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S2 Games and Heroes of Newerth Storm DreamHack Winter 2012

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

S2 Games, producer and developer of the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) title Heroes of Newerth (HoN), returns to DreamHack with the 2012 DreamHoN Winter Championships, Nov. 22-25 in Jönköping, Sweden. Representing some of the world's top HoN players, ten invite-only teams have the chance to win cash and prizes totaling $60,000 – the largest MOBA prize pool available at DreamHack Winter 2012.

Three North American/European (NA/EU) teams – GaryJohnson2012, Tt eSports, and Q sQuad – emerged victorious from the DreamHoN: Destination DreamHack qualifiers in October, each winning their share of a $10,000 prize pool and travel stipends to compete in the 2012 DreamHoN Winter Championships. They join NA/EU teams compLexity Gaming, winners of the DreamHoN Online Summer Championships, and Trademark eSports, winners of DreamHoN OSC: Redemption.

“DreamHack has become so global,” said Laura Baker, Director of Marketing for S2 Games. “It's exciting to be able to celebrate such amazing community members from around the world through this massive live event.”

A year's worth of bragging rights and national pride are on the line for each of the 10 teams competing in the DreamHon Winter 2012 Championships. The five teams representing the NA/EU region will be joined by five additional teams from some of the most emergent regions in eSports. Two teams will represent the Garena HoN South East Asia client, Team MRR and Orange eSports, as well as Team Cats from the Garena HoN Commonwealth of Independent States client. Teams vTi MSi.Dynasty and paiN Gaming Razer will represent the Axeso5 Latin America client.

“HoN has been at DreamHack for three years now, and I can confidently say that this year's talent is the best we've ever seen,” said S2 Games Commissioner of eSports, Sam “Milkfat” Braithwaite. “I am looking forward to watching the teams compete and seeing which region comes out on top.”

The newly redesigned Honcast will stream live from the DreamHack show floor, bringing players and fans the latest DreamHoN news, interviews, and play-by-play action. Viewers can discover a true DreamHack experience by visiting www.honcast.com to watch the competition unfold. Be sure to tune in for the DreamHoN Winter Championship Grand Finals on Saturday, Nov. 24th at 20:15 CET.

In addition to all the tournament action, DreamHack attendees are encouraged to stop by the S2 Games booth B1:02 to pick up a free Joven Glacius Alt Avatar card. This exclusive avatar makes its debut at DreamHack, one month before an official HoN store release. Once at the booth, attendees can also expect giveaways of HoN merchandise and more courtesy of Logitech.

For more details about the 2012 DreamHoN Winter Championships, visit www.dreamhon.com and follow Heroes of Newerth on Facebook and Twitter.

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 www.s2games.com.

About DreamHack:

DreamHack is the world's largest local area network gathering with live concerts and competitions in digital art and gaming. DreamHack is arranged twice per year at the Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jönköping, Sweden. DreamHack also holds the world record (as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records) for the world's largest LAN party and computer festival, and has held the record for the world's fastest Internet connection, and the record in most generated traffic. For more information about DreamHack, please visit www.dreamhack.se.

Media Contact For S2 Games:
Anna Daugherty, 989.313.1397
a.daugherty@s2games.com

 

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