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SteelSeries announce Heroes of Newerth World cup

To celebrate the launch of Heroes of Newerth and the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup, SteelSeries have teamed up with and are proudly presenting the SteelSeries HoN World Cup. As footballers from national teams all around the world are preparing for the ultimate competition in their sport, gamers too have a chance to take part in an international tournament. Heroes of Newerth players have a chance to qualify and compete for cash prizes totally $40,000 USD.

Registration for the tournament opens on May 19th and will close on June 1st. Qualifiers will be held for each of the 5 main regions:

•    Southeast Asia Qualifier (Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines through Garena)
•    Eastern European Qualifier
•    Western Europe & Africa Qualifier
•    North & South America Qualifier
•    Asia, Oceania & Mixed Qualifier

A total of 64 qualified teams will battle it out “World Cup-style” in 16 groups of 4 teams with a Bo1 format. The top 2 teams of each group will advance to the playoffs. The double-elimination playoff tournament bracket will feature the remaining 32 teams.  Players shouldn’t let their fear of elimination deter them from entering. If qualified, players from 64th to 1st place will go home with part of the prize purse.

Each participating team in the SteelSeries HoN World Cup will be asked to pick the nation that they think will win the 2010 FIFA World Cup this summer upon registration for the tournament. The teams that correctly pick the World Cup Champions will automatically be entered into a random lottery in which one lucky team will win $1,000 USD.

SteelSeries, in the coming weeks, will introduce co-branded Heroes of Newerth gaming peripherals. Prior to launching this new line of products, registered members will have a chance to submit their HoN concept artwork to the SteelSeries design team to be used on SteelSeries Limited Edition QcK (HoN) mousepads. Full contest details will be announced soon to SteelSeries fans on on Facebook

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