In the eSports field, most of the attention is focused on big games like Riot Games’ League of Legends, Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II and Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II. But S2 Games has steadily grown its user base of Heroes of Newerth (HoN) since switching to the popular free-to-play business model last year. The multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game recently hosted the best HoN players in the world in Las Vegas for the HoN Tour Grand Finals at The Palms Hotel and Casino.
Kyle ‘Swindlemelonzz’ Freedman captained the winning team, Stay Green, to a championship victory and a check for $30,000 in Sin City over Trademark eSports. Freedman talks about the rise of HoN and the keys to being a successful pro gamer in this exclusive interview.