Lore: Once a great underground boxer working for the criminal organization Shadaloo, Balrog was captured and mutated by a small invasion of Zerg forces back on home planet earth. He now employs his legendary boxing skills to strike fear in the enemies of the Overmind.
Balrog is a tank who offers the team the unique ability of AoE Debuff removal with his W - making him a passive counter to heroes like Rory, Toxi, and Egon. Max Q or W first unless your lane intends to play passively, in which case E is ideal. Try to keep your Ult stacked for the extra health. In teamfights, Balrog just needs to man up and jump in, though watch for a chance to use your W to save an ally from a stun or damage over time effect. Run 0/3/3 talents, focusing on movespeed, health, armor, energy regen, and cooldown reduction.