Missed the previous episode, or just want a refresher? You can catch up on Episode 1 at any time in your Steam Library. For those of you unable to watch the live stream, Episode 2 will also be available in your Steam Library once the broadcast is over.
With three weekend tournaments remaining in the Fall 2016 Battle Cup regular season, aspiring post-season contenders still have time to make a final push and raise their Battle Cup Scores high enough to qualify for the inaugural Champions Cup.
Any player with a Battle Cup Score of 110 or higher by the end of play on Sunday, December 11 will earn a golden ticket inviting them to compete against other top performers in the season-ending Champions Cup on Saturday, December 17.
For those who have already battled past the qualifying score, look for golden tickets to start appearing in your Armories next week. A special chat room will be available for ticket holders to help you put together a squad that has what it takes to have the last Ancient standing.
Champions Cup winners will retain their prestige status until the start of the next Battle Cup season, and winners in Tier 8 will even be eligible to compete in one of four Spring Major Battle Cup Qualifiers, with a shot at claiming a spot in their Regional Qualifier for the Spring 2017 Major. More details on the Tier 8 Qualifiers will come in the spring.
As a reminder, due to The Boston Major Main Event schedule, the final regular season Battle Cup will played on Sunday, December 11. You can find the complete Fall 2016 schedule in the Battle Cup FAQ. Please note that the registration window for the Battle Cup on November 26 will remain open for 60 minutes.
The Fantasy Challenge returns for The Boston Major. Head into the Compendium section of your Battle Pass to unwrap your 12 Player Card Packs and start assembling your daily Fantasy Rosters. Slot your favorite pros into Core, Offlane, or Support roles, and earn fantasy points based on their performances in the Group Stage and Main Event.
Complete an entire set of Player Cards for any pro team, and you can select to use that team’s in-game TP effects and team logo emoticon. Collecting a full set of either Silver or Gold cards for a team will unlock upgrades to the TP effects and emoticon. Show off the favorites in your collection by adding Player Cards to your Dota 2 profile.
Fantasy play kicks off on December 3 with the start of the Group Stage in Boston, and daily rosters will lock at 10:00 a.m. EST on each day of the tournament. Score in the top 50% of all players to earn 2 Battle Levels, reach the top 25% to get 4 Battle Levels, or captain yourself to the top 10% to collect 8 Battle Levels. With the best pro players in the world at your disposal, you might even crack the Global Top 100 Leaderboard, or at least place first amongst friends.
Today’s update also includes the addition of The International 2016 Battle Pass Summary to your player profile. Now you can survey the records of your Battle Level, Quest progress, Wagering and Battle Cup performance, Player Card collection, and more.
The Boston Major is just one month away. Congratulations to the eight teams that battled through the Qualifiers to earn their places alongside the direct invites. While the attending teams and players make their final adjustments and preparations before traveling to Boston, we’d like to turn briefly to the remaining events in this year’s Dota 2 Major Championships schedule.
THE SPRING MAJOR AND THE INTERNATIONAL 2017
The Spring Major Main Event will take place April 20 – 23, 2017, preceded by Open Qualifiers on March 6 – 9, and Regional Qualifiers on March 10 – 13. Wrapping up the competitive season, The International 2017 Main Event will once again be held in the first half of August, with Open Qualifiers running June 22 – 25, and Regional Qualifiers following on June 26 – 29.
For the Spring Major Qualifiers, we will be breaking the Americas Qualifiers into two distinct regions—North America and South America—and similarly changing the Europe Qualifiers into separate Europe Qualifiers and CIS Qualifiers.
THE BOSTON MAJOR
Now that the field of competing teams for the Fall Major is complete, we look forward to welcoming the players and fans to Boston’s Wang Theatre. With an influx of up-and-coming rosters set to square off against the established teams in a single-elimination playoff bracket, all with their sights set on claiming the Eaglesong trophy, there’s no telling how the action will unfold. Tune in for Group Stage play on December 3 – 4 followed by the Main Event on December 7 – 10 to find out.
Today’s update includes the release of Fall 2016 Treasure II, available for Battle Pass owners to earn as Battle Level rewards or purchase in the Dota 2 store. Treasure II contains item sets for Lion, Silencer, Storm Spirit, Dark Seer, and Treant Protector, as well as escalating odds to unlock a Very Rare Spirit Breaker item set or Extremely Rare Juggernaut item set that includes a new critical attack animation for the whirling swordsman.
To help celebrate the fall season this year, we’ve also added a bonus Quest Path to the Fall 2016 Battle Pass. Complete the six hero-specific Quests on The Twin Forks to earn Battle Points and unlock a seventh Quest that will grant a Halloween-themed courier upon completion. The Twin Forks Quest Path is available until Monday, November 14, so make sure to complete the bonus Quests before then.
In other news, for those of you following EG’s and Fnatic’s paths to The Boston Major, True Sight: Episode 2 will be available on November 30.
Tickets for The Boston Major, taking place at Boston’s Wang Theatre Dec. 7-10, will go on sale October 14th at 10:00 AM EDT. All tickets for the event are available as individual daily tickets–$20 each for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and $40 for the Grand Final on Saturday. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster.com, the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office located at 270 Tremont Street, Boston, or by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787). If you plan to purchase via Ticketmaster, we recommend that you prepare your Ticketmaster account and log in before tickets go on sale to help ensure a smooth purchasing experience. If you are unsure when tickets will go on sale in your time zone, please use this handy time zone converter.
For Battle Pass owners, don’t forget to watch the new True Sight series airing today at 6PM PDT, with repeat broadcasts starting every two hours on the hour for a full 24-hour cycle. The stream will be available in English, English subtitles, Russian subtitles, and Chinese subtitles. Once the broadcast schedule has concluded, all Battle Pass owners will be able to find the full version in your Steam Library.