Heroes of Newerth Esports

Heroes of Newerth

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$3,073,445.72 From 395 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2010-04-11 to

Heroes of Newerth (abbreviated as HoN) is a free-to-play science fantasy, action real-time strategy game developed and published by S2 Games. The game was inspired by the popular Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars custom map for WarCraft III.

Heroes of Newerth puts two teams of players against each other: the Legion and the Hellbourne. Both teams are based at opposite sides of a map. The standard map is split into three continuous 'lanes', running from one base to the other. Defensive towers are positioned evenly through each lane, until the lanes terminate at a team's base. Bases are strongly defended with extra defensive towers, and buildings from which units spawn. These units, termed 'creeps' are spawned every thirty seconds, and run along their lane until they meet opposition - which they then attack. Victory is achieved when one of the teams manages to push into the base of the opposing team, and destroys their primary structure.

Of the few games based off of Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars that were successful, Heroes of Newerth is considered to be the least popular, overshadowed by League of Legends and Dota 2.

Heroes of Newerth major league - HoN Tour.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Sweden iNsaniaAydin Sarkohi$51,034.64
2.Germany KheZuMaurice Gutmann$49,563.89
3.Thailand punkpangKrittatorn Lertsuwanon$48,959.40
4.Sweden miCKEMichael Vu$48,067.79
5.Sweden ChessieRasmus Blomdin$47,076.16
6.Sweden MynutsJohan Andersson$45,672.63
7.Thailand ChitawanChitawan Tananitikan$44,289.93
8.United States swindlemelonzzKyle Freedman$43,322.89
9.United States ZfreeKZakari Freedman$42,322.89
10.Sweden BoxiSamuel Svahn$42,021.70
11.Sweden LimmpLinus Blomdin$40,673.86
12.Sweden ZlappedPontus Mähler$40,637.74
13.Thailand kSsAPakinai Srivijarn$39,986.98
14.Thailand O7TKomklit Wongsawat$34,966.35
15.Sweden XibbeAndreas Ragnemaln$34,339.36
16.China CherrymoLuo Qiang$32,466.52
17.Denmark HaxxerenJeppe Jensen$32,127.81
18.China 大奇葩Fang Zhihao$31,817.87
19.China 星仔传说Zhou Jingxin$31,813.49
20.China 一梦丶二三年Liu Di$31,652.42
21.China 嘟嘟丨Shen Chao$31,491.35
22.Sweden FlensmeisterDennis Brofalk$29,287.29
23.Australia sLiCKzTrent Tucker$28,884.45
24.Thailand PTYJakkarin Juntawaree$27,494.64
25.Sweden baltazarSimon G.$26,864.78

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$1,351,009.5543.96%


» Dota 2-$346,780,126.50
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-$159,303,578.34
» League of Legends-$107,000,141.22
» Heroes of the Storm-$15,391,273.66
» Counter-Strike-$10,528,319.38
» SMITE-$9,506,665.03
» StarCraft: Brood War-$4,482,469.96
» WarCraft III-$3,231,454.79

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.Sweden Sweden$673,872.48
2.Thailand Thailand$593,021.52
3.United States United States$263,028.54
4.China China$248,498.95
5.Russian Federation Russian Federation$156,925.23
6.Denmark Denmark$156,803.47
7.Germany Germany$139,048.37
8.Malaysia Malaysia$54,798.09
9.Australia Australia$34,070.95
10.Finland Finland$26,517.01

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

Ukraine AkamaiIvan DanishevskiyCommentator
Kazakhstan Kz.TeMaArtyom OdintsovTournament Organizer, Writer
United States MilkfatSamuel BraithwaiteTournament Organizer