The World Cyber Games (WCG) 2013 has released the games for its event at the end of this year, and Dota 2 is notably absent.
This wasn’t an accident. While no official comment has been released, according to a ‘reliable insider’, League of Legends (LoL) has replaced Dota 2.
“The reason WCG dropped Dota 2 is because there is an agreement made by Tencent (the company that owns Riot) and NeoTV (host of WCG) to not have Dota 2 wherever LoL is present.”
I’m curious to see if this starts some sort of battle of the MOBAs. Perhaps, like the Olympics, we will add and subtract games to the eSports range. For this particular competition, here is the list of games:
- League of Legends
- WarCraft 3: Frozen Throne
- StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
What do you think – is this a good representation of games for eSports? Which games would you select?