Although not the first, League of Legends (LoL) stole the scene and became the most popular MOBA in the world. The success of the game was reflected in the market and several developers created similar titles to try to surf the same wave. In this list we will show 7 League of Legends-like games, some exclusively for PC and others available for mobile. Check out!

1. Dota 2

Platform: PC Dota 2 is the sequel to Dota, the first major MOBA, created from a Warcraft 3 mod and later acquired by Valve, which made it the phenomenon it is today. There is no doubt that LoL was heavily inspired by Dota 2 and that the titles are the two big names in the genre. Dota 2 has better graphics than LoL (so it's heavier) and more complex mechanics. Despite having fewer elements on the map, Dota 2 is a considerably harder game to master and unfriendly for beginners. Dota 2's main differences are: ability to attack creeps and allied heroes, existence of stores in the middle of the map, existence of the courier, an item / unit that takes items to the heroes and the presence of a single boss on the map. Each of these elements has a major impact on gameplay and the metagame. You must play Dota 2 if:
  • Want to meet the pioneer of the genre MOBA.
  • Don't mind hard games to learn.
  • Want to know the game that has paid 24 million dollars in a single championship.

2. Heroes of the Storm

Platform: PC Heroes of the Storm is a Blizzard MOBA that brings together heroes of various titles: Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo, Overwatch and Nexus. Heroes of the Storm is a much easier game than League of Legends. In it, there is no money, stores or items and all experience is divided among the team. That's why HotS is an extremely team-based game with little chance of just one player / character standing out. Heroes of the Storm matches are usually faster (average 25 minutes). The game also features a system of objectives / quests that vary by map. In addition to these quests conferring advantages on team interests, they make matches very busy from the first minutes, unlike other games in the genre. You must play Heroes of the Storm if:
  • You want to try a simpler MOBA that requires much less time.
  • Likes more team-based games and doesn't like a single player carrying the team.
  • It's a Blizzard fan.

3. Heroes of Newerth

Platform: PC Heroes of Newerth is a MOBA more like Dota 2 than League of Legends. Of the three games, HoN has the most heroes. In all there are more than 130 characters classified according to their main attributes: strength, agility and intelligence. In terms of graphics, HoN also more closely resembles Warcraft 3-style Dota and is therefore more “serious” and gloomy than cartoon. Overall, the game doesn't offer big news but it's a great option for fans of the genre who want to try something different. You must play Heroes of Newerth if:
  • If you ever got tired of LoL and Dota 2.

4. Smite

Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch Smite is a different MOBA that requires an extra skill set compared to others. The big differential is the third person perspective. What may seem little actually inserts several new elements that do not exist in other games of the genre. In Smite you need to target skills, be aware of your back so that you are not surrounded and, in general, pay much more attention to your surroundings. The fact that players have much less view of the map adds to the importance of team communication. Despite all this, Smite is an easier game to learn than League of Legends, for example. All Smite characters are gods of real-world mythologies, from Roman, Greek, and Hindu to the most unknown as Polynesian and Slavic. In all there are over 100 playable gods. You must play Smite if:
  • You want to try a very different MOBA from others.
  • It is a fan of mythologies in general.
  • Want a simple and fast MOBA to learn.

5. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Platform: Android and iOS Mobile Legends is the most popular MOBA for mobile phones right now. The average graphics make the game accessible for slightly weaker devices and the simplified gameplay is extremely attractive to new players. Mobile Legends features over 70 characters, multiple modes, a very active national and international community, achievement system, skins, and more. You must play Mobile Legends if:
  • Want a simple, fun and addictive MOBA to spend time on mobile.
Check out the 9 best tips for doing well in Mobile Legends!

6. Arena of Valor

Platforms: Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch Arena of Valor is a MOBA extremely similar to Mobile Legends, so the choice is up to the player's personal preference. The similarities are various: interface, talents, star ranks, identical command, etc. The only relevant difference between Arena of Valor and Mobile Legends is that on AoV you can get free skins when you win matches. In addition, the game features nearly 80 different heroes, including some from the DC universe, such as Superman, Batman, Joker and Wonder Woman. Check out Arena of Valor tips and tutorials here!

7. Vainglory

Platforms: PC, Android and iOS Vainglory is undoubtedly one of the best mobile MOBAs. The game has excellent graphics and gameplay, over 40 heroes and several different modes to keep the game varied. Although originally intended for mobile phones, Vainglory has gained a PC version along with the crossplay function, which allows players on both platforms to face each other online. Vainglory is considered the most balanced MOBA for cell phones with better-crafted heroes. Still, it's not the most popular game of its kind, possibly due to the fact that other mobile MOBAs are simpler and more intuitive. You must play Vainglory if:
  • Want a mobile MOBA more like PC gaming.
See the 12 best tips to master in Vainglory!

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