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Community Announcements - SZ

The International draws near! All around the world players and spectators are preparing themselves for the battles to come. It all begins next Tuesday the 8th with the start of the Playoffs. To help you get the most out of the biggest event in Dota history, visit The International Tournament Website, where you can review the entire tournament schedule, find spoiler-free streams of each day's games, learn about the new Multicast and Newcomer's Broadcast streams, locate a local Pubstomp, read up on the latest TI4 news, discover what this year's champions stand to win, and more.

Need more ways to keep track of The International? Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter (#TI4), Flickr, and Instagram.

Once the dust has settled and the new champions have emerged, everyone who owns a Compendium will discover a new gem in their inventory to show off their dedication to The International by displaying their Compendium level, as well as a new emoticon to match. The types of gem and emoticon received will change based on the owner's Compendium level when the tournament ends:

  • Copper (Level 1)
  • Bronze (Level 10)
  • Silver (Level 25)
  • Gold (Level 50)
  • Platinum (Level 100)
  • Diamond (Level 500)

Finally, we're launching a new batch of treasures on the store, all of which feature sets and items from pro players and teams. Open a Treasure of the Elemental Trophy, Tangled Keepsake, and Cannon's Fuse to claim items from a variety of pro teams and players, or purchase a Treasure of the Eternal Alliance to earn one of several new items from last year's grand champions, Alliance.
Community Announcements - SZ

A pile of Compendium rewards have just been released! Check out the new Pudgling courier, chat emoticons, weather effects and more. Purchasing a Compendium unlocks all present and future Compendium rewards, such as couriers, immortal items, battle booster, stat tracking, and an unusual taunt for the upcoming Techies hero.

With this update, we're also introducing Live Rewind, allowing you to pause, rewind, and jump around the timeline when spectating any live game. Saw an awesome team fight? Rewind and watch it again and again. Need to grab a drink while your favorite team is playing? Pause the match and resume when you get back.

Meanwhile, if you're coming to The International, you might want to head over to our Ticketing FAQ to prepare yourself for the event.

Can't make it to The International? Try joining (or hosting!) a Pubstomp, where people around the world gather locally to watch The International. Check out our Pubstomp page to learn more.
Community Announcements - SZ

The teams have been invited, and the Qualifiers have ended. All that remains is to prepare for the battles to come. Now, we can reveal what form those battles will take. Head over to The Path to The Dota 2 Championship page and learn about each stage of the tournament, from the phases within the Playoffs all the way to the Grand Finals at the Main Event in KeyArena.
Community Announcements - DerrickG™

Valve is looking for Dota 2 Workshop contributors who are attending the Dota 2 International Championship!

If you are a Dota 2 Workshop contributor attending the International at Key Arena on July 18-21st, and you have shipped items in Dota 2, we would like to offer you a custom Workshop contributor badge to wear at the event. The Workshop contributor badge will have a piece of custom artwork, your name, and your alias. Please contact us at ti-contributors@valvesoftware.com so we may gather more details from you, and provide you with a template for the badge artwork. This Workshop contributor badge offer is in addition to the current ticket you have purchased, and does not replace it. The deadline to get artwork to us is Monday June 9th, 2014.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the International!
Community Announcements - SZ

It's been only twelve days since the Compendium launched, and already the prize pool for The International has risen to astonishing heights, rocketing beyond the $6,000,000 stretch goal. Now we're introducing several new stretch goals to aim for. Head over to the Compendium website to learn more.

Haven't bought a Compendium? Now's the time make your mark on the biggest Dota 2 event of the year. Activate your Compendium to get the Evolving Battle Point Booster, Couriers, Loading Screens, HUD, a vote for which hero will receive the next Arcana item, upcoming Immortal items, and much more.

In tournament news, congratulations to NAR and Arrow Gaming for conquering their region's qualifiers and earning their way to Seattle! The China and Europe qualifiers are happening this week, so be sure to tune in and catch some incredible games.
Community Announcements - SZ
The first season of Fantasy League is here! Get your rosters and teams ready before the start of the league this May 19th. But what is fantasy league? I hear you say. Well we have created a website just for you (yes you).

If you have a Compendium then you already have a ticket to access the league. Just head over to the community tab and you'll find the Fantasy League options.
Community Announcements - SZ
Whoa! You guys are breaking all kinds of Compendium records. In just 24 hours, nine Stretch Goals have been unlocked with a tenth looming on the horizon.

Today we shipped Loading Screen Treasure and are in the process of granting it to Compendium owners. As for other rewards, we're putting the finishing touches on the Special Edition HUD and the Immortal Rewards are also coming along nicely.

You'll also notice the Arcana Vote has been unlocked and is ready for input on your Compendium. This voting is unique in that you vote for your favorite hero in each of the 16 groups to ensure their survival. Those that remain will then be pitted against each other in a single-elimination voting deathmatch to determine which will receive the next Arcana.

We've also updated The Compendium website to reflect the current release state of each Stretch Goal.

And, for those still thinking about getting a Compendium, yes, you will receive all Rewards regardless of when you make your purchase.
Community Announcements - SZ

Contribute to The International's overall prize pool while making tournament predictions and earning rewards as the total reaches each stretch goal. This year, you’ll earn even more rewards as you level up your Compendium by watching games, collecting player cards, and more. It’s the next-best thing to being there. Head over to the Compendium website for details.
Community Announcements - SZ
In case you missed it last week...

Wisp or Dalek? You decide!

The first of the four Regional Qualifiers is just two weeks away and as always will be available to watch for free inside the Dota 2 client. Here are the dates for all the events:
  • Americas Qualifier: May 12-15 12:00PM EST

  • Southeast Asia Qualifier: May 16-19 12:00PM SGT

  • China Qualifier: May 20-23 12:00PM CCT

  • Europe Qualifier: May 24-27 12:00PM CEST

You will also be glad to know that the Spring Cleaning update is out.
Community Announcements - SZ

Ah, spring! The birds chirp, the flowers bloom, Ursa leaves his den, and Dota 2 gets a shiny new update. In this single-day event, we’ve taken the wraps off the 6.81 gameplay adjustments. Check out the changes coming to your favorite heroes in the changelog.

Plus, we called in a few exterminators and squashed a pretty mean colony of bugs throughout the game. The update page has the gooey details.

Once the update is released next week, you’ll also find two new Treasures available. Unlike previous Treasures, these are purchased directly from the Dota 2 Store, and do not require a seal to open. Simply purchase, then crack it open to obtain one of several new hero sets.

Meanwhile, in tournament news, we’re about two weeks away from The International’s Regional Qualifiers. Stay tuned for more information on the Teams and match times.

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