The best online shooter versus the best MOBA.

The Match-Up

The second match of the second round pits two of the biggest titans in online gaming today. They are both dominant leaders in their respective genres and both are two of the most watched and played games on Twitch. Usually one or the other is the leader as the top game on Twitch. Both also have very competitive communities and have thriving stores where players spend on in-game items and skins.

For GameOgre, both games have their own forums and we have something from each game in our shop. We have offered the North American League of Legend Card for years to established forum members. We then started offering CS:GO via a Steam gift when UGC cards were retired. However, those codes have became so popular over the entire Internet that Steam that steam recently stopped allowing CS:GO to be gifted anymore. Of course that is where sites like G2A come in.

So how do you choose one to win over the other? Well, lets break down the differences of the two. CS:GO is on Steam and requires to be bought where LoL does not. The genres also favor LoL because that is the MMO genre most on the rise right now.  Even games like Overwatch and Battleborn are shooters that use MOBA elements. The hero/skin model of MOBAs is really on fire right now. Even brawling games like Brawlhalla are using a similar model now.

Although some of the categories below could have gone either way and even a draw would make sense here, the edge is this titanic struggle goes to League of Legends by a nose.  LoL is free and leads the the genre with the best overall future. Even a great MOBA game by Blizzard like Heroes of the Storm cannot slowdown this mighty juggernaut. In fact, it is as powerful as WoW once was if not more so.

Tale of the Tape

Counterstrike: GO

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$14.99 on Steam.
One of the popular games on Steam.
One of the most popular games in the world.
Successful for years.
Has a dedicated forum on GameOgre.com
One of the most popular games on Twitch.
Great game for competition.

Versus

League of Legends

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Free to play.
Bright colorful graphics.
MOBA.
Intense action.
One of the most popular games on Twitch.
Great game for competition.

Select Comments For Counterstrike: GO

Rating: 10
Author: brankomiljus20
Comment: Just start playing it, many maps are a bit different then cs 1.6 but am so amazed with details on them. Shooting is not same as before and need lots of time to get use to. Like graphic, especially, weapons, characters. Best CS so far.

Rating: 10
Author: axwellshm
Comment: The game which took my money out of my pocket and get payed to the Steam. I am going to say something about this game. Alright so this review is based on one of the most popular games in the world. The first Counter Strike took thousands, milions of people to go crazy, but this, this is what I like to call perfection. A game that is nothing else but the whole new level of older Counter Strike with so much improvements not just in graphics, in shooting, in sounds. Evolved to the new level.

So lets start:
First of all I am going to say something about the mods in the game. You have four mods in the game, and they are kinda the same as in Counter Strike:
-Classic
-Competitive
-Arms Race
-Deathmatch

I won’t talk about the mods cause the name tells what are you playing. There are no other teams, just Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists. Valve just brought us the whole new level of gaming (when we are talking about the Counter Strike) … I remember when I played the classic Counter Strike, which I am still playing but with delays, I know that the prefered guns were AK-47, M4A1 , and AWP. Pistol: Desert Eagle. But this game just did a little turnover in the whole thing. There are no more spamming the same weapons, over and over again. This is what I like the most about the game. You now can buy mp5 or ump45 and destroy whole their team, if you know to shoot.

Also a good thing, missions.Well I only know that in the missions you just complete random quests and you get some boxes. This is what I also like. – Skins.

Skins is also a new thing placed in the game and with the skins, you are really enjoying playing the game. Classic skins are also good, but there are some skins (really don’t know what it’s called right now, but I personally love it) and the skins got the perfect marks , shades , graphics.

Alright I said almost everything what I like about this game, but there is something more that I want to say about the whole series that Counter Strike released.

So the first Counter Strike was a really bang in the whole world. I don’t the correct number was just a bomb that hipnotized the people to play it day-night. I mean there are still milions of people playing this game. Then they released Condition Zero. The game which has a new graphics level, but really nothing else besides that. So Steam took some models and made Counter Strike even better, because no one really wanted to play Condition Zero. Source is also a perfect game which is kinda similiar to the CS:GO, but is also a good as CS:GO.
To not mention Zombie mod, which brought thousands of players back to play this game.

That’s it about a game that I play for long period. Love the whole Counter Strike series. And I hope you enjoyied my review. I am going to rate this game with 10/10.

Select Comments for League of Legends

Rating: 10
Author: shaki997
Comment: This is one of the most popular games in the world right now. You take place as a summoner who summons diffrent champions and battles with them in the fileds of justice.
the game is tons of fun and allows you to play a lot of difrent champions and roles. the game is mainly played in the 5vs5 mode where the objective is to destroy the enemy nexus wich is in the center of the enemy base. the more games you play the bigger level you get. when you get to level 30 you are allowed to play ranked games where the game is at a lot higher level and the game is more serious. the map consists of three lanes with three turrets each and an inhibitor behind them. when the inhibitor is destroyed the minions in the game get stronger and allow you to easily destroy the nexus and win the game. its tons of fun and adictive and i rocomend it to anyone.

Rating: 10
Author: Wildout
Comment: League of Legends is at the top 5 most popular games/MOBA-s ever released, a very large amount of champions/roles/classes/item builds/playstyles and other
if you have never played this game, well you are missing out on tons of fun, its based on DotA mainly, but has some changes in mechanics, and its changing drasticly, it has 5 seasons right now, and is by far one of the best games I’VE every played, if you do decide to check this game out, you won’t regret it my rating for this game is 10/10

Rating: 9
Author: ivekvv256
Comment: League of Legends (LoL) is a free to play MOBA developed by Riot Games. Besided that it’s free to play, you can buy Riot Points (RP) which are used for buying Champions, Skins, Rune pages and lots of other stuff. You have also got Influence Points (IP) with which you can mostly buy only Champions. You get IP and experience each time you play a game.

There are several different maps at LoL:

Summoners rift – the most standard map in League of Legends and the most played one. At that map you’ve got 3 lanes (bot, top and mid), and between those lanes there is jungle. At each lane there are 3 turrets and 1 inhibitor. When you destroy an inhibitor you will gain strong minions. After you destroyed inhibitor there are 2 Nexus Turrets, and at the end there is Nexus. When you destory Nexus the game is over and your team wins. You can also surrender after 20 minutes of game has passed. In the jungle there are lots of monsters, but the strongest ones are Dragon and Baron Nashor. Also from the jungle you can get Blue and Red buff. For taking Blue and Red buffs you will need to kill Golems and Lizards in the jungle. Blue buff is used for champions that need Mana for using abilities, but it also lowers down the cooldown of abilities, so it’s a really strong buff that you will gain from killing Golems. When you obtain Red Buff you will get an extra damage to enemies, and you will slow them down with each attack, and this buff you can gain by killing Lizards. Baron buff is the strongest buff in the game, it grants you extra damage, ability power, mana and health regeneration. Dragon doesn’t give you any buff, but he will give you money. On this map you can play Ranked games which can put you in divisions. This is the most fun map for me

Twisted Treeline – It’s almost the same as Summoners rift, but with the exchange that there are 2 lanes, and there is Vilemaw instead of Baron Nashor. Here you can also play ranked games.

Dominion – At this mode you have got to capture as much turrets as you can. If you have 3 turrets, and enemy has got 2, you will lower their nexus life points. The more turrets you have, the faster the enemy Nexus will loose health. This isn’t such a fun mode for me, and not much players play it.

ARAM (All Random All Mid) – This is a fun mode where there is only 1 lane with 5 people on each side. Also the champions are randomly selected for each player, so you might not get your desired champion if you play this mode. This is my 2nd favourite mode.

There are also few mods that are released every month or every few months. Some of those mods are quite fun for me. I mostly enjoyed the Doom Bots mode. Other mods are One for All, One For All: Mirror Mode, Showdown, Hexakill mode, Ultra Rapid Fire mode.

After this talking about maps, lets talk about Champions. There are around 120 champions currently in LoL and new ones are released each 2-3 weeks. Each champion is designed for a few roles, but not all of them. For example Caitlyn was designed to be and ADC, and she can’t be a tanky toplaner. A tanky toplaner would be Dr. Mundo.

My favourite champion is called Fizz, and he is a AP midlaner, but I also know how to play a few other midlaners, such as Morgana and Ryze. If I play toplane, I usually take Shen, Dr. Mundo or Renekton. They are all tank champions, and they’re designed to take a lot of damage for the team. If I play jungle I just play 1 champion, named Xin Zhao. I’m not really good at ADC role, so I don’t play it a lot, but when I do need to play it I take Miss Fortune. And at last, for support role I take Sona or Leona. When you play Support you must not farm, but you must help your ADC get farmed up, and not many people like that role, becouse they don’t get thanked enough.

Before you enter a game, in queue you should take the champion that is a counter of enemy one. For example if enemy team takes Fizz, you should take Diana, becouse she is really strong against him and will probably win the lane.

At early game, or also called laning phase each player should try to farm as much minions as he can becouse minions bring you gold with which you will get stronger items. Each kill is worth for around 20 minions, so it is better to farm up as much as you can at early game so that you can have a strong mid/late game. You should try to dodge enemy attacks becouse if you are too low on health you must go back to base, while your opponent will keep farming.

Mid game is time of the game where players should still farm, but they should also poke their opponents and deal some damage to them (also try to kill them with the help of jungler). At this phase you should also try to roam around the map and get some easy kills at other lanes.

Late game is when you and your team are focusing on teamfights mostly. At that phase if you haven’t got good enough items you should play more defensively then offensively. For me this is the most fun time of the game, but also the most crucial one. In 1 teamfight you can loose the whole game, and that’s not what you want. So you have got to be focused on each teamfight. You should try to take Baron and Dragon, or try to steal it from the enemy team aswell. Becouse Baron buff brings victory most of the times.

Runes and Masteries

Runes are really helpfull items that you can buy with IP. It’s not good to take runes before getting to lvl 30, since you won’t need them untill then. These items can give you a strong advantage in lane in case your opponent has got a bad rune page build. You should try to get a few rune pages for different champions.

Masteries are something like runes, but you get 1 mastery point each time you lvl up. They’re also nice to have, so build them well!

Divisions

When you play ranked games you get League Points (LP) and when you get to 100 LP you can get promoted to another division. If you are Gold 5 and you get 100 LP, you will get a chance to get to Gold 4. But you need to win 2 out of 3 ranked games.

There are 6 divisions: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Challenger. I’m currently in Gold division, so I’m in the middle. 🙂 Challenger players can go to LCS tournaments if they are good enough.

For the end, I’ll say why I won’t rate it 10/10, but 9/10. The reason is the community. The players in this game are extremely “toxic”. That means that they curse a lot, blame a lot, and flame a lot. Instead of having fun, many players flame at others becouse they aren’t good enough, and they can even leave the game… These kind of players are why I rate this game 9/10. So be cool-headed when you play this game and have fun! 🙂

The Showdown

Cheaper to Play = League of Legends

Better Multiplayer = League of Legends

More Popular = League of Legends

Better User Created Content = Counterstrike: GO

Better for Livestreams/Videos = Counterstrike: GO

Counterstrike: GO received a total score of 2
League of Legends received a total score of 3

The Result

League of Legends Wins!

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Two different style of games made for the same people. Neither are my type of game but for the people that love them… they tend to REALLY love them. Both games have extremely loyal followings. Competition can be fierce and as many players will attest people can get a little crazy. They are not games for people with thin skin, probably no better place to hone your competitive nature though. If you wanna see the worst of the gaming community or maybe just feel like getting flamed in a epic rant that makes no sense, try these games!

    More seriously though both are great choices if you have any interest in getting into eSports. Master one or both and you may find yourself on a big stage someday.

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  2. Very cool video games,but both got toxic community.Anyway League of Legends is moba video game and CS:GO is FPS,I enjoy playing them both,but for me League of Legends is better because of the often updates and League is free to play.

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  3. They both have good competitive scenes that’s for sure! I haven’t played them so i can’t really decide which i would prefer more, but i leaning more towards CS:GO considering i am more into shooter games compared to MOBAs.

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