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Crystallize and MagicaL — on The International 2019 Battle Pass

13 May 2019 88
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NAVI players' thoughts on the Battle Pass

ua Vladislav “Crystallize” Krystanek and il Idan “MagicaL” Vardanyan shared their views on the Battle Pass, done for The International 2019 tournament. The players told what level they got and which new things they remembered.

— How do you like The International 2019 Battle Pass? How many levels have you bought?

uaVladislav "Crystallize" Krystanek

100 levels. I think I will get more later :) A usual compendium, IMO.

ilIdan "MagicaL" Vardanian

Bought 400 levels.

— Will TI's prize fund be able to beat last year's record this year - $ 25,532,177?

ua Crystallize: Well, if the growth of the prize fund will continue to gain momentum, then I think it is easy. New treasuries will do their job.

il MagicaL: Yes, definitely.

— Have you tired the Avoid Player function? Would you like it to stay in Dota 2 permanently?

ua Crystallize: Added just one person, and it’s not really clear if it works at all. I saw that they wrote that it was not working, and the same people came across.

il MagicaL: So far I have listed only a couple of people. But I would like to keep the function after the compendium.

— How do you like new Immortal items? Which one did you like the most? What do you think about the Invoker persona and axeless Axe? Is this what the game needs as a breath of fresh air in terms of cosmetic items?

ua Crystallize: Few immortals for carries :) Drow's bow is cool, but it's hard to get it - I would like to have it myself. Invoker looks cool - it will be interesting to see. Axe is meh :)

il MagicaL: Honestly, I don't know. Drow's bow is good. I kinda like the fissure, but everything else is so-so. Axe and Invoker are fun , but I am not a fan :D

— What Immortals would you like to see in the new chests?

ua Crystallize: Phantom Lancer, Morphling, Phantom Assassin.

il MagicaL: I would like to see items for Templar Assassin.

Which chat wheel sound is the best for you? Or are you happy with the return of last year’s options?

ua Crystallize: So far, “Ceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeb!” Is a cool phrase. I want "Lakad Matatag".

il MagicaL: “It's looking Spicy” is the best.

- Do you have collectible Aegis and Roshan (the 1000th and 2000th levels of last year’s compendiums)?

ua Crystallize: I have neither Aegis, nor Roshan: I didn't donate much for past compendiums.

il MagicaL: I have an Aegis from last year.

— Match MVP at the beginning of the game - is it a cool innovation?

ua Crystallize: Useless innovation, as for me.

il MagicaL: I see no point in it. Unless it's an extra reward.

- What do you say about the “Ward helper” and the “Stack Assistant”? Is it right to make Dota more understandable for newcomers, making it more casual at the same time?

ua Crystallize: Maybe the right solution, but hiding it behind the paywall is a problem. It's good they make Dota easier for new players, but the letdown is that you have to pay for it.

il MagicaL: I am all up for it. The game needs to attract new players. This is a very good idea, because Dota 2 is a very difficult game.

The participants

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