The International 2015 Compendium Launched – Dota 2 Global Tournament Details

The biggest Dota 2 tournament in the world is almost here, and that means so is the Compendium! First launched in 2013, the Compendium is an interactive virtual book that can be purchased by Dota 2 players around the world, a part of which’s proceeds will be used to increase the already huge prize pool offered by Valve Corporation for the upcoming tournament. This unique item lets players predict tournament progression, vote for their favorite players and teams, as well as vote for voice changes or additional rare items. Last year, Valve sold millions of Compendiums around the world, which brought the tournament prize pool to a staggering $10,930,698, half of which went to last year champions, the Chinese team Newbee. The prize pool has been steadily growing over the past few years, and it’s pretty sure to cross the $10 million mark this year as well. For every milestone passed in terms of money, or stretch goal met, Valve grants users a host of new and unique cosmetic items. Here’s what’s included in The International 2015 Compendium this year!

The International 2015 Compendium – What’s New?

Dota 2 Compendium for The International 2015 Launched - Compendium

Unlike the last few years, you’re not granted new items immediately as you buy and use the Compendium. The fancy new immortal treasures will be unlocked only after the prize pool has reached $3 million, which of course, won’t take too long. As always, you can also purchase points to unlock bonuses, which include new animations, treasures and emoticons. Additionally, Valve has added a new currency called Compendium Coins, which are earned by completing challenges, and can be used to earn more items. The level rewards include:

  • New Enigma artifact (Custom Black Hole effect)
  • Almond the Frondillo pet (Usable on Axe, Bristleback, Centaur Warrunner, Earthshaker, Juggernaut, Legion Commander, Riki, Slark and Sven only)
  • New teleport effects
  • New loading screens (Portfolio of Heroes Envisioned)
  • New taunts (Manual of Fearsome Moves)
  • New fountain effects
  • Emoticon pack
  • Immortal treasures
  • New Dagon effects
  • New Bottle effects
  • Higher coin rate
  • New Blink effects
  • Solid gold effigy block

The stretch goal rewards this time might disappoint some though, because what used to be simply given with the purchase of a Compendium are now stretch goals, such as The International 2015 HUD and Immortal treasures. Stretch goal rewards this time go upto a crazy $15 million, which actually doesn’t seem that far-fetched, considering last year’s prize pool. Here’s what the stretch goal rewards are:

  • $1,600,000 – Compendium Coins, Coin Charm
  • $2,000,000 – Cursor Pack
  • $2,500,000 – All Star Vote
  • $3,000,000 – Immortal Treasure I
  • $3,500,000 – Arcana Vote
  • $4,000,000 – Compendium Effigies
  • $4,500,000 – Loading Screens (Portfolio of Heroes Envisioned)
  • $5,000,000 – Emoticons
  • $5,500,000 – The International 2015 HUD Skin
  • $6,000,000 – Taunt Treasure (Manual of Fearsome Moves)
  • $6,500,000 – The Watcher Below Ward
  • $7,000,000 – Immortal Treasure II
  • $8,000,000 – Dota 2 Short Film Contest
  • $9,000,000 – Wyvern Hatchling Courier
  • $10,000,000 – Immortal Treasure III
  • $11,000,000 – Desert Terrain
  • $12,000,000 – Music Pack
  • $13,000,000 – Announcer Pack
  • $14,000,000 – New Weather Effects
  • $15,000,000 – Special Axe Immortal and Longform Comic

The actual tournament will be held in Seattle from August 3rd to August 8th, and we’re pretty sure that like last time, it will be the biggest tournament in eSports history! Honestly though, we’re a little disappointed that there’s no shiny new items immediately granted upon Compendium purchase, but considering how fast stretch goals are being smashed, we’re going to get them anyway. Here’s to a great tournament!


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