It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that eSport is well on its way to being recognised by not just gamers, but people all over the world. Battlefy is a site that allows people to create and manage custom eSport events. Their latest stats are pretty darn interesting.
If you’re in the business of playing a MOBA there’s a pretty good chance you’re playing League of Legends. The free-to-play online title which launched before Dota 2 still has a respectable fan base, but one Ubisoft analyst says other studios shouldn’t learn how to make money from Riot Games.
I used to be that snotty Dota 2 player, the one who scoffed at any other MOBA, especially League of Legends. That all changed when I got over myself and tried the game out, and boy was I pleasantly surprised. It’s really quite popular, and Riot know they need to keep balancing things out and adding content to keep League players happy.
It's been a while since Riot teased a new champion for their extremely popular MOBA, League of Legends. Before I was bitten by the DOTA bug, I was a massive LoL player, and I remember champion releases being a rather frequent thing. Riot could be getting back into that, with another Teemo-like character.
There’s no denying the power of MOBAs. The genre has millions of players, who have invested hundreds if not thousands of hours into the game of their choosing. League of Legends has been around for quite some time now, and it’s popularity is unquestionable. Riot Games have put together a brand new CGI cinematic for the game, and it’s pretty damn awesome.
Online games are often a breeding ground for some of the most disgusting gamers out there. It’s something that is a real problem for games that force you to be co-operative with strangers, and usually a studio will take a strong stance against toxic behaviour. Riot Games, developers of League of Legends, seem to have had enough.
Free to play games aren’t always necessarily free, at least not with all the money that gets (optionally) spent on in-game items. With millions of League of Legends players all around the world, Riot Games were home to an incredibly large amount of sensitive information and such. Somebody found a way in, and used what they found to make quite a bit of money.
It may come as a shock to most that there are other MOBA’s out there, what with all the love Dota 2 has been getting lately. What may shock you even more is that I, as a self professed Dota 2 addict, still find the time to play League of Legends now and then. Blasphemy? Of course not! Its got different mechanics and such which makes for a nice change. But enough about me, lets talk about you the new changes coming to LoL in the latest 4.12 patch.
We've looked at a variety of differences between the world's two most popular MOBA this week. For the final entry in this series, its time to crunch the numbers. How many players are there? How do the numbers stack up? It might not determine which game is best, but it certainly will tell us which one reigns supreme (for now).
When it comes to these MOBA, one of the most important parts is which character you play as. Called Champions in League of Legends and Heroes in Dota 2, there are different approaches to design and release, as well as their various roles. Oh, and don't forget the controversies about copying.
Dota 2 and League of Legends aren't just wildly popular games for people to play, they have revolutionized eSports. With regular tournaments and championships with massive prize pools, they have upped the ante for other eSports games, too. But of course, there are differences in this regard.
No, this isn't an article to debate which community is more likely to say foul things about your mother or sexual orientation or both. In the second part of this series comparing the two popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs), it's time to see how they get their communities involved in discipline, design and eSports.
Firefly or Babylon 5? Superman or Batman? Star Wars or Star Trek? There are so many geek debates that we could enter into, but the latest and most ferocious is League of Legends (LoL) or Dota 2? Both are wildly popular games in the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre - so what sets them apart?
With the growth of eSports at all levels, it was only a matter of time until American universities jumped on the bandwagon. Collegiate eSports is growing, and now it can help students pay for their studies.