Inspired by: Defense of the Ancients
This one has more heated debates than the contention for who gets middle lane, but as it currently stands, millions upon millions of League of Legends players have made their choice clear. With a nearly identical three-lane map, parallel champion concepts, and the same focus on teamwork over individual skill, LoL owes as much to the classic Warcraft III custom map as Gak does to Silly Putty. But a slew of subtle tweaks to the gameplay make League extremely accessible compared to its hardcore predecessor: more spells per hero, more cooldowns at your disposal, and much fewer drawn-out, tug-of-war matches. Turns out, simplicity often lays the groundwork for success, despite what fervent, foaming-at-the-mouth DotA fans will tell you.