As a newbie to the Esport world, you’ve probably seen the word MOBA being flung around. In this quick 1 minute article, we’ll explain what a MOBA is, in easy layman’s lingo.
So, what’s a MOBA?
MOBA may sound like some sort of bacterial life form, but it is an acronym for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena.
MOBA games are characterised by a top down view, teams of 2-6 players and generally the aim of the game is to cross a map and destroy the other team’s base or tower.
What’s so great about MOBAs?
MOBAs hog a lot of the limelight in esport, as it is home to the richest gaming tournaments. DOTA 2 holds the record, with a ridiculous prize pool in 2015 of $US18.4 million.
As with other sports like the footy, it’s in MOBAs where impossible wins and epic storylines are written from unexpected and daring players. Like this DOTA 2 play that ultimately won $6 million in 2015’s International tournament.
Further to that, the top down perspective and the infinite complexities of strategy available in MOBAs creates a spectator game that is seriously fun to watch.
So if team spirit and skillful strategy are up your alley, then have a look at MOBAs as your entry into the world of esport.
- “Fnatic vs Alternate – Heroes of the Storm Champions League (W6)” by GxXshock, Youtube Video.