The International Compendium has proved that the Dota 2 community is happy to participate in the ebook revolution, so long as said book allows them to follow events in one of the world’s most popular e-sports, earn in-game rewards by completing challenges, and make bets about upcoming matches.
Valve are planning to replicate that success with the Fall Season 2015 Compendium. Challenges and level rewards are back, alongside a new coin wagering system. Players can bet compendium coins on the outcome of their own matches and, if they win, bag a percentage of their team’s coin pool in accordance with their contribution.
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You’ll gain coins by completing compendium challenges, earning achievements, picking up random drops, levelling your compendium, using coin boosters, or recycling. And you can redeem coins for items, sets or brand new treasure divided into three tiers of rarity, all inside the big digital book.
Lower tier rewards can be amalgamated into higher tier items in the armoury, and well-levelled compendiums will bring new couriers, cache treasures and a Tusk artifact item to their owners. You’ll find a detailed breakdown on the official Dota 2 compendium page.
The whole thing will run from October 1st to November 24th, in support of the Frankfurt major finals beginning November 16th. But there’s a crucial difference here - the Frankfurt prize pool will remain at a fixed $3,000,000, rather than rising with compendium sales as the International’s did.
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