The time has come to announce the teams that will be competing at The International and its Regional Qualifiers. We’ll be revealing this year’s teams progressively over the next couple hours. If you want to follow along as it happens, go to our announcement website.
We’re also excited to introduce a new component to The International, the Open Qualifiers. Now, you too can battle to earn a place in Seattle this summer for a chance to compete against the best teams in the world. FaceIt (Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia) and Perfect World (China) are organizing four Open tournaments (one per region) each crowning a champion that will receive an invite to their associated Regional Qualifier. Register your team by following the links at the bottom of the announcement page.
Good luck. Have fun.
To celebrate today’s release of the World Chasm Artifact we’ve put together a comic about Enigma and his new bracers.
The prize pool for The International keeps growing and as it does more rewards are unlocked. As part of this update all Compendium owners will receive their own Effigy Block of The International. Increase your Compendium Level to receive a Reforger Pack, allowing you to rebuild an effigy, and gives you the chance to earn a rare Golden Effigy Block of The International.
Today we’re also releasing a handful of other stretch goal rewards including a HUD skin, Loading Screens, Emoticons and the Arcana Vote.
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We have just updated the game with the first Immortal treasure and cursor pack. All Compendium owners should receive them over the next hour or so. Check the level reward schedule to see how to get multiple Treasures.
This treasure includes 7 unique Immortals for Luna, Magnus, Sand King, Spirit Breaker, Pugna, Huskar and a bonus rare Night Stalker item. There is also an extremely rare golden version of the Luna Immortal. Head over to the the Immortal preview page to see short videos of them all.
Be a part of the biggest Dota tournament of the year. Every Compendium-related purchase contributes to The International, with a portion of the sale price going straight into the prize pool.
Stretch Goal Rewards
As the prize pool grows, everyone who owns The International 2015 Compendium will gain access to new features and be rewarded with new items, including Immortals, desert terrain, and more. Stretch goal reward items will be released soon after they are unlocked. And it doesn’t matter when you buy your Compendium; you’ll earn the unlock rewards regardless of when you make your purchase, so there’s never a bad time to join the celebration.
Compendium Challenges & Coins
New for this year are Compendium Challenges, where you complete objectives in Dota matches. Complete a Challenge then win the match to earn Compendium Coins for both you and your teammates. You can redeem coins in your Compendium for item or set drops. There are several ways besides Challenges to earn coins including random coin drops or by using Coin Charms. You can accelerate your coin earning rate with Coin Boosters that you can get by increasing your Compendium Level.
Increase your Compendium Level by completing activities or by purchasing Compendium Points to earn more items. As your level rises you can earn more treasures, claim your very own pet item, unlock alternate styles, obtain the coveted World Chasm Artifact item for Enigma, and more. Every 100 Points you earn increases your level. And in case you’re worried about where you’re going to store all these new items, activating a Compendium will add pages to your Armory.
Head over to the Compendium website to get a glimpse of everything you can earn, and track the prize pool. The International is coming. Come and join the fun!
Today we are revealing Dota 2’s 6.84 Gameplay Update. Head over to the update page to learn about the various adjustments made to gameplay, the new Aghanim’s Scepter upgrades, new items, and more. These changes are live in the Dota 2 Test Client now, and will be coming to the Main Client later this week.
The International is approaching, and that means the Compendium is on its way. This year’s Compendium will also be available later this week, and will be packed with items, and other rewards you won’t be able to find anywhere else. And if you’re eager to know who you can cheer for at The International, keep an eye on this space; we plan to announce which teams will be invited very soon.