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IceFrog the current modder who is maintaining DotA (Defence of the Ancients) a popular mod for WarCraft 3 has been whisked away on the Valve success train

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IceFrog the current modder who is maintaining the current version of DotA (Defence of the Ancients) a popular mod for WarCraft 3 has been whisked away on the Valve success train, taking on a what appears to be a management role of a team.

IceFrog wrote: I have some really awesome news I'd like to share with you guys. I am now leading a team at Valve! I finally have all the resources needed to do some very exciting stuff that you guys will love. I look forward to revealing more specific details when the time is right.

My goal and top priority in the future is to solve the surrounding issues that affect the DotA experience in order to allow it to reach new heights. Addressing these issues will enable us to further enjoy aspects of DotA such as the gameplay, mechanics, and in-game feel that currently work well and ought to be maintained. As I've said many times in the past and especially after today's developments, I am very excited about DotA's future!


This is fantastic news, DotA and its original creators have had some very awesome success as of late with the original creator Steve 'Guinsoo' Feak has already been snapped up by Riot Games to work on the upcoming League of Legends. Lets hope more modders find success like IceFrog did, and as a form of celebration here is a song about the mod that started it all.


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Singaporean
Singaporean - - 703 comments

Congrats to him.

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Hendrix
Hendrix - - 806 comments

congratulation to him!

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Daystranger
Daystranger - - 327 comments

DotA is old, ugly and overrated.
Nothing good or original there.

Congratulations on new place, though.

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figalot
figalot - - 795 comments

i have to say its possibly the greatest game at lan partys

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Cypher05
Cypher05 - - 102 comments

Why is this comment buried?...

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D-Sypher
D-Sypher - - 46 comments

its also the best game to see people argue at Lan Partys too, lol

when I played lan with friends, if we lost, I bitched out my teammates or they did they same to me cause someone screwed up, ahahah good times

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7_Seas
7_Seas - - 13 comments

god damnit I already preordered HoN.

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Jam3s007
Jam3s007 - - 1,217 comments

Hilarious music video :P
Congrats to Icefrog!

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FreedoM*FighteR
FreedoM*FighteR - - 300 comments

CongratZ COmrade =] nice video

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leilei
leilei - - 5,721 comments

There's some words missing from this article: "Resistance" and "futile"

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violetblood
violetblood - - 78 comments

nerd video. :D

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk - - 1,080 comments

NOO IT'S BASSHUNTER! D:

Congratulations to mr. IceFrog.

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HL-Rul3z
HL-Rul3z - - 892 comments

3:45 ASSHUNTER!!! XD

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet - - 1,564 comments

Congrats Icefrog... Valve pre-emptive strikes again... well done...

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DangerousCat
DangerousCat - - 875 comments

VALVE Rulez! They know what to do! and where to find the best people!

...Valve the best!!!!!

...IceFrog! Lucky you! xD

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hushpuppy
hushpuppy - - 761 comments

Remember last time Valve bought a mod? Thats right, Counterstrike happend.
Get ready to be blown away...

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan - - 717 comments

The last time they bought a mod DoD happened...

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Scriabin
Scriabin - - 119 comments

If Valve takes on DotA, wouldn't they run into copyright issues with Blizzard? Or am I mistaken?

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Oregano
Oregano - - 130 comments

Good question! Im interested in knowing the answer to this too.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! - - 4,100 comments

no because they will create their own "IP" and just use the game genre "tower defence" that DOTA pioneered

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kinesis916
kinesis916 - - 739 comments

Congrats. My time will come.

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xilefian
xilefian - - 451 comments

The only reason this happened is because all of valve are dota fans :/
Robin Walker is in the DotA steam group

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Zanuff
Zanuff - - 24 comments

defenCe of the ancients?

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PytoX
PytoX - - 742 comments

Dota in Diablo 3 perhaps? :P

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey - - 1,616 comments

Interesting. I'm wondering if this is just another step for Valve trying to diversify a little more. Valve RTS/RPG? I look forward to seeing where this all leads.

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Sprax
Sprax - - 12 comments

Valve doing RTS? Ewwwwww. That goes to Relic!

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ultimate
ultimate - - 137 comments

HEY! You obviously haven't seen what HL2 can look like as a RTS.

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56er
56er - - 1,253 comments

This is going to end with an Dota lookalike, small amount of new stuff in it, and a price of 49,99 in stores or 39,99 on steam -.-

Grats to his promotion anyway...

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xonone
xonone - - 1,601 comments

Gratz man.

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum - - 997 comments

Congrats, You're living the dream now!

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Redexodus
Redexodus - - 286 comments

Dota is pretty fun, but it's community is SO elitist. I can't join a game without someone screaming "OMG DLER KICK HIM HE FGT LULLZZZ!1!"

Nice work getting the job though, good luck with your career.

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Loftless
Loftless - - 41 comments

Then download the map first >_<

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Reactorcore
Reactorcore - - 646 comments

So this is what Dota was. o_O
I've heard the basshunter's music vid long while ago singing about Dota, but only now I realized it was a mod infact.

Dayum.

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Kys
Kys - - 346 comments

Congrats Icefrog. I can say only this.

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BunnyJen
BunnyJen - - 886 comments

Congrats to IceFrog! And lol @ video. XD

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Myloman
Myloman - - 884 comments

Good on him. It's amazing how popular it is. Lucky old bum!

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