Linksys FTW: Heroes of Newerth Launch Tournament
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Alienware Arena hosts Linksys FTW: Heroes of Newerth Launch Gaming Tournament
Celebrate the Release of Heroes of Newerth in an Online Gaming Tournament, Offering More Than $5,000 in Prizes, Including Cisco’s New Linksys Wireless Routers
Alienware Arena launches today the Linksys For the Win (FTW): Heroes of Newerth Launch Tournament. This online gaming tournament kicks off the newly released PC and online multiplayer game Heroes of Newerth, winner of the Independent Games Festival’s Audience Award at GDC 2010.
The tournament starts on June 7, 2010, and is the latest in the ongoing Alienware Arena™ series presented by Alienware™, Dell's premier PC gaming brand representing premium power and performance for gamers and technology enthusiasts alike.Participating gamers from across the United States and Canada in the Linksys FTW: Heroes of Newerth Launch Tournament will form teams and compete online for prizes and the championship title.
The event will include both an invitation-only Elite Division (open to the top eight teams) and an Open Division with up to 264 teams, battling through stages of league and double-elimination play. The fight to conquer Newerth will end on August 19, 2010 with top teams in each division taking home a share of more than $5,000 in prizes, including Cisco’s Linksys E3000 High Performance Wireless-N Router for each player on the top Elite Division team.
“We’re excited to work alongside Cisco and Alienware to kick off this tournament in celebration of HoN’s official launch,” said Marc DeForest, CEO of S2 Games. “Competitive play is what HoN is all about, and our fans can expect to see more and more high-stakes tournaments coming from us as our community continues to grow.”
“The combination of Alienware, S2 Games and Cisco creates the ultimate gaming experience,” said Scott Kabat, Director of Marketing, Cisco Consumer Products. “We built our new Linksys E3000 router to provide the high quality performance, speed, and customization that gamers demand.”
Registration for the Linksys FTW: Heroes of Newerth Launch Tournament is free and open now to select residents of the United States and Canada at http://www.alienwarearena.com/event/linksys-hon/. Open Division team slots are limited, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about Linksys E3000 High Performance Wireless-N Routers, including where to buy one, go to http://www.linksys.com/shopEseries
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