However, we will be talking about it in comparison to Heroes of Newerth, which we also recently got to click around in until our fingers cried for relief. It also differentiates itself in fewer ways from the original DotA than League of Legends. Whereas LoL introduces a metagame where players develop and customize their accounts outside of actual matches, HoN stays much closer to the DotA formula. Depending on how much of a DotA fan one is, this familiarity may prove quite appealing.
Shall we begin?
Game Modes - Heroes of Newerth Wiki
This is the League table. This player is in the Expert League, which is why the Expert League column is highlighted. Leagues are the Matchmaking tiers you are placed in. During battles, you play against players close to or at your league. In addition, each league has sections, which go from three to one.
Competitive Play is designed to be a more serious experience where players compete and rank up on a seasonal basis. It is currently the only game mode which rewards players with Competitive Points , a currency to unlock special cosmetic items, currently only Golden Guns. Players may join Competitive Play as groups, but there is a restriction on the group skill rating effective from Season 2. Newly released maps and characters are not usable in Competitive Play until 2 weeks later. Competitive play is divided into segments called seasons.