Blizzard and Valve have reached an agreement on the use of the DOTA (Defence of the Ancients) trademark.

Blizzard and Valve have reached an agreement on the use of the DOTA (Defence of the Ancients) trademark.

 
Valve comes off better in the deal, managing to keep the name for its DOTA 2 upcoming title.
 
Blizzard will change the name of Blizzard DOTA to Blizzard All-Stars, which it said “ultimately better reflects the design of our game.” 
 
Blizzard's EVP of game design, Rob Pardo, said that both studios recognise that “players just want to be able to play the games they're looking forward to,” suggesting it acknowledged that fighting against Valve's use of the name would look bad to its playerbase.
 
 
"We're pleased that we could come to an agreement with Blizzard without drawing things out in a way that would benefit no one," said Gabe Newell, president of Valve.
 
There are no details about financial terms or other aspects of the agreement.
 
DOTA 2 is scheduled for release some time this year.
 
Source: GamesIndustry