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Blizzard to rename DOTA mod

On August 23, 2011 by Aaron Meehan


A DOTA mod will still be coming to starcraft 2 according to Blizzard despite the fact Valve owns the trademark “DOTA”, but to avoid complications Blizzard will be releasing it under a new name.

The new name has not being revealed as of yet, but it is good to see the mod continue even though it is not going to be called DOTA, but as long as it is DOTA in spirit I think people will be happy.

Check out below what Blizzards Exectuive VP Frank Pearce told Eurogamer about the situation.
In relation to Valve trade marking the game he said:

“It doesn’t seem like something someone would want to trademark, but the US legal system lets people do just about anything they want to try.”

I understand how he feels as DOTA was originally a mod for a Blizzard game known as “Warcraft 3”, a year ago Valve recruited Abdul Ismail to maintained the original W3 DOTA mod to be lead developer.

About the Starcraft 2 DOTA mod that is being developer Frank Pearce did say.

“At the end of the day, the name and the label we put on that mod for StarCraft 2 is not as critical as the gameplay experience we create and deliver to the fans. We will not hold back the experience from the fans because of a naming conflict. We’ll find a way to get it into the hands of our fans either way.”

It does appear that Blizzard who were at the start angry about the trademark has moved on which can only be a good thing because why fight over a name because a name shouldn’t make a game the quality of the game should make the game.

Source: Eurogamer

Author: Aaron Meehan

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