With all the hubbub surrounding the Dota 2 announcement, this blog post (which you should read) popped up out of nowhere which was claimed to be written by an anonymous Valve employee. Titled “The Truth About IceFrog”, he goes on to state how IceFrog is terrible to work with and actually tried to shop Dota to the creators of Heroes of Newerth and League of Legends before he started working for Valve. Some commenter chimed in corroborating the blogger’s statements, adding he actually tried to pitch it to Blizzard themselves, who politely sent him away. It’s all very interesting.
The important question to ask is whether any of this matters and the short answer is resounding “no”. It’s completely inconsequential, to be honest.
Read on to find out why.