(Kalamazoo, MI) – April 19, 2012 – S2 Games, creators of the award-winning MOBA title, Heroes of Newerth (HoN) – announced plans today for a massive multi-regional tournament series, DreamHoN, officially sponsored by Alienware Arena and set to headline at the world's largest LAN event, DreamHack Summer 2012. DreamHoN will feature five-man teams from around the globe facing-off in the massively popular session-based MOBA title, Heroes of Newerth. Teams from North America, Europe, South East Asia (SEA), Oceania, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Korea will all vie for their shot at over $60,000 in prize money and the pride of representing their home territory live at DreamHack Summer 2012 in Jönköping, Sweden. It all kicks off with separate North American, European, and Oceanic qualifiers starting April 23rd.
"We are dedicated to increasing the exposure of our game on a global scale", said Phil Haller, Director of eSports at S2 Games, "There's no better way to do that than taking the best HoN players in the world to one of the biggest eSport events on the planet and let them do what they do best."
Registration for the North American, European, and Oceanic international qualifiers begins April 19 th, 2012 and ends April 22 nd, 2012. Players should assemble their territory-specific teams and prepare to compete in a two week long qualifier tournament powered by Beyond Gaming. S2 Games' global partners Garena and Ntreev are set to host additional qualifier tournaments in SEA, CIS, and Korea over the next few weeks, making DreamHoN the largest global eSport event in Heroes of Newerth history. The winning team from each international qualifier will receive an all expenses paid invitation to participate in the Live DreamHoN Finals at DreamHack Summer 2012, June 16 th – 19 th. Additionally, DreamHoN will bring back the ever important DreamHack Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) Qualifiers, which will find one lucky team of DreamHack attendees fighting their way up the ranks and into the hot seat among some of the best competitive HoN teams in the world. The final piece of the puzzle will be the invitation of reigning three-time DreamHack Champions, FnaticRaidCall, who's ready to jump back into the Heroes of Newerth competitive scene just in time for DreamHack Summer 2012.
With DreamHack Summer 2012 hosting some of the biggest games in eSport, DreamHoN will pit each qualified five-man team head-to-head against one another in a grueling single group stage format. When only four teams remain, a single-elimination best-of-three playoff will determine which regions will collide in the best-of-three DreamHoN championship match. Those lucky enough to attend DreamHack Summer 2012 will have the chance to catch the DreamHoN Finals Live from the DreamArena stage where the winning team will be named DreamHoN Summer 2012 Champions. As always, Honcast and S2 Games will provide live coverage of all the DreamHack festivities throughout the event. Additionally, the North American, European, and Oceanic qualifiers will be covered in their entirety by Honcast and through the HoN in-game stream viewer, HoN-TV. Stay tuned for coverage dates and times and check out the DreamHoN launch trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqPwRIrtoVE.
Teams ready to take their gaming abroad and smash the international competition in the DreamHoN NA, EU, and Oceanic International Qualifiers should visit http://www.dreamhon.com to register and discover what it takes to be a DreamHoN competitor. Once registered, players will be able to create their teams starting at 12am on April 20th. For more information about Heroes of Newerth visit http://www.heroesofnewerth.com.
About S2 Games:
S2 Games is a 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 for their flagship title Heroes of Newerth, S2 is focused on providing the best online multiplayer gaming experience and opportunities for its fans to shine. For more information about S2, please visit http://www.s2games.com.