Last year was amazing for Dota 2 fans as they got to see some amazing tournaments that were hosted in all parts of the world. Even The International left everyone surprised after featuring the biggest prize pool in the history of esports. Fortnite fans were also shocked as they thought that their Fortnite World Cup will be the biggest esports event of the year, but TI9 proved them wrong. And now, it seems like Valve has started preparing for this year’s International.

At the moment, Dota 2 fans are enjoying some tournaments that are being hosted in various parts of the world. However, the event they are excited about the most is The International 2020. For those who don’t know, The International is an annual Dota 2 tournament that invites teams from all parts of the world and features the biggest prize pools in history. Although there are still around six months left until the next edition is hosted, Valve has already started its operations.

Collector’s Cache Submissions Opened

Recently, it was revealed that Valve has opened up the Collector’s Cache submissions so that they can start working on the item sets fans will want to see in the game. This means that the developers have decided to give people more time than before for submissions. For those who don’t know, the developers do this for every TI event. This allows Dota 2 Workshop creators to create their designs for the game but within a limited period. However, the given period will be enough to come up with a good design.

Just like it happened in the previous TI, Valve has again decided to not focus only on one aspect or theme for the Collector’s Cache. They have allowed followers to make whatever they want. However, they will have to follow the basic guidelines of the Collector’s Cache while making their design. Otherwise, their design will get rejected and they will only end up wasting their time. According to the official statement, Valve wants the artist to explore ideas they think will be compelling. But they have asked artists to avoid involving human skulls, blood, and gore in their designs.

Merchandise Submissions 

If you’re interested in submitting a design, then keep in mind that you will have to upload your submission to the Dota 2 Workshop before April 27. Also, remember to tag your post with “Collector’s Cache 2020” so that the developers can differentiate your posts from others. Considering the deadline is at the end of April, you will have enough time to create something that will be appealing.

Aside from this, Valve has also now opened the same submissions for their merchandise partners. These submissions are going to serve as concepts and ideas, and some of them will be later converted into official merchandise. If you want to submit for this section, then make sure to tag your post with “Merchandise.”