Alexei Stukov ‘Heroes of the Storm’: ‘StarCraft’ character release expected in next patch

Source: Blizzard Entertainment/Wikia

Heroes of the Storm takes the best characters from all of Blizzard's franchises and puts them in one game. The next hero they're putting in is from StarCraft, one of Blizzard’s oldest franchises. On Wednesday, the Heroes of the Storm’s official Twitter page posted a hint that clearly points to Alexei Stukov: The image in the tweet describes a medical report that relates to Stukov's origin story.

Stukov from the StarCraft universe is coming to Heroes of the Storm

Following that post and resulting speculation, Heroes of the Storm also tweeted a clear announcement post. I don't think any classic Blizzard fans will be disappointed to find out Stukov will be joining the ranks of Heroes of the Storm.

Tune into the Heroes of the Storm Twitter for more information that will be released regarding Stukov's gameplay and a developer interview.

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Rye Khosravi

Rye Khosravi is an Iranian-American gaming writer at Mic. His writing focuses on the intersection of gaming culture and social politics. He can be reached at rkhosravi@mic.com

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