Probably the first thing I ask myself when I get up in the morning is, “why are there so few MOBAs in the world?” Then I realise we’re not back in 2013, and that there are approximately 4536* different titles in existence now. Sorry, did I say 4536? I meant 4537. There is a new kid on the MOBA block.
That guy with lots of spells from Dota 2 is hosting a competition. It’s called Invokers Tournament, it’s free-to-play (with in-game transactions), and it’s now available on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, with a PlayStation 3 version coming soon. Here’s the launch trailer.
Seems interesting, although it doesn’t look like the “traditional” MOBA. What is the game all about?
In Invokers Tournament you will adopt the role of an Invoker, a warrior-mage who can transform into different avatars, each with their own special characteristics and abilities. These Invokers reach the City of Anundabar, where they will compete in its Tournaments against other players in quick 3v3 online matches full of action.
Judging by the website, there are two game modes to play. One seems to the typical destroy-the-enemy-core, with separate side objectives designed to give a team an advantage. The other is a lot simpler – the ever popular domination-type game, where points need to be controlled to accumulate score.
I’m all for new games, I really am. I do think the MOBA market is one tough cookie to crack though, and it’s getting very, very crowded. It’s nigh impossible to uproot a player from their game of choice. I’d like to think I am open minded, but I will almost always go back to Dota 2 (although Heroes of the Storm has been receiving lots of my attention to be honest).
That being said, this is a console MOBA, meaning it may find a solid community away from the Master Race. What do you think? Does Invokers Tournament tickle your fancy? Also, thanks to Guild for the heads up.
*I face rolled my keyboard for that fake number
Last Updated: December 4, 2014