Strife is the premiere second generation MOBA. S2 games has used their experience operating Heroes of Newerth and watching MOBAs emerge on the global scene to build Strife from the ground up to emphasize the best parts of the genre and minimize its worst. Strife is designed to keep players engaged in inter-team team conflict while minimizing intra-team conflict. Barriers to entry have been significantly reduced through a focus on cleanly communicating complex game mechanics and abiding by consistent game rules. Crafting and pets allow for unprecedented levels of customization on the battlefield and de-emphasize the need for rigidly defined roles. Strife is designed to be a globally accessible and integrated experience where all heroes and game content are available for free from release.