With today’s update, we’ve enabled Ranked Matchmaking in the Dota 2 Reborn beta. You can now complete Compendium Challenges as well, and doing so in the Reborn beta gives you 50% more coins. While we were at it, we also imported a number of items, including everything from the recently released Immortal Treasure III. Plus, we’ve made a number of other improvements and fixed long list of bugs, which you can check out on our beta updates page. Don’t forget to send us your feedback as you explore the beta.
Today we’re launching The International website where you can find info about the dates and this year’s format. We’ll be updating the site throughout the event, starting with the Group Stage team distribution on July 22nd after the players arrive in Seattle.
We’re also launching the beta of DotaTV’s Live Streaming, which you can find in the new Watch section on Dota2.com. Games are broadcast at up to 1080p at 60 frames per second and feature real-time stats, graphs and match data. The Watch section gives you quick access to the most-viewed Dota matches currently being streamed through Steam Broadcasting. The full broadcast for The International will also be available for viewing on this new platform.
If you’re attending The International, we’re happy to announce that this year you’ll be able to pre-order all the new Dota 2 merchandise that will be available at the Secret Shop, and then claim your order at KeyArena. You can view the catalog now at WeLoveFine, and preorder purchasing will begin on July 16th. Order pick-up will become available July 31st. If you won’t be attending, you’ll be able to purchase Secret Shop merchandise online shortly after The International.
There’s nothing like watching a thrilling game of Dota with a crowd of excited fans. We know that not everyone can make it to KeyArena to see The International live, so we have the next-best thing: local events in your area. Registration for this year’s Pubstomps for The International are open. Head over to our Pubstomps page to sign up to host your own Pubstomp event, or sign up to attend one of the many others that will be happening around the world, then get ready to cheer for your favorite teams with your fellow fans.
In the meantime, be sure to vote for your favorite submissions to the Dota 2 Short Film Contest. The voting period ends this Friday, July 17th.
Immortal Treasure III has arrived. Exclusive to Compendium owners, Immortal Treasure III contains new items for Bristleback, Gyrocopter, Witch Doctor, Invoker, Nature’s Prophet, Meepo, Templar Assassin, and Zeus. If you’re lucky, you could earn a golden version of Gyrocopter’s immortal item, or a golden style unlock for Almond the Frondillo. Increase your Compendium level to earn more treasures and complete the set.
We’ve also released an alternate style for Almond the Frondillo. If your Compendium has reached level 125 or higher, you’ll receive the Red Style unlock.
Head over to the Compendium page to see them all in action.
With The International just around the corner, we’d like to announce an exclusive reward, the 2015 Collector’s Aegis of Champions. The Collector’s Aegis is a 1/5th scale alloy replica, with antique brass plating, of the winner’s trophy at The International. Inscribed on the back with the year and a gold finished insignia signifying this year’s theme, the Collector’s Aegis is a symbol to reward those whose Compendium Level has reached 1000.
After the conclusion of the grand finals of The International, we will send the Collector’s Aegis to all players with a Compendium Level of 1000 or above. Additionally, when in a Dota match, the Aegis of Champions in the player’s fountain will have a special glow effect that lasts until the next International.
If you have a Level 1000 compendium by the end of the Grand Finals, you can fill in your shipping information on this website.
In other Compendium news, the Immortal Treasure III is almost ready for release. We will be releasing it and the additional Compendium Pet style by the end of the week.
The International 2015 has become the biggest event in Dota’s history, and one of the largest events in competitive gaming. This wouldn’t be possible without the continued support and passion from everyone in the Dota community.
Ready to battle with epic new music as Dota’s meanest porcupine provides the play-by-play? The International 2015 Music Pack, composed by Jeremy and Julian Soule, has been released for Compendium owners along with the Bristleback Announcer.
Thanks to you, The International prize pool has reached an incredible $15 million dollars. We will be delivering the remaining stretch goal rewards as soon as they are ready. In the meantime, be sure visit your Compendium and have your say in the Arcana vote, which is down to just four contenders: Juggernaut, Queen of Pain, Tiny, and Zeus.