Heroes of Newerth Tour Season 3 and Plinko Announced

The chosen amateur and pro Heroes of Newerth teams are offered a chance to win it big in one of the biggest eSports event of this year: HoN Tour Season 3. The rest of community takes part in the Plinko initiative and hopes that someday they can be at least half as cool as contestants.

Sometimes I wish I played videogames for a living.

Beginning July 26, Heroes of Newerth launches its biggest eSports event of the year, HoN Tour Season 3. The campaign, spanning a whopping seven months, will feature some of the world’s finest amateur and pro players and a continuously growing $70,000 prize pool. For the grand finale, the tournament’s top teams will be invited to a live World Finals showdown next March on the Newerth´s biggest stage. Oh, the sweet glory and fame, and money, the glorious money!... Right, back to the topic.

There are some slight changes in this year’s HoN Tour, including a week of rest between matches and a reduction of teams competing in Diamond, Gold, and Silver Divisions from 16, 32, and 64 to 8, 16, and 32, respectively. Structure for the Bronze Division remains unchanged.

"This year´s format is designed to retroactively raise the stakes for each of the teams in the top three divisions," said Sam Braithwaite, Head of Marketing for Heroes of Newerth. "Upping the ante helps HoN stay true to its take-no-prisoners persona."

You heard the man, get your stomping boots on.

What kind of word is “plinko” anyway?

Now, for those Newerthians that aren’t quite up to the challenge just yet, the Heroes of Newerth team announced eSports Plinko, a new community initiative that will give players the opportunity to directly support HoN´s eSports scene while receiving exclusive in-game content. Sam Braithwaite said: 

Heroes of Newerth´s eSports following is hungry for competition and we're going to give it to them. If you think about it - eSports Plinko runs for HoN Tour´s entire seven month life meaning that, with the tournament´s baseline prize pool and community contributions, there´s a huge opportunity for competitors to rack up some serious winnings.

HoN Tour´s exclusive URSA CORPs content will be added throughout the season, so it might be a good idea to keep an eye out for special announcements and grab some of those fancy new avatars or, perhaps, permanent account progression bonuses. 25% of the revenue generated from eSports Plinko purchases will be transferred directly into HoN Tour´s prize pool.

Register: it's Now or Never

Team registrations for HoN Tour´s qualifiers will be closed two hours before matches begin, so don’t dawdle and click here to register ASAP. For full coverage of HoN Tour including live streams, recaps, and more, you can visit HoN Tour´s official website.

Published Jul. 22nd 2014
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