Gaming 101 #EP03: What’s the magic of MOBA?

What is a MOBA? What does that acronym even stand for? What is about it that has made people talk? Let Games Editor Jonathan Toyad elucidate

DOTA 2. League of Legends. MOBA. These terms may be alien for those who barely know about games. Somehow or other, these two games account for making millions in the games industry and are the most well-known games on the face of the planet.

So what is a MOBA? Why is this genre of games popular? What does MOBA even mean? That’s where this Gaming 101 video comes in handy: basically, to explain a bit of it without taking more than 10 minutes. That said, this video will not teach you how to be a pro at it.

Also Read: Gaming 101 EP#01: Who has got free-to-play right?

Think of this piece as a way to understand what makes these games accessible. At the very least, a venture capitalist or investor like you wishing to chase the MOBA dollar can use this video as a starting point to understand the culture.

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Jonathan Toyad

If you want an elaborate answer on who would win in a fight between Ultraman and Godzilla, Jonathan Toyad is your man. A six-year veteran in the game journalism industry, he did words and videos for outlets such as GameSpot, GameAxis, IGN and Stuff.TV. Fears coyotes and scorched earths.

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