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World of Warcraft's Defence of the Alehouse is a MOBA-like battleground

Thanks to WoWSerbia for the image.

WoWSerbia have been digging around in WoW’s 5.2 Thunder King patch files on the Public Test Realm, and emerged clutching something a bit wonderful. It’s an unfinished battleground map entitled ‘Defence of the Alehouse’. Sound familiar? You bet it does.

Its name is very probably a play on Defence of the Ancients - the Warcraft III map that eventually spawned League of Legends and its ilk. And if you’ll kindly take a look at the overhead map courtesy of WoW Insider below, you’ll notice three lanes:

Expect a tongue-in-cheek variant on existing battlegrounds rather than a fully-fledged LoL rival. Nonetheless, it’s lovely to see WoW turn to its best, playfully referential side. Here’s WoWSerbia’s footage of the datamined map:

What do you think? It’s big, yeah?

Thanks, VG247.

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