The characters lend themselves well to the genre
Within that familiar world, characters like Gandalf, Gollum, Sauron, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and Galadriel lend themselves perfectly to the MOBA style.
"One thing about Guardians is our characters are all split into general classes," Olander explained. "So we have enchanters, warriors, protecters, and strikers." Gollum, for example, is a striker, and he can cause massive damage in short bursts. That's "kind of what you'd expect from him, right?" Olander asked. "Whereas Gandalf might be like 'Oh no, we're going to stand here and go.'"