Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Patch 3.5.4 is live! Aside from some awesome new content you'll notice changes elsewhere including modifications to Heroes of Newerth's in-game payments system

The use of PayPal is NO LONGER REQUIRED to make in-game purchases. 

Your eyes do not deceive you: PayPal accounts are no longer required to make in-game purchases. 

Oh happy day! 

Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

Friday, August 22, 2014

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.

Here’s a play-by-play:

  • 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.*

There you have it! It was an absolute pleasure meeting so many passionate HoN fans face-to-face – thanks for droppin’ by.

See you at the next convention!

-- Trugo

*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! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Expanding Sol's Theatre -- UPDATE 08/19

Hey, all!

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 

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!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Hero Spotlight: Tarot, The Ageless Oracle

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!

Friday, August 8, 2014

eSports Weekly 8/8/14

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!


HoN at Gamescom - Prophets Tourney, MM Rewards and much more!

Its that time of the year where all of the biggest names in the video game industry meet in Cologne, Germany to demo their games to over 300,000 visitors. Joining games from industry giants such as EA and Nintendo, Heroes of Newerth will not only have a booth at the convention but we will also be demo-ing the latest and greatest HoN installment - Prophets. The HoN Team will be pairing up with Cooler Master to bring the glory of Heroes of Newerth to Germany!

This year’s convention will start on August 13th and go all the way to August 17th. To keep you up to date on all of the action, we will be keeping our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit) updated with pictures, videos and news from the event!

In order to turn Gamescom into an epic celebration for Heroes of Newerth, we have a few different events in store that we thought you guys might be interested in hearing. Here’s what’s going down during the convention:

Live Events at Gamescom

What better to boast at this year's Gamescom than the latest map addition to our TMM? Nothing really, so that's what will be doing! Throughout the entirety of the event we will be exhibiting and demoing Prophets at the Heroes of Newerth booth. On top of this, we will be coinciding the event with two different Prophets Tournaments, one online and one at Gamescom.

1000€ Winner-Take-All Prophets Tournament - Live

Come one, come all! To the rumble royale, the bodacious battleground, the anarchic arena that we like to call Prophets!

At Gamescom, we're partnering up with Cooler Master in order to bring the very best Prophets action. How can we accomplish that, you ask? Easy. We're putting 1000€ on the line.

As you've probably deduced from all the information above, there will be a 1000€Prophets Tournament at the event and this is how its going to work:

  • From Aug. 13th to Aug 16th we will be showcasing Prophets at the HoN booth.
  • Each game of Prophets acts as a qualify into the finals on Aug. 17th.
  • If you win a game of Prophets from Aug. 13th to Aug 16th you will be given a token that you can redeem on the final day of the event.
  • In the morning on Aug. 17th, we will have the semi-finals take place where we will narrow down the competition to just the top 10.
  • Note: Some of these semi-finals will be streamed to Twitch's front page.
  • After we've narrowed down the competition, then the moment of truth comes and the final match will be played.
  • Note: The finals will be streamed to Twitch's front page.
  • It is a Winner-take-all tournament, so the winner of this final match will take home a check for 1000€.

Be sure to come by the booth and show your skills in the Prophets Arena.

HoN T-shirts and Giveaways

As with any convention, we will have some winnable swag (i.e. Cooler Master peripherals, HoN T-shirts, etc) and some cool stuff to give away just for dropping by the booth. Be sure to come check us out and see what the HoN Team is all about.

Online Events for Gamescom

Cooler Master Swag Prophets Tournament

In coordination with the Winner-Take-All Prophets tournament going on live at the convention, we will have an online Prophets Tournament where contenders can win prize money, Cooler Master swag, and the pride of exerting your dominance over the competition.

The tournament will have qualifiers taking place from Aug 13th to Aug 16th and the Finals will take place on Aug 17th.

The prizes are as follows:
1st - $125*
2nd - $50*
3rd - $25*
4th-8th - 200 GC*

*These are the bare minimum for prizes and we are looking to add more to them

All the other information can be found in the tournament thread:

The online tournament will be adminned by The_IOvOI.

Gamescom Match Making Reward - Bone Prophet

Continuing on with the Gamescom celebrations, we will be having a Match Making Reward where you can earn a sick Prophet skin, Bone Prophet! Here are the details:

Login and play 1 stat-enabled Forest of Caldavar game each day that Gamescom is going on (Aug. 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th) and collect the Prophet account icon that is connected to each day (you can find them below).

If you own all of the Account icons, you will be able to go to the store and collect Bone Prophet! If you already own Bone Prophet, then 1) nice job on being ahead of the curve 2) you get 5 cool account icons for free !

Each of the day's MM Rewards will start at 11:59 AM EDT and last until 11:59 AM EDT the following day. (1759 CEST Day of - 1759 CEST Day After)

For example: To receive the icon for Day 1 (Wed. Aug 13th) you must play a game between Aug 13th 11:59 AM EDT | 1759 CEST and Aug 14th 11:59 AM EDT | 1759 CEST.

Twitch Stream on August 17th
Want to see the best of the best at Gamescom duke it out in the Prophets Arena for a 1000€ check? Well, you're in luck! We will have a prime time spot on the Twitch Front Page. Check for us casting the tournament from 9:00 AM EDT to 12:00 PM EDT (1500 CEST to 1800 CEST) on Sunday, Aug 17th.  Tune in and catch all the action!

Expanding Sol's Theatre: A $10,000 Community Map Making Contest

The time is now! We know you've been reminiscing about those old Warcraft 3 custom maps that you used to play. The chaotic fever of footman frenzy. The strategic tactics of legion TD. The endless combinations of BINDERS. Trust us, we've been reminiscing too. Imagine those epic creations remade on HoN's K2 Engine. The beauty, the fluidity, the glory! (This is all we've been dreaming about since we announced this....) Well like I said, the TIME IS NOW!

We've officially launched Expanding Sol's Theatre and it is open for anyone to submit ideas! So head to the site, check out all the information about the contest, and submit your idea into the pool of contestants. Who knows, maybe you'll walk away with some big cash?