I unironically think Fortnite was a pretty fun game as well to a certain degree, but I also can respect its flaws. My point was that popularity doesn't determine whether or not a game is good. By that merit all old games that aren't being played are no longer good. Or, the hidden gems that don't get noticed aren't worth anything of value.
Also there was a point in time where Dota 2 was vastly more popular than LoL. By that virtue, Dota 2 was better.
It all boils down to advertisement and events; and maintenance and change. Video games are politics. You're comparing apples and oranges with that.
>Pic related>Smite is now a master piece compared to LoL
I hate to sound like COPIUM huffer, but I honesty believe the biggest difference between Dota 2 and LoL is the difficulty and skill required to play dota effectively. That and probably the community. There's a huge split between people who loved the toxicity of old and those who couldn't handle it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCBd5gqJ1Cchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nBRSL9QDJU