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 Dota 2 's 'virtual book' is Valve's way of boosting eSports interest
Dota 2's 'virtual book' is Valve's way of boosting eSports interest
May 7, 2013 | By Mike Rose

May 7, 2013 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: As Valve explores new ways to generate additional excitement for its Dota 2 eSports endeavours, the company is today launching a "virtual book" that aims to complement the upcoming Dota 2 tournament.

The International Interactive Compendium provides spectators with up-to-date stats on the tournament, and methods for competing with other viewers by predicting match outcomes. By watching the tournament, spectators will also be provided with in-game items for their own Dota 2 matches.

Notably, 25 percent of the revenue taken from the sale of the Compendium will be added onto the $1.6 million prize pool for The International competition.

More information can be found on the Dota 2 blog.


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Sun Moon Hwang
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This is an incredible idea. Way to go Valve!
E-Sport in general can learn from this.


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