Valve has made a hire that should perk up the ears of the Warcraft III mod community, as "IceFrog", the current developer of ultra popular defence of the Ancients Allstars, has found gainful employment at the house of Half-Life.
The announcement was made via the DotA forums, with IceFrog writing that he is "now leading a team at Valve" and "finally have all the resources needed to do some very exciting stuff that you guys will love". And by "you guys", we're guessing that means defence of the Ancients Allstars players. Which would hopefully mean continued development of the mod.
What exactly the DotA dev will be doing at Valve, we don't yet know. But we did confirm that hire with Valve who was regrettably unable to offer any further details into the addition to the team.
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Great News For DotA Fans [DotA Forums]