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It's time to boost your Battle Pass and grow your treasure stash with the Battle Level Bundle, available this weekend only. From now until the morning of Monday, June 26, Battle Pass customers can purchase this discounted bundle containing 80 Battle Levels, 4x Immortal Treasure I, and 4x Immortal Treasure II for only $19.99.

Limited to one purchase per customer, this bundle offers 70% savings on the combined value of the levels and treasures, and as with other Battle Pass purchases, 25% of all sales will contribute directly to The International 2017 prize pool.

With the tournament itself fast approaching and the chance to earn this year's exclusive Battle Pass rewards—like the Reef's Edge Terrain at level 150, Kunkka Prestige item at level 225, and Io Arcana at level 245—destined to sail beyond the horizon, the Battle Level Bundle is just the boost you need to help reel in more of the exclusive treasure haul before the end of the Battle Pass season.
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The Dota summer season is in full swing, and it's time to unveil the six teams that have earned direct invitations to The International.

This year, all eighteen teams that make the journey to The International will compete in the Group Stage, where the tournament field will be divided into two Round Robin groups of nine teams. Upon completion of the Group Stage, the bottom team from each group will be eliminated, and the remaining sixteen will move on to the Double Elimination Main Event at KeyArena.

Make sure to tune in via Twitch or the Dota 2 client to catch the Open Qualifiers on June 22 – 25 and the Regional Qualifiers on June 26 – 29. With countless teams around the world hungering for an invite to Seattle, the battle for the Aegis of Champions is about to begin.
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Immortal Treasure II is now available, featuring all-new items for Pudge, Bloodseeker, Lina, Treant Protector, Elder Titan, and Chaos Knight. Each Immortal Treasure II you open also offers increasing odds to receive a rare Keeper of the Light mount or an ultra rare Necrophos scythe.

In addition to these items, this treasure has a very rare chance to drop another chest containing a Golden version of one of the Chaos Knight, Pudge, or Lina items. As with other treasures, the Golden chest will not contain duplicate items until each Golden variant has already been acquired, and the first potential Golden drop will always be for Chaos Knight, followed by Pudge and then Lina.

All Battle Pass owners can find an Immortal Treasure II ready to unbox in the Armory, and you can earn more of these treasures by increasing your Battle Level. Head over to the Battle Pass page for a preview of the new items and custom effects contained in today's treasure.
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We have added a WebAPI for public access to official playtime distribution on Operation Hydra maps in Competitive and Casual game modes. This allows map creators and the CS:GO community to track the relative popularity of Operation Hydra maps.

In order to access the WebAPI you would need to obtain a Steam WebAPI key, if you don't have one yet, as described in this document.

Here's an example WebAPI call:
https://api.steampowered.com/ICSGOServers_730/GetGameMapsPlaytime/v1/?format=json&key=YOURKEYHERE&mapgroup=operation&gamemode=competitive&interval=week

Supported parameters:
  • gamemode={competitive|casual}, used to filter playtime tracking to the requested game mode

  • interval={day|week|month}, used to aggregate playtime across the requested interval. Data aggregation interval used in this WebAPI always ends at midnight GMT that has already occurred. For example, when requesting playtime for the day on July 4th at 09:00:00 GMT, the aggregated data returned will be for the 24 hour period between July 3rd 00:00:01 GMT and July 3rd 23:59:59 GMT. Playtime for the week covers 7 days period ending at last midnight GMT, and playtime for the month covers 31 days period ending at last midnight GMT.

WebAPI response:
  • WebAPI response contains relative percentages of player-minutes played on the Operation Hydra maps in requested game mode for the requested aggregation interval.

We encourage callers to cache the response for 24 hours, as aggregated data doesn't change until next daily aggregation cycle happens after midnight GMT.
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We have added support for normal maps on Custom Paint Job, Patina, and Gunsmith finish styles. The CZ75-Auto | Victoria has been updated with this feature.

You can read more about it and see an example here.

We look forward to seeing your creations. Happy skinning!
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A day of reckoning has arrived. A long-dormant evil stirs in Dark Reef prison, and four chosen defenders must band together to undertake a secret mission to stop the fiendish Siltbreaker and his enthralled host of followers. To face this dire threat, all Battle Pass owners are invited to journey across vast landscapes filled with hordes of monsters and other lethal terrors in the first-ever cooperative Dota 2 Multiplayer Campaign.

Each playthrough of this campaign offers the chance to earn in-game Artifacts that can be used each time you play the campaign during the Battle Pass season. Comprised of all-new items to the Dota universe, Artifacts are mythic objects of power that can be equipped in your inventory as you progress through the challenges of the campaign.

As Act I opens, Siltbreaker awakens in the depths of Dark Reef, and the mysterious Conclave of the Brine calls upon you to halt this dark power's ascent, starting with Siltbreaker's twisted creation—Rhyzik the Corruptor.

As you battle through multiple play zones in search of Rhyzik, you'll earn completion stars based on your performance level. The first time you complete a zone with one or two stars will net you Battle Points rewards, and delivering a three-star zone performance will grant a treasure from Siltbreaker himself.

Each Siltbreaker Treasure includes a chance to receive an indescribably-rare Immortal Desert Sands Baby Roshan courier, and Battle Pass owners with Battle Level 165 or higher will receive double the treasures for each three-star zone they complete with the reward bonus active. You'll also have the opportunity to unlock achievements that grant even more Battle Points.

Can you defeat Rhyzik to earn your just rewards and set up an Act II showdown with Siltbreaker? Party up with three friends or queue-met allies to find out. Stick together and stay alert. You might just stand a fighting chance.
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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.
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Operation Hydra features the all-new Operation Hydra Events--a 2v2 competitive mode, a 5v5 mode that requires broad weapon proficiency, and twists on classic game rules including a chance to play using a special heavy armor, low-gravity sniping, team deathmatch, knife and zeus-only, and others. There's more - Operation Hydra features a set of new and returning community maps available for casual and competitive modes, along with a full Guardian Mission campaign, an Operation Coin upgradable to the new Diamond level, an Operation Journal with friends leaderboards, the opportunity to gain extra XP, Operation weapon drops, and the all new Operation Hydra Case!
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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.
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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.
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