A few days after voice actor Jon St. John (best known as Duke Nukem) tweeted
about doing work on Valve's unannounced Defense of the Ancients
has noted a trademark
filed by the publisher with the US Patent and Trademark Office for "DOTA
We're following up with Valve again for an official response, but you know how this one goes. It's okay, Valve -- you can talk to us. There's no shame in working on DotA.
We're okay with it, nobody is judging you -- we'll still give you bro hugs and use Steam
even after you come out with it.