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Doublelift explains why League of Legends is harder than Dota 2

Published: 23/Dec/2019 11:46 Updated: 23/Dec/2019 11:47

by Kamil Malinowski


League of Legends star Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng shared his thoughts on rival MOBA Dota 2 and explained why the game is not as difficult as LoL. 

Doublelift is one of the biggest names in League of Legends, having played at the highest level since 2011 and represented North America countless times at the World Championships.


It’s safe to say that he’s one of the most experienced players of the game and as such is consistently asked about his opinion of the MOBA genre. One of the most popular subjects is the fierce Dota 2 vs LoL rivalry, where fans want to prove their game is best. Usually, LoL pros stay quiet on the subject, but this time Doublelift has given a definitive answer.

Riot GamesDoublelift is one of League of Legends’ most popular players.

The American was asked about Dota 2 during a recent stream and held nothing back as he explained why League of Legends was much harder. “There’s 0% chance that Dota 2 has a higher mechanical skill ceiling than League. [It has] turn speed, built-in lag, not a lot of skill short, dashes, or mobility,” he said.


The Team Liquid star continued: “You do have more buttons, but they’re targeted [rather than skill shots] so you don’t often need to display a high level of mechanical ability. It’s all game knowledge – meanwhile, League is really mechanically intensive”

He then finished by saying he had played Dota for eight years and “stomped every pick-up-game” thanks to his knowledge alone.


League of Legends fans will no doubt be pleased with Doublelift’s comments, although they may be expected from someone who has made a career out of the game.


Even with an extremely skilled player that has played both games favoring LoL, there’s no doubt that the rivalry between fans of both games will continue. However, there’s nothing wrong with some friendly competition.


Dota 2 player Flow passes away after cancer battle

Published: 30/Sep/2020 16:45

by Jacob Hale


Russian Dota 2 player Alexander ‘Flow’ Sazonov has sadly passed away after losing his two-year battle with cancer.

Flow, who was considered to be a standout performer by fans of the Dota 2 amateur ranks, was an offlane player that, throughout his career, represented organizations such as Vega Squadron and Double Dimension.


In 2018, while representing Double Dimension, he took a hiatus from competitive play following his cancer diagnosis at the age of 23. Despite a period of health improvements, Flow passed away on Wednesday, September 30, two and a half years after his initial diagnosis.

Flow’s passing was confirmed by organization B8 esports, who posted to Twitter to offer their condolences to his family and friends.


According to Flow’s VK fan page, he had been feeling healthy until early August when, after undergoing some tests, he learned that the cancer had come back aggressively, and he proceeded to undergo chemotherapy, then developed stomatitis throughout his course.

Based on the experiences he shared on VK, it appears as though his health deteriorated throughout the chemotherapy course and, despite feeling better at times, he unfortunately passed on September 30.

In the announcement on VK, his passing was confirmed, and his resilience shared with his fans. “Sasha left us this morning. He did not give up and until the very end believed that he could defeat the disease.”

Dota 2 Flow announced dead
Flow passed away on September 30.

The Dota 2 community has paid tribute to Flow, and compassion for his family’s loss, most notably from the CIS community who have lost one of their own.

Flow’s passing is a sad reminder of how short life can be, and we offer our sincerest condolences to Flow’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.