DOTA 2 Articles
According to a pair of legal filings, it appears that Blizzard is suing Valve to prevent it from trademarking the DOTA name. Blizzard claims that the DOTA name has been closely aligned with the Warcraft series for the past seven years. Defense of the Ancients was originally created as a mod for Warcraft III.
Valve recently updated the official DOTA 2 blog with the unveiling of the Alchemist, some community news, and an update for those who have been biting their nails off in anticipation of a beta invite.
The DOTA 2 blog has been updated with the news that developers are listening to player feedback about wanting to play the game as soon as possible rather than to have devs stick to a lengthy beta and adjustment phase.
DOTA 2 was the belle of the ball at last week's Gamescom convention with tons of new information coming forth about the MOBA. In a new article at sister site RTSGuru.com, Mike Bitton takes a look at DOTA 2 from the perspective of a n00b to the genre. Check it out!
Speaking to the folks at Eurogamer, Valve head honcho Gabe Newell has revealed that DOTA 2 will begin an invitation-only beta following the conclusion of the Gamescom tournament, and will move on from there towards a public beta. Newell also revealed that DOTA 2 will not make the widely believed 2011 release date, stating that he "doesn't think it will be shipped until next year."
Day 1 of the Gamescom DOTA 2 tournament 'The International' has officially concluded, and you can find most of the match replays available on the official DOTA 2 site.