Break­away

MOBAs meet Amer­i­can foot­ball in Ama­zon’s es­ports bid

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This team-based fan­tasy sports game with MOBA el­e­ments comes to us from de­vel­oper Dou­ble Helix – the peo­ple re­spon­si­ble for the 2013 Killer In­stinct re­boot. Play­ers scrap and use spe­cial abil­i­ties to try to de­liver a ‘relic’ (read: ball) into their op­po­nent’s goal. It’s self-con­sciously spec­ta­tor friendly, which is hardly a sur­prise given that live-stream­ing plat­form Twitch just so hap­pens to be owned by the pub­lisher of Break­away, Ama­zon. In ad­di­tion to an ar­ray of fan­tas­ti­cal pow­ers, teams can also de­ploy ‘build­ables’ – bar­ri­ers, speed boosts, and more – to give them an edge over their op­po­nents.

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