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Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

Game genre concept

An action-RPG sub-genre, very similar to two-way assault mode in FPS games.

66
games
10
platforms

Alternate names: Aeon of Strife-type game, Defense of the Ancients-type game
Name variations: DotA-like, AoS-like

The first video game about Multiplayer Online Battle Arena was released in 2003.

dtp entertainment, Net Games Laboratory and Wyrmbyte has published most of these games

Aeon of Strife was a custom map for StarCraft (presumably released late in 1998), which inspired creation of Defense of the Ancients, a similar custom map for WarCraft 3 (initially released in 2003).