Blizzard has issued a statement announcing a mutual agreement with Valve regarding the DOTA trademark.
Valve is currently developing DOTA 2, but under the terms of the settlement Blizzard will maintain its right to the noncommercial use of DOTA for its players relating to community created maps for Warcraft III and StarCraft II.
"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 and co-founder of Valve. "We both want to focus on the things our fans care about, creating and shipping great games for our communities."
"Both Blizzard and Valve recognize that, at the end of the day, players just want to be able to play the games they’re looking forward to, so we’re happy to come to an agreement that helps both of us stay focused on that," said Blizzard executive vice president of game design Rob Pardo.
"As part of this agreement, we’re going to be changing the name of Blizzard DOTA to Blizzard All-Stars, which ultimately better reflects the design of our game. We look forward to going into more detail on that at a later date.”