Dota Plus Update - Summer 2021

As the blossoms of spring fade in the face of the onset of summer, today's patch welcomes an accompanying seasonal update for Dota Plus, featuring the return of High Fives and Guild Banners for everyone, along with a new seasonal treasure and refreshed guild quests & rewards.

After an unexpected hiatus, we are pleased to announce the return of the Dota 2 Short Film Contest -- and that we're now accepting submissions for this year's event. Filmmakers have until 3:00pm PDT on July 25, 2021 to submit their short film creations of 90 seconds or less to the Dota 2 Steam Workshop to be eligible for consideration.

As before, we invite all fans to visit the Workshop to participate in the voting and discussion process to help us select the best entries to be showcased as part of The International 10 broadcast. Upon review of the Workshop ratings and discussions, Valve will nominate the top entries to be featured in the Dota client for a final voting process by the community to determine the winners.

Each finalist that places in the top ten will be guaranteed to win $500, and the top three selections will reap prizes of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000 in recognition of their contributions to the Dota community.

Check out the Dota 2 Short Film Contest site for more information and guidelines on the submission process. And be sure to stop by the Workshop page regularly to help review the submissions you would like to see showcased at The International 10, live from Stockholm in August.


(Dota Plus Update in this Summer 2021)

As the blossoms of spring fade in the face of the onset of summer, today's patch welcomes an accompanying seasonal update for Dota Plus, featuring the return of High Fives and Guild Banners for everyone, along with a new seasonal treasure and refreshed guild quests & rewards.

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High Five & Guild Banners

Back again, and available to all players, the High Five ability is here to help everyone celebrate the joys of Dota with both friends and foes. Because nothing accentuates the highs of a good play — or immortalizes a silly one — like a timely hand-to-hand salutation.

We've also granted the Guild Banner ability to all members of a guild, allowing them to show off the guild's status and logo wherever they want during a game.

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Dota Plus Seasonal Treasure

The Summer 2021 Seasonal Treasure is here, available for purchase with shards. Exclusive to Dota Plus members, this treasure features all new sets for Chaos Knight, Phantom Assassin, Outworld Destroyer, Wraith King, Sven, Treant Protector, Huskar, Brewmaster, Storm Spirit, and Naga Siren. There's also a chance to unlock the Trod & Cheddar courier, which comes preloaded with random prismatic and kinetic gems.

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Updated Seasonal Quests & Guild Rewards

Today’s update also comes with a new set of Dota Plus quests to help reel in some extra shards for new relics and the Seasonal Treasure — offering up to 115,200 shards over the course of the season.

Not to be forgotten, in addition to the rest of today's changes, the guild rewards for silver, gold, and platinum tier guilds have been switched for summer.


Guild Tier / Rewards

Silver
  • Emoticon - mango
  • Emoticon - earth_perfect
  • Emoticon - earth_grin

Gold
  • Spray - Ancient Apparition Ice Cream
  • Spray - Sad Tree
  • Spray - Skywrath Dunno

Platinum
  • Chat Wheel - "What Just Happened?"
  • Chat Wheel - "Нет нет ДА!"
  • Chat Wheel - "你气不气?"

The WePlay AniMajor & the Road to the International

There's only one Major left standing between the top teams in the world and the ultimate showdown at The International. Tune in June 2 - 13 to catch all the action in Kyiv, available to watch and follow in the Dota client. Witness the final clash on the way to Stockholm that will decide the 12 invited teams. The remaining 6 teams will be, as usual, determined by the Regional Qualifiers, where each region will compete for one final slot. The Regional qualifiers will be distributed over a longer period of time to allow for teams competing in the major to respect their respective countries' quarantine processes. The dates for each qualifier are as follows:

EEU and SA: June 23-26
NA and SEA: June: June 30-July 3
CN and EU: July 7-10

More information on how to watch the qualifiers will be available after the WePlay AniMajor concludes. The International Main Event itself returns August 10 - 15, live from Avicii Arena.