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Kunkka Prestige Item and Quest Path

Today marks the release of the exclusive ‘Prize of the Saltworn Mariner’ Kunkka Prestige item and Quest Path, available to all Battle Pass owners with a Battle Level of 225 or higher. Players who complete the Quest Path will also receive an alternate style unlock for the Prestige item.

Featuring new animations and sounds for Kunkka’s ultimate ability, this item can only be obtained by increasing your Battle Pass to level 225 before the conclusion of The International, and—like the Io Arcana available at level 245—will not be available to market or trade in the future. Battle Pass owners who have already sailed past level 225 need but claim their prize from the rewards line to reel the item into Admiral Kunkka’s collection.


Dota 2 Short Film Contest

Submissions for the 2017 Dota 2 Short Film Contest are now open, and this year we’ve extended the allowed length of each short film from 60 seconds to 90 seconds. Filmmakers have until the morning of July 25, 2017 to submit their short film creations to the Dota 2 Steam Workshop to be eligible for consideration.

As always, we invite all fans to visit the Workshop to participate in the voting and discussion process to help us select the best entries to be showcased as part of The International 2017 broadcast. Upon review of the Workshop ratings and discussions, Valve will nominate the top entries to be featured in The International 2017 Battle Pass for a final voting process by the community to determine the winners.

Each finalist that places in the top ten will be guaranteed to win $500, and the top three selections will be awarded prizes of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000 in recognition of their efforts.

More information and guidelines on the submission process can be found on the Dota 2 Short Film Contest site. Be sure to check in on the Workshop page regularly to help review the submissions you would like to see showcased at The International 2017.


The International 2017 Collector’s Cache

Available exclusively to Battle Pass owners for $1.99, The International 2017 Collector’s Cache has arrived, brimming with 20 aquatic-themed item sets—and three rare sets—designed to hook a full spread of heroes into the spirit of this year’s event.

Unboxing ten of these treasures automatically grants a token redeemable for any of the non-rare sets contained within, and opening 20 will instantly net you 20 Battle Levels. As usual, the chances for a rare drop increase with each treasure you open, and each purchase contributes directly to The International prize pool.

This treasure is only available for sale until The International concludes. As with last year’s International Collector’s Cache, the items in this treasure are exclusive and cannot be purchased elsewhere. Each set can, however, be gifted once or recycled for 2,000 Battle Points, and the Ultra Rare is marketable.


Client Performance Update

No matter which aspect of Dota captures your interest, all players benefit from improvements in the performance of the game client. With that in mind, today’s update delivers multiple changes focused on providing smooth and consistent gameplay regardless of the hardware setup you’re running.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve released many small incremental updates aimed at improving client performance. In today’s update, we’re releasing many more fixes that will also improve overall performance and FPS stability. Specifically, low-end machines will see a higher peak frame rate, while high-end machines will experience improved frame-rate consistency, resulting in fewer performance dips.


True Sight: The Kiev Major Grand Finals

An all-new episode of True Sight is now available, and all fans are invited to venture backstage with Team OG and Virtus.pro as they battle through the best-of-five Grand Finals at The Kiev Major.

With a level of all-access coverage that follows the contenders all the way from the ready rooms directly into the tournament booths, you’ll gain new insights into the battle of wits that occurs as two of the top teams in the world face the gamesmanship of the draft, endure the ebb and flow of the fight for the Ancients, and regroup with coaches and teammates in the aftermath of both victory and defeat.

While you may already know who reigns supreme, as you witness the journey undertaken to seize the Mystic Staff, you’ll see that not all has yet been revealed.


Exclusive Io Arcana

Some fans may have noticed that Io was not included in this year’s Arcana vote—indeed, we removed the wispy Fundamental from the selection process for pressing ceremonial concerns. But Io’s influence reaches into the very fabric of the Dota universe itself, and many astute fans found they could still hear the comforting sounds of Io’s benevolence seeping through the stream of rewards by clicking on the blank space at Battle Level 245. With today’s update, however, Io has at last relocated directly into the line of level rewards to unveil an all-new Arcana.

After seeing Io float away with a second-place finish in last year’s hotly-contested final round, we decided this year that the wisp deserved to skip the vote and select its own favored form. And what a heart-warming form it is! Now available to all Battle Pass owners who surpass level 245, the Benevolent Companion Arcana imbues Io with the form and function of the best friend anyone could ask for.

Featuring new animations, custom ability effects, custom sounds, and a special death effect, this exclusive Arcana can be obtained by reaching level 245 in The International 2017 Battle Pass, and—much like the Kunkka Prestige item at level 225—will not be available to market or trade. Don’t miss out—make sure to level up your Battle Pass before the end of The International to claim yours. Then take heart, all ye who unlock this reward, for Io knows that no matter where the tide of battle leads you, the bonds of friendship will always carry the day.