Community Announcements - SZ

The International prize pool is already halfway to the 15 million dollar mark in just 10 days, with 90 days to go. We're still working on building the second set of Immortal items, but they're not quite ready yet. We know the most important aspect of these Immortals is their quality level, so we are also planning on spending some extra time polishing them rather than releasing them quickly.

You'll still see an update to the Compendium this week though. Included in that update you'll find new challenges, the Item Recycling system, and new ways to earn Compendium Points.
Community Announcements - SZ

As we have just passed the 6.5 million dollar stretch goal, with today's update Compendium owners will find an eerie new ward and a treasure containing many new taunts in their backpack.

New for this year, these taunts are able to be used while your hero is moving. The Manual of Fearsome Moves contains taunts available for the following heroes: Magnus, Batrider, Rubick, Clockwerk, Zeus, Luna, Shadow Fiend, Troll Warlord, Tidehunter, Skywrath Mage, Gyrocopter, and Sniper.

Also, with invitations now complete, we've just finished giving out the prediction rewards, so open your Compendium to see how many you got right.
Community Announcements - SZ

The time has come to announce the teams that will be competing at The International and its Regional Qualifiers. We'll be revealing this year's teams progressively over the next couple hours. If you want to follow along as it happens, go to our announcement website.

We're also excited to introduce a new component to The International, the Open Qualifiers. Now, you too can battle to earn a place in Seattle this summer for a chance to compete against the best teams in the world. FaceIt (Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia) and Perfect World (China) are organizing four Open tournaments (one per region) each crowning a champion that will receive an invite to their associated Regional Qualifier. Register your team by following the links at the bottom of the announcement page. Good luck. Have fun.
Community Announcements - SZ

To celebrate today's release of the World Chasm Artifact we've put together a comic about Enigma and his new bracers.

The prize pool for The International keeps growing and as it does more rewards are unlocked. As part of this update all Compendium owners will receive their own Effigy Block of The International. Increase your Compendium Level to receive a Reforger Pack, allowing you to rebuild an effigy, and gives you the chance to earn a rare Golden Effigy Block of The International.

Today we're also releasing a handful of other stretch goal rewards including a HUD skin, Loading Screens, Emoticons and the Arcana Vote.
Community Announcements - SZ
That was fast.

We have just updated the game with the first Immortal treasure and cursor pack. All Compendium owners should receive them over the next hour or so. Check the level reward schedule to see how to get multiple Treasures.

This treasure includes 7 unique Immortals for Luna, Magnus, Sand King, Spirit Breaker, Pugna, Huskar and a bonus rare Night Stalker item. There is also an extremely rare golden version of the Luna Immortal. Head over to the the Immortal preview page to see short videos of them all.
Community Announcements - Dota 2

Be a part of the biggest Dota tournament of the year. Every Compendium-related purchase contributes to The International, with a portion of the sale price going straight into the prize pool.

Stretch Goal Rewards

As the prize pool grows, everyone who owns The International 2015 Compendium will gain access to new features and be rewarded with new items, including Immortals, desert terrain, and more. Stretch goal reward items will be released soon after they are unlocked. And it doesn't matter when you buy your Compendium; you'll earn the unlock rewards regardless of when you make your purchase, so there's never a bad time to join the celebration.

Compendium Challenges & Coins

New for this year are Compendium Challenges, where you complete objectives in Dota matches. Complete a Challenge then win the match to earn Compendium Coins for both you and your teammates. You can redeem coins in your Compendium for item or set drops. There are several ways besides Challenges to earn coins including random coin drops or by using Coin Charms. You can accelerate your coin earning rate with Coin Boosters that you can get by increasing your Compendium Level.

Compendium Levels

Increase your Compendium Level by completing activities or by purchasing Compendium Points to earn more items. As your level rises you can earn more treasures, claim your very own pet item, unlock alternate styles, obtain the coveted World Chasm Artifact item for Enigma, and more. Every 100 Points you earn increases your level. And in case you're worried about where you're going to store all these new items, activating a Compendium will add pages to your Armory.

Head over to the Compendium website to get a glimpse of everything you can earn, and track the prize pool. The International is coming. Come and join the fun!
Community Announcements - Dota 2
  • Entries must be no longer than 1 minute.

  • Entries must pertain to Dota 2.

  • Entries can use any form or combination of animation or live-action technique in their creation. Using Source Filmmaker is not a requirement.

  • Each entry must be at least 720p.

  • The deadline for submission will be 04:00:00 PDT on the morning of July 13th, 2015. The submission process must be completed, including uploading the video and filling out submission dialogs, before the submission period ends.

  • Nominees will be selected by the Steam community through voting on the Steam Workshop. Winners will be selected by Valve in its sole discretion from among the community-chosen nominees, and will be announced at The International.

  • The video must be a new creation made specifically for the Dota 2 Filmmaker Contest.

  • You are free to use any Valve IP.

  • If you use any non-Valve IP, you must be the copyright owner or have explicit permission from the owner. You will be required to warrant to Valve that you have all necessary rights and permissions in order for the entry to be considered. Any submissions found to be infringing non-Valve IP will be disqualified. Note that for workshop items, you still need to provide a link to the items used, but you do not need explicit permission from the creator, since submission to the workshop automatically grants permission to use the item.

  • Multiple submissions per person are allowed.

  • Submissions must be free of advertisements.

The winners will be announced and showcased at The International. Valve will award $20,000 in prizes to the entry or entries we consider the best.

How do I upload a submission?
  • Navigate to the Short Film Contest Agreement page here:

  • Login and accept the agreement.

  • Once you have accepted the agreement, navigate to your Steam Profile 'Videos' page, which can be found in Steam by mousing over your Account name, selecting Content, then Videos, or by using the following link:

  • If you have not yet linked your YouTube account to your Steam Profile, you will need to so by clicking the 'Link YouTube Account' button in the upper right.

  • Once your YouTube account is linked to your Steam Account, click the 'Add Videos from YouTube' button on your Videos page.

  • Select the Video you want to upload from the list of your YouTube videos, then when asked, select 'Associate the video(s) with a game', and choose 'Dota 2 - Short Film Contest'. Then click the 'Add Video' button.

  • You have now successfully submitted your video to the Dota 2 Short Film Contest.

Other people helped me with my submission. How do I add them as co-authors?

Once you've uploaded a submission, it should appear in the videos section of your Steam Community page. From here, simply click on the video; once it pops up, click on 'View Comments and Details' to view Owner Controls and add contributors.

Clicking 'Add/remove Contributors' will pop up a dialog showing you your friends list. Click on friends to select them as co-authors of your submission.

Your friends should then receive an email letting them accept or decline whether they are a contributor to the submission. Remember to get your co-authors to accept before the deadline!

How do I view or vote on videos?
You can view and/or vote on videos by going to the Dota 2- Short Film Contest Community page:
Community Announcements - SZ
The International is drawing closer, and next week we will be releasing The International Compendium, along with a major balance update. Soon after that we will be announcing the teams that will be invited to The International.

Today, however, we would like to talk about our plans for improving the competitive landscape as a whole. As fans of the game, we love watching teams compete in high stakes tournaments, but we also recognize that there is room for improvement on a more structural level. While the lack of roster stability and major focal points during the year had its advantages, it has eventually come at the cost of fan engagement and competitive stability for the players.

The Dota Major Championships, starting this Fall, will be an annual series of four marquee tournaments, one being The International. The three additional tournaments will be Valve-sponsored events hosted by third-party organizers at different locations around the world. Teams that participate in these events will be required to adhere to limited roster trade periods during the year.

As the Fall event approaches, more tournament details will be announced.
Community Announcements - DerrickG™
If you are a contributor who has shipped an item in any Valve title, we would like to invite you to join us at The International. Badges to attend The International will be available free of charge, though you will be responsible for your own transportation and boarding costs.

We would also like to offer you the opportunity to customize your Contributor badge to feature your art. If you are interested in attending The International or customizing your Contributor badge, please contact us here:

Like last year, we will have areas for contributors to interact with the community, and your Contributor badge will also give you access to special contributor areas. We will have more information about the Contributor experience soon.
Community Announcements - SZ
Tickets to The International will be available to purchase at this link and will be on sale soon. The first wave starts at 10:00am PDT March 27th and followed by the last wave at 10:00pm PDT March 27th.

Q. How many tickets can I buy?
Ticket purchases are limited to 5 per household.

Q. When will tickets go on sale?
Tickets will be sold in two equal waves. The first wave will be sold at 10:00am PDT, and the last wave will be sold at 10:00pm PDT. Use this time zone converter if you are unsure when tickets will be sold in your time zone.

Q. Can I purchase from both waves of tickets?
Yes, however you are still limited to a total of 5 tickets per household across both waves.

Q. Can I sit anywhere, or will there be preassigned seats?
There are no assigned seats. You will be able to sit anywhere.

Q. How can I purchase a VIP Ticket?
All tickets sold will be General Admission. We will not be directly selling VIP tickets.

Q. Can I trade my ticket if I cannot attend?
Yes, but please note that if you are picking up your badge from Will Call, you will have to contact Ticketmaster support and request a badge holder name change.

Q. Can I get a refund on my ticket?
Yes. If you contact Ticketmaster support within 48 hours of your purchase, they will help you secure a refund.

Q. I purchased a ticket and I live within the US. Can I change my shipping address?
No. Ticketmaster will only ship to the address you supplied at checkout. If you need to adjust the ticket to a Will Call ticket, please contact Ticketmaster support.

Q. I purchased a ticket and I live outside of the US. How will I receive my ticket?
Your ticket will be at the Will Call booth at the event. You will need to provide a picture ID to pick up your ticket. If you will not be the person picking up the ticket, please contact Ticketmaster support to add an additional pick up name to your order.

You can find the purchase page for the tickets here. We recommend going there and creating an account ahead of time so you will be ready when the tickets go on sale.

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