Report: MOBAs Skew Young, But World Of Tanks Has Broad Age Appeal

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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Strategy Games Survey

Like charts? If so, then analytical firm Quantic Foundry has you covered. The group released a lengthy report earlier this week titled "Revisiting the Strategy Genre Map: Age, Audience Homogeneity, and the Lasso Effect."

According to Quantic Foundry's survey results, culled from 220,000 gamers worldwide, more "exciting" games, such as MOBAs and shooters, tend to appeal to a younger crowd than "strategic" games, like strategy titles. That's maybe not too much of a surprise, but one of the unusual findings is the range of ages, as seen in the chart above. World of Tanks, with its dark blue dot, draws its players from a larger age range than any other title, while "DotA" -- which we'll interpret as probably meaning "Dota 2" -- appears to have the narrowest such range.

Other findings from the survey indicate that the games are almost overwhelmingly skewed toward male players, which doesn't seem too surprising, and that higher-strategy games tend to have similar audiences when all the factors Quantic Foundry surveyed for were taken into account. You can read the full report here.

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In this article: World of Tanks, DOTA 2.

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (4)

anticriminal 6 years ago
Nerds who pay for this cra p, nerds who cant win invest to feel heroes, just buy golden ammo and one shot everything, PAY TO WIN shi t, brainless pvp few map boredom over and over !

Curst 6 years ago
Dota is more strategic than WoT? Rriiight. On a team level WoT is more strategic than most of the mentioned titles. >_> I suppose it can't be that much more strategic than some high level strategy games, but DoTA? Come on.
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As for WoT's appeal to broader age range, it's not just because it is slower than some games. Its setting plays a large role as well.

Marto 6 years ago
Makes perfect sense. One of the points about MOBAs as esports is the fact that they require very fast reflexes and thinking, meaning that by age 25 you are past your prime because your reflexed deteriorate, similar to a racecar driver.

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