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Paragon: Game info

Paragon has now been shut down

UPDATE: As of early 2018, Paragon is no more. We've left the below info for background info/context.

Game overview/synopsis

Paragon was a newcomer to the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) space, offering players impressive 3D graphics and a third-person viewpoint akin to SMITE.

Players must defeat the enemy team and destroy their base, by traversing three lanes. Like other MOBAs, each lane is protected by towers, and there is a jungle outside of the lanes.

Paragon features two teams of five players, with each player selecting a character at the start of the game, each featuring their own abilities, skills and weapons.

Players can also use card points at the start of a match to purchase upgrades and customise their heroes further.


Developed by the creators of Gears of War and Unreal Tournament, Paragon is a competitive 5v5 MOBA that combines the ferocity of third-person action with the deep strategic choice of a MOBA.

In Paragon, every match is an epic clash of Heroes, each with their own unique design and play style that can turn the tide of battle. With a new Hero every three weeks, Paragon  offers endless opportunity for new players and MOBA veterans alike.

Paragon  is designed so that every player can compete and win without ever spending money. All Heroes are always free-to-play. Cards can only be earned by playing the game. Those who would dare reach the highest levels of skill can tackle Master Challenges. As you increase your Hero level, you’ll unlock new card packs, unique taunts, and valuable rewards.

Key info (out of date - Paragon has now been shut down)

Typical game length: 40-50mins
Players: 5v5
Genre: MOBA
Price: Free (with optional in-game microtransactions)
Publisher: Epic Games
Notable tournaments: TBC (Epic has said the community will decide what kind of professional eSports scope the game has in the future)
Popularity: TBC (Epic stress-tested the servers by inviting 500,000 players to play)
Twitch: 1.8m hours watched in October 2016 across all viewers
Launched: August 2016 (open beta)
Pegi age rating: N/A
Other Pegi info: N/A

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