Valve Extends the Duration of Supporters Clubs Fan Bundles
Valve has extended the duration of the Supporters Clubs that allow players to purchase fan bundles consisting of loading screens, voice lines, and sprays of the teams that competed in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021 season two. It will now be possible to purchase and equip the Supporters Clubs until October 18, 2021, which marks the end of The International 10 (TI10). These were previously only available until July 31. However, TI10 was recently moved from August to October 2021, so these changes in dates for the Supporters Club are likely to coincide with this change in schedule.
Team Supporters Clubs to be available until October 18, 2021
In an update on July 12, 2021, the Supporters Club's expiration date was changed to October 18, 2021. This extension allows players to buy these fan bundles and show their allegiance to a team during games for a longer duration. In addition, since 50% of the sales go to the teams, they will have more time to earn from this source.
Valve originally announced that the Supporters Clubs would “last until The International commences.” Though the scheduled start date of August 5 had been chosen for TI10, these bundles had an expiration date of July 31 in the Dota 2 game client. Regardless, due to a lack of recognition for esports as an “elite sporting event” in Sweden and the potential VISA issues, Valve decided to shift TI10 from August 5-15 to October 7-17 and from Stockholm, Sweden to Bucharest, Romania.
With the Supporters Clubs now available till the end of The International, teams competing at the event will have the opportunity to utilize all the sprays, voice lines, and emoticons during the TI10 games.
What all is included in the Supporters Clubs?
Supporters Clubs are divided into three tiers:
Bronze Tier - Provides a Bronze team badge.
Silver Tier - Provides a Silver Team badge, emoticons, and sprays.
Gold Tier - Provides a Gold team badge, other benefits of the Silver Tier, a team logo themed HP bar, chat wheel voice lines, and loading screens.
The bronze tier costs $2 USD, the silver tier $10, and the gold tier $20.
Supporters Clubs can be purchased for as many teams as you wish. To purchase the bundle of your choice, go to the Team Profiles section in the DPC tab in the Dota 2 game client.
Note that some teams have not yet had their Supporter Clubs introduced to the game and others may only have a Bronze Tier Supporter Club.