S2 Games Announces Multi-Regional Tournament Series, DreamHoN
DreamHack Summer 2012 Plans Revealed for Heroes of Newerth (HoN)
(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 Jonkoping, 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 22nd, 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 16th - 19th. 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, users will be able to create their teams after 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.
DreamHack is the world's largest digital festival and holds the official world record as world's largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of Records. During 2009 DreamHack reached over 200.000 unique visitors with live activities around the World. DreamHack holds several festivals, BYOC Qualifiers and expos each year. The Spring Season ends with the Season Finals at DreamHack Summer and the Fall Season ends with DreamHack Winter. The major festivals take place during 4 days, 24-7. For more information about Dreamhack, please visit http://www.dreamhack.se
About Alienware Arena:
Featured as an exclusive sponsor of DreamHoN at Dreamhack Summer 2012, Alienware Arena is an on-going series of contests and promotions presented by Alienware® and held online and at LAN parties, LAN centers, trade shows, retail locations, and other special events. For more information about Alienware Arena, please visit http://www.alienwarearena.com/.
About Beyond Gaming:
Beyond Gaming is a social gaming network and online video game tournament service and became a official Heroes of Newerth partner in 2011. Beyond Gaming's goal is to offer competitive and casual Heroes of Newerth fans 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.
Garena is a leading online game service provider. It is the official Heroes of Newerth regional partner in SEA and CIS. With the launch of HoN in SEA in June of 2011 and in CIS in January of 2012, Garena has taken great lengths to ensure the growth of HoN in the most emergent regions in E-sport. Garena Sponsors massive tournaments including the Thailand Game Show 2012 and the upcoming Malaysia and Indonesia HoN National Championships. For more information about Garena, please visit http://www.garena.com/.
Ntreev Soft is a game developer and online game service provider. It is the official Heroes of Newerth regional partner in Korea. Ntreev hopes to take HoN's exposure in Korea by storm when they release a standalone localized Korean HoN-client featuring local server-client networking, marketing, and E-sport opportunities for Korean HoN fans with a closed-beta within the next month. For more information about Ntreev, please visit http://www.ntreev.com.