KALAMAZOO, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Independent game developer S2 Games is bursting at the seams and ready to reveal their official Heroes of Newerth (HoN) competitive circuit, HoN Tour, at the world’s largest LAN party, DreamHack Winter 2011. Through a partnership with social gaming network Beyond Gaming, HoN Tour aims to unite gamers of all skill levels in an international tournament circuit of unprecedented scope.
In a genre that is stunning the gaming world by providing professional gamers with the chances to win millions of dollars in prize money, HoN players will now have their chance to compete for cash, prizes and fame with HoN Tour. Designed for professional and casual gamers alike, each season of this massive tournament circuit will consist of multiple events across varying tiers of difficulty and reward. Registration is open to all HoN teams, so even new gamers can jump in the action by creating a free HoN account, grabbing a couple friends and signing up for the next event in HoN Tour!
"We are very excited about HoN Tour here at S2!" exclaims Marc DeForest, CEO & Co-Founder of S2 Games. "Unlike many eSport competitions that focus on a single tournament, the HoN Tour circuit follows more closely to existing sports like the PGA and ATP. Each tournament is a different level, with different points and prizes. This allows fledgling teams the ability to work up the ranks, improve their game, prove themselves, and break through to the upper echelon of teams competing for the larger cash prizes and rankings."
HoN Tour is powered by Beyond Gaming’s unmatched tournament platform, which has been customized and fully automated for HoN competitive tournament play. Gamers will be able to compete in several simultaneous tournaments with varying structures designed to provide everyone with a fun engaging experience and give them the chance to prove their worth against opponents of similar skill levels. It all kicks off shortly with an accelerated Beta Season lasting two months and featuring $100,000 in cash prizes over ten events, so get ready for a tournament circuit unlike any you’ve seen before.
“S2 Games has always proven themselves to be a leading game developer and we are pleased to partner with them to provide such an outstanding competitive format with HoN Tour,” stated Tony Legeza, CEO of Beyond Gaming. “The tournament formats are going to provide a stage for all skill levels to share in the prestige and have opportunities to benefit from prize pools typically reserved for the highest tier players."
Daily coverage of HoN Tour will be provided by Honcast including shoutcasts, interviews, match highlights, giveaways and much more! For more information on the Beta Season and to signup be sure to check out http://www.hontour.com.
Gamers lucky enough to attend DreamHack Winter 2011 will have an exclusive first-hand look at HoN Tour from the official Heroes of Newerth booth (B03:02). The DreamHack MSI BEAT IT 2011 HoN finals will also be taking place at the booth so be sure to drop by and checkout the action! Twelve of the best HoN teams in the world will be competing for 300,000 SEK with Honcast covering all the action live, straight from the show floor.
About S2 Games:
S2 Games is an independent game publisher and developer with a mission to identify, develop, evolve and unleash the future of online multiplayer games. Since its inception in 2003, S2 has been focused on driving innovation into the global online game space, through identifying and solving industry issues, listening closely to its passionate gamer base and incorporating features that gamers truly want.
Active in sponsoring and helping drive many global tournaments, S2 is focused on providing the best online and multiplayer gaming experience, and opportunities for its fans to shine. For more information about S2, please visit http://www.s2games.com.
About Beyond Gaming:
Beyond Gaming is a social gaming network and online video game tournament service whose goal is to unite competitive and casual gamers by offering new ways to enjoy their gaming experience in a safe and secure global platform. Beyond Gaming provides an outlet for all members to connect, communicate, and compete to earn great rewards through the Beyond Gaming marketplace. Using the service, users can create and manage their own custom matches, tournaments, and ladders with the utilization of Beyond Gaming’s industry-leading automatic results verification system. For more information about Beyond Gaming, please visit http://www.beyondgaming.com.