fnatic branches to Heroes of Newerth

BY Andrew Miesner / February 10, 2010

The game that is looking to dethrone Warcraft 3’s popular mod, Defense of the Ancients, Heroes of Newerth has impressed enough for multi-gaming and multi-nation organization, fnatic, to officially assemble a roster.

Returning to fnatic from his Warcraft 3 days, Kevin “RotterdaM van der Kooi headlines the group that will take up arms in the new game.

On the move and decision to support a game still in closed beta, below is a short excerpt from fnatic General Manager, Elroy “Noname” Pinto as listed on the fnatic website:

A week back we announced RotterdaM’s arrival back at FnaticMSI, this time we’re back in the news as we are pleased to support a newish game going by the name of Heroes of Newerth. We have decided to get into the game at a phase when perhaps many people might think it’s too early. We have thus decided that in 2010 we shall look at giving a chance to a new title which seems to have a decent start so far with iSeries and DreamHack announcing tournaments when the game is still in closed beta phase. It seems promising and once in a while everyone has to take the ‘leap of faith’.


For a game still in beta, hope is high among fans that this move may kick start an influx of popularity towards making HoN into a competitive juggernaut.

fnatic HoN Roster

flag Kevin “RotterdaM” van der Kooi
flag Antti “Rexi” Saarenpaa
flag Aku “ducktR” Hyttinen
flag Kalle “Trixi” Saarinen
flag Lari “Steelrasp” Sihvo

Source: fnatic