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syndereN:” I wouldn’t necessarily say that League has more mechanical skill, but I also don’t think it has less”

Vignesh Raghuram
7th Jan, 2020

The rift between the world’s most popular MOBAs, League of Legends and Dota 2 has intensified over the past week, after Doublelift’s controversial statement.

(See Also: Doublelift states that League of Legends is harder than Dota 2, mechanically)

OG player N0tail made Tweets rebuking Doublelift’s statements. While G2 Esports’ CEO claimed that League of Legends was the superior game. Former pro-dota player, garter has also decided to make a shift to Riot Games’ MOBA.

Popular Dota 2 personalities, SUNSfan and syndereN discussed this topic in detail, in their weekly Dota 2 podcast: We Say Things. 




In their discussion, syndereN stated the primary differences between League of Legends and Dota 2 whilst also talking about Doublelift’s statement.

“League of Legends has a lot of mechanical finesse. It is a lot about very quick side steps, quick reaction times, quick spell-casting, a lot of micro engages in the laning stage. It is a lot about poking and prodding. Dota 2 is a lot about hard commitment and bigger strategies.

If I had to explain it in two sentences, League is more about the Small Things and Dota is more about the Big Things. In League, it is all those little pokes and prods, who wins those and gets a small advantage and in Dota 2, the macro game is way more complex.

So for his statement, honestly, I can’t really dispute it. I wouldn’t necessarily say that League has more mechanical skill, but I also don’t think it has less. It is just different.”




You can watch the Full Podcast HERE. They begin to discuss Doublelift’s statements and the related topics around the 16-minute mark.

They also talk about Garter leaving Dota 2 for League of Legends, the True Sight premiere and Notable free agents in the Dota 2 scene amongst various other topics. You can find the audio-only version of the podcast HERE


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Vignesh is one of AFK Gaming’s most experienced writers, having written over 1000 articles for the website over the last 3 years. Although his primary focus has always been Dota 2, his experience in esports also includes expertise in CS:GO and mobile esports titles.

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