Warmode Activated!”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 220 called “Warmode Activated!” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, August 19th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly talk about our weeks in video games before we move onto talk about our Blizzard Entertainment discussion topics of the week. This week we are talking about a Blizzard being at Gamescom 2018 in Germany this week, but heads up, we recorded before they announced a ton of stuff this morning, and then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft since Battle for Azeroth went live last week! This week in Warcraft we are talking about our first impressions of Battle for Azeroth including the launch, the zones, the questlines, the dungeons, island expeditions, and more!

But then it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes and move onto our Patreon Exclusive podcast Frozen Nerdz After Dark where we talk about Blizzards control over addons, and other launch related issues.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 220 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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On this week’s show, we kick off the show talking about three new exciting things coming to our Patreon page for the months of September and October only! We are adding a new $3 tier for a BlizzCon exclusive digital reward from the Frozen Nerdz, a new $5 tier that will get you a BlizzCon exclusive mailed to your house, and a $10 tier that will get you a hand written thank you note and an exclusive set of Frozen Nerdz related buttons mailed to your house directly from BlizzCon. More details coming on our Patreon Page!


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Episode 219 – “Goodbye Legion, Hello BFA!”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 219 called “Goodbye Legion, Hello BFA” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, August 13th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly talk about our weeks in video games before we move onto talk about our Blizzard Entertainment discussion topics of the week. This week we are talking about an additional wave of BlizzCon tickets to be sold, the new Overwatch League skins and their pricing, the Diablo team breaks its silence, the Boomsday Project is now live, the Overwatch Summer event is upon us and then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week in Warcraft we are talking about the War of the Thorns Chapter 3, and then we discuss our thoughts on leveling BFA and then we hit ya’ll with a special launch week PSA! 

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Episode 218 – “Burn It!”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 218 called “Burn It!” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, August 5th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly talk about our weeks in video games before we move onto talk about our Blizzard Entertainment discussion topics of the week. This week we are talking about two new Overwatch League teams coming, a few of the cards we are excited about for the Boomsday Project, and our thoughts on Wreckingball and what should be next. Then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week in Warcraft we are talking about the War of the Thorns Chapter 2, the Warbringer Sylvanas Animated Short, the Old Soldier cinematic, and then we discuss what we are looking forward to in Battle for Azeroth, and more!

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And then in this week’s Patreon Exclusive Frozen Nerdz After Dark show we discuss what it’s going to be like for raiders and raid leaders in Battle for Azeroth.

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Episode 217 – “#AnotherOne”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 217 called “#AnotherOne.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, July 29th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly talk about our weeks in video games before we move onto talk about our Blizzard Entertainment discussion topics of the week. This week we are talking about the Overwatch League finals, what we are doing for preparation for the upcoming Hearthstone expansion, we discuss the next Warcraft hero coming to the Nexus, then we speculate about the upcoming Overwatch summer event. Then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week in Warcraft we are talking about the Warbringer Jaina animated short, our thoughts about chapter one of the War of the Thorns, and then we talk about the Battle for Azeroth advertisement.

This weeks Patreon Exclusive Frozen Nerdz After Dark topic is our discussion on perma banned accounts.

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the Overwatch League grand finals. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the performance from DJ Khaled before the second day kicked off!

Top 5 Hype Performers They Should have Hired…

5.) Justin Bieber
4.) Feusytube
3.) PewDiePie
2.) Pee Wee Herman
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


With the first Overwatch League grand finals out of the way, we want to send a huge congratulations to the London Spitfire for overtaking the Philadelphia Fusion in a 3-0 shut out. They were no Houston Outlaws, but we are still proud that they took the championship with class and pose!

But at the start of Day 2 of the Grand Finals, DJ Khaled “performed” a few “songs.” You can watch some of the cringe clips here, here, and here. And on this week’s show, we talk about WHO else would have done a better job hyping up the crowd before the event.

With the Boomsday Project hitting live servers on August 7th, 2018, we are both in full prep mode for what’s coming in the next expansion. They are previewing the upcoming cards on August 1st at the last card reveal stream. But what can you do now BEFORE the expansion hits?! Listen to our advice for the upcoming expansion.

This past week we didn’t get the Mandiun announcement we were expecting, but we did get another World of Warcraft priest announced as the next hero coming to the Nexus, check out the Whitemane hero spotlight today!

With the heat of summer in full swing, we start the talks of what could be next for Overwatch. And all fingers point to the Overwatch Summer Event, but what’s going to be different this year?! Listen in as we talk about Reinhardt Baseball, Wreckingball Lawn bowling and more. Find out what our crazy minds have conjured this week on the show!

With Battle for Azeroth on the horizon, (less than 2 weeks!) we take a look at everything going on within the World of Warcraft universe from this past week. First we start off by talking about our reactions to the Warbringer Jaina animated short. (You can watch it here if you haven’t already seen it!) Then we talk about our thoughts about Chapter One of the War of the Thorns quest-line from this past week. And then we talk about the most recent Battle for Azeroth tv commercials that have been playing and the communities reactions to them. And you can watch them here.


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Episode 216 – “War of the Thorns”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 216 called “War of the Thorns.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly talk about our weeks in video games before we move onto talk about our Blizzard Entertainment discussion topics of the week. This week we are talking about an a surprising Overwatch League grand finals, what the Overwatch League pros want, the Rise and Fall of StarCraft esports, what we want to see next in Diablo, what Hero could be next in Heroes of the Storm, and then we talk about the upcoming changes being made to support classes in Overwatch. Then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week in Warcraft we are talking about the pre-patch to Battle for Azeroth, the War of the Thorns, and the latest Developer Q&A!

This weeks Patreon Exclusive Frozen Nerdz After Dark topic is our discussion on the Extended Maintenance Haters.

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the <Insert Game Here> universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to the first season of the Overwatch League!

Top 5 Player Requested Improvements for OWL Season 2

5.) Young-jin “Gamsu” Noh (Boston): “I believe it’s too long. I hope they can make two seasons in one year, shorter seasons.”
4.)Lucas “NotE” Meissner (Boston):  practice rooms need to be improved.”
3.) Lane “Surefour” Roberts (LA Glad):  just make sure the temperature is always the same on stage.”
2.) Aaron “Bischu” Kim (LA Glad): “Better computers.”
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


Congratulations to both the Philadelphia Fusion and the London Spitfire for their success in the Overwatch League playoffs and advancing onto the Grand Finals at the Barclay Center in New York City!

With Season One almost over, the USA Today asked the players of the LA Gladiators, and the Boston Uprising what desired changes they have for Season Two for the Overwatch League. And it was funny enough that it became our Top 5 list this week! Check out all their responses here! 

The OG of esports world wide has always been StarCraft. But the journey that they have gone through hasn’t always been the best, but it’s definitely been a wild journey. From starting on the top to dropping in popularity around 2010 and it’s rise back to the top, StarCraft II has had an impressive ride! Check out this wonderful read from Variety. 

With all the rumors flying around about “What’s Next for Diablo?” we finally take our stab at it and discuss what WE want going forward for the slasher. Do you think Kilroy’s idea or Epics idea will reign supreme and become part of the next installment of Diablo? Find out those topics on Episode 216!

It’s been a few weeks since we had a hero announcement for Heroes of the Storm, and with Battle for Azeroth on the horizon, do you think we will see a cross over hero coming to the Nexus? Could it be Andiun, due to his large role in the latest Warcraft book “Before the Storm,” or could it be on of the Bainehoofs, or someone not associated with Warcraft? Join the discussion on Reddit today! 

Overwatch is a game that is always changing, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that they are testing some changes coming to all of the support heroes. Those changes are ONCE AGAIN coming to Mercy, and Brigitte. And a few buffs coming to Ana, Lucio, and Moira. Check out all the changes here, and listen to our discussion on this weeks episode!

It’s been a BUSY week in World of Warcraft this past week. So you know what that means?! We have A LOT to talk about!

The Pre-Patch of Battle for Azeroth is now live, and with it came a lot of changes to all the classes, professions, PVP, and more. Check out the patch notes here.

This week on July 24th, the War of the Thorns quest-line goes live introducing more of the story of Teldrasill, and Lorderan. Check out what Wowhead has to say here!

And incase you missed it, check out the VOD for the latest Developer Q&A or you can check out the recap here.


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Episode 215 – “On It’s Way”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 215 called “On It’s Way.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, July 15th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly talk about our weeks in video games before we move onto talk about our Blizzard Entertainment discussion topics of the week. This week we are talking about an exclusive deal for the Overwatch League, another Senior Game Designer leaves Blizzard, an explosive expansion coming to Hearthstone, changes coming to competitive play in Heroes of the Storm, and a few Wrecking Ball skins revealed! Then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week in Warcraft we are talking about the pre-patch to Battle for Azeroth going live today!

This weeks Patreon Exclusive Frozen Nerdz After Dark topic is an extended discussion about the communication with the World of Warcraft team.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 215 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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We’ve talked about it in weeks past wondering when we’d start to see big name sponsors and companies wanting to attach themselves to the Overwatch League. And this past week, we got a peak at just what they may look like in the future with Blizzard signing a contract with ESPN and Disney XD to stream the OWL Playoffs and finals on both of these platforms. It’s exciting for the league and fans alike!

It’s sad news any time anyone working at Blizzard decides to take a different career path and leave the company. This past week another Diablo team member has departed from the team, and this time it’s Senior Game Designer Travis Day. He announced it on his Twitter account that after 13 years of working with the company he is adventuring out to see what else the industry has to offer. But no matter where his path may take him, we are sad to see him go and excited to see what the next chapter may open in his life!

Coming offer last weeks Mango tease coming out of Brazil, we joked around about an expansion announcement coming this week. Well, Blizzard was like…. BOOOOOM expansion time! The next expansion for Hearthstone will be the Boomsday Project. This time we are traveling from the Witchwood to the Netherstorm in order to see what’s going on at the experimental labs. Everything’s coming up explody! Check out everything about the upcoming expansion tdoay! 

Over the past few months the Heroes of the Storm community has been asking for an additional ban option in Competitive play. And their prayers have finally been answered! With the most recent patch, a third ban option has been added. With the hero pool always growing in Heroes of the Storm, they type of move is justified and much needed. But would this be an option in other Blizzard games like Overwatch? Find out our thoughts on a ban system within the first person shooter!

Not only did we think of some great ideas for Hero skins for Wrecking Ball, we basically wrote the material for Blizzard… But they didn’t listen! All we want in a clear Hampster ball skin for Hammond! But instead, we got a bunch of the same skins with a splash of a different color. But they may have made up for it all when they released the live drawing of one of the Wrecking Ball skins. It’s not Pokeball, or Probe, or even a crab skin, but we will take it!

Just when you thought this summer was already going fast, the World of Warcraft team hits you with a short notice, “Hey, btw pre-patch Tuesday!” We had a pretty good idea it was coming on July 17th, but there is still so much to achieve before the next expansion drops! So we hope you were able to collect your mounts before they went away, or got all of your mage tower appearances while you could. Happy Patch Day!


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Episode 214 – “Blowing Off Steam”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 214 called “Blowing off Steam.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, July 8th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly talk about our weeks in video games before we move onto talk about our Blizzard Entertainment discussion topics of the week. This week we are talking about how both StarCraft and Hearthstone have representation at the upcoming Asian Games,how the Hearthstone team teased an upcoming social gathering, the upcoming Heroes of the Storm AMA schedule and our questions for the team, the Group Finder issue in Overwatch and then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week in Warcraft we are talking about the hour long history lesson, and changes being made to the service sales within the in-game group finder.

This weeks Patreon Exclusive Frozen Nerdz After Dark topic is an extended discussion about the Overwatch Group Finder Issues.

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Since we are in the age of competitive esports talking on a more mainstream appearance and audience, two Blizzard games are going to be represented in the upcoming Asian Games taking place in Indonesia later this summer. Both StarCraft II and Hearthstone will be represented on the main stage along with other athletes competing in areas like track & field, swimming and more. It’s definitely awesome to see these two games taking the main stage, but we discuss our thoughts on esports being at an Olympic level.

With the Hearthstone community just waiting for the day we get an announcement about the first Hearthstone expansion to drop since the departure of Ben Brodes from Blizzard, the littlest thing gives the community hope. This past week the Hearthstone team teased an upcoming social gathering taking place in Brazil, but the community got a little too excited we were going to get an announcement. But Blizzard quickly stepped in to debunk those rumors. What when will we get a Hearthstone expansion announcement you ask? On typical Blizzard fashion… soon™️.

The Heroes of the Storm is becoming known for just pumping out awesome new and exciting content on a regular basis. They are quickly taken over StarCraft’s reign as best community communicating team at Blizzard. This past week they announced not one, but three upcoming Reddit AMAs dates. They will be answering questions about art and animation, matchmaking, and design over the next few months. So get your questions ready, we have ours ready to go!

Recently Blizzard rolled out a new feature in Overwatch that gives players the option to make custom groups using their Group Finder. What could possibly go wrong with this type of feature? The Overwatch community accepted the challenge and immediately started making groups to Throw matches, derank and just straight up troll their opponents. Normally we say to each their own, but this week, our conversation spills over from our main show and into the Frozen Nerdz After Dark discussion.

 

If you are new to World of Warcraft, or just want to a history lesson, now is your chance to get just that. A group of Developers, Designers and more sat down with the Wire to cover the History of World of Warcraft from an insider perspective. If you have 50 mins to spare, we definitely recommend checking it out!

We’ve talked about people selling in-game services like raid carries, boosts, arena wins, etc for real life money and the steps Blizzard took against those types of services. Well, as of late Blizzard has taken it a step further where they are no longer allowing in-game gold services to be listed in the in-game Group Finder. This comes from people selling their services cross servers which is requiring buyers to transfer gold, or it leads to real life money exchanges which are against the terms of service. This doesn’t mean you can’t sell them in trade or other looking for group chat channels. This is a step in the right direction, but how do you feel about this type of change?


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Episode 210 – “Cookie Distraction”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 210 called “Cookie Distraction.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, June 10th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past weeks in video games before we move onto talking about our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we start off talking about the potential changes that could help the HGC, Overwatch League coming home, more new Diablo jobs posted, stealth Hearthstone nerfs, new heroes and maps in Heroes of the Storm, changes coming to Symmetra, and then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week we talk about Storytelling at E3, Epic Battlegrounds coming, and then we wrap up with a discussion on the Battle for Azeroth Global launch!

And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

And then for our Patrons on Frozen Nerdz After Dark, we talk about BlizzCon closing acts, lack of communication on changes, and rehashed content.

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Each and every week we scour news articles and Blue posts looking for this week’s Top 5 list! This week our Top 5 List comes from the Hearthstone universe. We discovered a lot of salt pertaining to recent stealth changes made to Hearthstone cards!

Top 5 Saltiest Hearthstone Players

5.) Can you please say something to justify making an arguably bad card worse (Tess) while not offering a refund?
4.) I don’t mean to be an !@#, but, didnt we get a dust refund when yogg got this exact same nerf? what changed?
3.) Just your daily reminder, that blizzard lied to us, and they need to publicly admit that fact, and apologize.
2.) They’re hoping people only focus on Tess and don’t notice the other stealth nerfs they made.
1.) *To hear #1, listen to this week’s episode!*


With the overwhelming success and structure of the Overwatch League, it brings into question what other Blizzard esports can do in order to keep the focus on them instead of other games within the genre. And it brings up the question on what the Heroes esports team can do in order to make HoTS thriving again. On this show we talk about what another esports organization did in order to bring their game back to the top. Would something like that work for Heroes and the HGC?

With recent talks about the Overwatch League adding more international teams, we start to wonder when will we see teams playing at other stadiums instead of just the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, CA. Well, recently Commissioner Nate sat down with ESPN to talk about having teams playing “home” games by 2020. This is a major step in the right direction, but how would that all work out? Find out more about this topic here! 

We’ve been talking about it for months, but now it seems that the “unannounced Diablo” project is hiring specifically for it instead of it just being suggested and rumored. This is a step in the right direction, but don’t you find it funny that on Episode 209 we talked about how Diablo is working on something they just can’t say what? 😛

Hearthstone was in a little bit of hot water this past week when they announced that changes to cards were going live today. Normally Hearthstone is very open and forward about card changes, but this time around they didn’t say anything about it and just made changes. And that made the community a little bit… salty.

This past week the Heroes of the Storm team announced that the next hero headed to the Nexus will be Yrel! But that wasn’t the only thing that they announced, they also told us that they will be releasing a new Warcraft themed map called Alterac Pass! And with that, they were will be a new event coming called Echoes of Alterac! It’s a good time to be a fan of Warcraft and a player of Heroes of the Storm!

Overwatch still remains supreme when it comes to communication about what’s going on within the game. Besides just changes coming to Symmetra, we have a lot of new features that have been hinted about from Papa Jeff on his latest developer update. And one of those features is going to be the group finding feature that will allow players to make their own groups. But will that be good, or bad for the game? Find out more here! 

This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.) E3 will Host Blizzard storytelling in the Coliseum on June 13th
2.) Epic Battle grounds may reintroduce sites like Tol Barad and Wintergrasp
3.) Battle for Azeroth releasing Globally!


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Episode 209 – “‘Cause This is Thriller”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 209 called “‘Cause This is Thriller.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past weeks in video games before we move onto talking about the Blizzard Arcade and DitchCon 2018 before moving onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we start off talking about the Overwatch League finals, tournament sites, the zerg rush at Dreamhack Austin, the Diablo team speaks out, Hearthstone’s latest card back, suspensions in the HGC, Overwatch celebrates Pride Month, and then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week we talk about the upcoming World of Warcraft Global MDI, and changes coming to the guild UI in Battle for Azeroth.

And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

And then for our Patrons on Frozen Nerdz After Dark, we talk about the gambling in esports, communication from Blizzard, and much much more.

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Help make DitchCon 2018 possible! If you aren’t familar with it, DitchCon is the one true PARTY before BlizzCon, we are talking DJ playing the best music, bartenders serving the best drinks, and nerds as far as the eye can see! We talked about it on the show, but we want to make sure you have all the official information and the links needed to make it happen!

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To help support the event, check out their Kickstarter!

With Overwatch League being the hottest thing since sliced bread when it comes to esports, it doesn’t come as any surprise when the finals sold out after just a short time! The Inaugural Season of Overwatch League finals will be taking place at the Barclays Center in New York City where 20,000 fans will fill the stadium to cheer on the best in the Overwatch League. It’s definitely an exciting time for Blizzard esports and Overwatch as a whole. So make sure you tune in on July 27–28 for the finals! For more information about the finals, check out the press release. 

Amateur players are always looking for a chance to break onto the competitive scene and make a name for themselves. And most of them will take any chance they can to make a little money along the way. And recently, one of the tournament websites that gave players a chance at paid competition decided to close it’s doors. But it did so without paying out the money it owed players. Should sites this be allowed to function and should Blizzard implement something like this for themselves that gives players a chance to fund they journey to the top? Find out more about our thoughts on this topic on the show!

Finally a WCS tournament has come back to the States! And this time in typical StarCraft fashion Dreamhack Austin was swarmed with Zerg players trying to take home the championship, and the ever elusive WCS points. But, the community had some questions about WHY there were so many Zerg players (almost double) than Protoss or Terran? Does that mean Zerg needs to be balanced better to prevent this from happening again, or is this just time for the Zerg to shine?! Find out our feelings on the topic on this week’s show!

It’s happened! The Diablo team has spoken up about something being worked on in the background. Maybe they decided to say something since the players of Sanctuary were starting to get as restless as the demons. But communication is good and we appreciate it. But what will be next for Diablo?

The latest card back has been revealed for the month of June and it seems to be beaming with arcane energy. But what does that mean!? It means we are getting an awesome Blue Dragonflight inspired card back and maybe a tease at whats to come in the Year of the Raven! We’ve talked about it before, but this points at towards a new Hearthstone expansion possibly being on the horizon here shortly. So make sure you put on your tinfoil hats before listening to this episode!

It’s happened before, but now the Heroes of the Storm esports team and Blizzard are taking a stand against it. And this time Relic from the Korean Team GLuck has been suspended for trying to poach players from other teams! Relic will be suspended from the Heroes Global Championship (HGC) for one year, fined USD $1,500, and must give up his ownership of the team. Is this a step in the right direction for Heroes esports? Find out our thoughts on the topic on this week’s show.

With June being Pride Month, it comes at no surprise that Blizzard and Overwatch would be participating in the celebration of diversity! And this year, they will be hosting Pride Day at the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, CA on Saturday, June 9th! And want some better news? They are also going to be hosting Pride Day celebration parties around the world in places like Houston, TX, New York City, NY, Seattle, WA, and London, England! To find out more about the celebration, check out the press release! 

Have you ever wanted to see MORE of the maps you can play in Overwatch? Nows your chance! One user recorded a video showing off the range of the maps and how detailed Blizzard went when creating this maps within the Overwatch Universe. Check it out here! 

This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.) The MDI Global Finals begin June 22nd
2.) Changes coming to the Guild UI in Battle for Azeroth


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Episode 208 – “Brontosaurus Rekts”

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 208 called “Brontosaurus Rekts.” We are your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, May 27th, 2018.

On this week’s show, we quickly go over our past weeks in video games before we move onto our Blizzard Entertainment discussion. This week we start off talking about the challenges for the success of Overwatch League. Then we move onto talking about how our decks were changed due to recent nerfs in Hearthstone, let’s get ready to rumble in the Nexus, the Overwatch Anniversary is upon us,  and then we move onto talking about World of Warcraft. This week we talk about the 5 million gold mount, and the recent Jaina comic!

But no episode would be complete without us talking about a Blizzard Arcade game and this week we are talking about one called Endurance! And then before you know it, it’s time for us to say our weekly goodbyes.

And then for our Patrons, we talk about the future of the StarCade, teabaggers in Overwatch, and those that press Q.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to contact us via email at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 208 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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When it comes to esports, a lot of time the success is measured by what we can see: the number of viewers. Recently, Fortnite came onto the scene as one of the hottest games and this past week Epic Games announced that they are going to be funneling $100 million into their future esports prize pools. But before any of that even happened, Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA team the Dallas Mavericks, spoke out saying that he’s questioning the success of the Overwatch League and believes that Fortnite is pulling away the viewers. But is that really true? Find out our thoughts on this week’s show!

With recent changes to a group of cards within Hearthstone, players have had to make major adjustments to their decks. Find out how our decks are surviving and if we have had to make any adjustments.

Last week on the show we discussed the possibility of Sombra coming to the Nexus, and the most recent event called, “Nexomania” all things point at it being the prefect time for her to hack her way into the Nexus. But before any of that can happen, we must all step into the ring and see who the next challenger is! Check out the new seasonal event skins for Lunara, Diablo, Sonya, Garrosh, and much much more! Check out all the details here. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OVERWATCH!!!! And to celebrate, the Overwatch Anniversary event is upon us. And this year, they are giving us a second chance to collect all the previous holiday loot that we may have missed, and a chance to replay the past event Holiday brawls! To find out more about the Anniversary, check out the announcement page! 

This week we discussion the following topics about World of Warcraft:

1.) The 5 million gold mount costs how much IRL!?
2.) New Comic – Jaina: Reunion


Each week we pick a game from the endless library of the Blizzard Arcade to test them out and help the listeners find some awesome stupidly fun games.

Game: Endurance v1.1
Type: Strategy
Creator: XDarkEndX
Details: The map is designed for two players. Six enemy forces lie along the map from east to west. As the mission continues, each enemy force activated over time with increasingly higher difficulty levels set to their AI script. The players have the objectives of defeating all enemy forces.
Kilroy’s Review: “I was excited for this map it even said it had AI scripts in it so it had to be good right? Well I guess by AI they meant gatherers collecting resources waiting for you to come and kick their heads in.  But since the name of the map was endurance it was best to make it a good show and take over the whole map and consume all of the resources before realizing that even if you kill all of the AI forces there is no win condition and you basically are just stuck waiting for a win screen that will never come… sad day.”

 

 

Final Rating (1-5): 2

Stupid funability (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Ease of Play (1-5):

Epic – 5
Kilroy – 5

AI incorporated(1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

Replayability (1-5):

Epic – 1
Kilroy – 1

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