Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game originally developed by S2 Games, which was released on May 12, 2010 and re-released as a free-to-play game on July 29, 2011. The game idea was based on custom map from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne — Defense of the Ancients. Some rumors says that Icefrog, anonymous developer of DotA, was working for S2 Games until Valve decided to make brand new Dota 2. Right now HoN is developing by Frostburn Studios and Garena.
Golden Age of HoN is over, but the game is still popular is some regions, like Thailand. Heroes of Newerth still has a loyal core audience and some Esports tournaments.