One of my favorite Moba's was the original DotA mod for WCIII... The freedom they did with character creations (er ahhh fan creations) the cross overs were magnificent. Gundam vs DragonballZ vs Marvel vs DC..... OMG those were the days. And maps... some mixing Moba with Tower Defense. Somewhere along the way, in the pursuit of the all mighty dollar, we lost something. The ingenuity, the originality, THE CROSS OVERS... Imagine the game we would have today if that original design was simply improved upon and updated. The pool of champions we could select from if companies looked to a MobA as a way to further market their content. Anime/Manga/Comic, even companies like Hasbro get involved and bring the Transformers into the mix. It would become the end all be all of "who would win". We could play out the Thanos vs Darkseid, Goku vs Superman, Optimus Prime vs Gundam Destiny. Hell, Voltron versus Power Rangers...lol I'm having a braingasm just thinking about it.
Before video games, we had toys and our imagination. Moba's give us a virtual toy box and the scenarios we play out in games are like a guided version of the imaginations we had when we were kids. It's time to expand that toy box to include ALL OF THE TOYS!!!!!!
To the companies in competition with each other, what ever your industy... If you want to make history, stop competing with each other, trying to beat the other guy to greatness, and work together to create something this world and future generations, can consider truly epic. Then simply share the success.