The latest Dota 2 International is coming up quick, and Battle Passes are once again being sold online. Not only are they a great way for Dota 2 players to earn cool rewards and connect with the championships, it's also a fine way to directly support teams and athletes by contributing to the growing prize pool. Keep reading to learn more about The International Dota 2 Championships 2019 Battle Pass and find more information about its various levels and rewards.
The International Dota 2 Championship 2019 | Battle Pass prices and levels
First things first: The International 2019 Battle Pass is not free. With that said, it's not exactly expensive, either. Battle Passes are sold in three different tiers or levels, each one with their own specific benefits.
Here's the breakdown:
- The standard Battle Pass is $9.99. Like all tiers, the standard Battle Pass allows players to complete quests and earn various rewards.
- The Battle Pass Level 50 costs $29.35, and includes all the same features as the standard pass. With that said, it starts players at level 50, allowing for a 5% discount when compared to the base level cost.
- The Battle Pass Level 100 costs $44.99, and as fans likely expect, it starts them at Level 50. That's a 15% savings when compared to the base level cost.
On top of these three Battle Pass tiers, players can also buy additional levels a la carte. The price is set at $9.99 for 24 Battle Pass levels.
Dota 2 International 2019 Battle Pass | What's included
Fans who are new to the Dota 2 Battle Pass may be a little confused as to its purpose. Indeed, the official Dota 2 website doesn't give quite as much detail as it ought to. Fortunately, we're here to help.
In a nutshell, the Battle Pass gives Dota 2 players access to loads of special features. For 2019, this includes the Wrath of Mo'Rokai Custom Mode, the Jungle Expedition route and rewards, special consumable rewards, and a host of different bonuses notably including:
- Living towers
- Avatar banners
- New Versus screens
- High Five emote
- Assistant features
- Coach's Challenge
- Party Finder
- Avoid Player (experimental feature)
It's worth keeping in mind that many of these bonuses must be earned through play, hence the shortcut offered through buying Battle Passes at increasing levels. Players who know they won't have the time (or the skill!) to progress through the ranks can unlock most of these exclusive rewards simply by spending more money. More information about Battle Passes and rewards can be found over on the official Dota 2 website.
With all that said, the Dota 2 Battle Pass-specific goodies are only available to those who purchase at least the standard Battle Pass. Regardless of which level is purchased, 25% of all Battle Pass sales will be put into The International 2019 prize pool. At the time of writing, the prize pool is currently sitting at $32,869,827. That's right, almost $33 million.
It's one thing to watch The International Dota 2 Championship 2019 live, but it's something else entirely to pick up a battle pass and join the action for yourself. Be sure to move quickly on picking up a Battle Pass, as TI9 is slated to kick off on August 20. For more Dota-flavored esports coverage, head over to Shacknews' Dota 2 home page.