wrong. Wolverine was in the original DotA mod, he was built off WCIII character, but all his powers were there (healing factor, Berserker rush, ect....), and the character model was altered to look like wolverine. Even the characters name and icon were Wolverine. It was the same for other characters like Cyclops, Storm, IceMan, Gundam, Goku, Superman, ect.... The start of each match was when character picking was done. You were given a peasant and to choice your champ, you ran to the selection area, then targeted the champ you wanted with your peasant. Once he reached the champ, he ported back to the spawn and you took over control of your choice.Wolverine was never in DotA. People made other off shoots that fit into different universes and such. DotA itself was still just DotA champions. Which themselves were simply Warcraft characters thematically.
And again, YES AoS was the 1st offical moba type game. But being the 1st it was not the strongest. Once WCIII came out and the moders got a hold of it, DotA was born. That original one is the game I am referring to, and it had a much higher fan base then AoS who at the time was considered outdated.... Most of LoL's original Dev team, consists of people who created the original DotA mod for WCIII back in 2001.