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MOBA

League of Legends

A new Gaming genre? What is MOBA and is it actually fun to play?

MOBA actually stands for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, and it is a bit like an RTS game. (Real time strategy) the roots from MOBA Games come from Starcraft and Warcraft.

The first real MOBA like game was a map on Starcraft called {Aeon of Strife} and then came warcraft. On Warcraft Defense of the Ancients (or DotA) was born.

The object of a MOBA game is to destroy the other teams base. You control one central character,called a hero or a legend. You also have a number of creeps or minions on your side which are AI controlled and they are weaker. You can Level up your characters and you use in game gold to buy weapons.

So every player in the match controls a Hero or legend. These are powerful and have weapons as well as abilities. So when you choose a hero you have to be mindful about which characters specialize in certain areas.

The MOBA market is HUGE now with Games Such as LoL (League of Legends) DotA 2 and many more. Though beware, MOBA games are home to some of the best Gamers so if your new prepare to get thrashed. There are Competitions all over the world offering millions to the winner. Though the competitions are usually team based.

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