HoN Tour Season 3 will culminate with a live World Finals showdown next March where the tournament´s top teams will be invited to test their mettle on the Newerth´s biggest stage.
In addition to HoN Tour, the Heroes of Newerth team is also excited to announce eSports Plinko, a new community initiative that will give players the opportunity to directly support HoN´s eSports scene while receiving exclusive in-game content.
"Heroes of Newerth´s eSports following is hungry for competition and we´re going to give it to them," said Sam Braithwaite, Head of Marketing for Heroes of Newerth. "If you think about it - eSports Plinko runs for HoN Tour´s entire seven month life meaning that, with the tournament´s baseline prize pool and community contributions, there´s a huge opportunity for competitors to rack up some serious winnings."
HoN Tour´s exclusive URSA CORPs content, which includes in-game goodies ranging from avatars, to permanent account progression bonuses, and more, will be added throughout the season; 25% of the revenue generated from eSports Plinko purchases will funnel directly into HoN Tour´s prize pool.
Subtle changes to this year´s HoN Tour include a week of rest between matches and a reduction of teams competing in Diamond, Gold, and Silver Divisions from 16, 32, and 64 to 8, 16, and 32, respectively. Structure for the Bronze Division remains unchanged.
"This year´s format is designed to retroactively raise the stakes for each of the teams in the top three divisions," Sam said. "Upping the ante helps HoN stay true to its take-no-prisoners persona."
Team registrations for HoN Tour´s qualifiers are now live and will remain open until two hours before matches begin. For full coverage of HoN Tour including live streams, recaps, and more, visit HoN Tour´s official website.
About Heroes of Newerth
Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is an intense, gritty, and sometimes unforgiving MOBA that was created in 2010. HoN features team-based, five vs. five matches in fictional sandbox Newerth, and is powered by a proprietary K2 Engine, a highly customizable engine that allows MOBAs to be played using robust client-server architecture for smooth gameplay experience. HoN is completely free-to-play. Create an account and download HoN at heroesofnewerth.com