Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), also known as action real-time strategy (ARTS), originated as a subgenre of the real-time strategy (RTS) genre of video games, in which a player controls a single character in one of two teams. The objective is to destroy the opposing team's main structure with the assistance of periodically spawned computer-controlled units that march forward along set paths. Player characters typically have various abilities and advantages that improve over the course of a game and that contribute to a team's overall strategy.
DotA 2 is a Massively Online Battle Arena where players compete in a 5-vs-5, arena-like match where they play as heroes with separate sets of skills and battle among themselves. The game is based on the popular Warcraft 3 mode of the same name that has given birth to the new MMO genre, MOBA.10rate