- Mar 12, 2007
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Blizzard has opened a lawsuit suing Valve for their use of the name Dota in their upcoming game Dota 2. Dota, of course, is short for "Defence of the Ancients," a very popular Warcraft 3 map, which spawned the large amounts of MOBA games now available.[br] The original news story can be found here, and the lawsuit here.[br]Editors note: To clarify, Blizzard are not formally suing Valve but requesting Valve be denied the registration of the DotA (or similar) trademarks. Several issues come to light here including the ownership of the DotA map itself which was made in the Warcraft 3 world editor and requires the acceptance of a EULA which claims all content made is owned by Blizzard.