30 Jul, 2021 In Gaming

Top 5 Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas

Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas or MOBAs are commonly known to be highly addictive and time consuming.

A sizable portion of the gaming population consists of gamers who mostly play one of these games for countless hours.

MOBAs aren’t only one of the biggest E-Sports games around, but also an option for you and your friends to sink thousands of hours into.





Available on: PC

Metacritic Score: 85

Release Year: 2017


Not a typical MOBA such as the other 4 on this list as in Battlerite you aren’t really defending or attacking your opponents’ base. Without the addition of minions and turrets, matches are much shorter and offer players an option to play a full match in under 20 minutes. Battlerite prides itself on a deep and precise combat system and being a more skill-shot based game overall.


Heroes of the Storm

Available on: PC

Metacritic Score: 86

Release Year: 2015

Heroes of the Storm

Given that Blizzard played a huge part in the creation of MOBAs as a whole with a Warcraft III mod, they couldn’t resist giving this genre a proper go with Heroes of the Storm.

This game offers a variety of 90 heroes to play with spanning from all of Blizzard’s best franchises such as Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo and StarCraft.

Unlike most of its competition, this game gives players over 15 maps to play in with different objectives and features in each one.





Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch

Metacritic Score: 83

Release Year: 2014

From its release back in 2014, Smite just kept on getting bigger and bigger.

Despite not having the history and name of the first two MOBAs on this list, Smite managed to create a strong and loyal fanbase. In Smite, instead of playing as heroes or champions, you take on the role of ancient gods and goddesses from different mythologies such as Zeus, Anubis, Cupid, Loki and Cthulu.

Hi-Rez Studios decided to create this game in a third-person perspective which was a great way to make it stand out from the rest of its competitors.


Dota 2


Available on: PC

Metacritic Score: 90

Release Year: 2013

Dota 2

Not very welcoming to new players due to its layers of complexity from its combat to its item builds.

Similar to most MOBAs, Dota 2 has a vast range of heroes to choose from that are available to play for free so players can try any hero they want and pick their favourite.

What really pushes Dota 2 to the forefront of this conversation is its insanely large esports scene.

Multiple tournaments are held each year with massive prize pools to be won, the largest prize pool being the 2019 International with a $34.33 million prize up for grabs.

League of Legends


League of Legends


Available on: PC

Metacritic Score: 78

Release Year: 2009

League of Legends is most gamer’s first entry into the genre and that’s why it easily takes the first spot on this list.

League offers a roster of 150 champions, each with a deep and rich lore and with new ones still coming each year.

Relatively easy to get into but hard to master, League is extremely addicting as it offers endless progression.

With tons of champions, items, runes and play styles to master, League of Legends will surely hook you instantly and you’ll end up logging back in for one more game more than you would like to admit.