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Submitted by gamerlive 639d ago | interview

Heroes Of Newerth Pro Gamer Kyle 'Swindlemelonzz' Freedman Believes ESports Will Be On TV By 2018

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. (Heroes of Newerth, Kyle "Swindlemelonzz" Freedman, PC, S2 Games)

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jagiii  +   639d ago
It's nice to see HoN get some eSports love in the media.
Flavor  +   639d ago
HoN.. the Turbografx 16 to DOTA2/LoL' Super nintendo and genesis.
Snookies12  +   639d ago
Does G4's old Arena show not count? That was on TV.
Mainsqueeze  +   638d ago
I don't think they were really pros on that show I dont know though. Halo 2 MLG was on espn 2 for a little bit in its prime.
creHEARTive  +   639d ago
if esports will be on TV, what network will showcase it? G4 is no more.
fattyuk  +   639d ago
Electronic arts payperview, can only be viewed on an xbox with a yearly subscription.
YoureINMYWay85  +   639d ago
I like LoL way better than HoN
ExCest  +   639d ago
mmk
LogicStomper  +   639d ago
Looks like we can't be friends and, we have to attack each other because of our different tastes. :P
Reborn  +   638d ago
I'd bet EA or Activision to make a TV channel/network for it to show on. Surprised none has done it already.
MikeyDucati1  +   638d ago
eSports is the most uninteresting thing to watch. Oh, its cool that gamers are becoming pro players and competing. I have no negative opinion against that. I just find watching eSports boring. Now when I go to twitch and watch my friend OT6 play, I'm tuned in because of his good commentary and attentiveness to his audience. Plus you have a chat room which also helps keep my attention. But watching folks go at in a TDM is equivalent to how some people feel about watching a baseball game through all 9 innings

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