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  1. Alongside The International Main Event we’re shipping a big update to Steam Broadcasting, making it the best way to watch the tournament at home. First, we’ve integrated Steamworks support into broadcasting to allow us to tailor the viewing experience specifically to Dota 2: you’ll see markers for match starts, first bloods and team-fights populating the timeline as you watch live. We’ve also updated Steam Broadcasting with a new Live DVR feature, making rewind available as soon as you join the stream and allowing you to smoothly jump back and forth through the action. Combined with this custom Dota 2 Steamworks integration, you won’t miss a second of the action. Secondly, we’ve brought Steam Broadcasting to Steam Chat to create The International Watch Parties. In the past, if you wanted to watch TI with a select group of folks, there wasn’t really an ideal way to do that. Now there is. We recently updated Steam Chat to support what we like to do the most: gather a small group of people in our own private space to talk, chat and play games. We’ve now integrated Steam Broadcasting into chat so those parties can now watch TI together. You can create text and voice channels on the fly and there’s effectively no limit to how big (or how small) your group can be. It is the perfect way to watch TI with friends. And if things get a little too rowdy you can always create more custom chat channels for rival fans in your group. Head over to Steam.TV now to stream The International with your party or watch with everyone in global chat. This Dota 2 centered update to Steam Broadcasting currently includes some custom elements to support The International. After the tournament we plan to extend Watch Party support for all games that are broadcasting on Steam and expose a new broadcast Steamworks API to Steam partners. View the full article
  2. Dota 2 Blog Trove Carafe Immortals

    The Trove Carafe for The International 2018 is now available, featuring all-new items for Huskar, Ogre Magi, Pangolier, Venomancer, Rubick, Disruptor, Silencer, and Storm Spirit — as well as the debut of a reworked model for the indomitable Huskar to celebrate his new Immortal. Each treasure also offers the chance to receive a rare Windranger item, a very rare Golden version of the Storm Spirit item, or an extremely rare mount for Mirana. Choose to support your favorite broadcast talent at this year’s event by purchasing autographed versions of the Trove Carafe. Just select the desired caster from the dropdown menu in the store to inscribe their autograph onto the contents. Attendee Item Drops This year will once again feature the chance for special item drops for audience members inside of Rogers Arena. At First Blood in each individual game, a limited number of exclusive Attendee Treasures will drop, each containing visually-unique versions of items selected from this year’s Immortals, and inscribed with a first-blood tracking gem. To be eligible, you must have a badge linked to a Steam account and be in the arena when First Blood occurs. We look forward to seeing you at The International. The International Main Event After four days of intense action, The International 2018 Group Stage has now concluded, resulting in the elimination of Invictus Gaming and paiN Gaming. Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, PSG.LGD, OG, VGJ.Storm, Virtus.pro, Team Secret and OpTic Gaming all advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event. Fnatic, VGJ.Thunder, Mineski, Winstrike Team, Newbee, TNC Predator, Team Serenity and Vici Gaming must face the crucible of first-round best-of-one games in the Lower Bracket on Monday, August 20 at Rogers Arena. The broadcast begins at 10:00am PDT. Check out The International website for more info on all the ways to watch. View the full article
  3. The International Group Stage is just five days away, and as we await the crowning event of the Dota 2 competitive season, it’s time to check in on some of the final details for those watching the event. Tournament News As always, you can check out your in-game Compendium for a complete list of Casters and Talent for this year’s event. While you’re there, don’t forget to fill out your predictions for hero picks, team results, player performance, and tournament meta. Predictions lock before the start of Group Stage play. Today we’ve also launched the official tournament website for The International 2018, your hub for keeping up with the day-to-day of tournament proceedings. As the Group Stage and Main Event progress, you’ll be able to see updated standings and new social media content posted each day from Vancouver. Group Stage: August 15th – August 18th, 2018 – Like last year, two best-of-two groups of nine teams. Top four teams in each group advance to Upper Bracket, four – eight advance to Lower Bracket, bottom in each group is eliminated. Main Event: August 20th – August 25th, 2018 – As before, 16 teams battle through a best-of-three double elimination playoff. Lower bracket first round is best-of-one, Grand Finals are best-of-five. Media Eighteen teams from around the world have earned a place in Vancouver for the final test of the Dota competitive season. Look back on their journeys to the tournament with The International Lowdown videos. Multiple videos are already available with more coming each day as we approach Group Stage. Once the tournament begins, check in on what’s happening both on stage and behind the scenes on our media page, which features all content from our Youtube Channel, Twitter feed, and Instagram. Newcomer Stream Help friends interested in learning more about Dota understand the tournament flow by sending them to the Newcomer Stream. They’ll be able to watch the main broadcast enhanced with contextual overlays that call out information helpful for understanding the intricate world of Dota during the biggest event of the season. Pubstomps There’s no better way to enjoy Dota than watching The International with friends. But not every fan can make the journey to Vancouver to witness the tournament in person. To help people around the world connect with each other for their own celebratory Dota events, we’ve once again partnered with Barcraft United to facilitate Pubstomp administration. Just visit the Barcraft landing page to find a Pubstomp in your area. View the full article
  4. One week remains until the first battle horns will sound to kick off Group Stage play at The International, and final preparations are well underway. As the eighteen teams complete their journeys into Vancouver, now is an opportune time to take a look back upon the vastly different roads each has traveled through the Dota Pro Circuit season to arrive at the tournament. Today, with the help of one SirActionSlacks, we’ll recap all the DPC moments that determined the final standings for the eight direct invites in the new Dota Pro Circuit Rewind. Starting tomorrow, SirActionSlacks will return each day leading up to the Group Stage to help you catch up on everything you need to know about all eighteen teams and their rosters in his week-long series, The International Lowdown. Tune in daily August 9 – 14 at 10:00 AM PDT on our Youtube or Twitch channels for a new episode. The International Lowdown will feature three teams each day, and viewers on Twitch will also see select classic matches from the archives of The International. View the full article
  5. Dota 2 Blog Immortal Treasure III

    Immortal Treasure III has arrived, featuring all-new items for Shadow Shaman, Dark Willow, Queen of Pain, Batrider, Zeus, and Naga Siren. In addition to these items, each of these treasures you open also offers increasing odds to receive a very rare Golden version of the Queen of Pain item, or an ultra rare bundle for Witch Doctor. You might even unearth a rare haul of Battle Points, or the cosmically rare Emblem of the Crystal Echelon. All Battle Pass owners can find an Immortal Treasure III ready to unbox in the Armory, and you can earn more treasures by increasing your Battle Level. Check out a preview of the new items and custom effects from today’s treasure over on the Battle Pass page. This patch also includes an update to The International Compendium revealing this year’s roster of broadcast talents, and a list of today’s bug fixes can be found here. View the full article
  6. Dota 2 Blog Meepo Announcer Pack

    Today’s update digs up the new Meepo Announcer Pack, available to all Battle Pass owners who pile up enough Battle Points to reach Level 75 and above. Featuring the voices of Meepo, Meepo, and Meepo, this pack replaces the default announcer and mega-kill exclamations with a trio of blue-collar pals ready to offer multiple perspectives on every game. You can equip the announcers from the Global Items menu in the Heroes tab, and any players who already claimed the bundle from their rewards line can find the now-unlocked item waiting to be opened and equipped in the Armory. View the full article
  7. Unable to be contained by a single treasure, the International 2018 Collector’s Cache expands this year’s collection with the arrival of Cache Volume II. Available exclusively to Battle Pass owners for $1.99, and brimming with another eleven new item sets—and three rare sets—Volume II of the Collector’s Cache digs even deeper to find new looks for a wide range of heroes. Unboxing eleven of these treasures automatically grants you 21 Battle Levels. As always, the chances for a rare drop increase with each treasure you open, and each purchase contributes directly to The International prize pool. As with the previous Cache, this treasure is only available for sale until The International concludes, and the items inside 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. View the full article
  8. The 2018 Collector’s Rewards registration site is now open. All Battle Pass owners who reach Battle Level 1000 are invited to receive The International 2018 Collector’s Aegis, and those who reach Level 2000 are also eligible to receive this year’s Collector’s Baby Roshan in addition to the Aegis. To claim your rewards, please visit the registration site to provide your shipping and contact information. You will need to use your Steam account credentials and have a Battle Level of 1000 in order to access the site. Your Collector’s Rewards can only be delivered to the address you provide during registration. If you need to change your shipping information after the registration period ends, please contact CMD Collectibles’ Customer Support at [email protected] This year’s Aegis deliveries will be spread across two waves of shipments—the first will ship in August, with the second to follow in November. While the Baby Roshan deliveries were initially also scheduled to begin before The International Main Event, due to issues with the first production run, we’re currently working with the manufacturer on a new production, and the Roshan shipments will begin shipping once we are able to ensure that the quality of this reward meets expectations. Please note that all communication regarding your shipment will be sent to the email address you provide during registration, and failure to provide accurate shipping or contact information may cause fulfillment issues for your Collector’s Rewards. Registration is required to receive these rewards, so make sure to sign up before the conclusion of The International 2018 Battle Pass season to claim these immortal symbols of the legendary support you have extended in helping make this the premiere tournament in all of esports. View the full article
  9. With today’s update, the Promise of Eminent Revival is met, and all Battle Pass owners who have reached Level 615 can now find this new treasure bundle awaiting in the Armory. These items are exclusive to Level 615 Battle Pass owners and will not be tradable or purchasable on the marketplace Immediately granting all five items contained within upon opening, this bundle features select items from previous Immortal treasures that commemorate the history of The International. Each of these items features two styles: a default style that rethemes these Immortal hallmarks to match this year’s event, and a second style unlocked through playing that gives it an upgraded touch. View the full article
  10. Dota 2 Blog Dota Plus Summer Update

    Today’s patch brings a summer update to Dota Plus that is focused on making improvements to some existing features and implementing of a handful of new things for all Dota Plus subscribers. In addition to a variety of changes to Dota Plus Guides—including improvements to item, lane, and ability suggestions—we’ve added a new Summer Terrain, support for Turbo Mode, and implemented dozens of new Plus Hero Challenges. Some new Plus features include the ability to spectate the team perspective of a friend’s live game without a broadcast delay, allowing you the flexibility to jump in or out at any time during the game. We’ve also introduced a new Plus Prediction Charm that grants Shards for correctly predicting your victories, so don’t forget to cash in on your confidence. You can check out a full list of Plus improvements and today’s other changes here. View the full article
  11. The eighteen teams bound for Vancouver are set, and the International is almost upon us. In today’s update, Battle Pass owners can start digging into The International 2018 Compendium features in preparation for the Group Stage and Main Event. With the return of the Fantasy Challenge, it’s time to unwrap your Player Card Packs and begin considering which roster combinations might nab the most points. This year we’ve sped up the unwrapping process, and also added the ability to purchase a specific player’s card with dust, so you’ll never need to hunt for that elusive favorite again. You can also select a Favorite Team this year before you even unwrap any cards. You’ll get a team logo spray, profile card, team effigy banner, and show up in that team’s fan count when spectating in DotaTV. Once you collect a full set of cards for your team, you’ll unlock special teleport effects, with upgraded versions available to those who collect full sets of silver or gold. Today’s compendium update also includes Hero, Team, Player, and Tournament Predictions. Test your knowledge of the professional scene by correctly predicting the meta of the tournament before first blood is shed. The more results you correctly predict, the more Battle Points that await. All you need to do is choose. View the full article
  12. Dig into the biggest haul of levels and treasures of the season with the Battle Level Bundle, available for a limited time only. From now until the morning of Monday, July 2, Battle Pass customers can purchase this discounted bundle containing 100 Battle Levels, 7x Immortal Treasure I, and 7x Immortal Treasure II for only $24.99. Limited to one purchase per customer, this bundle offers 75% savings on the combined value of the levels and treasures, and will contribute 25% of each sale directly to The International 2018 prize pool. With a hoard of exclusive items available only during this Battle Pass season—like the Emerald Abyss Terrain at level 160, custom Lane Creeps at level 190, Lion Prestige item at level 255, Chat Wheel bundle at level 392, Collector’s Aegis at level 1000, Epic Caster Chat Wheel pack at level 1205, and much more—the Battle Level Bundle is just what you need to unearth the next stash of treasures and rewards before the season ends. View the full article
  13. Dota 2 Blog Immortal Treasure II

    Immortal Treasure II is now available, featuring all-new items for Dark Seer, Viper, Juggernaut, Jakiro, Omniknight, and Doom. In addition to these items, each of these treasures you open also offers increasing odds of receiving a rare Wraith King sword and skeletons, a very rare Golden version of the Dark Seer or Juggernaut items, or an ultra rare span of wings for Outworld Devourer. There’s even a cosmically rare chance you’ll unearth an Emblem of the Crystal Echelon. All Battle Pass owners can find an Immortal Treasure II ready to unbox in the Armory, and you can earn more treasures by increasing your Battle Level. Check out a preview of the new items and custom effects from today’s treasure over on the Battle Pass page. View the full article
  14. Dota 2 Blog The Underhollow Beckons

    Roshan the Immortal has smashed his way into a labyrinth beneath his lair, driven to frenzy by the scent of the world’s rarest cheese. In today’s update, all Battle Pass owners are invited to follow his path and descend into the Underhollow, where a proving ground of teamwork and battle tactics awaits—along with a supply of Battle Points for those bold enough to seize them. Party up with two friends or queue-met allies to navigate your way through this maze of monstrous hordes and vile traps. Work together to outwit and outlast the seven other teams each fighting to be the last group standing. Each week you’ll have new chances to earn Battle Points by winning a clash outright as the last team standing, killing any opponents during battle, or unearthing rare and valuable cheeses—such as the coveted Roshefort wheel. But remember: Roshan is on his own quest, and his frenzy is causing the Underhollow to collapse around him. You’ll need to step quickly and choose your path wisely to have any hopes of escaping alive. View the full article
  15. The final Major of the Dota Pro Circuit season is now in the books, and we’d like to congratulate the eight teams that have earned direct invitations to The International based on their DPC standings. To fill out the remainder of the tournament rolls, ten more teams will earn spots at The International by battling through the Qualifiers—set to be played across six different regions. Tune in via Twitch or the Dota 2 client for the Open Qualifiers on June 14 – 17 and the Regional Qualifiers on June 18 – 25. With only ten spots up for grabs and countless teams still hoping to compete for the Aegis of Champions, the Qualifiers promise some of the most intense Dota of the competitive season as established squads and upstarts alike vie for one last chance to earn a spot in Vancouver. View the full article
  16. Dota 2 Blog New Ranked Season

    The new Ranked Season of Dota will go live with tomorrow’s update. As we kick off the season, your new Ranked Medal will be calculated through a calibration period of ten games. This season’s calibration will allow for a substantial change in rank based on your performance during calibration, seeded by your previous rank. Your previous season’s medal will be displayed in your profile, alongside your new medal. We’ve made some changes to the Ranked Medal system itself. You’ll now be able to see the progress on your profile medal, visible only to you, to track your advancement towards the next star or rank. Additionally, the steps between ranks go from 1 star to 5 stars, instead of 0 to 5. There is also a new tier of Ranked Medal exclusively for players positioned on the Leaderboards — designated as Immortal — to help more clearly distinguish the top players in the world. The Immortal rank does not have stars, just the explicit leaderboard ranking. As always, Rank Medals represent your highest performance level for the current season, and a medal will never decrease in rank once you’ve earned it. Once you’ve calibrated your new ranking, there’s nowhere to go but up. View the full article
  17. As we approach the culmination of the inaugural Dota Pro Circuit season, we’d like to look ahead and share some information to help players, teams, and organizers prepare for the 2018 – 2019 season, set to begin on September 15. There are a few big changes on the way. Once we begin the new competitive season, we’ll be adjusting how Rosters and DPC points work, adding some regulation to an aspect of team ownership, and overhauling the qualifying process for Majors and Minors. Our goal is to introduce a bit more structure to the year, increase team roster flexibility, and improve the spacing and importance of each event. Rosters & DPC Points Next season players and teams will have increased flexibility to find the right blend of personality and playstyle needed to claim the Aegis of Champions. To that effect, the 2018 – 2019 season will no longer regulate player movement via hard roster locks, and changing rosters during the season will no longer disqualify a team from DPC consideration. In the new system, qualifying points for The International will be associated with registered teams instead of individual players. Teams will still designate their five-man rosters, but they will be allowed to change those rosters during the course of the season. Each player removed from a roster will reduce a team’s current point total by 20%. Adding a new player will not earn any additional points. If a team plays in a Pro Circuit event without their official five-man roster, the points earned for that event will be reduced by 40%. A team’s admin can remove any player from a registered roster, and any player can choose to depart. When playing in a Minor or Major qualifier, teams must always use at least 4 of their 5 registered players. Once the TI Invites and Qualifiers start, teams can no longer change their roster until the conclusion of the TI Main Event. Substitutes can be declared after TI Qualifiers to account for emergencies, subject to approval from Valve. Teams wishing to compete in the 2018 – 2019 season will have to register after the conclusion of The International in August. If a team wishes to be eligible for invitation to the first Major and Minor Qualifiers starting on September 17th, they must register their roster by September 15th, 2018 at 10:00 AM PDT. Team Ownership & Invites Looking ahead one year to The International 2019, in cases where one organization or person has ownership in multiple teams, only one of those teams will be eligible to compete in The International, regardless of DPC qualifying points. All teams can participate in the Pro Circuit Majors and Minors leading up to next year’s TI, but all ownership conflicts will need to be resolved prior to TI Regional Qualifiers. This includes cases in which players have financial ties to other teams. Minors & Majors Unlike this year, next season’s Minor and Major events will be held in pairs, with the qualifiers for each set to run in exclusively scheduled windows, the first coming in September. There will be no direct invites to either Minors or Majors. The Major qualifier will run first, and teams who do not qualify for the Major will be eligible to compete in the Minor qualifiers a few days later. The winner of the Minor Main Event will have a reserved slot in the respective Major happening shortly afterwards. All Minors must feature at least eight teams, with a minimum of one qualifier per region. Majors must have at least sixteen teams, with at least two qualifiers per region. All teams that play in a Minor or Major will earn DPC points. Teams participating in the Minors will be required to work on the Visa application in advance of the tournament, in order to be able to make the Major if they win. Pro Circuit Schedule & Event Proposals Below is the full schedule designated for the 2018 – 2019 season. We’re currently accepting applications for all of the dates listed below apart from the first Major in November, which has already been registered. Make sure to include detailed format structure in all proposals. Sep 17-Sep 21: Major Qualifier Sep 23-Sep 26: Minor Qualifiers Oct 29-Nov 4: Minor Main Event Nov 8-Nov 19: Major Main Event Nov 26-Nov 30: Major Qualifiers Dec 1-Dec 4: Minor Qualifiers Jan 7-Jan 13: Minor Main Event Jan 17-Jan 27: Major Main Event Feb 1-Feb 5: Major Qualifier Feb 7-Feb 10: Minor Qualifier Mar 4-Mar 10: Minor Main Event Mar 14-Mar 24: Major Main Event Mar 28-Apr 1: Major Qualifier Apr 3-Apr 6: Minor Qualifiers Apr 22-Apr 28: Minor Main Event May 2-May 12: Major Main Event May 15-May 19: Major Qualifier May 21-May 24: Minor Qualifiers June 10-June 16: Minor Main Event June 20-June 30: Major Main Event View the full article
  18. The International 2018 Collector’s Cache has arrived. Available exclusively to Battle Pass owners for $1.99, and brimming with 14 subterranean-themed item sets—and three rare sets—the Collector’s Cache is ready to unearth a rich seam of heroes suitably styled for this year’s event. Unboxing fourteen of these treasures automatically grants you 27 Battle Levels. As always, the chances for a rare drop increase with each treasure you open, and each purchase contributes directly to The International prize pool. As in years past, this treasure is only available for sale until The International concludes, and the items inside 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. View the full article
  19. We are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2018 Dota 2 Short Film Contest are now open. Filmmakers have until the morning of August 7, 2018 to submit their short film creations of 90 seconds or less 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 2018 broadcast. Upon review of the Workshop ratings and discussions, Valve will nominate the top entries to be featured in The International 2018 Battle Pass for a final voting process by the community to determine the winners. Like last year, 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 contributions to the Dota community. 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 2018. View the full article
  20. With today’s update, the all-new ‘Hell-Spar Anathema‘ Lion Prestige item is at last unearthed. Available to all Battle Pass owners who climb to Battle Level 255, this exclusive replacement for Lion’s demonic left arm also includes a second style that can be unlocked by securing 50 high-damage Finger of Death kills where the victim has at least 350 health. Featuring new animations and sounds for Lion’s ultimate ability, the ‘Hell-Spar Anathema’ can only be obtained by increasing your Battle Pass to level 255 before the conclusion of The International, and will not be available to market or trade in the future. Battle Pass owners who’ve already piled up 255 Battle Levels can now claim this prize from the rewards line and get started unleashing hell’s fury upon Lion’s enemies. In other Battle Pass news, fans are invited to join the composer of The International 2018 Music Pack in his recording studio for a special glimpse into the creative process behind the new in-game audio offerings recorded for this year’s tournament. View the full article
  21. It has come to our attention that the physical Baby Roshan reward for last year’s Battle Pass has had poor production quality yields. We apologize to our fans for that, it is well below the quality we expected. We are going to start from scratch on new production for the statue, and prioritize delivering it as soon as possible to every customer that reached level 2000 last year. View the full article
  22. The International Battle Pass has arrived. Prepare to dig into the heart of the Dota summer season and unearth a rich vein of new and classic features, new game modes, and heaps of exclusive rewards. As is tradition, 25% of all Battle Pass sales go directly to The International prize pool. To celebrate the crowning event of the Dota 2 championship circuit, The International Battle Pass is filled with new Immortal Treasures to open, new game modes and countless new features to explore, and an expansive array of Level Rewards to discover—including the new Emerald Abyss custom terrain. Check out The International 2018 Battle Pass website for more information, including details on this year’s Immortal Treasures, the new Underhollow game, the Cavern Crawl, Chat Wheel Sounds and Sprays, this year’s exclusive Emblem, and so much more. View the full article
  23. With today’s update, the butcher’s got a whole new set of tools as the Pudge Arcana makes its grand debut. Featuring all-new custom animations and effects—including multiple Dismember animations, a Hook Streak counter, hundreds of new VO responses, and more—the Feast of Abscession gives Pudge a host of new ways to sink his hooks into all that fresh meat wandering the battlefield. After the intense selection process that culminated in Pudge’s slim Arcana Vote victory at The International, it seems only fair that the triumphant hero recognize his vanquished foe. With that in mind, Pudge can unlock a second style for his Arcana by winning 12 games when opposed by Rubick on the other team. Armed with his new hooks, and even new Rubick-specific VO responses, it’s only a matter of time before the butcher collects his due. Check out The Feast of Abscession Update page for more information on all this new Arcana has to offer. View the full article
  24. For the first time ever, the battle for the Aegis of Champions will be waged on Canadian soil, as The International Dota 2 Championships invite the world’s top Dota teams to face off at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, August 20th through Saturday, August 25th. Tickets sales begin on Friday, March 23 at 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM PDT, with two ticket types available. The Midweek ticket—available for $125 CAD—will grant attendance to the first four days of the event, August 20th – 23rd. The Finals ticket—available for $250 CAD—will grant access to the last two days, August 24th and 25th. Check out the Ticketing FAQ here for more information. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster.ca. 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 time zone converter. Seattle: March 23rd at 10AM and 10PM Rio de Janeiro: March 23rd at 2PM and March 24th at 2AM London: March 23rd at 5PM and March 24th at 5AM Berlin: March 23rd at 7PM and March 24th at 7AM Moscow: March 23rd at 8PM and March 24th at 8AM Beijing: March 24th at 1AM and 1PM Singapore: March 24th at 1AM and 1PM Seoul: March 24th at 2AM and 2PM Sydney: March 24th at 4AM and 4PM View the full article
  25. Dota 2 Blog Introducing Dota Plus

    Today’s update unveils Dota Plus, a new monthly subscription service designed to help you get the most out of every match you play. Dota Plus is an evolution of the Battle Pass. In the past we released two types of Battle Passes, ones that revolved around the Majors, and one around The International. As a result of the recent introduction of the Pro Circuit, we’ve replaced the Majors Battle Passes with a new type of service that doesn’t depend on a specific start and end date, and one that we can continually add features and content to over time. This reimagining of the Majors Battle Pass will be an ongoing, uninterrupted service filled with features that provide both progression and opportunities for improvement. Hero Leveling offers you a way to make progress every match while earning Shards, a new currency that can be used to unlock rewards. Test your skills by completing hundreds of new Challenges of varying difficulties. Use the Plus Assistant to help you make build decisions by utilizing real-time item and ability suggestions. These suggestions are based on data gathered from millions of recent games at each skill bracket, ensuring your builds stay current in the ever-evolving meta. Better understand your playstyle by using new graphs and analysis tools both during the match and after it’s finished. This update also includes the return of the Battle Cup. All Dota Plus members will have free weekly access to play in the weekend tournaments, while non-members can still purchase tickets for $0.99 to participate. Everything Dota Plus has to offer is available now for $3.99 per month. Receive a discount if you sign up for a six- or twelve-month subscription. Want to gift Dota Plus to a friend? You can purchase gift memberships that will remain active for a fixed number of months. Check out the Dota Plus page for more information on all of the features included in your subscription. View the full article
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