Originally Posted by Lokust Phoenix
The first MOBA I played, by literal definition, was Doom. It's dumb to call this genre MOBA.
While I understand what you mean by that, well, it's hard to name a genre. "MOBA" to "me" is the RTS sub-genre where you control a single unit in an "arena-esque" scenario.
I know Quake, Unreal Tournament, Team Fortress Classic, etc. were already "battle arenas", well, they are still commonly referred to as the "stereotypical FPS multiplayer".
Stop complaining about semantics, you know what I (and the rest of the world) mean when I say MOBA, there might be better names out there for it, feel free to pick one and spread it.