The numbers from DreamHack are here and Dota 2 leads the concurrent viewers charts, leaving other eSports titles like StarCraft 2, CS:GO and Heroes of Newerth far behind. Put together, the day three English and the Russian stream peaked at 201,267 concurrent viewers.
The original plan of the SEA HoN Tour playoffs only included the best eight teams, but this number has been bumped up now to 12. This gives iMpunity.Storm, Few Nhor, Fanatic Five and DC Fabulous a chance to shine, while it also grants the top four some deserved byes and resting time before entering the mix.
Rumours about a push of Garena into the Turkish market have been flying around for quite a while now, now they are confirmed just as the CIS region reveals their plans for their HoN Tour Grand Finals. Not only will Turkey debut on that event, but also will HoN be presented on a very well known stage - Kiev eSports Arena.
The fourth and final cycle of SEA HoN Tour came to an end today with Orange eSports defending their crown against the Thai team Neolution eSports.MRR. ORGE therefore is the first team to ever defend a title, win two G-League titles and caps off a marvelous and dominating season.
DreamHack Winter 2013 is officially in the books and the highly anticipated roster-shuffle season is in effect. Although HoN Tour Season 2 puts a little bit of a damper on this great time of the year, Too Much Sugar comes out as the first roster, announcing the departure of their suicide player KheZu.
After CIS, Latin America and the big success in South East Asia, S2 Games and Jingle try to establish Heroes of Newerth in the Chinese market. Almost four years after the launch in North America and Europe, the company is ready to embark the project to one of the biggest untapped market out there.
stayGreen has done it again - for the second time in a row. The best team in Newerth right now came to Jönköping, Sweden with only one goal and once the dust settled they have reached that. The squad can now legitimately challenge for "Best Team Of All Time" tying the major titles of the legendary fnatic.MSI.
The first Grand Finals match is in the books as the tournament takes a break - time enough for us to catch up with iNsania and ask him about his performance, the team's future. Since he is a great analyst we obviously also asked him about the Grand Finals and his expectations.
The second day of DreamHack started with the BYOC teams taking center stage and it also ended with the surprise of the tournament getting knocked out - a BYOC team. Now only four teams are left to fight for the distinct honor of being called DreamHack Winter Champion.
Day 2 of the DreamHack Winter 2013 HoN event is in the books and Denial eSports continues it's path of success. GosuGamers got to talk to their captain Zlapped and got a unique insight in the team's progress, his personal experience, the team's performance at the event and the roster changes.
GosuGamers had the chance to talk to one of the voices of the DreamHack Winter 2013 HoN event - Kyle 'Beef' Bautista. In the interview not only his rookie status at DreamHack was discussed, but also his take on the tournament, the teams and obviously his favorite team in Lions eSports.
The first day of the Heroes of Newerth tournament at the Elmia in Jönköping, Sweden is officially in the books with a set of upsets bringing the first day to an exciting ending. MiTH.s2y is already out, stayGreen is already through, but the rest is still wide open.
GosuGamers had the opportunity to catch former Pikachu player Buch right after the first three matches of Reason Gaming were in the books. He was able to clear up Reason's situation, the new team and the expectations of the team in the tournament.
It took DreamHack a while to post the schedule and the groups of the upcoming HoN event at the DreamHack Winter 2013, but now they are finally released. sG will face iG, Denial and MiTH, while Lions eSports meets tmsR, Reason Gaming and The Law.
The GosuGamers GosuBets competition for one of the most spectacular events in the HoN year is back. DreamHack Summer 2013 paved the way for fearless prediction warriors to cast their votes, DreamHack Winter 2013 gives those veterans and new recruits the chance to win the gold.
Seven cycles down, three left to go and the race for the first spot in the rankings gets tighter and tighter. Lions eSports was able to retain their Diamond Division crown after Cycle 7, applying pressure on stayGreen to fight back to get on the throne again.
Half of the fourth and final G-League cycle in South East Asia's G-League are over, but plenty of questions are still wide open and undetermined. Not only the playoff race in for the fourth edition of the postseason is still up for grabs, the battle for the eight ranking spots eligible for the SEA Grand Finals event has also picked up the pace.
The big DreamHack Winter 2013 HoN tournament is inching closer and closer, as now eight of the ten spots for the main event are filled. In a two-day qualifier the high-profile Nordic teams of Reason Gaming, Denial eSports and The Law secure their spot in the $30,000 USD event.
The sixth cycle of the HoN Tour Diamond Division went the usual path on the first weekend, but then saw Lions eSports demolish their foes on the second weekend. For the first time sG is not falling just once during a Diamond cycle, but is losing two matches - Lions breaking yet another streak.
They played three outstanding regular seasons in the past, but always crumbled under the pressure of the playoff settings - Orange eSports. Now the Malaysian powerhouse finally broke through and adds the G-League Cycle 3 Championship to their already stacked resume as the premier team of South East Asia.
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Last Winter they reigned surpreme over compLexity Gaming in the Grand Finals of the DreamHack event, now they are poised to return back to the top. Stay Green Europe might not have won a tournament recently, but it all began at DreamHack - it might as well restart here.
South East Asia is once again coming to Sweden to make a huge splash. Last DreamHack Winter Orange eSports reached the playoffs for the first time in SEA history, this time iMpunity is looking to even go further. At least one member dreams of the podium - can the squad reach that goal?
They are the favorites, they are the HoN Tour and GSL Champions, but they are still hungry for more. Stay Green is traveling to Sweden with only one goal on their mind - only the Championship and the Triple Crown is enough for the team that hasn't been beaten for 48 straight maps. Can they fulfil their destiny?
The best team from Thailand has been a part of DreamHack the last time with good success, now Made in Thailand is looking to build onto that reputation with even better results. MRR set the bar high, MiTH has overcame their rival in their own country, overcoming the perception and that mark on the big international stage is the next goal on the agenda.
It's the second appearance of compLexity Gaming at the big stage of DreamHack, this time not in the position of being the favorites anymore. Still the confidence is back with the squad after good results recently and the return of Tralfamadore. Can the team challenge everyone and forget about their runner-up of DreamHack Winter?
It was the upset of the Swedish Pride tournament with Vietnamese Dream Team punching their ticket for the prestigious DreamHack Summer 2013 event. They edged out Lions in the Semis and Locomotive in the Grand Finals to get the opportunity to play on one of the biggest HoN stages this year. Can they make another miracle happen?
For the third time in the history of the illustrious past of the DreamHack events, a CIS team will try to conquer the tournament. GA.ru and Cats Gaming didn't produce all that good of results, now iTS is looking to change the perception of the region for good. Take a look at the Russian competitors as the DHS team preview coverage kicks off.
A couple of days have passed since S2 Games and their flagship game Heroes of Newerth had their triumphant event in Las Vegas, Nevada – the HoN Tour Finals. What was hyped to be almost like the emperor marching into Rome became a disaster and received media backlash from sources that have long dropped HoN.
A total of eight matches have been played on the last 5 days of intense SoundBlaster Heroes League competition. The tournament with a stunning prize pool of $30,000 USD in cash is now going into the final stage with four teams left to fight. Those four teams are the very best Heroes of Newerth has to offer currently with the dominant Stay Green, their rivals in Trademark eSports and compLexity Gaming as well as the "newcomers" to the elite teams Lions eSports. Only one of them will become the first SoundBlaster Heroes League Champion. Only one will walk away with $12,000 USD in cash!
All 20 matches have been played, all ten teams got a chance to showcase their skills. Now, the best 20 players and four teams get a chance to compete for the grand prize of $32,000 USD and the prestige of becoming the World Champion of HoN. A complete pool of $60,000 USD is waiting for the remaining teams, featuring a Malaysian team for the very first time in DreamHon history. The other three are the usual suspects with the Americans from Tt eSports and compLexity Gaming, plus the European powerhouse of Trademark eSports.
Starting off to my fellow Gosu readers with my apologies for the lull in interviews being released! I was in the process of moving to the US from cold gloomy UK and I am now in bright sunny California! So for the eager readers lets not waste anymore time as this week we have with us Frederik "Buch" Peterson who currently plays for Infused Tt eSports!
Controversy, drama, bad publicity, unmannered player (namely only one!) and results going up and down like a yoyo is just one of the few words that could be used to describe this team! Today I will be sending myself out to interview my former team on their take of the upcoming developments in the competitive Heroes of Newerth scene as well as the recent downtimes in the game, as well as their recent loss to Port in the Lions Cup as well as a very interesting insight into Buch's world of Facebook Sims..
Hello again fellow Gosu readers! Last week we saw Bdiz and Swindlemelonzz from the teams whp5 and sGty give their respective views and opinions! This week starting we sent PiIIows to a 1 on 2 interview with Lions!
We asked Fittske and Mynuts about their opinions on the upcoming tournaments such as NASL, and Fnatic BEAT IT DreamHack qualifiers as well as their opinions on HonCasts recent top 10 list.
Hi and welcome to another featured article where our own GosuGamer's PiIIows goes out to interview the top teams in Heroes of Newerth! This week he presents to you Swindlemelonzz of team sGty!
Having already qualified for the Fnatic BEAT it DreamHack qualifier, we decided to ask Kyle ‘Swindlemelonzz’ Freedman about what he thought of the current status of the Heroes of Newerth competitive scene, in regards to balance, top 10 teams, and the game as a whole as well as its place in the MOBA genre.
Over the next couple of weeks, We will be releasing a number of interviews with the top teams of Heroes of Newerth in preparation for the upcoming tournaments that will take place. We will be asking about their thoughts on Heroes of Newerth as a whole in terms of gameplay, balance, their personal future plans, current team status and opinions of the prestigious tournament NASL (North American Star League) that will begin in October.
This week we will start off with a team that is currently widely regarded as one of the top five teams in the world. We caught up with Robert "Bdiz" Tinnes whose team "We Heart Pigs" was recently known as the former SK-Gaming team. We asked him about his opinion on the upcoming tournaments such as NASL, and Fnatic BEAT IT DreamHack qualifiers as well as future plans and current team status.
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