Independent game developer S2 Games announced that Heroes of Newerth (HoN) has launched today. In Heroes of Newerth, two teams of up to five players each take on the role of special Hero units. With the assistance of AI-controlled armies, each team sets out with the sole objective of destroying the other team's base. As a match progresses, players can earn experience and gold which can be used to upgrade skills or purchase items to make their character more powerful. The team-oriented design of HoN is coupled with social and community tools, in depth statistics, seamless Voice-Over-IP integration, and Clan Support.
Update: the will be featured in several large upcoming tournaments (check full article for details).