Irvine, California - Blizzard Entertainment and Valve Corporation have announced a mutual agreement regarding the use of the Dota name. Valve will continue to use the DOTA / Dota 2 trademark commercially while Blizzard Entertainment will preserve noncommercial use of DOTA for its community in terms of player-created custom maps for Warcraft 3 and StarCraft 2.
Dota fans worldwide celebrate!
"We're pleased that we could come to an agreement with Blizzard without drawing things out in a way that would benefit no one. We both want to focus on the things our fans care about, creating and shipping great games for our communities."
-- Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve Corporation
This is a win-win situation for both companies and to the huge DotA fanbase.