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Born 1983 - 84 (age 31–32)
Occupation Game designer at Valve Software
Notable work Defense of the Ancients
Dota 2
This article is about the game designer. For the amphibian, see Ice frog.

IceFrog is a game designer, known for being the longest-serving and current developer of the Warcraft III custom map Defense of the Ancients. He is currently employed by Valve Corporation as the lead designer for Dota 2, the stand-alone sequel to the original scenario, a position for which he was hired in 2009.[1] IceFrog's involvement with DotA began in 2005, when he inherited the reins of the dominant variant entitled DotA Allstars from Neichus who himself inherited it from Steve "Guinsoo" Feak.[2] IceFrog is noted for his continued anonymity, having never publicly disclosed his actual name.[3] He did however reveal that he was 25 years old on his blog on February 3, 2009.[4][non-primary source needed]


  1. ^ Biessener, Adam (2010-10-13). "Valve's New Game Announced, Detailed: Dota 2". Game Informer. 
  2. ^ Dean, Paul (16 August 2011). "The Story of DOTA". Eurogamer. 
  3. ^ Waldbridge, Michael (2008-05-30). "The Game Anthropologist: Defense of the Ancients: An Underground Revolution". GameSetWatch. Archived from the original on 2009-04-17. 
  4. ^ Q&A Session #2.

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