While being skilled at a game is certainly one way to win at a game, there are other aspects that can also contribute to your ability to win. For example being good at mind games is another way that you can psych your opponent out into making mistakes, which in turn could lead to your victory.
Now we’ve seen taunting features introduced in all kinds of games in the past, and in Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard has announced a new taunting feature in the form of “Mastery Taunts”. Taunting isn’t new in Heroes of the Storm, but with Mastery Taunts, Blizzard wants to use it to replace master skins.
According to Blizzard, “Whenever you issue an in-game taunt using a hero who has reached level 15 or higher, which is equivalent to level 10 in the previous progression system, that hero will now display unique “mastery” visual effects overhead. Their visual effects will continue to evolve across several tiers, becoming more epic as your hero reaches new heights in the progression system!”
This new feature is part of the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 update that Blizzard has planned for the game. It will probably be a while before we see these changes, so just note these features as being something that you can look forward to in the future.