Compendium Matchmaking is now an available game mode to all Compendium owners within the game. In this mode, users will get to play one of the selected scenarios from The International 3 Qualifier matches and are made to replay the draft in their own style and technique. This scenario is changed every week and you can find all the info about it in the newly added pages in your Compendium.
Once you find your match and in the game, you will be given the choice to pick a hero from one of the two pre-determined drafts from the game. You are free to pick any hero you wish to and play the role but you will need to be quick if you are playing solo as the hero will become unavailable if your teammate picks it up before you do.
Once you pick your hero, you will be greeted in-game with a notification that will give you some information on how the professional teams played out the draft in the original match during the qualifiers. This information varies depending on what team you are playing for.
Here are the excerpts for the first week’s game.
Team Radiant - Rox.KIS
- Batrider – Solo Top
- Juggernaut – Solo Mid
- Gyrocopter and Rubick – Bottom
- Enchantress – Jungling in the Dire Jungle
“Rox.KIS controlled the early game, using the Juggernaut and Enchantress to push and destroy multiple Dire towers, then moving to secure an early Aegis from Roshan. Meanwhile, Rubick ensured Gyrocopter would get some farm bottom, and Batrider dominated the Magnus top, forcing Nyx to rotate top to help. In the mid game, EG turned it around, winning multiple team fights with Magnus, eventually pushing into the Radiant base. Team fights went back and forth in the mid to late game, culminating in multiple barracks being down for both teams. Late game, with multiple Roshan kills on the board, both Gyrocopter and Luna purchased Divine Rapiers to fight the final battle.
Eventually, Rox.KIS was able to secure victory at the 76 minute mark. Can you beat their time?”
Team Dire – EG
- Magnus – Solo Top
- Nightstalker – Solo Mid
- Nyx Assassin, Shadow Demon and Luna – Bottom
“Nightstalker struggled mid against a Juggernaut that used Blade Fury liberally, and Magnus could only control its lane once Nyx Assassin rotated top to assist him. On the plus side, Shadow Demon proved crucial in the early game, netting 2 kills with Luna in the Bottom lane.
Night time allowed EG to regain control with Nightstalker, Nyx Assassin and Shadow Demon finding some kills, and that created space for Luna to catch up to Gyrocopter. Even though Rox.KIS pushed hard with Juggernaut and Enchantress, EG was able to use Magnus’s Reverse Polarity to win several teamfights, even getting to break into Rox.KIS’ base. Late game, with multiple Roshan kills on the board, both Gyrocopter and Luna purchase Divine Rapiers to fight the final battle.
Eventually, Rox.KIS was able to secure victory at the 76 minute mark. Can you change history, and win instead?”
Now with enough info at hand, get started and use your Dota skills to etch deeper marks to the stories that are currently told or rewrite them entirely as you deem them fit.
Upon finishing a Compendium match, you will be granted experience and drops just like any other match making. So you do not have to worry about losing on it. Is that it? Who knows what the future holds in store eh?
Favorite Team and Player
Users will notice that their Compendium has now been updated with a new page where they get to select their favorite team and player. Once you select and lock your picks, you will earn points for your favorites every time you win a Compendium match. At the end of every week, the team and player with the highest fan score from these matches will be rewarded accordingly. Be sure to think before finalizing your picks because you cannot change them .. ahem.
Get started! I will update this as the weeks progress. The same guide can be found on Steam.