Friday, May 11, 2012

Valve and Blizzard have settled DOTA dispute

Blizzard and Valve announces DOTA Agreement

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

Editor's Notes:
This is a win-win situation for both companies and to the huge DotA fanbase.


  1. that's awesome. I figured this was going to happen. Glad it actually did.

  2. Blizzard annoying company

  3. hell yeah, great job Valve and Blizz, now lets play dota 2 and diablo 3..

  4. Great to see that Riots attempt to smear dota by pitting valve vs blizzard failed... We get to preserve some integrity in this community of ours.

  5. Blizzard dont want to pay icefrog?? what's the point to interfere?????? o0o

  6. It`s very good news. Peace in the world!


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