Category Archives: MOBA

It looks like the mobile MOBA war is heating up. Tencent's Arena of Valor is getting ready to launch in North America and bring with it all kinds of fun features, but Vainglory [Free], probably the most popular mobile MOBA on the global market, isn't sitting still either. Today, the developers announced that they've opened pre-registrations for the upcoming 5v5 mode, which should be an interesting change from the game's usual 3v3 mode. The new 5v5 map has been built from the ground up through a collaboration between designers and former competitive players and should be fun to play. 5v5 can be very rewarding to play, but it's also very prone to players disconnecting half-way through the game, so hopefully that has been addressed somehow...

Earlier this week, the folks over at Super Evil Megacorp released the latest update to their mobile MOBA, Vainglory [Free] . In addition to the requisite balance changes to heroes, items, and talents, Version 2.9 sees the release of new skins (including Halloween themed ones), new items, significant changes to vision, and the launch of the newest hero the Churnwalker...




If you were looking for another MOBA to check out on your mobile phones, Square Enix has just delivered. Flame Vs Blaze [Free], which has been in beta for quite some time, is now available in the US and Canada. Flame Vs Blaze offers 10-minute long matches where you and 2 of your friends can go up against 3 others and show them who's boss. In order to prevail, you will be recruiting monsters and gathering resources to strengthen your own Reactor while trying to take down the opponents' Reactor. Flame Vs Blaze's "innovation" is what the developers call "Mode Shift," the ability to transform your character and gain new abilities, which should allow for multiple playstyles...

Vainglory [Free], easily the most recognizable mobile MOBA, is kicking off its North American and European Vainglory8 Autumn Season tomorrow, so it you enjoy some good MOBA action, you should tune in. Over the new few weeks, teams like Cloud9, Hollywood Hammers, Gankstars, NOVA eSports, Rogue, Fnatic, and G2 Esports will compete for a spot in the World Championship in Singapore, which will take place December 14-17. It's a pretty tough contest given that only one team per region will qualify for the World Championship, so the stakes are definitely high. European matches will begin at 9AM PST and the North American ones 2PM PST. And, of course, you can watch the matches on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook...

Some of us may be mourning now that summer is nearing its close. However, Vainglory [Free] has released its 2.8 update to ease our pain. The 2.8 update includes some pretty big changes to the game, such as adding two new in-game items (SpellSword and Healing Flask), removing potions, numerous balance changes, and multiple UI improvements...

There has been tremendous progression with the development of Vainglory [Free] ever since its official release back in late 2014. Super Evil Megacorp has consistently added new heroes, events, skins, game-modes, and a Talent system to the game. There is more content for players to enjoy than ever and there is still the release of a 5 vs 5 game-mode looming on the horizon...

It was just a matter of time. Clash Royale [Free] is one of the world's most popular collectible-card games, and certainly the biggest lane-based battler to date. Supercell, the makers of the game, experimented with a temporary 2v2 mode where you can join together with a friend, clan mate, or totally random person to take on a different duo. Matchmaking is done based on average level and these duels have been a big hit with players. Supercell got a lot of mileage by hyping up the summer of 2v2, where duos could duel for the entire month of July, but have finally bowed to the inevitable and 2v2 is here to stay...

Vainglory [Free] is one of the biggest games on either app store and home to the most competitive MOBA scene in mobile gaming. Super Evil Megacorp, the makers of Vainglory, just released a brand-new update to the game yesterday. Version 2.7 is headlined by a new hero: Reza. Reza is an assassin who is quite fond of fire, judging by his powers. He sports Scorcher, a fiery shockwave that'll crispify foes in its path and an ultimate power in the form of Netherform Detonator, a nuke of fiery destruction. Supporting his fire-based arsenal is, appropriately enough, the Firestarter heroic perk which allow Reza's basic attacks to do crystal damage after applying Firestarter with his special attacks. You can unlock Reza with ICE for the first seven days and either ICE or glory thereafter...

Hit MOBA 'Honor of Kings' Labelled As "Poison" by the Chinese Government, as They Threaten a Further Crackdown on Online Games

Even though the PC and MMO sector of the industry is comfortably the largest in the world and worth over $12 billion, video games are a relatively nascent concept in China. Consoles were banned until 2015 in the East Asian country, and despite China's formidable eSports reputation and booming social network gaming scene, the government is still grappling to control the unprecedented and uncontrollable popularity of many mobile MMO titles. Honor of Kings is one such game, and with 200 million players since its 2015 release that results in the title making up to 40% of Tencent's total mobile games revenue, it has proved to be a runaway hit in China thus far. However, amidst legitimate fears of children becoming addicted to such massively online releases, the Chinese government has this week labeled Honor of Kings as 'poison' in the state-run People's Daily paper, and has threatened further action against Tencent to crack down on the influence such games have over vulnerable young gamers...

Super Evil Megacorp’s mobile MOBA, Vainglory [Free], has launched its latest update and with it comes some significant quality of life upgrades. In addition to a new hero and the requisite new skins Version 2.6 also introduces a significant revamp to its in-game communication system...

Brawl Stars was only revealed less than two days ago, however it's been awesome to see how the game has become so popular in such a short space of time, and not solely because of its impressive pedigree. The first Brawl Stars tournament has already taken place, the game has soft launched in Canada, and with four substantial game modes and a surprising amount of variation for a MOBA title, Supercell's latest major release shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In our extensive hands-on with Brawl Stars, we were impressed with how the short play sessions and variation of both characters and maps made it incredibly difficult to put it down, and if you're equally enthralled by the game or want to learn more about the best techniques, come join our lively Brawl Stars Discord Server...

In terms of offering the full (and lengthy) MOBA experience on mobile, Super Evil Megacorp's Vainglory [Free] has done a pretty good job in succeeding in that endeavor. However, there has always been a desire for shorter, more "mobile-friendly" battles, which is why Vainglory added both Blitz and Battle Royale over the last year or so. With Version 2.5, those shorter battle modes are being significantly overhauled with the introduction of talents...

Another Vainglory [Free] update from the folks at Super Evil Megacorp is upon us. This time the soul reaper Baptiste joins the battle and to celebrate, along with a bunch of pretty cool looking skins. Adding to the update is the announcement of double glory weekends in order to celebrate the new hero...

Titan Brawl [Free], the one-lane, fast MOBA, has been doing well since it came out, and now it's adding a very fun new feature that should give players a new way to enjoy the game. As part of its big 2.0 update, which has added a new progression system and better rewards, the game is getting Boss Raids. The way it works is Clans can challenge humongous creatures with infinite power and try to put as much hurt on them as possible within a specific time frame. Every time the Clan defeats a Boss, they receive rewards and a stronger, more challenging Boss appears in its place ready to take everyone down...

'Star Wars: Force Arena' Guide - Tips and Tricks for Winning Battles

With an interesting mix between hero-centric MOBA gameplay combined with card battling mechanics from Clash Royale, Star Wars: Force Arena [Free] is a fairly unique hybrid on iOS. Even if you weren’t fan of Star Wars in general, there’s enough of a twist in terms of gameplay that it may be worth checking it out regardless. Of course, being a freemium title, there are plenty of the usual freemium systems in play to try and coax money out of players. We’ll discuss those, along with some specific gameplay guidance, in the hope of giving you a leg up on the competition...

A few weeks back we wrote about Get Wrecked [Free], an upcoming 2v2 Arena Brawler that looked a lot like the PC game Battlerite. I thought it looked quite promising, and now you can all check it out because the game has launched. As you can read about in our forum thread, the game is focused on 2v2 brawls for now with more modes planned soon. The game has over 50 different skills and items you can use as you try and mold your character to play the way you want him or her to. The game also has 45 cards you can collect and upgrade as you again customize your hero to your battling tastes...

It’s been a long time coming, but the folks at Super Evil Megacorp have finally launched Version 2.0 of their mobile MOBA, Vainglory [Free]. While each update up until this point has typically included some welcome additions and a host of new characters, this update looks to be the biggest one yet. For starters, some significant changes have been made to the game’s guild structure. Now, players can easily find and join new guilds, which is a welcome change. In addition, guild rewards will be doled out throughout a season instead of at the end. Players can also now earn guild rep in solo matches. Finally, guild admin tools are finally here so leaders can transfer ownership, officers can be named with privileges and so on...

There are all kinds of characters one expects to find in a MOBA, and most of them are either fantasy characters (Mages and Warriors of all sorts) or the occasional sci-fi ones when a developer wants to move away from the current trend. What you don't usually expect to see is the infamous doll Chucky and the legendary Robocop. Yet those are exactly the characters the kind of characters that Kick9 wants in its MOBA Legends [Free]. Chucky was added during Halloween, which was an appropriate addition, and Robocop will be added as a limited addition in the near future...

The MOBA Titan Brawl [Free] has been in soft launch for quite a bit of time, but now it has finally jumped out of the soft launch shadows and into the limelight of the App Store. Titan Brawl tries to squeeze the MOBA formula into a more mobile-friendly recipe, primarily by limiting the matches to 3 minute and also turning the game into a two-lane battle with no jungling. Call of Champions tried to do something similar to what Titan Brawl is doing, but the large map the game used made the action spread out a bit too much for my taste. Vainglory, on the other side, for the longest time tried to emulate the PC MOBA too closely, although recently it has tried to cater to those wanting a shorter MOBA experience...

It’s that time again, the folks over at Super Evil Megacorp have released another significant update to their mobile MOBA, Vainglory [Free]. While the new character (which offers a pretty interesting twist on debilitating gameplay) and multitudes of new skins are always nice, it’s the additions to its iOS broadcasting support that have me interested...

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