Heroes of Newerth celebrates open beta/countdown to launch with Beta Cup Finals

April 8,


Heroes of Newerth celebrates open beta/countdown to launch with Beta Cup Finals


“Loaded” Victorious in Blistering Finals Match


(Kalamazoo, MI)
– April 7, 2010 – Independent game
developer S2 Games today announced that
Heroes of
Newerth (HoN)
is nearing official launch. The S2 Games
team celebrated this huge milestone with a launch event late last week, at which
the finals were held for the HoN North American Cup. The two semi finalist
teams, “Loaded” and “Five,” both battled feverishly, but team “Loaded” ended up
taking the win. The event and finals were held at the SupperClub in San
Francisco and sponsors included Alienware, Razer and Iron Will Innovations,
makers of the Peregrine Glove. Video from the event, including the finals match,
can be found at



quietly slipped into Open Beta late in the evening on March 31, 2010, just prior
to the celebration. Since then the number of registered players has grown by
250,000 to a whopping two million active beta accounts and reaching concurrent
player numbers surpassing 55,000. The team at S2 Games will continue to monitor
servers and growth in order to ensure complete stability. Players will be
introduced to NEW Heroes during Open Beta and rewarded with additional Heroes
upon the games transition to retail.


working on this game for over three years it feels incredible to finally be at
this point,” said Marc DeForest, CEO and Founder, S2 Games. “I have an amazing
team that worked tirelessly to make
the best online, multiplayer game of its kind and it’s a real sense of
accomplishment to hear the positive feedback from our fans as well as from the
competitive gaming and e-sports communities.”


a session-based, multiplayer, Action-RPG, is heavily inspired by the popular
Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients (DotA), but with vast improvements in
graphics and gameplay.
Heroes of Newerth
is available for the Windows, MAC and Linux platforms for $30.00 (USD). Gamers
can currently “try before they buy” by accessing the open beta at



About HoN

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

coupled with unprecedented in-game Voice-Over-IP
controls and Clan Support allow for an incredibly deep, tactical team-based


Some of
the unique features of
include the following:

  • Dozens of playable Hero characters, over 100 items
    as well as regular content updates to ensure no two games of HoN will ever be
    the same.

  • Client/Server Architecture eliminates lag, cheats
    and map hacking

  • Quick reconnect feature allows players to jump
    right back into their game should they get disconnected

  • In-game VOIP for fast and easy communication with

  • Game archives and replay support for all games
    played on official servers (players can rewind, slow down, fast forward, and
    otherwise pinpoint the exact part of a match that they wish to view)

  • Built upon the proprietary K2 engine to deliver
    enhanced graphics while maintaining low system specs

  • Powerful map editor and mod capabilities

  • Available in six language translations: English,
    French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.

  •  Available for PC, Mac, and Linux

Heroes of Newerth is currently
in open beta and release can be expected very soon. Players can visit the
website to be notified of future release dates.

More information on this title can also be found at

www. s2games.com

and on Facebook at