GenHon Amateur Online Tournament Announced

GenHon Amateur Online Tournament Announced

Today, Honcast announced the first ever GenHon online tournament. The 32 team, single elimination tournament will run from Aug 13 to 16 at 3pm EDT, and feature a 15,000 gold coin prize pool. A four-team, double elimination final will take place on Aug 17 at 1pm EDT.

 To reserve your spot, assemble your five-man roster and head over to the HoN forums.

Be sure to tune in to Honcast on Aug. 16th to catch all the action!

08/10/2013 12:04 AM

Topic: Community

New Patch HoN 3.2.1 bringing changes to Newerth

Hey guys, AceJR here! Just wanted to give you all a small preview of the thins that are going into the upcoming patch, HoN 3.2.1. Please note that there will be a NEW PATCH TIME!

New NA/EU Patch Time

HoN is accessible in four regions: NA/EU, CIS, LAT, and SEA. Since the beginning, the patching process has been different for each specific zone. Currently, the NA/EU regional patch goes live on Friday mornings while the other three regions follow suit the next week. To promote cohesiveness throughout the entire global HoN community, we've decided to push back the NA/EU patch date five days so all regions patch within 24 hours of each other and all the HoN community gets our latest updates at the same time.

Quality of Life Changes

This new patching schedule will begin with the upcoming patch on Wednesday the 14th at 8am EDT. In this patch you can look forward to some long awaited features like persistent groups and queue confirmation. On top of that, we've replaced verified and unverified queues with ranked and unranked queues. We hope that this will promote a stress free environment in matchmaking, and allow new players to learn the game while giving veterans a chance to relax. 

Matchmaking Changes

Patch 3.2.1 will also reform game modes. Core Pool and Lock Pick will be taken out of matchmaking completely. All Random is being replaced with Balanced Random in order to promote better random drafted teams. Balance Random will ensure that each team has: one support, carry, initiation, and ganker. The fifth hero slot will be reserved for a random role. We hope that this change will get rid of the occasional all Agility hero line up and make matches more enjoyable. 

08/08/2013 3:42 AM

Topic: Community


Patch 3.2 Features Big Content Changes
Patch 3.2 is now live! For all the juicy details check out Wza and Boros' development blog videos, and head over to the forums to read the latest patch notes.

HoN Invitational
Last week, the first ever, community sponsored event took place in the form of the HoN Invitational. This event featured a group of 10 HoN teams that competed for $500 USD, a prize pool provided by HonCast subscribers! HoN Invitational, a tournament organized by community member, Beef, featured two stages, a group phase and a playoff stage, which took place from July 16-19. After some fierce competition from notable teams such as StayGreen, Too Much Sugar, and Team USA, LionsEsportsklubb was able to emerge victorious with a 2-0 win over Internet Gangsters in the grand finals.

Haiku Hero
Do you have what it takes to be a Haiku Hero? Community Manager, [S2]AceJR is challenging you to tap into your creative juices for a chance to win some in-game l00t! Here's how it works:

Step 1: Choose a category: Support/Carry/Jungle/Mid/Suicide/Wildcard
Step 2: Create a haiku! For reference, a typical haiku follows the following syllable convention:

5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables.

It's that easy. The top five haikus will receive some in-game swag. Visit the forums to learn more!

BlueGamer's “Pineapple Brawl” Tournament(AUS)
16+ teams competing in the qualifiers over four weeks.
Finals played in-store at Elysium Internet Cafe.
All matches are best of 3. Format undisclosed until closer to the registration close date.

$20 per player to be paid in full by the Team Captains prior to close of registration; any late or incomplete registrations will be unable to compete.

Registration closes 14th July.
Qualifiers run from 15th July - 7th August.
Finals 11th August.

Australian Seasonal
Registration for the 150,000 gold coin prize pool tournament opens July 27 and closes August 24. To view more information on news standings or sponsors visit

Fearu's 3.2 Hat Tournament

Sign upand find more information in the thread under General Discussion on the Hon forums, hurry in because this is taking place today at 12:00pm EST - 6:30PM EST
A Hat tournament is a tournament where* instead of registering as a team you sign up as an individual and you will be placed on a team. I will be assigning all players to try and make the most even teams possible. I will have the teams posted Thursday night and on Friday morning meet me in Channel Fearu to find out who you are playing with everyone will meet in TeamSpeak and the fun will begin.” Gold coin prizes to the top four places, all games hosted on USE servers and Captain’s Pick. There will also be a prize for biggest play of the tournament where teammates can nominate themselves or others for an awesome play!

07/26/2013 9:13 PM

Topic: Community

We've planned a bunch of HoN based events at this year's Gencon. We'd like to invite all of the HoN community to come join in on the fun August 15-17 in Indianapolis, Indiana and in an accompanying online tournament. There will be an onsite tournament running at the event where competitors can win some awesome prizes. 

Onsite event tickets can already be purchased on - just search the events page for Heroes of Newerth! (participation in all events at Gencon require a valid badge) Even if you can't make the trip to Indianapolis, you can still be a part of the action by participating in the Kickstarter! Just visit the Hon Forums sticky thread in General Discussion.

07/24/2013 7:05 AM

Topic: Community

Want to meet Paula Garces and the creators of Aluna? Looking to pick up some Aluna swag? Want to shake hands with S2 Diva and Loremeister? Stop by the Allegory booth #1621 at San Diego Comic Con beginning July 18! 

Stay tuned to the HoN forums to learn how you can enter for a chance to win a Conquistador Aluna Alt Avatar.

07/18/2013 1:43 AM

Topic: Community