Heroes of Newerth Expands Into Latin America

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The latest in an impressive line of international growth, S2 Games and new regional partner Axeso5.com today announced that Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is now available in Latin America. Latin American gamers can now play HoN in both Spanish and Portuguese. S2 Games and Axeso5 are celebrating the launch by offering players a series of rewards and incentives, including new alternate avatars, exclusive icons, and the official Latin American HoN Tournament Calendar. Today's announcement follows months of worldwide expansion for HoN, including South East Asia (SEA) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

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"We are really excited about partnering with Axeso5 and offering HoN to players in their local languages," said Marc DeForest, co-founder and CEO of S2 Games. "The new Latin American client will help make HoN more accessible to new players, and improve the gaming and eSports experience, which will be great for everyone."

Players can join S2 Games and Axeso5 in celebrating the launch with two special alternate avatars for the popular heroes Gunblade and Bubbles. Available today, Pirate Gunblade and Fútball Bubbles join the ranks of more than 100 HoN heroes. Additionally, Axeso5 announced the kickoff of the official HoN Tournament Calendar with special events in five cities across the region and the first Latin American Finals to be held at the Brasil Game Show (October 14 ,2012) to award the first Latin American Championship team with an all-expenses paid trip to DreamHack Winter 2012 in Jonkoping, Sweden.

"With HoN we begin a new era of eSports in Latin America and believe that the path we are taking will lead our players to a whole new experience in online gaming in the region", said Cristian Schweizer, founder and CEO of Axeso5.com. "It´s an historic event for eSports in Latin America. We strongly believe in the skill and professionalism of our region´s players and are confident that it won´t take too long until we can proudly announce the first Latin American team to crown itself as the HoN World Champion."

In addition to the exclusive items and awesome new avatars, the Latin American game client will offer players a host of benefits, both in-game and out. Axeso5 will provide online game support in Spanish and Portuguese, as well as forums and social media feeds in local languages for the first time. Axeso5 will also host multimedia events offering game guides and other periodic updates, as well as live streaming of the official tournaments held across the region.

Players can migrate their accounts to the new Latin America client by creating their account with Axeso5, following the instructions found on the HoN Forums. With the new game clients, players can select new account nicknames at sign up.

Prior to Latin America, HoN launched local clients in SEA and CIS. Nearly 40 million games have been played on the SEA client since launch in June 2011, and 6 million games in CIS in just eight months. Countries included in the Latin American client are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Visit HeroesofNewerth.com for more details about the new Latin America game client, and join Heroes of Newerth on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 http://www.s2games.com.

About Axeso5

Axeso5 is the leading MMO gaming platform in Latin America, their games are available in Spanish and Portuguese. Every game Axeso5.com offers is Free-to-Play and offers users the possibility of buying AxesoCash, virtual currency of Axeso5.com's games, through an extensive distribution network that enables users to purchase virtual items in their local currency. Agreements with leading companies like S2 Games has allowed Axeso5 to acquire a reputation that projects outside the borders of Latin America as the #1 Publisher of the region. For more information about Axeso5, please visit www.axeso5.com.

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