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Valve Cancels Cancellation of Frostivus, Dota 2 Community Outraged

BELLEVUE—It appears Valve will fail to ship Dota 2’s annual Frostivus cancellation this year, subjecting players to a further deluge of interface changes and novelty items.

Dota 2’s review score, still recovering from the barrage of negative reviews incurred by Valve’s last-minute decision to reverse its cancellation of this year’s Diretide event, has plummeted further than ever before.

“After last year and Diretide, it really seemed like we’d get at least one big event cancellation every year. Really disappointed now that Valve has decided not to not release Frostivus too,” said Dota 2 fan YoloSwaggins as he copy pasted:

༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ [ ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Give Frostivus ]

Another angry fan cried, “It’s like they learned nothing from Diretide. I planned my entire weekend around not playing Frostivus.”

In response, Valve quickly released a statement:

“Whenever we make a significant mistake, we spend a bunch of time looking at what happened, why it happened, and how we can fix it. Most of the time we do this privately, but in our recent mistake around cancelling the Frostivus cancellation, we felt sharing our analysis with you made sense. Expect a blog post today.”

One hour later, Valve reportedly canceled the blog post, much to the delight of Dota 2 fans everywhere.

“They really understand us now,” said r/Dota2 user Naixonaplane. “I’d have been really disappointed if they hadn’t canceled the cancellation of cancellation blog. Thanks Valve!”

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