MOBA-Inspired Competitive FPS
This new genre came about from infusing firstperson shooters (FPS) with distinct qualities drawn from competitive multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, such as Defense of
the Ancients (DotA) 2 and League of Legends. Unique, class-specific heroes queue up to form opposing teams of up to six in the just-released Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege from Ubisoft Montreal, and in the current beta release of
Overwatch from Activision Blizzard. With roots hailing back to Valve’s Team Fortress 2 after the success of its original Half-Life mod
Team Fortress, this emerging breed has evolved over the years and can position itself to fill an unmet need in the international e-Sports scene currently dominated by MOBAs and real-time strategy games, as seen at the Intel Extreme Masters tournament series. Expect more of these competitive FPS-MOBAs in the coming years as e-Sports is expanding to encompass other genres, such as fighting games, as seen at the Evolution Championship Series (better known as Evo).
This may bring back the heyday of the competitive FPS scene as previously witnessed at QuakeCon, delivering an adrenaline-laden, team-based experience, and even shape the core features of games envisioned in the years to come.
League of Legends
Team Fortress 2