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  • Blog Post: League of Legends One For All Mode Is Back

    From May 29 to June 8, League of Legends players will be able to play a special game mode known as One For All: Mirror Mode. Players essentially vote on a single champion before the game begins, and then all players will play the champion in a Howling Abyss mirror match! Just think about the possibilities... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 4/18/2014

    Unsurprisingly, parts of the office are still obsessed with Dark Souls II and Infamous: Second Son, and likely will be for the foreseeable future. Others are planning to put time into League of Legends, possibly inspired by the League of Legends Championship series currently happening. What are you planning... More
  • Blog Post: Smite Officially Launches, Announces $200,000 Tournament

    After amassing more than 3 million registered players during its beta, Smite has officially launched, and with it comes a cinematic trailer and a tournament. Smite, the free-to-play MOBA which casts players in the roles of assorted mythological gods, begins its $200,000 tournament on Friday, March 28... More
  • Blog Post: Awesomenauts Assemble! Side-Scrolling MOBA On PS4 March 4

    Ronimo Games is bringing its side scrolling MOBA, Awesomenauts Assemble! to PlayStation 4 next week. The title is an update to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release , incorporating new features and characters. The new version will include 15 characters (seven of which are new to console), new skins... More
  • Blog Post: League of Legends Adding New Game Mode

    There’s no new map, but there are new rules. In the next upcoming Featured Gameplay Mode, players will be able to participate in six-vs-six combat on the classic Summoner’s Rift map. This will create opportunities far outside the traditional lane composition and add some serious potential... More
  • Blog Post: Riot Games Sees Decades Of Life In League Of Legends

    Riot Games, which brought the MOBA genre to mainstream audiences, has built a business around a game concept that evolves through balancing, new player characters, and player ingenuity. In many ways, the concept behind good MOBAs is similar to well-crafted collectible card and miniature games. For that... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends Championship Series 4 Begins

    The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Season 4 has officially begun. League of Legends and Riot Games continue to push the MOBA into the eSports spotlight with the LCS. LCS matches are streamed live and can be viewed here . If you’d rather check out the action live, tickets are available... More
  • Blog Post: Smite Rolls Out New God, New Map

    Third-person MOBA Smite will be getting a new patch this week that introduces Egyptian earth god Geb, a brand new Arena map, and a smattering of other changes. While Geb is an exciting addition to the god roster, the inclusion of a new “Night” Arena map that features manticores is the highlight... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Why Don't You Play MOBAs?

    According to a recent Game Informer poll, about 30 percent of responders had no interest in MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arenas). Another 30 percent didn’t even know what a MOBA was, and only 10 percent of you played MOBAs regularly. Last weekend, The International Dota 2 Championships drew... More
  • Blog Post: Deep Silver Reanimates MOBA Genre With Dead Island: Epidemic

    Deep Silver is taking its tropical paradise zombie series into a new genre. Dead Island: Epidemic will premiere at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany at the end of this month. Deep Silver is calling the title a ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena). It will follow the MOBA genre's traditional... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2 Tournament Prize Nears $3 Million Thanks To Gamers

    Dota 2 isn't known for its simplicity , so it's fitting that a tournament for the game would be equally complicated. Here's what's going on. The International, an upcoming Dota 2 tournament, had an initial prize pool of $1.6 million. Those who are interested in setting up fantasy teams... More
  • Blog Post: League of Legends Pro Players Are Eligible For Athlete Visas

    Pro gamers are athletes, at least in the eyes of the U.S. government. In a recent interview, Riot Games' Nick Allen revealed that foreign League of Legends players are now eligible for the same travel visas that are available to professional athletes. The news came in an interview with Gamespot UK... More
  • Blog Post: Zynga Brings 'Speed MOBA' Solstice Arena To iOS Devices Worldwide Today

    When I first heard about Solstice Arena, I was skeptical. It’s by Zynga. It’s a MOBA. It’s on iOS devices. This couldn’t work. It shouldn’t work. It works. And I don’t mean that it’s passable, or a neat first step. It is a fun, engaging title that plays quickly... More
  • Blog Post: DC MOBA Infinite Crisis Getting A Bump From Major League Gaming

    One of the biggest questions about MOBAs in development is whether the developers are looking to pull in the competitive gaming community. One of the titles we have our eye on is Warner Bros. new DC Comics-infused title, Infinite Crisis. Today, developer Turbine, publisher Warner Bros., and Major League... More
  • Blog Post: EA Wades Into MOBA Pool With Dawngate

    EA's always been a company that seems to follow the crowd, and now it's set its sights on the popular MOBA genre. MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas), which have their roots in a Warcraft III mod called Defense of the Ancients (DotA), have become one of the most profitable genres in recent... More
  • Blog Post: Dungeon Defenders II Announced With Trailer

    The tower defense gameplay of Dungeon Defenders proved popular , and Trendy Entertainment is following up on the formula with Dungeon Defenders II. Most noticeable about the sequel is that it’s a free-to-play title, and it’s a 5v5 MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game – at least... More
  • Blog Post: Sins Of A Dark Age Trailer Shows Off Realm Quests

    Sins of a Dark Age, a multiplayer online battle arena title for PC from the developers of Sins of a Solar Empire, features a mixture of role-playing and real-time strategy elements. Ironclad Games’ Blair Fraser explains in the new trailer how realm quests – a gameplay system offering new... More
  • Blog Post: Ring In The Holidays With Free Smite Beta Codes

    Do you like free things? Of course you do! Now claim what is yours and enter the beta for the MOBA Smite absolutely free! In honor of the holidays! Developer Hi-Rez Studios is combining classic MOBA gameplay with a zoomed-in, third-person perspective. The result gets you closer to the action with World... More
  • Blog Post: Major League Gaming Releases Fall Schedule

    The Fall lineup of MLG coverage begins this week. Updates and coverage on the schedule can be monitored here in the coming days, but for now the fall schedule is in full swing. MOBA (Wednesdays at 7pm ET) – Free to Watch Wednesday nights at MLG will feature the best MOBA games and players. League... More
  • Blog Post: League Of Legends Season Two Prize Dwarfs Valve's $1 Million Dota 2 Tourney

    Riot Games announced this morning that the second season of competitive League of Legends play will feature the largest total prize chest in all of e-sports. The $5 million pool more than one-ups the million-dollar Dota 2 tourney happening at GamesCom this week, though to be fair you're comparing... More
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