Nothing swallows time like a good mobile MOBA. With their blend of fast-paced yet deep multiplayer gameplay and conveniently short playing sessions, MOBAs are a natural fit for the small screen.
Arena of Valor is the most successful MOBA you’ve never heard of. A product of Tencent’s Proxima Beta development division, this game has been topping the charts for several months in countries across Asia, as well as attracting a massive eSports community in just a year.
And now for the exciting bit: if you’re in Europe, you can finally download Arena of Valor from Google Play and the App Store and see exactly why this polished MOBA has already conquered a continent.
Its super-slick mobile-friendly gameplay sees you playing in 5 v 5, 3 v 3, or 1 v 1 matches against friends and strangers, traversing a three-lane jungle with your party as you repel ambushes, pick off enemies, and uncover secrets.
There are 40 unique heroes to choose from, including Tanks, Assassins, Mages, Support, Warriors, and Marksmen. Oh, and Batman. Get the balance right and you’ll be unstoppable.
The online matchmaking takes no time, and matches last around 10 minutes, so that’s how long you have to crush your enemies and destroy your opponent’s Core.
All of the features you expect from a well-made MOBA are here, including First Blood, Double Kill, Triple Kill, and so on, and there’s also a unique Hook Wars mode that lets you hone your skills in battle.
You can create and join a guild, and then communicate with your fellow guild members over text or real-time voice chat, enabling you to coordinate devious tactical plays during matches.
If eSports are more your thing, you can corral your friends and plunge into Tourney mode, eventually gaining the ability to create your own league for a longer term challenge (and greater bragging rights).