By Blaze

Here we go again! After a great Cycle 2 of HoN Tour Season 4, the next three weeks will be filled with more Heroes of Newerth action of the highest competitive level. And this time we have some changes in the Diamond Division. Not because of the Relegation Matches, those went in favour of the Diamond teams, but because of internal changes within the teams. The biggest change is that Ex-Sync is now fully Ex and no more Sync. The remains of the team have been used to form a new team with the uninspired name of [CycL]Cycle 3. With Zlapped as the captain, it remains to be seen if they can keep up with the other top teams and make it another somewhat successful Cycle or if we now have four great and four not that great teams in Diamond Division. Sure, it would be an even split that way, but more teams on the great side are always preferable. Another change is with Sauna eSports. They have picked up a sponsor and will make life confusing for our dear casters in the first few weeks, as they are now known as [Rea]Reason Gaming. Should be quite entertaining when they play against Evil Corporations, the old Reason Gaming. That's it for the biggest changes, it certainly looks like this will be a completely different Cycle than what we had before. And this is also one of the best things about Season 4 - everything is different every Cycle, nothing stays the same. And who knows, perhaps this time we see another new Champion or one of the lower teams manages to get into the top four. Anything can happen and we can witness it live the next couple of weeks, starting with the Group Phase this Saturday.

Here are the matchups for Saturday and Sunday:


12:00 EDT | 18:00 CEST
[Mint]Fresh versus [BMG]BadMonkeyGaming
[CycL]Cycle 3 versus [Rea]Reason Gaming

14:00 EDT | 20:00 CEST
[Mint]Fresh versus [coL]compLexity Gaming
[BMG]BadMonkeyGaming versus [REVO]Revolution

16:00 EDT | 22:00 CEST
[BMG]BadMonkeyGaming versus [Rea]Reason Gaming
[Mint]Fresh versus [REXZ]Rexxars Reborn


12:00 EDT | 18:00 CEST
[coL]compLexity Gaming versus [BMG]BadMonkeyGaming
[Mint]Fresh versus [REVO]Revolution

14:00 EDT | 20:00 CEST
[CycL]Cycle 3 versus [coL]compLexity Gaming
[BMG]BadMonkeyGaming versus [REXZ]Rexxars Reborn

16:00 EDT | 22:00 CEST
[Mint]Fresh versus [ECx]Evil Corporation
[CycL]Cycle 3 versus [REVO]Revolution

These matchups leave no team behind, so every team will get some action and has the chance for some initial points to start the Cycle. The most interesting matches will be when current Champs Fresh and compLexity Gaming clash on Saturday, but also Fresh versus Evil Corporation on Sunday should be quite the intense game. Here Fresh need to show that last Cycle wasn't just luck and that they have what it takes to keep up with and stay one step ahead of the competition. As mentioned before, Honcast will cover the matches live as usual, so make sure to tune in and enjoy some great autumn HoN, guaranteed without any pumpkin spice and similar abominations. Good Luck and Have Fun to all teams and players!

BlahC is a senior writer focusing on the NA/EU Diamond and Gold Divisions. After making a name for himself in the Dawn of War 1 scene, he began his career in journalism at As one of the first HoN Tour writers, BlahC has focused on the less known teams, bringing their name to the forefront. When he isn’t writing about HoN, BlahC enjoys playing RPGs, writing fiction, and listening to Metal, Avantgarde, and Neofolk music.

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