Dota 2 is a bright representative of one of the latest genres of computer games called Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA, MOBA). This genre was born by taking a little bit of everything from several others. And it turned out that by playing one game 40 minutes long on average, you can experience in an accelerated mode all the character development that is typical for MMORPG , participate in dynamic battles that are resolved in seconds and draw up a whole strategy for your team’s actions (element from strategies).
Despite the fact that the actual beginning of the genre is the StarCraft map Aeon of Strife, the Warcraft III DotA custom map can be considered the founder. She was the first representative of the genre, and all games created on its basis were originally called «dota-like».
In 2009, one of the first independent games in this genre, League Of Legends, was released. It was its developers who spread the term MOBA itself in their desire to get rid of associations with DotA.
On October 13, 2010, Dota 2 was announced. The game our site is dedicated to.
In the game, everyone controls their chosen hero. Each hero has his own role, abilities, his list of recommended items. Each hero needs to really be able to play in order to be successful. MOBAs often require an impressive playing experience for a comfortable and interesting game, and not only for one character (especially Dota 2 with its rating system, but that’s another story).
The hero (especially if it’s a carry hero) needs to earn money to buy artifacts that buff him. You can earn them by destroying enemy buildings, killing creatures and heroes (for the latter they give the most gold).
The game has 2 sides (Radiant and Dire) and several lanes where combat takes place. During the game, the characters must increase their advantage and power, defend their buildings and base, and catch opponents lost on the map one or two at a time (gank). All this is sometimes not easy to combine in such a way as to have time for everything and lead your team to a guaranteed victory. Therefore, many players are united in teams for further achievements.
In general, the MOBA genre is very promising for development and is rapidly spreading around the world. It has already become one of the most popular types of esports, being in fact one of its main engines due to its entertainment and complexity.