Trademark eSports’ Heroes of Newerth powerhouse team traveled to Thailand as European representatives and took a prestigious 2nd place, dropping games only to eventual champions Stay Green [sG] while winning a cash prize of $10,000.
In a region where Heroes of Newerth is as popular as Starcraft II and League of Legends in other parts of the world, the Garena Star League became the tournament to go to as representatives from all over the world featured in this two-day featured event. Garena did nothing short but spectacular of hosting shows, ceremonies, and announcement with style as they brought on the local community that supported eSports. Through the motivation of the bright stage and the hospitality of the Thai community, all the HoN teams competed for a total of $60,000.
Trademark eSports eased through the first day and proceeded onto the second day, knowing they would have to go against the Miami powerhouse Stay Green to get to the finals. Despite losing to them in a knockout bracket, Trademark eSports preserved and fought through the entire losers bracket to earn them a place in the Grand Finals to seek revenge against their US rivals.
Unfortunately, it was not to happen.
In a best-of-five series where sG had the 1-0 by being in the winner’s bracket, Trademark eSports quickly lost their first game to have sG up 2-0. In the final possible game for sG, Mynuts drafted a wombo-combo AOE team featuring Keeper of the Forest, Behemoth, Pyromancer, Glacius, and Tempest, but the coordination between the sG members proved to be too much as tdM conceded losing a Kongor token to Khezzu’s Warbeast.
Congratulations to all the teams that participated and congratulations to tdM and sG for representing the Western HoN scene as the dominant powerhouses. With Las Vegas HoN Tour Finals coming soon, be sure that there will be a rematch.