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Talent Autographs Chat Wheel – The International 10 2021 – Dota 2

Dota 2 Compendium Talent Autographs
But the real star of this Dota 2 Compendium update is the 2021 Talent Autographs. Talent Autographs are Purchasable in-game cards, in the same vein as Player Cards. They’re available at $0.99 for a base price. You can level up the cards at $0.99 per level up to level five, when you’ll receive a chat wheel line from the associated talent. Level 10 will unlock a silver border and level 20 a gold border.

As per the details on the website, the Autograph, which can be displayed on your profile, is available permanently. The voiceline will last until The International 2022. And, 50% of the Talent Autographs sales go to the talent! Do remember you don’t have to choose talent from only the English talent pool, voice lines have also been added for the Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian talent as well.

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The post also includes details on the new TI10 website, info about the new broadcasts in Spanish and Portuguese, and an update to the embattled Short Film Contest. The latter was said to now have had finalists selected, and you can now vote for them in the client. Winners will bag $25,000.

One of those rewards is The International 2021 Lineage Treasure. It’s a reward set that includes nine hero sets that have been reworked to match this year’s black and gold color scheme. Get an emoticon at level 1, and earn a custom HUD skin, teleport effects, and loading screens.

New this year are the Talent Autographs that players can buy for $0.99 for the base level. Additional levels are available at the same price point, up to level 50, according to the press release. At level 5 you unlock a custom chat wheel line that will be available until TI 2022. Getting to level 10/20/50 will unlock bronze, silver, or gold borders, respectively. The autograph is permanent.

Half of the Talent Autograph sales go directly to the talent.

Points can be earned in various ways.

  • Tournament predictions
    • Most played hero? Who will get the highest number of kills? Earn points by just filling out all the categories, earn even more when you’re correct!
  • In-game predictions
    • Get 100 Compendium points, up to 600, for every in-game prediction you nail.
  • Fantasy lineups
    • Choose your lineup every day and earn points with your players’ performances when you place in the top 50% of all players.
  • Main Event Bracket Predictions
  • Supporter’s Club
    • All club members automatically receive 200 Compendium Points when their team wins a match.
  • Fill out your Player Card rosters. Earn points for having 1/8/18 full teams
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Valve released patch 7.30 for Dota 2 on 18 August 2021

On August 18, Valve released the 7.30 update for Dota 2, which added new neutral items, rebalanced many abilities and items, and also changed the draft order in Captains Mode.

GENERAL UPDATES

  • Captain’s Mode second pick phase is changed from Dire/Radiant/Dire/Radiant to Dire/Radiant/Radiant/Dire (assuming Radiant is first pick)
  • Multiple Critical Strike procs are now rolled from strongest to weakest and will stop rolling once a proc occurs (this results in the same DPS but is less lilkely to have multiple crits in a row or multiple attacks without a crit.)
  • Cooldown Percentage Reduction no longer stacks (Sources of flat cooldown reduction still stack)
  • Increased HP Regen of all heroes with 0 HP Regen to 0.25
  • Water Rune healing reduced from 80HP to 40HP
  • Second Roshan no longer drops cheese
  • Neutral Creeps now drop 5 neutral items per tier

ITEM UPDATES


AEON DISK

  • Bonus HP reduced from 300 to 250
  • Aeon Disk Cooldown increases by 20s every time it triggers up to 165s. Cooldown: 105/125/145/165s

ABYSSAL BLADE

  • Bash bonus damage increased from 100 to 120

AETHER LENS

  • Mana Regeneration bonus reduced from 3.0 to 2.5

ARCANE BLINK

  • Ability Cooldown Reduction increased from 25% to 30%

ARCANE BOOTS

  • Replenish Mana mana restored increased from 160 to 175

BOTTLE

  • Health Restored reduced from 115 to 110
  • Mana Restored reduced from 65 to 60
  • Restore time increased from 2.5 to 2.7

DRUM OF ENDURANCE

  • Strength and Intelligence bonuses increased from 6 to 7

ENCHANTED MANGO

  • Cost reduced from 70 to 65

EUL’S SCEPTER OF DIVINITY

  • Mana Regen reduced from 3.5 to 2.5

FALCON BLADE

  • Bonus Attack Damage increased from 10 to 12
  • Bonus Health increased from 175 to 200

GLEIPNIR

  • Bonus Intelligence increased from 20 to 24
  • Bonus Strength and Agility increased from 12 to 14
  • Projectile Speed increased from 1750 to 1900

HELM OF THE OVERLORD

  • Reworked Recipe. Now requires Helm of the Dominator, Vladmir’s Offering and a 1000 gold recipe (Total cost increased from 6000 to 6050)
  • Bonus Stats reduced from +20 to +8
  • Now can only dominate 1 creep
  • Creep Movement Speed increased from 380 to 400
  • Creep Bonus Attack Damage increased from 25 to 80
  • Creep Bonus Armor increased from 4 to 8
  • Now also grants Vladmir’s Aura (+3 armor, +1.75 Mana Regen, +18% damage, +15% Lifesteal in 1200 radius)

HURRICANE PIKE

  • Hurricane Thrust duration increased from 5s to 6s
  • Hurricane Thrust max attacks increased from 4 to 5

MAGE SLAYER

  • Recipe Reworked: Now requires Oblivion Staff + Cloak + 400g Recipe. (total gold cost reduced from 3250 to 2400).
  • Grants +20% Magic Resist, 20 damage, 10 Intelligence, 15 attack speed and 2 mana regen

ROD OF ATOS

  • Bonus Intelligence increased from 20 to 24
  • Bonus Strength and Agility increased from 10 to 12
  • Projectile Speed increased from 1750 to 1900

SANGE

  • Status Resistance reduced from 16 to 12

SENTRY WARD

  • Replenish time decreased from 75 to 70
  • Duration reduced from 8 minutes to 7

SILVER EDGE

  • Recipe Reworked. Now requires Shadow Blade + Crystalys + 350g recipe. (Total cost decreased from 5650 to 5300)
  • Now Grants +60 damage, +40 Attack Speed, and a 30% chance of 160% critical damage.
  • Attacks breaking out of invisibility now deal a guaranteed 160% crit with 175 bonus damage

SMOKE OF DECEIT

  • Increased Max Stock from 2 to 3 (Starting stock is still 2)

WIND WAKER

  • Recipe reduced from 1600 to 1300 (Total cost reduced from 7125 to 6825)

WITCH BLADE

  • Damage per tick reduced from 1x int to 0.75x int
  • Duration increased from 3s to 4s
  • Fixed interaction that caused Witch Blade to give permanent True Strike against magic immune targets

NEUTRAL ITEM UPDATES


FADED BROACH

  • Removed Item

IRONWOOD TREE

  • Removed Item

IMP CLAW

  • Removed Item

ILLUSIONIST’S CAPE

  • Removed Item

MINOTAUR HORN

  • Removed Item

ORB OF DESTRUCTION

  • Removed Item

BALLISTA

  • Removed Item

PIG POLE

  • New Tier 1 Item
  • Grants +6 to all stats
  • Active: Pig, Out! Turns the owner into a pig for 4 seconds and grants +10% movespeed. Cooldown: 25s. Mana Cost: 50

TUMBLER’S TOY

  • New Tier 1 Item
  • Grants 200 Mana
  • Active: Vault. Propels your unit forward 300 units. CD: 30s
  • Goes on a 3s cooldown when receiving player based damage

BRIGAND’S BLADE

  • New Tier 2 Item
  • Grants +10 Damage and +10 Attack Speed
  • Passive: Dark Mercy. When attacking an enemy, deals +7 damage for each 10% HP the enemy is missing

FAE GRENADE

  • New Tier 2 Item
  • Grants +20 Movement Speed
  • Active: Shadow Brand. Throws a Bomb to an enemy within 900 range dealing your attack damage and applying a debuff that provides vision of the unit and deals 20dps for 7 seconds. Cooldown: 20s Mana Cost: 25

BLAST RIG

  • New Tier 3 Item
  • Grants 8 armor
  • Passive: Hair Trigger. The next time you get attacked by a hero within 300 range, explode dealing 300 damage to all enemies within a 300 radius and applying a 100% blind for 2.5 seconds. Cooldown: 20s

ASCETIC’S CAP

  • New Tier 4 Item
  • Grants 300 Health and 10 Health Regen
  • Passive: Endurance. Whenever a debuff from a player controlled source would be applied to the owner, grant 50% Status resistance for 3 seconds. CD 30s

WITCHBANE

  • New Tier 4 Item
  • Passively causes your hero to deal extra magic damage to its target equal to 4% of its max mana on attack
  • Active: Dispel. Dispels all enemies and allies within 300 radius. Cast Range: 500. Mana Cost: 75. Cooldown: 20s

ARCANIST’S ARMOR

  • New Tier 5 Item
  • +5 Armor, +20% Magic Resistance
  • Passively grants +5 armor and +20% Magic Resistance to all allies in a 900 radius
  • Active: Mega Shield. Gains a 35% damage reflection aura in a 900 radius affecting allied units for the next 5 seconds. Cooldown:20s (Does not affect illusions)

CHIPPED VEST

  • HP Regen reduced from 5 to 4

FAIRY’S TRINKET

  • Bonus Health reduced from 100 to 75

POSSESSED MASK

  • Lifesteal rescaled from 7% to a flat 7HP per attack

TRUSTY SHOVEL

  • Dig Cooldown reduced from 55 to 50

ENCHANTED QUIVER

  • Bonus Damage decreased from 300 to 200
  • Cooldown decreased from 5s to 4

CEREMONIAL ROBE

  • Debuff is no longer visible if enemies don’t have vision of its holder

FLICKER

  • Cooldown increased from 4 to 5s
  • Now blinks in place if the owner received damage in the last 3 seconds

SPIDER LEGS

  • No longer considered a boot
  • Movement Speed Bonus reduced from 65 to 25

STORMCRAFTER

  • Stormcrafter no longer triggers if the holder is invisible to the target

FALLEN SKY

  • Cast Range reduced from 1600 to 1200

Source: Dota 2 Patch 7.30

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Announcing New Location and Dates for The International – Dota 2 Championships

It became known how much it will cost to rent the football stadium Arena Nationala, which will host The International 10.

According to USR PLUS, the lease for the stadium is €500,000. Fact, for a Metallica concert at the same Arena Nationala, €28,000 was paid for 7 days. Now the rental amount is x18 more.


Also Romanian budget will receive 10% of the prize money that will be drawn and awarded to the winners of The International 10. The prize pool of the tournament will be over $40 million.


Negotiations on holding the tournament in Romania began back in 2020. Before the start of the EURO 2020 championship, the organizers were invited to a guided tour of the Arena Nationala stadium. But Valve chose Stockholm, Sweden as the venue for the tournament. However, after having problems with visas to Sweden, we decided to return to this option.

Valve announced the location and date of The International 10 on their official blog. The Main Dota 2 tournament will be held in Bucharest, Romania on October 7-17 at the Arena Nationala football stadium, with spectators!

We are thrilled to announce The International 10 – Dota 2 Championships will be held this October in Bucharest, Romania, and the epic battle for the Aegis of Champions will fittingly unfold inside the country’s largest stadium — Arena Nationala.

Group Stage will run October 7 – 10, with Main Stage play kicking off on October 12. Then on October 17, the two finest Dota 2 teams in the world will face off for the Aegis and their shares of the $40,018,195 prize pool that awaits. Additional information on ticket sales will come shortly.

We are grateful for the partnership we have formed with Romania and the city of Bucharest, and very much look forward to gathering with the global Dota 2 community, both in-person and virtually, to celebrate the elite players and amazing fandom at The International. Prepare yourselves. At long last, the battle begins.

https://www.dota2.com/newsentry/2968417243145568913

Valve announced on their official website that The International 10, which was planned to be held in Sweden, may not take place. The reason is visa problems.

The Swedish government refused to give special status to the tournament, and the Swedish Sports Federation did not recognize esports as an official sport in their country. Employees, talents and players will not be able to obtain visas to enter Sweden.

Valve also announced a new event – Nemestice. The summer event will be released after June 23rd.

Let it be known – the Aegis of Champions is in play once more. After a break necessitated by world events, we’re happy to officially announce that The International 10 will take place this August in Stockholm, Sweden. It all starts with Group Stage, running August 5 – 8 and setting the field for what’s to come. The Main Event kicks off August 10 and continues through August 15, when the final teams battle in the Grand Finals to be crowned TI10 champions – and claim their share of the $40,018,195 prize pool that awaits.

As we continue to plan the event around the shifting landscape presented by the ongoing global pandemic, our focus remains on finding ways to hold a high quality tournament in the safest way possible. This means we’re waiting to release additional details on attendance options as we gather more information on developments heading into summer. We expect to be able to share more with the community during the month of June.

https://www.dota2.com/newsentry/3066366095803889976?l=english
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What Is Kale in Dota 2? 卡了

It’s a kind of analogy. Originally, 卡壳 (qiǎ ké) meant “a cartridge got jammed inside the gun.”

When people are talking very fast and fluently, they are like a gun continuing shooting without any interruption. Words are “shot” (spoken) fast and continuously. There is also an expression “说话像机关枪一样,” the literal meaning of which is that someone “speaks like firing a machine gun.”

So when someone gets stuck while speaking, we say that he or she “卡壳”.


It’s an internet phrase to indicate network lag.

You use 你卡了吗 went you need to confirm whether the person is still there or have disconnected.


The community revolving around the e-sports game DOTA 2 is an incredibly international one. The game, which has as of now more than 12 million unique users every month, is immensely popular in not only North America and Europe, but also Brazil, Russia and China.

The Chinese teams play an especially important role in professional DOTA 2 tournaments. A nation that has had arguably the most endearing interest in the game’s predecessor, DOTA 1, its professional DOTA 2 teams are unsurprisingly amongst the world’s best. As a result, it’s becoming increasingly common for western tournaments to contain matches that are essentially “Chinese derbies” – matches where both teams were Chinese. This also, of course, incites in the western audience as well as the media an interest in Chinese DOTA 2 tournaments.

It’s not surprising then, to see Chinese DOTA 2 phrases adopted into the western scene. “Ka le” are the pinyin expressions of the Chinese characters “卡了”. The first character, “卡”(ka) means lag, while the second character “了”(le) is a modifying character that indicates past tense. Therefore a translation of “ka le” would be “there was a lag”.

As the Chinese DOTA 2 scene became ever-so-increasingly popular, this expression became known as well. However, the expression would never have become truly popular in the west, particularly North America, were it not for the coincidence that “ka le” bears such a striking resemblance to an infamous/famous word in our language (especially nowadays), “kale”.

So it happened. Many western players now, professionals and amateurs alike, type in all-chat: “kale” instead of “lag”.

THE INFORMANT

The informant is currently a student in university. We were teammates together on our DOTA 2 team. As of now he has been a player and an active participant in the community for 3 years.

He learnt of this folkspeech through in-game experience; he was watching a live-stream of a tournament match, during which the players on the western team used this phrase during a pause. Later in one our team’s matches he told us about this experience.

ANALYSIS

This is an intriguing example of how one culture’s folklore or joke can come from a translation and its subsequent misinterpretation o2f another culture’s common phrase.

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What is GWR in dota 2?

GWR is Shortform for “go when ready“. Usually used while waiting for friends (who is AFK) in queuing in esports games such as Dota and LoL.

Can also be used to annoy your friends when they plan for hangouts or vacation

In chat

–Paused–

Me: “Im making some coffee. 5 mins”
Me: “Gwr”

–Resume The Game–

Other shortforms:

GGWP – “Good Game, Well Played”

GG – “Good Game” 

BD – “Backdoor”

Rax – “Barracks”

B – “Back”

EZ – “Easy”

GLHF – “Good Luck, Have Fun!”

FTW! – “For The Win”

RNG – “Random number generation”

Lag – “A connection glitch which results in a delay in a response in a computer or video game”

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What inspires Dota 2 developers

Dota 2 is a MOBA game developed by Valve. The game is a sequel to the custom DotA map from Warcraft III. Initially, Dota 2 was released on the Source game engine, but in 2015, Valve ported it to the improved Source 2 engine. Over the seven years since its release, Dota 2 has received many changes in mechanics, terrain and economy, and has also gone far from the initial ideas strictly adhere to the lore of the game. So, where did Valve get the idea for their game?

Valve has ceased to adhere to its own rules

For a long time, Valve developed Dota 2 based on the original lore of the game, which was borrowed from the first Dota. They also did not depart from the basic mechanics of the game. Starting in 2011, after The International 1 and until 2015, Valve has strictly adhered to the rule of preserving and maintaining the aesthetics of Dota 2. According to this, sets from the Steam Workshop can be added to the game if:

  • A hero’s silhouette must be clearly identifiable at first glance.
  • The silhouette should show a character’s orientation.
  • Custom items are welcome to differ from the default silhouette of the hero as long as the character is still identifiable and the mesh is compatible with Valve’s default hero skeleton and animations.
  • To support the readability and directionality of the hero, drastically different silhouettes for some items could be balanced by more familiar colors or silhouettes for other items.

But, after porting the game to the new engine, the Dota 2 developers commuted the rules, which made it possible to create custom game modes, map designs, and cosmetic items for heroes using the Steam Workshop.
SirBelvedere, one of the very first insiders said:

Valve have figured the restraint was doing more harm than good.

At some point you have to get out of that mindset otherwise it is going to be more and more of the same year after year. We’re nearly 7+ years into Dota cosmetics now and for most part, the majority of the cosmetics still follow the same old guidelines.

Nikita «Nikey» Evsikov and Konstantin «KAaS» Turovets – Lead Artists of the Workshop Tavern – expressed their opinion on Valve’s rules regarding the restrictions for creating styles for heroes:

It is very difficult to develop in Dota. They pay very well here, but if you focus only on Dota, it will be impossible to develop skill. Therefore, you often have to get distracted and do something for yourself and for your portfolio.

Most of the workshops come here to get into their favorite game. The Workshop has experienced artists who work in large studios in different countries and have huge experience. And when you realize that you are competing and are in the chest somewhere on a par with them, it’s just a wonderful feeling.

In addition, Nikita and Konstantin complained that many artists remain unknown to the players:

There are people who have been working on content creation for a very long time. We are already like a team. Of course, they sometimes invite us to events, but I would like them to somehow take and highlight the most active people. Talked about them, posted a portfolio of the most popular and famous. So that players can come in, meet or analyze. But there is no such thing yet. Just show that we are important to you. After all, someone has been working on a game for six or nine years. And that’s important to us too.

Steam Workshop is a new generator of ideas!

As part of The International 2015, a friendly All-Stars match was held, in which Valve presented a surprise to TI viewers. The show match was held in 10×10 mode, where, in addition to professional players, 10 spectators from Key Arena also participated in it.

With this match, Valve has given an unspoken green light to a bunch of modders. From that moment, various custom maps, heroes, mechanics, abilities and artifacts appeared in the game. Popular modes such as Attack on Hero, Dota 2 Horde Mode, Dota Auto Chess, Together We Stand and Roshpit Champions not only diversified the game but also gave Valve developers new ideas both for Dota 2 and for creating new game projects.


Thus, all these unique mechanics, we could see in such events as: «Siltbreaker», «The Underhollow», «Wrath of the Mo’rokai» and «Aghanim’s Labyrinth». In addition, all the same mechanics with outposts and talent trees, as well as neutral items, were borrowed from the community maps.

One system for several projects – is that bad?

On November 25, Valve announced the imminent release of the Overwatch system for Dota 2. This system will help to combat aggressive chatting and deliberate obstruction of normal play. But this patrol has been successfully functioning in CS:GO since 2015.


It would seem, what is the problem with introducing this system into Dota 2? Initially, Overwatch contradicted the principle of anonymity. And with the release of Battle Pass 2020, Valve developers faced a problem when users found the matches they needed, using the list of heroes and sides.

In addition, in 2018, the developers decided to abandon the usual MMR model in Dota 2 and introduce a new rating system in the updated matchmaking, which was previously used in CS:GO. This system received a table of ranks and was designed in such a way that it does not allow more experienced players to team up or confront players with lower skill levels.

Where else to get ideas?

An early goal of the Dota 2 development team was to adapt the Defense of the Ancients art style to the Source game engine. Hero names, abilities, artifacts, and map design from the Warcraft III mod have been largely retained in Dota 2 with some changes due to Blizzard’s trademarks. After a while, the gaming community began to wait for the release of new heroes from Valve.


Like everything in our world, ideas with heroes were not new. So some of the heroes were taken from mythology, and some ideas were spied on from competitors.

As a result, the gaming community can find both obvious similarities with heroes from various MOBA games and not so much.

In addition, in August 2020, dataminers found references to the heroes of DotA 2 that had not yet been released. From this information, you can find some heroes like Fenrir (Primal Beast), Freya (Valkyrie) and Puppet Master, whose analogs already exist in other MOBA projects.

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All Supporters Club Chat Wheel 2021 Dota 2

Valve has finally followed through on one of the initial features that was announced at the beginning of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit with the launch of Supporters Clubs.

Supporters Clubs are a new way for fans of competitive Dota 2 to support their favorite teams by purchasing various bundles of badges and seasonal equippables that are themed on the competitors of the DPC. 

The featured teams have all provided the content to Valve that is being implemented in these bundles, and 50 percent of all sales will go directly to the team whose bundle you purchase. Each team will also have three different bundles to choose from that scale what content is inside. 

The Bronze Club includes a badge for the team, the Silver Club includes sprays and emoticons, and the Gold Club includes a special in-game HP bar badge, loading screens, and voice lines. Badges will be shown in multiple places, while the other items, other than the special loading screens, will be usable in-game. 

Download all voices here: DPC All Supporters Club Chat Wheels

DPC All Supporters Club Chat Wheels

Valve is introducing 17 team bundles to the shop, with more to come as additional teams competing in the DPC submit their designs for approval and implementation. You can visit the team profile section of the DPC tab to see which teams have launched Supporters Clubs content.

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