It is ofc, but it’s clearly higher quality than ML. objectively - no ads everywhere, no clickbaits, no 100 clicks to collect things when you login, no 0.0001% chance lootboxes or 100 dollars + grind for a single skin, smoother animations, better gfx, better sound, more unique heroes with more depths to them, better draft screen, better pings system… I can go on and on. Oh, and I play ML quite a lot, I am not one of those VG diehards that insulted the game with 5 matches on it (no offence).
ML is different, yes - it’s fast from the start and most times to the finish (tho it can drag out late game if teams are equal and everyone is more tanky). It will have it’s players after WR launch, I assure you that one.
So while some things are subjective as art style, gameplay, etc - some are objective and clearly WR is making ML look bad. As AOV - was dropped primary because of LOL WR that, don’t forget, is in development not long after AOV launch + AOV tried too much to be ML copy, actually. WR is different and a lot closer to PC LOL that actually I play from the beta days, add to that original dota from beta days too.