Wednesday, August 19, 2015


     MOBA's are a newer, intense genre of video game that is quickly gaining a large following and player base. DOTA2 and League of Legends are the two prominent ones, with Heroes of the Storm and Smite rising in popularity and other mobile iterations having a smaller following (Vain Glory is probably the best and biggest mobile). DOTA 2 just had it's biggest ESports event, The International 5, League of Legends their ESports event LCS, and Heroes of the Storm has their competitions at Blizzcon, so there is obviously enough of a following to host huge events with millions of dollars in prizes.

     MOBAs seem like a hard genre to get into, and it is, but the easiest one to just pick up and play is Heroes of the Storm. Mechanics and objectives are very clear and often easy to grasp and it's very fun (if you're into that sort of thing) to play. HotS is overall a good introductory MOBA. If you're looking for a deeper game with more, deeper mechanics, you'll want to turn your vision towards DOTA2 and League of Legends. They're the most popular MOBAs and arguably the most complex, having deeper combat, more characters, and a store. Stores in MOBAs add a depth that is hard to grasp; it adds many different character builds and plenty of variety. If you just can't get enough of the intensity that is a MOBA, I would recommend Vain Glory, it's the deepest and best MOBA on iPhone, if you're looking for a more simple one, The Witcher Battle Arena is pretty good as well.

     MOBAs are  quickly rising in popularity (if they aren't already popular enough). Though the deep mechanics and complex strategies seem to be the main deterrent for new adopters, but the fun gameplay and intense matches will definitely pull you in.

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