TI10 Compendium arrives in Dota 2 client with new team card packs

By Steven Rondina


Sep 16, 2021

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There is no The International Battle Pass in 2021, but there is a TI10 Compendium.

The TI10 Compendium has arrived in the Dota 2 client and it is free to all players. It will feature most of the facets that fans would expect from it including the fantasy mini-game, predictions, and the bracket. Not many of the features are currently operational however, but players can start opening player card packs.

Players receive 10 player card packs for free and can earn one bonus pack a day by winning a game. These packs contain five random cards with at least one silver or gold card that offer various boosts to points from specific stats.

Players can also purchase team-based packs for $0.49 apiece, with 50% of that purchase going to the team. Each team pack contains five cards. Four of those cards are random players from any team, but the fifth card is a silver or gold of a random player from that specific team.

Performing well in the predictions, fantasy mini-game, and bracket gives players points and those points are used to earn the player exclusive skins. These skins are recolored versions of previously released skins designed to follow the black, white, and gold aesthetic of The International 2021. Only one has been shown so far in Legion Commander but others will be revealed in the future.

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It is unknown when the predictions will open but with The International 2021 starting on October 7, it shouldn’t take too long.

How to play Dota 2 TI10 fantasy game

Dota 2’s The International fantasy works similar to any other fantasy sport, with players receiving points based on the in-game performance of the competitors they select for their team. Statistical categories like kills, towers destroyed, and wards planted all give players points. The player’s roster can be changed each day.

For The International fantasy game, Dota 2 fans get to choose five players per day. Unlike traditional fantasy sports, players open packs of digital cards to determine which competitors they can have on their team.

Instead of competing in leagues, everyone participating in The International fantasy game is competing against everyone else. Players have traditionally looked to have the most points in the world in order to receive a bonus of battle pass levels, but it’s unclear how this will work for TI10.