May 8, 2019
Valve announced the Battle Pass innovations for the upcoming The International 2019. You can learn more about what bonuses will be given to the players here.
As all of the previous years, the initial prize pool of TI is $ 1.6 million. To this amount 25% will be added from each purchase of the Battle Pass. Standard Battle Pass costs $ 9.99, level 50 - $ 29.35, level 100 - $ 44.99. You can purchase additional levels seperately.
BP 2019 will have a special event - “The Fury of Mo’rokai”. It will need to feed two ancient animals that have awakened from hibernation. Not only Mo’rokai will become stronger, but your team as well. Winners will receive combat points.
“Expedition to the jungle” is a traditional BP interactive mode where you can choose a path and follow it, performing in-game tasks. For success users will receive sets of items, battle points and “special tools that will help in the campaign.”
The tournament will feature 18 teams. At the moment, four teams have earned enough Dota Pro Circuit points to get to the championship - Virtus Pro, Team Secret, Vici Gaming and Evil Geniuses. They will be joined by eight teams at the end of the season, as well as six winners of the regional qualifying.