Dota 2 and League of Legends, although two of the most popular MOBA games, they don’t really share the same community. Ever since the two games co-existed, the fans were pretty clearly split between the two and never missed the chance to mock the other side.
To end the 2019 year, Team Liquid’s AD carry Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng stated on one of his streams that “there’s a zero percent chance Dota has more mechanical skill ceiling than League.”
His remark caught the attention of two of the double TI winners of OG, Johan “N0tail” Sundstein and Sébastien “Ceb” Debs. N0tail was the first to give his take on which of the two games are harder to master. Two days after Doublelift’s stream, the back to back TI champion tweeted that he stomped his adversaries in his first ever League game played. He also launched the idea of he and Ceb meeting with some accomplished League players to discuss the differences of the two games.
It’s probably close to impossible to gather some of the brightest minds from League and Dota at the same table during the winter holidays, so some have actually jumped in to discuss the subject on social media, and kept a rather ironic tone while defending their point of view.
Fowling N0tail’s Tweet series, G2 founder and co-owner, Carlos Rodríguez Santiago posted a video on Twitter in which he says he is going to solve the eternal battle between Dota and League.
G2 owner looked at the two games as they were cars, saying that LoL is like “a piece of machinery crafted by the Gods” while Dota 2 feels like a 1993 SUV. At the end of the video, the 2019 Worlds runner up team owner made a choice saying that he would go for the magic that the most recent car model is offering over the “scrappy a** monster engine.”
In a direct response to G2 owner, Ceb made a video of himself where he compared the two games with bikes.
For Ceb, Dota 2 is more like “driving a piece of art,” a tricycle, “built with passion” while League is like a bike “with oversized wheels.” When it comes to choosing between the two vehicles, Ceb said that he would go for the “complexity of the tricycle” over the “safety and comfort.”