The organizers of the Dota 2 tournament will change the logo due to Ukrainian laws for Ukrainian laws. The previous symbol was considered incorrect due to the possible propaganda of communist ideas by him, which is prohibited by law in Ukraine. The organizers of the tournament announced their decision on Twitter.
“Despite the already made gift sets, banners and other products, as well as a legal opinion confirming that the logo cannot be considered communist symbols, and, moreover, not is propaganda, it was decided to change the logo of the competition, ”the message says. Dota 2 developer, Valve, recommended the organizers to change the cover image of the tournament.
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