MOBA Games (Multiplayer online battle arena)

By Xah Lee. Date: .

Here's a intro of several MOBA games. MOBA stands for Multiplayer online battle arena.

typically, 2 teams, each 5 players, each controls a character, with the goal of destroying enemy base. All done in real time.

Dota 2

Dota 2 - Gameplay 2022 (4K UHD) [PC]
Jan 17, 2022

Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mod for the video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) and its expansion, The Frozen Throne. The objective of the game is for each team to destroy their opponents' Ancient, a heavily guarded structure at the opposing corner of the map. Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied teammates and AI-controlled fighters. As in role-playing games, players level up their heroes and use gold to buy equipment during the game.

League Of Legends (Year 2009)

League Of Legends Gameplay (2021) PC 1080p 60FPS
Jan 17, 2021

Heroes of the Storm (Year 2015)

Heroes of the Storm (2021) - Gameplay (PC UHD) [4K60FPS]
Jan 15, 2021

Awesomenauts (Year 2012)

Awesomenauts is a 2D MOBA game.

Awesomenauts (190) - Voltar Gameplay - "Randomnauts: Big Brain, Big Throws"
Weeaboo Thugs
Dec 7, 2020

Wikipedia on MOBA game

Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA)[a] is a subgenre of strategy video games in which two teams of players compete against each other on a predefined battlefield. Each player controls a single character with a set of distinctive abilities that improve over the course of a game and which contribute to the team's overall strategy.[1] The typical ultimate objective is for each team to destroy their opponents' main structure, located at the opposite corner of the battlefield. In some MOBA games, the objective can be defeating every player on the enemy team. Players are assisted by computer-controlled units that periodically spawn in groups and march forward along set paths toward their enemy's base, which is heavily guarded by defensive structures.

This type of multiplayer online video games originated as a subgenre of real-time strategy, though MOBA players usually do not construct buildings or units. Moreover, there are examples of MOBA games that are not considered real-time strategy games, such as Smite (2014), and Paragon.[b] The genre is seen as a fusion of real-time strategy, role-playing and action games.

Defense of the Ancients (DotA) was created in 2003 by the Warcraft III modding community for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, The Frozen Throne, with a map based on AoS. DotA was one of the first major titles of its genre and the first MOBA for which sponsored tournaments were held.[4]

It was followed by two spiritual successors, League of Legends (2009) and Heroes of Newerth (2010), as well by a standalone sequel, Dota 2 (2013), and numerous other games in the genre, such as Heroes of the Storm (2015).