Question About Average MOBA Match Times

I was reading the “What is the Best Mobile MOBA?” thread, and when I read this post:

that brought one of the questions that I had in the back of my head to the forefront. Why is it that different MOBA games have different average times?

In league the map is bigger, objectives are more durable, you get gold slower, Baron (the biggest global objective) spawns at 18 minutes in comparison to Blacklaw which spawns at 12 minutes and League has 2 more base towers.


Before vainglory 5v5 release I used to watch one of the Devs streams from time to time and she said 5v5 matches time in their testing was 35 minutes , and they worked on lowering it that time , short match time is one of their goal because it’s a mobile Moba .