Gamescom Recap: Prophets shines in a packed Koelnmesse Convention Center
That’s a wrap! With more than 335,000 event attendees and over 700 exhibitors, Heroes of Newerth (HoN) swam around in a crowded Gamescom 2014 pool.
How did HoN make a splash? With our newest game mode, Prophets, of course!
With the help of our fantastic partners at Cooler Master, the HoN Team reeled in European gamers with give-a-ways, sexy Prophets splash art, a €1000 tournament, and the notoriously charming AceJR.
There you have it! It was an absolute pleasure meeting so many passionate HoN fans face-to-face – thanks for droppin’ by.
- Over the course of five days, thousands competed for the title of Gamescom 2014 Prophets Champion. Shout out to our winner, Ertug Eren, tournament champion and proud new owner of €1000!
- The Prophets finals were featured on the front page of Twitch and casted by the soothing baritones of Beefpotpie and the one-and-only Milkfat.
- Headsets, mice, and keyboards, oh my! Lots of swag was given away. Lots. We also gave away Ultimate Prophets avatar codes and “EAT. SLEEP. HON.” T-shirts. Very nice!
- We estimate that nearly 60 friendships were decimated as the result of Prophets’ FFA, skill shot action. … yikes. It’s just a game, bros.*
See you at the next convention!
*DRAMATIZATION – that never, ever happened. None of it. Competitors were very friendly and respectful. We are not proponents of foul play; nor do we antagonize conflict. Such fun! Happy times!
It's come to our attention that several Sol's Theatre submissions may have gone AWOL on the account of malfunctioning form behavior. What does this mean?
Simply put, if you've submitted an idea, it MAY or may not be stuck in limbo... drifting into the abyss... for eternity. Scary stuff.
Hyperbole aside, to be absolutely 100% certain that your idea has been saved in our internal database, we recommend RESUBMITTING at heroesofnewerth.com/theatre.
Submitting your idea will prompt a lovely message that reads:
"Form submitted successfully!"
That was easy, right? Now you can sleep again! Close call. Whew.
Glad we could assist!
The HoN team is pleased to present you with another Heroes of Newerth
Hero Spotlight featuring Tarot, The Ageless Oracle.
Tarot joins Newerth August 13!
eSports Weekly 8/8/14
We're officially only a week away from the start of the HoN Tour regular season! With six Diamond teams already waiting in the top division, the two open spots the prize for our remaining competitors. The prize pool is growing at an impressive rate, and teams can't wait to take part in the best HoN Tour season yet! With so much competition going on in HoN, lets take a look at some of the highlights.HoN Tour Season 3 Qualifiers
Two of the three weeks are completed for the HoN Tour Season 3 Qualifiers, and we're down to just six teams. In the upper bracket finals, Dawn will square off against Blue Dingleballs. Dawn, the CiC Amateur Division superstars, went through rivals Moes Tavern, and fierce competition like Instant Reflex, and Potato to get here. On the other side, Blue Dingleballs pulled an upset over former Carnage Pro squad, REXXARS, in their upper bracket semi-final. The battle between these two teams will yield a Diamond Division participant, so it is sure to be an exciting contest.
The lower bracket holds hopefuls Germany, Moes Tavern, Adrians Familj, and REXARS. Each of these teams still has a shot at Diamond, but it will be a rough road for all. Teams that were eliminated earlier, with Silver or Gold finishes, include superstars from Potato, Instant Reflex, community favorites FROG No HIPPO, The Solaire Club, and the delicious monkey, Team Cheesecake/DONKEKONG. Each of those squads will get the weekend off, instead looking to prepare for HoN Tour Season next week.Variety Cup #17
Another week of Midwars, but this time, an unexpected result! By the third round of the Variety Cup, familiar names had thinned out quite a bit. The Tyrants were taken out by The Smurf Rapers, Throes of Throws were eliminated by fatal1ty, while returning teams like EXCLUSIVES and Big Bux Money Crew were still favorites for the crown. The Buxx squad managed to eliminate fatal1ty in the semi-finals after a hard-fought two game series, while EXCLUSIVES eliminated their blue-skinned adversaries. The Big Bux Money Crew has been the most dominant squad of Midwars memory, winning well over a dozen events, but in this case it was the EXCLUSIVES who looked the part. The new kids on the block were able to secure strong early advantages, and hold them throughout the match, taking home a 2-0 win in the Variety Cup. Congrats!This Week's Events
The Xfire Midlane Masters continues, with the final four qualifiers taking place next week. Make sure to check out the 1v1 event and enter for your chance to win some Gold Coins, and an opportunity to create your own alt avatar. The HoN Tour Season 3 Qualifiers finish up this weekend, with matches on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to tune in to Honcast for coverage of the exciting finale, and to find out which two teams will populate the Diamond Division. Coverage starts at 12pm EDT | 1800 CEST on Saturday, with the LB Ro4.
We'll catch you next week for HoN Tour Season 3 and some more HoN eSports Weekly!