Heroes of Newerth was once seen as a viable competitor to Dota 2 and League of Legends, having a huge community mainly in Asia. A few days back, it was announced in the official forum that the final patch with any major update will arrive on 26 February, with future updates “generally consist of a small amount of balance changes and/or bugfixes, if they are deemed necessary.” It is certainly the end of an era for a long-forgotten MOBA title.
Developed by S2 Games, also the studio behind Strife, Heroes of Newerth was so popular in Southeast Asia that Garena bought out the development team and formed a new studio, Frostburn Studios, just to create content for the MOBA! Since the announcement in 2015, however, nothing much has been heard from Frostburn Studios in terms of press release, major new content for Heroes of Newerth, or any new projects. The game also floundered in China under Tencent. Did Garena inevitably killed off the game? You be the judge.