Dota 2 (or the full name Defense of the Ancients 2), the sequel for the extremely popular DotA game will be released in 2011, according to an official posting on the game’s official website. Below you can read some of the information about the game:

“Dota began as a user-made modification for Warcraft 3 and has grown into one of the most played online games in the world. Following in the tradition of Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress, Portal, and Alien Swarm, Dota 2 is the result of Valve hiring the community developers who built the mod and giving them the chance to finally build a full product out of their idea with the help of a professional team of developers and artists at Valve.”

Valve will of course bring a lot of cool features and improvements to DotA 2 such as skill-based match making (therefore, newbies won’t be hated by the hardcore, experienced players anymore and matches will be well balanced). Of course, there are more surpises to be announced, so be on the lookout for even more DotA 2 details by 2011!

How do you feel about the release of a new game in the DotA series?