League of Legends and DOTA 2 are two of the most popular titles in the MOBA genre, which makes them a natural competitor and hence a lot of players and game reviewers are comparing both the titles to figure out which one is better than the other. 

While both the games are quite similar and have developed huge fan bases with millions of players who would without any doubt support the one that they have played for a long time because they would know all the ins and outs of the game.

But the thing is new players don’t know much about the games and they keep wondering which one is a better match or more importantly which title is worth spending their precious time on or whether they should just grab some game keys and enjoy single-player games instead. And so, it’d only be fair if we just put all the facts out on the table and let you decide which one is a better match for you, after all it all comes down to personal preferences and taste.


Gameplay is one of the most crucial part of any game and it could decide if the game is worth playing or not. And if we talk about the gameplay of both DOTA 2 and LOL, there’s not much of difference but if we dive a little deeper, we would find that DOTA 2 has more depth than LOL and it is actually a lot harder to get into as beginner unless you get yourself a professional to do the heavy lifting. 

It could take days or even weeks to figure out the basics of DOTA 2 due to its complex gameplay style whereas League of Legends is easier to get into as beginner but it also makes DOTA 2 way more rewarding than LOL when you actually get to know the game mechanics.


Both League of Legends and DOTA 2 include micro-transactions like most of the online multiplayer games nowadays, but League of Legends take it to the extent where the player has to pay for certain thing like a new champion or a rare item to progress in the game and don’t end up left behind but you could always buy these items for cheap on Eldorado.

Whereas, DOTA 2 doesn’t force the players to buy anything to ensure their progress in the game, you could play through all the game without having to spend a single penny in micro-transactions if you want, which makes for a great fair-to-play system for all the new and old players in the game.


Now if we talk about the player-bases of both these games, they are pretty huge in numbers. But to more accurate, League of Legends has over 118 million monthly players worldwide as of February 2021 making it the most played MOBA game of all time. 

Whereas, DOTA 2 currently holds over a total of 11 million players playing the game every month, which does make League of Legends the most played game in the MOBA genre.

Which one should you play?

It’s not an easy question to answer but to be fair, it’s more about personal preference as both these games are great in terms of visuals and gameplay but if you are someone who doesn’t want to spend awful lot of time learning the game, then maybe LOL would be a better fit.

But if that doesn’t bother you and you are in for some insanely rewarding gameplay then DOTA 2 is the one for you!