TVGB writes: "So as some of you strategy buffs may know, there was this mod that came out for WarCraft III called Defense of the Ancients, or, as it came to be known, DotA. DotA got popular. So popular, in fact, that more people play it than the multiplayer component of WarCraft III itself. It didn't take long for people to see that some sharp game design was at play and that the depth of the mechanics had both long-lasting and wide-appealing characteristics. Not to be ignored, a lot of the game's core developers moved on to help found Riot Games, and, essentially, create a standalone DotA-but-not-really called League of Legends: Clash of Fates. On day 2 of E3, Riot Games treated me to some free booze as I got to have a hand at the game for myself."