League of Legends or MOBA games in particular and team games in general require all players to compete on a team basis. Specifically, each gamer can possess extremely high skills, can be superstars … but important to win is to have solidarity, fight for the team. This is not a new thing, especially for frequent fighting games that require each member of the team to work together to work together to bring about the final victory.
League of Legends is the world’s “national” MOBA game
However, for sOAZ – the 2018 World Championship runner-up, he thinks that this is what makes League of Legends less attractive than DOTA 2 – the “rival” game of League of Legends. Accordingly, sOAZ said: “When I was still playing LoL, I thought DOTA 2 was more attractive. League of Legends relied too much on the team. I’m not saying that DOTA 2 doesn’t rely on the team but the players. DOTA 2 is more creative, players are more prone to mistakes, but also more interesting than League of Legends.”.
sOAZ thinks DOTA 2 is better than League of Legends because it is more creative
This is not the first time that players, teams, or gameplay in League of Legends have been seen as playing without creativity, but only operating according to predetermined formulas and players, no matter how talented, are also subject to collective decisions. Only sometimes, some names like ShowMaker or Keria, SofM have more creative changes in item build, summoner spell selection… However, not many players dare to do these things often. often, especially when for teams, results come first. Each wrong experiment can lead to many consequences later.
Competitive environments like LCK or LPL leave no room for error
As for sOAZ, he is no longer playing in Europe, but he is wearing WAVE Esports – a League of Legends team that is playing in the Austrian professional league. During the peak of his career, sOAZ also often had extremely creative and unexpected plays for both opponents and spectators. The most typical is the situation where sOAZ turned MaRin and Bengi into real “2 clowns” with a brain-hacking Flash, escaping a gank situation and making the main couple of SKT T1 “stop”.
sOAZ is famous for the situation that turned both Bengi and MaRin into amateurs after the Flash brain hack phase
In general, with competitive environments like the LCK or LPL, it is understandable for teams and players to limit risky experiments. But each game has its own attractive features and until now, League of Legends is still very attractive to players and is the “national” game of the whole world.