19. Admit that installation of Warcraft II is required in order to play DOTA. Valve denies the remainder of the averments in this paragraph.
On another note, think of it like this:
"DOTA 2" would only be successful if it was named "DOTA 2". Valve would not sell nearly as many copies or have as many subscribers (upon release) if it did not use the name "DOTA 2"
My basis for this is very simple: Heroes of Newe
rth is nothing more than a clone of DotA... and just look at how well that turned out.
The name is everything. LoL became successful because it's different; DOTA 2 and HoN are clones of DotA, so their success would be dependent on their nametag.