In Warlight you can't beat the other player by only using money. In 99.9% of games you can spend money to beat the world champion. Warlight is the most fair game I have ever played.
Yeah, can't be said enough how good it is that management didn't turn this into a crappy pay2win game. There's other shifty stuff going on like Fizzer raising level requirements on popular maps whose makers have gone into retirement to try and promote the "levels pack" that noone ever bought, but he keeps it at core good, these are just annoying trifles.
Level is pretty important tho, since it limits what and how you can play a lot.