Kent-Erik Hagman

Kent-Erik Hagman

Kent-Erik Hagman is the lead hero designer for Heroes of the Storm,[1] formerly holding the position of game designer. Most of his time is spent on hero design, but he also works on talent trees, and testing and refining older characters.

Hagman joined Blizzard Entertainment in 2011 as an online systems designer on the team, working on features for Diablo III and the client. When the opportunity arose, he took on the challenge of creating the original tutorial and new player experience for Heroes of the Storm, then transitioning to map and battleground design before shifting his focus full-time to character design.

Kent-Erik is an avid Blizzard gamer who spends many hours ranking up in Hearthstone and racking up Conquests on his Diablo III hardcore characters. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Sciences and Engineering from the University of Florida.[2]

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His favorite heroes include Murky[3] and Samuro.[4]


  1. 2016-11-21, BlizzCon 2016 Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Transcript. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-11-21
  2. BlizzCon 2015 Press Kit
  3. 2016-07-14. 'Heroes of the Storm' Designer Talks 'Overwatch' Integration, Hero-Building. Forbes, accessed on 2016-08-23
  4. 2016-10-15, Heroes of The Storm Dev Discusses Cho'Gall Balance, Hero Design, And More!. The Escapist, accessed on 2016-10-15

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