Dota 2 Pro Players and Streamers React to TI12 Compendium
Dota 2 players around the world have been eagerly awaiting the release of The International 2023 (TI12) Compendium, and it has finally arrived. This compendium is one of the most significant ones in the history of Dota 2, since it shifts away from the Battle Pass mechanics and instead chooses to focus on the esports scene.
As a result, many in the community are quite disappointed with the new compendium. Among the many players who have shared their reactions to the new patch, some include Dzmitry "Fishman" Palishchuk, Wu "Sneyking" Jingjun, Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon, popular streamers, and other pro players, all had something to say about the changes.
Why are people disappointed?
In previous years, Dota 2 players eagerly anticipated the release of the Battle Pass, eagerly splurging on it to access a plethora of cosmetic rewards, map terrains and custom game modes. Regrettably, 2023 marks a departure from this cherished tradition, as the Compendium appears to have shifted its focus away from these enticing hero customization, leaving players yearning for more.
Dzmitry "Fishman" Palishchuk
Support for Entity took it on Twitter to voice his Dissatisfaction over Valve not focusing on increasing this year’s Prize pool as it sits at $2,449,571 which is lower than 2015’s TI prize pool after the first day by 39.73%. This year’s TI prize pool after Day 1 is the lowest in the last 8 years.
Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon
23savage did not hide his frustration about this year’s compendium not including a single Arcana or Immortal, stating that he just wanted some new skins.
Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu
Sneyking expressed his disappointment with the compendium by stating, “Well this is a disappointing compendium. Was quite excited for the compendium to come back as it has been quite some time.”
Wehsing "SingSing" Yuen
Popular Dota 2 Streamer and content creator, released a Youtube video expressing his general disappointment with the Seasonal Pass, calling it “sh*t” and the worst Compendium to date. Furthermore, he said he saw no incentive to buy the compendium.
Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski
Popular Dota 2 Streamer and content creator, stated that only about 20 people in his friends have bought the Compendium on its release date but usually at least 100 would have bought it previously. Gorgc emphasized the compendium had very less features.
Jerry “BlitzSpanks” Ferguson
Popular Dota 2 Youtuber known for his comedic streams called the compendium “dogsh*t” and bad. He said he didn't even consider buying the compendium for his YouTube content.
The criticisms levied against the Compendium encompass a wide range of concerns, including the disappointing prize pool and the absence of exclusive rewards.