Dota 2 vs LoL: In this article, we will be comparing two very popular MOBA games of our generation. Both League of Legends and Dota have been around for almost around 10 years. Both the games are considered very addictive, but they are also considered very rewarding by certain audiences. However, Dota and League of Legends both offer a different variety of truly enjoyable experiences, and in this article, we will be comparing these 2 games.
Dota is known for bringing popularity to the MOBA genre. It was the first game that got global attention for being a very competitive online game at the time of its inception.
After Valve took in IceFrog and created Dota 2, the popularity of ‘Dota’ as a concept drastically increased. Valve hosted a million-dollar tournament titled “The International” which brought in the best teams from around the world to compete for against each other in a LAN. This was the biggest tournament at the time, and brought in a lot of attention to the game.
About the gameplay however, Dota is a very competitive and punishing game. Specially for the new-comers. It is a very complex game and has a very steep learning curve. However, the game is very rewarding after you play for a certain amount of time, and get to understand the game.
League of Legends
Unlike Dota 2, League of Legends is beginner friendly game. The skill curve is not so steep, and even new players can enjoy the game after playing just a few matches.
League was released after Dota, but before Dota 2. Hence, League of Legends acquired a massive fanbase, before Dota 2 could even begin the race. However, Dota 1 was still quite popular and gave a good competition to League of Legends.
Gameplay-wise, League removed many of the complicated gameplay elements from Dota, and made an interesting and welcoming game of a trending genre.
Both Dota 2 and League of Legends are incredible games. I think you should give them both a try. However, personally I am a huge Dota fan, and I think hardcore gamers would like Dota better than League. That was our take on Dota 2 vs League of Legends. Click here for more comparison articles.
Hello, my name is Rishabh Bhagvath. My gaming alias is Pawn. I am an aspiring Dota 2 player from Hyderabad, India. I have always been interested in writing articles and when esportsportal presented me with an opportunity, I came on board right away.
Currently I am the Dota expert and editor for esportsportal.