EA aims to take on League of Legends with Dawngate

Upcoming MOBA aiming to offer a community-driven lore; currently taking sign-ups for closed beta.

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Electronic Arts is getting involved with the burgeoning MOBA genre with its own League of Legends and Dota 2 rival: Dawngate.

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A site for the upcoming game has appeared, though games industry sleuth superannuation notes that EA might have set it live early--links to the Dawngate Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch accounts are all currently inactive.

"Dawngate is a new MOBA," reads the site, "built from the ground up to look and feel familiar while offering a whole new way to experience MOBA gameplay."

The website does not detail exactly how debut studio Waystone Games intends to differentiate itself from its genre peers, but hints at a community-driven lore and an emphasis on character customisation. "Dawngate empowers you to forge the champions you love for the roles you want in a competitive arena, shaped by ever-evolving, community-driven content and story."

Interested users can sign up to the Dawngate beta from the website, which requires an account on EA's digital platform Origin.

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