You have made your choice for a team game ? Then MOBAs are the one you need ! Create your own League of Legends, DOTA2 or SMITE competition following our lead, and compete with the best !
But what is a MOBA ?
MOBA is the acronym for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. This type of game is mostly available on computer and stages two five-man team fighting in an arena. Thanks to team plays and strategies, combat units controlled by computer, the two teams try to make their way to the enemy base to destroy it and win the game !
This designation came after the launching of the most played game in the world, League of Legends in 2009. But it finds its origin when amateur players created a map for StarCraft and then for Warcraft III, that was called Defense of the Ancients (DotA). This map knew a success so big that Blizzard were later forced to let the project follow its own path. MOBA games come from this map and is now one of the most played type of game in the world.
Main MOBA games
Tons of competitors to the Defense of the Ancients were born later, following the trend:
League of Legends
League of Legends, aka LoL, is still today the most played game in the world. Created in 2009, Riot Games has redefined the genre by refining the mechanics of DotA, making it more accessible to the public. League of Legends has more than 27 million daily players since 2014 and this number keeps on rising.
Outside of LoL, there is DotA 2, an improved version of the DotA map, created by the Valve studios. Launched in 2010, DotA 2 is the MOBA which offers the biggest cash prices during eSport tournaments, with earnings higher than 17 million dollars for the winners in 2015.
If the point of view of these two MOBAs is a problem for you, we suggest you to chose SMITE, developed by Hi-Rez studio in 2014. In SMITE you play as a God from a pantheon, and your goal is to destroy the enemy team, composed of gods as well, to show humans who the most powerful god is. The distinguishing feature of SMITE, except his third-person point of view, is that you can play it on computers and on consoles.
Heroes of the Storm
Unhappy after letting the DotA project leave and after seeing its success, Blizzard started in 2015 its own MOBA. In Heroes of the Storm you can play as characters from the different universes created by Blizzard – WarCraft, Diablo, StarCraft and Overwatch.
Why choose a MOBA game ?
MOBA games are appreciated for many reasons. First, they are all mostly free to play, so you don’t have to buy the game to play with your friends.
Apart from being free, these games are available on PCs, Macs and gaming consoles which often require few equipments to work. So you don’t have to buy the last generation of gaming computers to play League of Legends.
Mostly based on teamplay, MOBA games provide some really fun moments between friends, with basic rules easily understandable, such as a truly competitive aspect. Join a 5v5 battle with your friends or online and play several characters, with different abilities and roles in the game so you never get bored.
MOBA games are one of the best option for your own competition. Easily accessible but difficult to master without training, MOBA games can be both competitive and fun.
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