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Monday, October 8, 2012

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S2 Games Launches New HoN Tournament Series
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

S2 Games has announced the launch of HoN Tour—a new tournament series for the multiplayer online battle arena title, Heroes of Newerth. The developers promise that the eSports events in the tournament will provide an opportunity for players of all skill levels to compete.

HoN Tour is a multi-event tournament series with a season one cash prize pool of over $333,000. Running from October 2012 to April 2013, HoN Tour begins with a Qualifier to seed players into one of four Divisions. Registration for HoN Tour Qualifiers is now open and individual players or teams of five or more can sign up at HoNTour.com.

Following the Qualifiers, the Tour will continue with eight Event Cycles occurring every two weeks, with the exception of holidays and other major HoN events. Once registered and competing, participants will automatically find themselves moving through each division based on their HoN Tour Rank as determined by their placement at the end of each Event Cycle.

“The community is always our focus with Heroes of Newerth, and we wanted HoN Tour to be a tournament series that offers players at all levels a chance to win,” said S2 Games co-founder and CEO, Marc DeForest. “HoN Tour revolutionizes eSports by providing competitive gamers of every skill level with consistent and frequent events that automatically place players in appropriate skill divisions.”

HoN Tour features four Divisions of play: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond. At the end of each Event Cycle, 112 teams across the four Divisions will win their share of a $32,950 cash prize pool. To conclude the Tour, the top four teams will compete head-to-head in a live Grand Finals playoff event at a currently undisclosed location, featuring another $60,000 in prizing. More details about rankings and prizing can be found at HoNTour.com.

“With this tournament structure, even beginner teams have a chance to win part of the HoN Tour prize pool,” said Sam Braithwaite, HoN Competitive Commissioner. “This is a great opportunity for new competitors to establish themselves in eSports, and we’re really excited to see what new teams and personalities emerge.”

Fans of HoN can also expect to find the latest and greatest coverage of the Tour courtesy of the new and improved shoutcasting crew from Honcast. With a new studio at their disposal, Honcast is set to take HoN eSports coverage to the next level. S2 Games acquired Honcast in anticipation for HoN Tour with the goal of providing consistent, high-caliber HoN eSports coverage. Viewers will be able to follow all the drama, and the highs and lows of the competition unfold on Honcast.com all season long.

Head over to the page below to learn more.

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