HoN Tour Season 2 has been announced with a total prize pool of $360,000 USD.
Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) Heroes of Newerth will see a second season to its successful HoN Tour program. Team registration will open Friday, July 12th at 5:00 PM (US EDT).
South East Asia, North American and Europe, Latin America and Commonwealth of Independent States. Teams from these regions will have to compete in their own regional divisions and host their respective National Finals. Winners of the National Finals will go on to fight for ultimate victory at the International Finals.
HoN Tour Season 2 – Prize Pool
The prize pool for the International finals is reported to be $150,000 USD. Garena has announced that the SEA region will have a prize pool of $100,000 SGD (approx $78,000 USD) which leaves an unknown split of $132,000 USD between: North America and Europe region, Latin American region and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS Region).
Developer S2 Games has announced on Facebook and HoNTour.com website that HoN Tour Season 2 qualifiers begin on Saturday, July 27th, and last until August 8th. With the first Cycle of HoN Tour Season 2 beginning August 10th.
The overall reaction from the community has been positive to the announcement. Community personality responsible for eSports coverage, Richard ‘Mangy’ Lee responded,
“I’m glad the new season is finally announced, there already was movement in the competitive scene awaiting the announcement and I expect to see teams finalised and ready to crush for the top spot.”
Coverage of the matches is expected to take place across multiple channels including HoNCast, coLCast and stayGreen.
Recent DreamHack Summer winner, Kyle ‘Swindlemelonzz’ Freedman Captain of Team stayGreen was excited to finally hear the announcement of HoN Tour Season 2,
The previous HoN Tour Season was well received during the event but led to a lacklustre Grand Finals.
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Leading up to the HoN Tour Season 2 registration, Heroes of Newerth is running another ‘Ultimate Series’ Tournament with 25,000 gold coins and 15 x Ultimate Pandasoul avatars up for grabs.
PandaSoul Ultimate Series Tournament
Tuesday, July 9
RO 64 — 12:00 EDT | 18:00 CEST
RO 32 — 15:00 EDT | 21:00 CEST
Wednesday, July 10
RO 16 — 12:00 EDT | 18:00 CEST
RO 8 — 15:00 EDT | 21:00 CEST
Thursday, July 11
RO 4 — 12:00 EDT | 18:00 CEST
Grand Finals & 3rd place match — 15:00 EDT | 21:00 CEST
See our interview with BreakyCPK of HONCAST.COM to learn more about eSports coverage. For more information about HoN Tour Season 2 be sure to check out the official page HoNTour.com.