The International 2019 Battle Pass for Dota 2 is now available with cosmetic rewards, a special event, and new features outside of gameplay.
The special event is called The Wrath of the Mo’rokai, where players collect energy during matches by eliminating heroes and destroying objectives to earn shared abilities and a stash of Battle Points for the winning team. The event is not live now, but will be “coming soon.”
The Battle Pass has added new features around matchmaking, such as the Coach’s Challenge. Any player who takes the challenge will be matched with lower ranked players and be ranked by them on performance and coaching abilities. The challenge comes with its own ranks and additional Battle Points for ranking up.
Other quality-of-life features with the pass include inviting a pool of people at once, an avoid player option, and “assistant features” such as a damage summary and tips for building teams based on the meta.
The pass also contains a ton of cosmetic rewards including skins, terrain, effects, taunts, chat wheel sounds, custom lane creeps, couriers, music packs, sprays, and consumables including a monkey that cheers players on during battle. Check out the featured list of rewards on the Dota 2 The International 2019 Battle Pass website.
The Battle Pass can be bought in three versions: the standard pass for $9.99, the pass with 50 levels already unlocked at $29.35, and 100 levels already unlocked for $44.99. Levels can also be bought in addition to earning from gameplay.
The International 2019 tournament is taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China from Aug. 20-25. Twenty-five percent of all Battle Pass sales is added to the prize pool, which is currently close to $7 million.