Near bottom, where they talk about custom maps. Watch the custom maps list.
It's simply an example, as it is one of the most popular WC3 maps. Nothing more.
You guys don't know blizzard. If they show something, it means they're doing it. Plus the list is a mix from classic blizzard-made, epic fan-made and unknown custom maps. Sure it's an example, but blizzard has always had the habit of revealing stuff like that.
SCII forum moderator said that this was just an example of possible game titles that could be possible in StarCraft II Map Editor, nothing more.
Of course they mention the best custom map for the WC3 engine.
If icefrog was allright with S2 making a dota like game, why wouldn't he agree on something similar from blizzard?
Because Blizzard is probably busy with SC2, D3, WoW Addon and that next-gen-MMO already?
It is just blizzard trying to attract all the WC3 custom map kiddies to buy their game and then buy the custom maps. Nothing more
an official Blizzard DotA map was confirmed at Blizzcon 2009(in the gameplay panel Q&A. its on youtube). so its real
They are gonna make so much money.
The three first titles, SC2, D3 & WoW are already some of the most popular games in their genre, and without a doubt, Blizzards next-gen MMO will be so massive everything will be dust compared to it.
Yes, it's probably over the top but I can't stop thinking what incredible things Blizzard can do with todays hard&software compared to when SC/D1(2) & WoW was made.
uh I dont think blizzard needs to trick anyone into buying starcraft 2, as it will most likely be one of the most sold games to ever exist.
You're reading WAY too much into this...
All it's saying is "Hey look, you can make dota easily". It doesn't imply in any way that THEY'RE going to make dota.
And I was at blizzcon, I don't remember that, but I might have just missed it.