Today, the mask is unveiled. Juggernaut’s Arcana is now available. Featuring a custom Dragon Spirit ancestor and all-new animations and effects, the Bladeform Legacy marks a new chapter for the wandering warrior from the Isle of Masks.
In patch news, this release includes a new Captains Mode interface, a redesigned model for Jakiro, the 7.03 gameplay update, and various improvements to game performance. Head over to The Bladeform Legacy Update page for more information on all of the changes.
To celebrate today’s update, this weekend’s Battle Cup is free to all players. You don’t need an entry ticket or a Battle Pass—just party up and join the queue by your local start time to answer the call to glory.
Announcing the Cosplay Competition at The International, featuring a $15,000 prize pool up for grabs during the Main Event of the year’s premier Dota 2 tournament.
We invite all dedicated cosplayers to craft their best Dota-themed costumes and make the journey to Seattle in August for the Main Event of The International. Contestants do not need to be event ticket holders—all cosplayers who register to participate will be admitted to a Prejudging Phase near the event venue. The Performance Finals will then take place on the Main Event stage to determine who will walk away with the winner’s share of the cash prize.
Regardless of placement in the competition, all registered cosplayers who meet entry requirements will also receive this year’s Dota 2 Cosplay Crest upon appearing in cosplay during the Prejudging Phase of the competition.
As with last year, the 2017 Cosplay Competition will be administered by PGL. Please visit PGL’s sign-up page to register for more information.
Winter Treasure III is now available, featuring new item sets for Gyrocopter, Weaver, Nyx Assassin, Windranger, Razor, Naga Siren, and Chen, as well as the chance to unlock a Very Rare Rubick set or Extremely Rare Dragon Knight set.
Additionally, today’s release makes a change to the item slots used by Chen’s mounts. Instead of slots for both a mount and the mount’s armor, Chen will now have a single item slot for his mount, and any armor will be included in the mount’s model. To fit the hero’s new item slot requirements, older Chen mounts will be converted from two separate items into one item. This should allow for the release of higher quality Chen mounts in the future.
Today’s update also includes adjustments to the visual mechanics of TP Scrolls, the return of the hero inspection panel, and an experimental change to matchmaking that will run over the course of this weekend. For more details on all of the changes in this update, you can find the changelog here.
The next Dota 2 Major Championship is just over the horizon, and we are pleased to announce which teams will be invited to Kiev in April for a chance to claim the Mystic Staff trophy and stand triumphant in the vanguard of Dota’s elite.
Eight teams have earned direct invites to The Kiev Major, and starting at 7AM PST, these top squads will be revealed one at a time every five minutes inside the Battle Pass Compendium. Head over to the Compendium section for the countdown timer.
The final eight teams will be determined in the crucible of the Qualifiers. While China and SEA each retain two Qualifier slots as in the past, the European Qualifiers have been split into EU and CIS Qualifiers, and the Americas Qualifiers have similarly changed to NA and SA Qualifiers, with one tournament spot up for grabs in each eligible region.
Open Qualifiers for The Kiev Major will be held on March 6 – 9, and the Regional Qualifiers will follow on March 10 – 13. Once the dust has settled, the winning eight teams will have earned the right to face off against the direct invites at The Kiev Major on April 27 – April 30 at the National Palace of Arts Ukraine. We look forward to seeing them there.
Winter Treasure II is now available, featuring Underlord’s item set debut, as well as new sets for Silencer, Lifestealer, Lina, Death Prophet, Broodmother, Batrider, and Keeper of the Light. Each treasure also offers the chance to unlock a Very Rare Sniper set or Extremely Rare Disruptor set.
Today’s update also introduces a new feature that allows you to request item suggestions from your teammates. Click the Request Suggestion button in the top left of your shop window to try it out.
In Workshop and Armory news, we’re continuing our improvements to Keeper of the Light with a change to the item slots used by his faithful mounts. From now on, rather than dedicating item slots to both his mount and that mount’s armor, Ezalor will have a single slot for his mount, and any armor will be included in the mount’s model itself. This should allow for higher quality single-asset mounts, and help support the release of more Keeper of the Light sets in the future.
As a side effect of this upgrade, older Keeper of the Light mounts and their armor will be converted from two separate items into one in order to fit the hero’s new item slot requirements. Owners of these older sets can find the new combined versions in their Armory.
The Kiev Major is fast approaching, and to help reduce potential conflicts with other tournaments, the Main Event has been rescheduled to take place April 27 – April 30 at the National Palace of Arts Ukraine.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, February 22 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern European Time, and will be available via Karabas. All tickets for the event will be sold as individual daily passes: ₴130 each for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and ₴400 for the Grand Final on Sunday.
To help ensure a smooth purchasing experience via Karabas, we recommend that you prepare your Karabas account and log in before tickets go on sale. If you are unsure when tickets will go on sale in your time zone, please use this time zone converter to find Eastern European Time.
Open Qualifiers for The Kiev Major will be held on March 6 – 9, with the Regional Qualifiers to follow on March 10 – 13.