Explaining all the old names behind Dota 2's heroes and more
Dota 2 has a lot of history behind it.
Dota 2 has a very long history at this point, and that history is even longer if one looks back to the original Defense of the Ancients. Within that history there has been a number of different lead designers and two different publishers.That has seen a number of different people leave their fingerprints on Dota 2, and a number of different influences have colored those fingerprints. This is most obvious when it comes to the names of heroes and items. Here are some of the more esoteric examples and where they came from.Where did the name Sheep Stick come from?Originally known as Guinsoo’s Scyt...
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Given America's history in the Middle East, should Biden stay the course?
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Football Legend Diego Maradona Has Passed Away At 60
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Chicago's Marisel Vera explores Puerto Rico's history in new novel, 'The Taste of Sugar'
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SL has proud history of democracy, Lankan envoy tells Irish Times | Daily FT
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Singer Mickey Guyton made history on Tuesday (24Nov20) when she became the first black female solo artist to earn a Grammy nomination in a country category. Guyton, who recently became the first black woman to ever perform at the ACM Awards, was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for her hit song Black Like Me.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.