In the build up to the third International Dota 2 tournament Valve has now added an Interactive Compendium which is a virtual passport that keeps you up to date with The International and gives you unprecedented access to the tournament as it develops. You can view the full announcementhere.
The Interactive Compendium
“Use the International 2013 Interactive Compendium to keep up to date on this year’s tournament action. Includes a free Smeevil courier.”
Purchasing the Interactive Compendium will add a new section to your player player, clicking this button will launch an ingame digital copy of the compendium.
Hitting the button will launch the book which you will have to physical turn the pages with using your mouse in the bottom right corner.
So I heard you like stats…
Compete with other fans for fun and bragging rights by predicting match outcomes and stats.
All Star Match
Vote for 10 of your favorite players from any team and the winners will play in a showmatch at The International.
Upgrade Your Smeevil
As the tournament evolves, so too will your courier. Reveal new features for your courier by spectating The International matches, granting you new ways to customize its appearance and show off to your friends.
International Prize Pool
The $1.6 million prize pool for The International is now just the beginning. For every purchase of an Interactive Compendium, 25% of the price will go directly into the prize pool.
The compendium also has stretch goals to reward players for their support:
Stretch Goal – International Battle Booster
“Use this item to increase the rate at which you earn Battle Points by 125% until the end of the International. Additionally, you will grant other players a stacking 25% bonus to their Battle Points rate.”
More Coming Soon
The Compendium is a living document. From the Qualifiers to the Grand Finals, it will continually grow and evolve as The International progresses, adding new prizes, new polls, and new ways to interact with the tournament.