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The Dota 2 Compendium has reached $16 million. What’s next?

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Everybody knew this year’s Dota 2 Compendium would do well, but I wonder if Valve knew it would do this well. When it was first announced, $15 million was the dream total. Even I thought that perhaps that was a bit hopeful on Valve’s part. Yet, it’s an amount that was reached just under two weeks ago – a whole month before TI5 is scheduled to kick off. Surely the momentum would’ve died following the fulfilment of all 20 compendium stretch goals? Apparently not – the prize pool is now well past $16 million, and it shows little signs of slowing down. My question is, what’s next? Are Valve planning any secret rewards?

The only reason I ask is because last year, the compendium had a surprise stretch goal – a techies unusual taunt. Techies was of course, unreleased, and had been long awaited by the community. Revealing the taunt was Valve’s way of announcing the bombing team officially.

For this year’s Compendium, we’ve already unlocked new cursors, loading screens, emoticons, a HUD skin, taunts, wards, a courier, a new terrain, a music pack, an announcer pack, new weather effects, and a bunch of Immortals. What else could Valve possibly add? The only extra reward I can imagine (if such a thing even exists) is one of the unreleased heroes from the original DotA getting officially announced.

I mean, the last hero we got was Winter Wyvern, and that was way back in February. A new hero is long overdue. Could we see something unveiled at The International this year? Techies did debut at last year’s tournament after all.

According to the Dota 2 Gamepedia, there are only two heroes missing from the Dota 2 line up – Abyssal Underlord and Arc Warden. I wonder if either will make a surprise appearance at this year’s tournament?

Then again, the $15 million goal has been reached, and Valve are under no obligation to add additional rewards. Perhaps I am being a tad greedy. I would love to have the full hero roster out completely though.

Maybe the outstanding pair will make their appearance when the Dota 2 Reborn update leaves beta – which is meant to happen sometime after The International anyway. Regardless. this year’s compendium has yielded a nice stack of extra goodies. If you were under a rock this past weekend, be sure to check your inventory. Valve finally released the last batch of Immortal treasures.

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Last Updated: July 13, 2015

23 Comments

  1. $17 million?

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  2. Umar

    July 13, 2015 at 11:04

    To think, it started with a mod lol

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 13, 2015 at 11:06

      And now they don’t have enough mods(moderators)?

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    • HairyEwok

      July 13, 2015 at 11:15

      Started from a mod and now we’re here, started from a mod now the whole world playing yeah!

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      • Umar

        July 13, 2015 at 11:18

        You did not just quote a Drake song on Lazygamer!? LOLOL For shame!

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        • HairyEwok

          July 13, 2015 at 11:19

          See it as you want, all i know is you read it to it’s tune XD

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          • Umar

            July 13, 2015 at 11:21

            I kinda did……………..DAMN YOU!

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            July 13, 2015 at 11:22

            I’m tempted to put you both in the naughty corner!

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          July 13, 2015 at 11:20

          If that is the case, you BOTH are guilty, him for quoting a song and you for recognizing!

          FOR SHAME!

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          • Umar

            July 13, 2015 at 11:21

            Whoops lololol Just pretend you didn’t see that.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            July 13, 2015 at 11:22

            NEVARRR FORGET!
            xD

  3. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    July 13, 2015 at 11:07

    I got the Zeus item! o/ Also I hope they look at more goal rewards… Would be awesome!

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  4. HairyEwok

    July 13, 2015 at 11:14

    Actually played against a level 1146 SA compendium player last night….. Money is definitely no matter for him. Since they brought out that souvenir Aegis the Prize pot just got another injection of cash.

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  5. z1n

    July 13, 2015 at 11:18

    Fuck Techies. Seriously! Fuck that hero!

    Ok that’s all I came here to say. Bye

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    • HairyEwok

      July 13, 2015 at 11:25

      Since the ESL quarters people have been using the techies way too much I agree. Bunch of meta players.

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  6. Deceased

    July 13, 2015 at 11:55

    Pit Lord ( Abyssal Underlord ) !!! Please !!! I cannot wait !!!

    That thing wrecks multiple lanes O.O

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    • Random Citizen

      July 14, 2015 at 08:27

      That 5 man surprise butt sex gank.

      Abyssal underlord would probably be introduced in that Axe longform comic.
      Remember warcraft 3 axe? Grom Hellscream has in interaction with the Pit lord aka Manoroth.

      How appropriate would that be?

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  7. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    July 13, 2015 at 12:09

    I can’t help but think that that is only 25% of total contributions. Valve has the other 75% in the bank account… or in an excessively large vault so Gabe can swim in it. 😛

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    • hairyknees

      July 13, 2015 at 13:01

      I know O_O that’s the scary part!

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  8. TerrenceACaraballo

    July 13, 2015 at 12:54

    vcvcv

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  9. Tiaan Pat

    July 13, 2015 at 14:01

    Anyone have double Zues immortal drop and wants to trade? Not one rare or golden rare for me from chest 1 – 3 🙁

    Reply

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