Heroes of Newerth, originally launched in 2010, is one of the many multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games clamouring for attention these days. The genre grows more popular almost daily, with millions worldwide logging in to the generally free-to-play games and millions more tuning in to streaming matches online.
The Defense of the Ancients genre seems to be heating up. Last week Heroes of Newerth went free to play. Earlier this week we learned that Valve’s DOTA 2 will be playable at Gamescom and now comes news from League of Legends.
Sucks to be a Heroes of Newerth player this week (or next week, or the week after), after the game’s servers suffered what’s being called “a catastrophic hardware failure”.