DotA Dev Joins Valve, Hints at Future Game

Known only as 'IceFrog,' the mysterious developer behind popular Warcraft 3 mod Defense of the Ancients: Allstars has announced that he is now leading a team at Half-Life developer Valve and teased the move will be "great news for DotA fans."

IceFrog has developed the action RTS-RPG mod since 2005, taking over from Steve 'Guinsoo' Feak--now working at Riot Games on the DotA-inspired League of Legends.

"I finally have all the resources needed to do some very exciting stuff that you guys will love," notes IceFrog. "As I've said many times in the past and especially after today's developments, I am very excited about DotA's future!"

"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," he says, though it's unclear whether this will be working on DotA itself or a new project at Valve.