Valve has announced a major new feature for the in-game Compendium item in Dota 2. A recent update has added the ability to have a fantasy league revolving around Dota 2 teams, players and the ongoing International 3 tournament. Using the Compendium, players can assemble a team of players that are taking part in the International tournaments for their fantasy league. After each tournament, players earn points depending on the performance of their fantasy team’s real-life counterparts.
The new feature also rewards players with trading cards which can be collected and traded. Along with this, there is also a prediction system that allows players to make predictions on upcoming matches in tournaments.
The Compendium was released in the Dota 2 in-game store in order to further promote the International 3. Valve is crowd-funding the prize pool for the tournament by adding $2.50 for every Compendium that is bought. Currently, the prize pool sits at $2,595,527. The Compendium is available to purchase from the in-game store for $9.99.
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Recently, Valve had announced that the game is available for Mac and Linux PCs. The announcement came a week after the PC launch of the game. The company had also released the minimum system requirements for these platforms.
Here are the requirements for playing the game on Linux:
- Ubuntu 12.04
- Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
- 4GB RAM
- 8GB Hard Drive Space
- nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1 OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
And here are the requirements for playing the game on a Mac:
- Mac OS X Lion 10.7
- 4GB RAM
- 8GB Hard drive space
- nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
Dota 2 is free-to-play and is available on digital distribution platform Steam.