Why CyborgMatt (maybe) can't be Icefrog

#1 Posted by wgoldie (45 posts) -

While by no means conclusive, this is a possible \reason to prove this rumor false imho:

-A previous valve employee on Daily Dota states that skype does not work in the Valve firewall

-Icefrog plays multiple times during business hours on skype on Daily Dota

Thoughts?

#2 Edited by buft (3321 posts) -

is this an actual theory? because cyborg matt has been trading for cards, im assuming ice frog would have no need for that.

#3 Edited by Crysack (342 posts) -

I'll let you in on a secret. I have played with him and spoken with him on Mumble. He isn't Icefrog.

#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

Brad is Icefrog.

#5 Edited by Rick_Fingers (523 posts) -

Brad is Gaben

#6 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -
#7 Posted by Nictel (2430 posts) -

If you're looking for IceFrog, I would suggest to start looking for people who left Blizzard in 2009.

#8 Edited by supamon (1334 posts) -

It's amazing how IceFrog's identity hasn't been exposed yet. You'd think the internet would compile and comb through every photo of events IceFrog has supposedly been at and come up with a person(s).

#9 Posted by MattyFTM (14423 posts) -
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#10 Edited by TobbRobb (4818 posts) -

@supamon: I assume no one gives enough of a shit. Or potentially someone did and is now sitting all alone, going "NYAHAHAH I KNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW THE TRUTH!"

#11 Posted by IndieFinch (242 posts) -

He isn't Icefrog. I have spoken to both Matt and Icefrog, they are not the same.

Though it is a fun rumor to keep going!

#12 Posted by EXTomar (4921 posts) -

...but one day in the future Brad could be Icefrog, right? *queue surprise music*

#13 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5152 posts) -

You do realise that people say that as a joke right?

#14 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

@mattyftm said:

@punkxblaze said:

@mariachimacabre said:

Brad is Icefrog.

@rick_fingers said:

Brad is Gaben

I am Spartacus.

NO I'M SPARTACUS!!!

Woah. This is freaky. My name is Spartacus too! Okay, everyone, show of hands. How many of you are named Spartacus?

#15 Posted by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

@extomar said:

...but one day in the future Brad could be Icefrog, right? *queue surprise music*

What if future Brad IS Icefrog, and he's playing Dota through the space time continuum (because future Brad is also the world's leading physicist), to teach his past self a lesson.

#16 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3908 posts) -

Why is this guy hiding his identity?

#17 Posted by barnell (13 posts) -

Why is this guy hiding his identity?

maybe he like's having a private life?

#18 Posted by EuanDewar (5094 posts) -

ok

#19 Posted by EXTomar (4921 posts) -

@extomar said:

...but one day in the future Brad could be Icefrog, right? *queue surprise music*

What if future Brad IS Icefrog, and he's playing Dota through the space time continuum (because future Brad is also the world's leading physicist), to teach his past self a lesson.

The evidence is all there if only everyone would stop denying it!

#20 Posted by Akyho (1692 posts) -

Icefrog is just as symbol it shall be passed on to the next person who proves worthy and shall come when they need him!

#21 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3908 posts) -

@barnell: doesn't seem to be a problem for any other game dev. I use that term loosely in this case.

#22 Posted by kishinfoulux (2467 posts) -

Could someone explain this to me? Can't say I've heard of it before.

#23 Posted by Rick_Fingers (523 posts) -
#24 Posted by IndieFinch (242 posts) -

@kishinfoulux: Icefrog is the developer of Dota. He took over around 2007 I believe after Pendragon and Gusinoo left (Now both at Riot). Icefrog is known for his secrecy of who he actually is. There are a ton of rumors out there, but this one that he is Cyborgmatt just started as a joke.

Not sure why he likes to be so private, however you gotta respect it. He doesn't really want anything to do with being in the public eye. Over the years this has turned him into a legend of sort since so few people know the true identity of Icefrog.

#25 Edited by wgoldie (45 posts) -

Brad is Icefrog.

He isn't Icefrog. I have spoken to both Matt and Icefrog, they are not the same.

Though it is a fun rumor to keep going!

I never really believed the rumor, but I know some people do, so I thought I would bring this up.

In reality, Icefrog is Dave Lang.

#26 Posted by Crispy (214 posts) -

All I can confirm, with utmost certainty, is that I am definitely not Icefrog...

:d2tidehunter: :d2brewmaster: :d2invoker:

#27 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

@crispy said:

All I can confirm, with utmost certainty, is that I am definitely not Icefrog...

:d2tidehunter: :d2brewmaster: :d2invoker:

Everyone knows that. Icefrog doesn't have the pipes to maintain that Operatic tone that you do when you use Black Hole.

#28 Posted by JacDG (2128 posts) -
#29 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

@jacdg said:

@mariachimacabre said:

@mattyftm said:

@punkxblaze said:

@mariachimacabre said:

Brad is Icefrog.

@rick_fingers said:

Brad is Gaben

I am Spartacus.

NO I'M SPARTACUS!!!

Woah. This is freaky. My name is Spartacus too! Okay, everyone, show of hands. How many of you are named Spartacus?

Guys, hey guys, I'm the real Spartacus.

This is getting really freaky now. It's just like in that movie. Ugh..what's it called? Uhhhhhh....Meet the Spartans! Yeah, that's it.

#30 Posted by Rayeth (1067 posts) -

Did anyone actually think Cyborgmatt WAS Icefrog?

#31 Posted by bemusedchunk (711 posts) -

Have they ever been known to be in the same room at the same time?

Think about it...

followthemoney

#32 Posted by Scrawnto (2462 posts) -

This is the first I've heard of this nonsense.

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