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Dota 2: Immortal Treasure II released and prize pool soars

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It has been an eventful month for Dota 2 Battle Pass owners. First, Valve released the Kunkka Prestige Item and then a week later, the game’s first co-op campaign, Siltbreaker. But Valve isn’t stopping there, as they released Immortal Treasure II recently, which has pushed The International 2017’s prize pool even higher.

The Immortal Treasure II features some cool looking items for Pudge, Bloodseeker, Lina, Treant Protector, Elder Titan, and Chaos Knight. Further, you have a chance of a rare Keeper of the Light mount or an “ultra rare” Necrophos scythe, which looks fantastic. There is also the possibility of getting a Golden chest because shiny golden items are simply the best. Valve explains how the Golden chest works:

"In addition to these items, this treasure has a very rare chance to drop another chest containing a Golden version of one of the Chaos Knight, Pudge, or Lina items. As with other treasures, the Golden chest will not contain duplicate items until each Golden variant has already been acquired, and the first potential Golden drop will always be for Chaos Knight, followed by Pudge and then Lina." - Source

Prize pool growth

One of the most interesting things as The International approaches each year is the growth of the prize pool and how it sees massive spikes with the release of just about anything Battle Pass related. The International 2017’s prize pool, at the time of writing, sits at $15,662,160 (R200,528,116). Yes, over R200 million already.

As you can see from the graph via Dota 2 Prize Tracker below, there was a massive spike of almost $600,000 with the release of Treasure II.  

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The International 2017’s prize pool is over 10% ahead of last year, as Dota 2 Prize Tracker states that: “After a total of 44.3 days, The International 2017 is $1,430,233 (10.18%) ahead of The International 2016.” We still have Siltbreaker Act II to go, as well as Treasure III. One of the major spikes last year was a special deal on a Battle Pass bundle, so if Valve decides to release one this year as well, we might be looking at a final prize pool of over $24 million the way things are going now.  

What do you think about the contents of Treasure II and which item do you hope to get? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sources: Dota 2 Blog, Prize Pool Tracker

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