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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.


Exclusive: Dota 2 legends OG bring Asian bookmakers Fun88 into esports

Published: 17/Nov/2020 7:59 Updated: 20/Nov/2020 14:15

by Adam Fitch


Fun88, the Asian bookmakers who sponsor football club Newcastle United, have entered esports through a deal with OG.

The two-time champions of The International, the best-paying tournament series in esports, have signed a multi-year partnership with the betting company.

The partnership will see Fun88 work with the organization to “bring fans closer to the Dota 2 action” through community interactions and “pre-play, real-time, and post-match insights.”

The bookmakers will also have their logo shown on the shoulder of jerseys worn by the legendary Dota 2 players.

OG N0tail The International 2019
OG are the defending The International champions.

OG’s well-known roster includes Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundsteni, Martin ‘Saksa’ Sazdov, Sébastien ‘Ceb’ Debs, Topias ‘Topson’ Taavitsainen, and Yeik ‘MidOne’ Nai Zheng.

They are the current defending world champions having won The International in both 2018 and 2019, with this year’s iteration of the tournament being delayed due to the global health situation.

“OG Esports’ legacy and story in Dota is one of the most legendary stories in esports and, because of this, we have been able to break into the mainstream and our story has been documented in many mediums — articles, magazines, and several documentaries,” JMR Luna, CEO of OG, told Dexerto. “Following this trajectory, OG has become the breach for new non-endemic companies that want to break into this space.”

“Fun88 have a great track record and have really invested in traditional sports, this is the next step for them as they recognize that some of the biggest competitions in the world right now are happening behind screens,” he continued. “This is a great moment for esports because we’re welcoming a new massive brand into our ecosystem which ultimately benefits everyone. We’ve worked really hard to make this happen and we’re happy we can finally announce it.”

Outside of esports, Fun88 have worked with late basketball icon Kobe Bryant and football club Tottenham Hotspur. In July 2020, they extended their sponsorship deal with Newcastle United for an undisclosed period of time.

Betting sponsors may not be new in esports, but this is the first rodeo for Fun88.