Heroes of Newerth 2nd title for EMS IX
Since releasing the news regarding World of Tanks we're now introducing the second game for the ninth season of the ESL Major Series! In Heroes of Newerth, based on the popular mod DotA, two teams of up to five members fight against each other to destroy the enemy base. Who will claim this major title and a good chunk of the total €5.000 prize money purse?
How will it work?On the 22nd of August an announcement will be spread with information on the qualifier cups and how to sign up. There will be four in total played in a single elimination format in which you can try to qualify yourself for the main event with your team. The top 2 from last season receive an auto-berth in to the main stage. The rules will stay the same for the most part and we will have as much matches broadcasted as possible.
Prize money distributionThe total prize money reserved for this tournament is €5.000.
What about the other EMS IX titles?Over the course of this week we will be releasing 2 additional EMS IX announcements regarding the titles, prize money and national rankings. Join in the discussion on Facebook for what we have planned next!
About Heroes of NewerthHeroes of Newerth (commonly known as HoN) is a free-to-play science fantasy, action real-time strategy game developed by S2 Games. The game was heavily inspired by the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne custom map, Defense of the Ancients and is S2 Games' first game title in the Dota genre.
Heroes of Newerth 2.0S2 Games released Heroes of Newerth 2.0 on December 13, 2010. Features included in the update were casual mode, a new user interface, team matchmaking, an in-game store, and an offline map editor. Microtransactions were also introduced via the in-game store with the use of coins.
Free-to-Play?S2 Games released Heroes of Newerth as a free-to-play game on July 29, 2011. Through purchasing coins or earning them in play, players can purchase the ability to use additional heroes. Players must pay for tokens to play additional game modes, so that they may temporarily have the hero pool available to provide balance in hero selection.
Stay tuned for the qualifiers!
Johan, Monday, 15/08/11 20:16
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