Tuesday, November 25, 2014


The Live Rounds open beta is live!

Created by Rounds for overlay software, Overwolf, Live Rounds allows Heroes of Newerth players to make high quality in-game calls with up to four friends!

Sign up information: 

Live Rounds' open beta is open to all Heroes of Newerth players. To participate, you'll need:

Heroes of Newerth
Overwolf Live Rounds 

Each component can be downloaded for FREE at

$3,000 cash prize tournament & streaming contest 

Cash Tournament 

Heroes of Newerth, Overwolf, Rounds, and Plantronics are combining forces to host a $3,000 tournament. The tournament page goes live Tuesday, November 25, and teams will have until November 29, 10:00AM EST to register.

Streaming Contest

Beginning Tuesday November 25, anytime you stream while playing Heroes of Newerth and Live Rounds, your viewer numbers will be tallied and recorded. 

When the contest ends December 31, the top 20 players that had the most concurrent viewers will be eligible to win some great prizes, including gaming peripherals from out partners at Plantronics, and in-game content.

To learn more visit: 

The Black Legion Giveaway

Throughout Live Rounds' open beta, we're giving out 50,000 Black Legion codes! To get your hands on this fan-favorite collection, simply play a game of Heroes of Newerth while using Live Rounds. Note, to be eligible for this giveaway, everyone in your party must be using Live Rounds and Heroes of Newerth concurrently. 

Valued at $50 USD, the Black Legion set features five in-game avatars including:
  • Dyad Blacksmith 
  • Quintan Legionnaire 
  • Unum Martyr 
  • Troika Engineer 
  • Tetra Scout

Friday, November 21, 2014

HoN eSports Weekly

We're officially over halfway finished with HoN Tour Season 3 cycles, and once more the throne has been passed. Though this time around, the face is a bit more familiar. Outside of HoN Tour there are more Weekly Cups than ever, with the new Grimm's Crossing entering the fields of battle!

HoN Tour Diamond Division

Teams entered Cycle 5 with new hope. BMG had just dethroned the kings, and previously mid-tier teams were competing with the top dogs. However, it didn't take long to see that there would be no repeat champs. BMG were knocked out in 5/6th place in the first weekend, leaving Nullstone Gaming to chase the crown. With a 2-0 victory over REXXARS and a 2-1 over willowkeeper, Nullstone managed to make it all the way to the Grand Finals, but Sync was having none of that. A 3-0 victory for Sync put them back in the top spot, but their 9-1 run, including 5-0 WB/Grand Finals performance, is what really emphasized how the boys were back. They'll hold the spot until HoN Tour kicks back up with Cycle 6 starting on... December 6th!

HoN Tour Lower Divisions

The boys from Reason Gaming made it a personal mission to show they weren't all washed up. After elimination from Diamond in Cycle 4, Rea went for the full WB route in Gold to take the division 2-0 over Prime Icarus. Both Reason and PI will join Diamond Division for Cycle 6 – congrats! Fan favorites FROGF No HIPPO made an appearance once more – this time in the Silver Division Finals. Though they looked good throughout, but their opponents, Hot Pho Factory, proved too dominant and took the Finals with a 2-0 sweep. The Bronze Division was a blast from the past as Frenetic Array -  a fan recreation at least – took a 2-0 victory over Me Are Rus. With a win here, they're on their way up, but only time will tell if they'll live up to the team's legendary name.

Weekly Cups

Midwars Cup #3 had some pretty solid attendance last week, even with some multi-gaming organizations showing up like Ninjas in Pyjamas and Hellraisers! Ultimately it was the familiar faces in the finals - Shrek is Love and Mid Wars Champs Big Bux Money Crew. Shrek is Love came out on top this week, as they walked away with a 2-1 victory, and the throne – at least until the next week! The Grimm's Cup #3 featured many of the same faces, but this time it was the legends, Grimm's United that were able to take down strong teams like Prime Icarus and Vortex eSports to claim a 2-0 victory and yet another Grimm's win. Congrats!

This Weeks Event's

With Sync securely on the HoN Tour throne, the event is on hiatus until early December, but there are plenty of other awesome competitions. Mid Wars Cup #4 runs on Thursday, while Grimm's Cup #4 runs Friday, featuring the new version of the map, and a $600 cash prize pool! Rounding out the over 30k Gold Coin week, is the 20,000 Gold Coin 5v5 Cup running Saturday and Sunday. Get your competition on and be sure to sign up for the events and show Newerth what you've got!

We'll catch you next time for another HoN eSports Weekly!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Introducing the new face of communication. Sign up for the closed beta NOW at

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gold Sale:

Begins Friday, November 7 at 12PM EST 
Ends Tuesday, November 11 at 12PM EST

The Ultimate Cheburashka Sale:
The cute and cuddly Cheburashka Courier will be available for purchase November 7!

Refer-A-Friend FAQ:

Q. Why is RAF going on sabbatical?
A. Heroes of Newerth’s RAF is taking a leave of absence, chiefly so the team can go back to the drawing board and revamp the system. In its current state, the process is a tad ambiguous, and heavily abused. 

Q. When will RAF Return? 
A. There is no definite date for RAF’s return. The team will bring the program back, once they feel it meets quality standards. In other words, don’t fret, RAF Will Return!

Q. Since RAF is returning, will there still be a RAF page (web)? What about an in-game interface that supports it?
A. Nope! EVERY component of RAF will be removed. When the new program is live, an updated web page and in-game interface will be used.

Q. What are the goals of the revamped system?
A. With the new system, we aim to create a comprehensive program that incentivizes players for bringing aboard their partners in crime. Did you recruit some of your buddies? Great! Here’s a tangible reward for your efforts.

Q. I’ve recruited several people using RAF’s current iteration and haven’t received my rewards yet.
What do I do?
A. Sorry about that! If you’ve been a recruiting machine we want to make sure that you’ve been rewarded properly. Please contact HoN’s customer support team and we’ll make sure you’re taken care of.

Q. Have you started the new RAF system?
A. Yes! The new system is being tested internally to align with industry-best practices… and to ensure there are no security loopholes, of course. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Have you picked out a costume yet? No? Don't worry, we've got you covered! From now until Nov. 2, everything* in the Heroes of Newerth store will be marked down 15%!

To sweeten the deal, you can nab Holiday Edition Bedsheet Devo for FREE by purchasing a $10 coin pack; you can also pick up a FREE glowing orange name color AND Devo when you purchase a $50 coin pack!

There's never been a better time to treat yo' self!

Happy Shopping!

*Avatars not eligible for discount include SCORIA Magmus, Ussuri Gauntlet, The newly released Cosplay Crew, Thriller Rhapsody, 8-bit Kane, or Katana Kane. Discounts apply to gold purchases only.

HoN eSports Weekly 10/29

We've just finished up the most exciting weekend of HoN Tour action this season, so lets take a look back on this week in HoN eSports!

HoN Tour Diamond Division

The cycle started with upsets left and right as previously ranked top 3 teams like Reason Gaming and willowkeeper were knocked down to Gold and eliminated in 5/6th respectively. In their place teams Night Raid (formerly The Last of US) and Dawn made their way into the top four, but the biggest upset happened in the top two. After a major roster shakeup in Cycle 2, Bad Monkey Gaming is back with wins in the WB Finals and a 3-2 victory in the Grand Finals. As a result, Sync eSports fell short of a record breaking 4 Cycle wins in a row, and remains tied with World Champions stayGreen. With a week before the next Diamond Division, Sync will have to train hard to reclaim their throne.

HoN Tour Lower Divisions

The Gold Division is still ongoing and looks to finish up in the upcoming weekend. With that being said, former Diamond squads make up the top three teams with Carnage in Caldavar Cycle 1 standouts REXXARS sitting in the Grand Finals, while Shrek is Love and WOP DASH will fight for the last Diamond spot and a chance to win the division. Things finished up just fine in the Silver Division where Dishonored took a 2-0 victory over SuperHeroesPlayinHoN to win the division, and advance to Gold. And finally, in the Bronze Division Hot Pho Factory was too delicious for their opponents to handle as they squeezed out a 2-1 win to take the championship.

Weekly Cups

The final Variety Cup, #29, finished up with a trip to Midwars, and ended much like it began. The Big Bux Money Crew took a 2-1 victory over the combined XVII Exclusives, and with that Bux claimed their 17th win in a Weekly Cup. With the new Midwars Cup just around the corner, I'm sure the Big Bux Money Crew will be bringing home their next first place in the not too distant future.

This Week's Events
This week HoN Tour takes a break as teams ramp up for the next cycle, but don't worry, there is still plenty of action to be found! The first editions of the Midwars Cup and the Grimm's Cup kick off this week, while the 5v5 Cup will happen during the weekend. The Midwars Cup runs on Thursday, starting at 1pm EDT/1800 CET, while The Grimm's Cup runs on Friday for Halloween. Both Cups have registration open until just before the event starts, and will award Harvest Goody Bags to top placing teams, so don't miss out! And for those out there looking for practice in the 5v5 format, the 5v5 Cup begins on Saturday, so make sure to register!

Stay tuned for more updates on HoN eSports!