Dota 2 The International 2014 Prize Pool Breaks Past 10 Million USD

According to the Dota 2 The International Compendium Official Website, the Prize Pool has just broken past USD$10,000,000. The prize pool for the tournament broke records for being the largest in eSports by reaching the $10,000,000 (USD) mark on June 27th, almost three weeks prior to the start of the tournament. This is the screen shot as of writing:

Dota 2 The International 2014 10 Million USD

News of this development also has fans of rival franchise League of Legends (LoL) worried and on the defense. Riot Games has not yet announced any prize money for their equivalent LoL World Championships which will be held in Seoul, South Korea.

The International is an annual tournament hosted by Valve Software for their action real time strategy game ‘Dota 2’ where 16 of the finest teams from across the world compete against each other for the world championship, massive prize pool that this thread is about and all the glory in the world.

Valve seeds $1.6 Million USD as the prize pool of the event with the Dota 2 community having the opportunity to add to the prize pool by purchasing the ‘Interactive Compendium’. For every Compendium purchased, 25% ($2.50) of the sales are added to the prize pool of the event.

The Interactive Compendium this year was launched on May 9, 2014 and the Dota 2 community have purchased enough of them until today to have boosted the prize pool to over $10,000,000 technically adding over 5 times the base prize pool to the event.

Also read: How to Purchase and Activate the Dota 2 Compendium

The Definitive Dota 2 Dictionary: The 150+ terms you must know by now

Whether you’ve been playing Dota 2 since early beta or a complete noob, this Definitive Dota 2 Dictionary has utmost value to any Dota 2 player. While it gives veterans a good “check up” of how much they really know the game, it also provides Dota 2 noobs a great learning tool to be able to quickly jump into the highly immersive Dota 2 culture and community. Let’s turn to the first page, shall we?

The Definitive Dota 2 Dictionary: The 150+ terms you must know by now

Basic Terms

To avoid being called a complete Dota 2 noob, first try your hand at absorbing these 88 fundamental Dota 2 terms:

  1. Aegis of the Immortal – This item drops if you defeat the boss Roshan. If you die while you are in possession of the Aegis, you’ll wake up to life at the same site after five seconds! Then the Aegis disappears. He also dissappears if you didn’t use it in six minuters. You then have to beat Roshan again to score an Aegis.
  2. AFK – Means Away from Keyboard. This means that the Hero will not act, so you temporarily have a 4v5 situation.
  3. Aggro – An AI controlled unit is focusing and attacking you. This occurs if you attack an opponent when his creep wave is close. If you do so, the creep wave will focus on you.
  4. AoE – Means Area of Effect. This means that a spell that has effect on an area instead of a single target.
  5. Babysit -When a support hero goes on a lane with a carry and supports him full time.
  6. Back / b – If someone calls back or B, he wants everyone to stop attacking and start retreating to a safe position. It may also be that he only means the people in his lane. That depends on where the danger lies at the moment.
  7. Backdoor – A special passive ability of structures that is meant to prevent sieging towers without help of allied lane creep. The Towers will regenerate their Health if attacked without help of creeps.
  8. Barracks – Each lane has two barracks. The melee creeps come from one, the ranged from the other. If you destroy the enemy barracks, you get stronger creeps in that lane so you are constantly pushing into the enemy base.
  9. BKB – Means Black King Bar, an item that grants Magic Immunity.
  10. Bottle Ferrying – Putting an empty Bottle on a courier and sending him back to base to refill the Bottle. After that’s done, it will deliver the full Bottle to it’s owner.
  11. Buff – A positive change of status to a hero, such as additional damage or speed.
  12. Buyback/BB – If you die you can choose to buy yourself back so you do not have to wait for the respawn timer. The longer the game is in progress and the higher the level of your hero, the more expensive the buyback is. On a buyback is a four-minute cooldown.
  13. Casting time – The time it takes to cast a spell or ability to perform effectively. During the casting time can you stop the action!
  14. Cheese – If you beat Roshan for the third time he drops a Cheese next to the Aegis. This Cheese will instantly restore 2500 Health and 1000 Mana on use.
  15. Cooldown/CD – A period of wait time before a spell, ability, or item power can be used again.
  16. Courier / Chicken / Crow / Flying Courier – This ‘donkey’ or courier brings you the items that you buy at the store. This way you do not need to go all the way back to the base if you have purchased new items. The entire team uses the same courier and it can be slain by your opponents!
  17. Creep Score / CS – The sum of the Last-hit and Denies you have performed. This is your E-Penis, as this allows you to check your farm and those of your opponents.
  18. Creep – An uncontrollable unit that moves to the enemy base through the lane.
  19. Everyone kills this creep to get gold and exp. Note that a Creep isn’t the same as a minion.
  20. Crowd Control / Disable / CC – These are spells that make the enemy harmless for a short time or interrupt spells.
  21. Damage over Time/DoT – Damage that a hero will receive over a short duration.
  22. Damage per Second/DPS – The amount of Damage that on hero deals in one second.
  23. Debuffs – A negative status change at the hero, such as a delay or silence.
  24. Def – Means Defend. This means that one or more teammates have to retreat to defend a tower/the base.
  25. Deny / DN – killing your own creep, so the enemy doesn’t earn gold. You can do this only if your own creep has little health left. Thanks to denying the opponent gets less experience, so this is super important!
  26. Ethereal – This status ensures that you are immune to physical damage, but as long as it lasts you get more damage from magic attacks.
  27. Fade Time – The amount of time it takes for a unit to become invisible.
  28. Farm – Collection of experience and gold.
  29. Fast Finish / FF – When a player says this, he wants the other team to finish the game quickly, because he knows that he lost and thus he gives up.
  30. Feeder – A player who “feeds” the enemy team gold and exp by getting killed a lot of times.
  31. First Blood / FB – This is shouted when someone makes the first kill. The person that makes the first kill receives some extra gold.
  32. Focus Fire – You do this when you are with the whole team and you focus on one enemy in teamfights. Usually you target the most dangerous enemy.
  33. Fountain / Well / Laser – The base inside your base, where you heal fast and mana returns. An enemy player is bombarded with attacks if he tries to enter it. You can also shop at the opponent’s fountain(if you stay out of it’s firing range).
  34. Gank -Perform a combination of attacks with some other Heroes in order to disable an enemy hero quickly.
  35. Gold – Money that you earn by last-hitting creeps and Neutrals, killing or help to kill an opponent, defeating Roshan or destroying towers. With gold you can buy back into the game or purchase items.
  36. GPM – The amount of Gold a player earns per Minute. Cha-ching!
  37. Goodgame / GG – At the end of every game you see the term GG passing by, which stands for Good Game. It is a polite way to indicate that you’ve had fun in the game, whether you have won or lost! In tournaments it is also used to give up. Sometimes people say GG WP. This means Goodgame Well Played.
  38. Good Luck, Have Fun / GLHF – Before the match begins most players say GL HF, what means Good Luck & Have Fun.
  39. Hex / Sheep – A form of crowd control that causes the enemy hero to be disabled and slowed.
  40. Inc Bot/Mid/Top – Incoming. This means an enemy hero has been spotted on his way to Bot/Mid/Top.
  41. Illusions – Copies of the hero which can deal damage, but also die a lot faster.
  42. Invisibility – Your hero is invisible to enemies unless the enemies have a form of True Sight.
  43. Juking – This means that your hero goes through unconventional routes in order to escape your opponent (s). This is done for example by not running away through the jungle in a straight line but zigzagging through groves to run, and thus escape from the sight of the opponent and eventually escape.
  44. Jungle / Forest / Neutrals / Woods – In the woods you can find neutral creeps, running anywhere. You can beat them to farm, or you can lure them to your creep wave.
  45. KDA – The number of Kills, Deaths and Assists a player has.
  46. Lane / Top / Mid / Bot – In Dota 2, we talk about three ‘lanes’ where Creeps go through. At the end of the lane are your own and enemy barracks with a tower. The lanes are named after their location on the map. Top is the road leading to the North West, while Bot walks to the South East. The middle is very simple called “Mid”.
  47. Last Hit / LH – A final blow on an enemy / neutral creep or hero ensures that you get extra gold and experience. This is extremely important for the farm of carry-heroes.
  48. Magic Immunity – With Magic Immunity you can not be touched by magic damage, this also applies to certain stuns!
  49. Magic Resistance – Magical attacks do less damage against heroes who have a lot of Magical Resistance. The higher this stat is, the less damage the hero receives from magic attacks.
  50. Minion – A unit that you can control. Usually summoned units or Meepo Clones.
  51. MIA / Miss / SS – To alert his allies that he can’t see the opponent, a player calls Missing. The Opponent can sit in the jungle or go to another lane to Gank. ‘Miss Bot’ means that a hero on the bottom lane is gone. With SS players mean ‘Stay Safe’, which means that you need to go to a safe position.
  52. Micromanagnent – Controlling multiple units, like a Meepo clone or Lone Druid’s Spirit Bear. This is very difficult and requires a lot of skill.
  53. Momentum / Snowball – Sometimes your team gets towers down rapidly in the first twenty minutes. This will add a lot of pressure on the enemy team.
  54. Net worth – the non-consumable item value in inventory and existing gold of a player.
  55. Offlane / hard lane / Suicide lane – The lane which is the most difficult to play solo. It is the shortest lane for the team, it can be difficult fot the offlaner to defend its own tower, which makes the whole thing more difficult.
  56. OOM – Out of Mana. This means that a hero doesn’t have Mana, so he can’t cast spells.
  57. Orb Walking – Using Auto Attacks or Spells to attack an enemy without drawing Creep Aggro.
  58. Overact / About Extend – You were a little too excited and went too deep, so you’re all probably wait until you respawn. This may be because you are too close to the tower of the opponent, or because you are killed while you had no form of defense with you.
  59. Pause – Pressing F9 to pause the game so you can wait for disconnected players.
  60. Or to dance Gangnam Style and taunt at your team captain because you owned him. DENDI!
  61. Pool – When an ally of yours is short in gold and you give him some regen items (usually tangoes or a healing salve).
  62. Pull – Attacking neutral creep and bring them back to your own lane. This allows your creep wave to join the fight and it forces the opponent to fight closer to your tower.
  63. Quality – An attack on buildings of your opponents. This is done preferably with a larger group and a creep wave.
  64. Rax – Means Barracks. If these are both destroyed the enemy will spawn Mega Creeps.
  65. Respawn Timer – When you die, you need a certain amount of time to wait before you can go into the field again. This timer is getting longer as you a hero has a higher level. The time you have to wait covers four times the level of your hero.
  66. Returned/Re – The opposite of a miss/mia call, “Lina re” means that she’s back in the lane she came from and you don’t have to worry about her.
  67. Roshan / Rosh – The boss in the level. You can find his cave at the red glow near the river on the lower half of the map (which you can find above). He drops an Aegis of the Immortal if players kill him. After the third respawn he drops a Cheese.
  68. RTB – Return/Returning To Base. Going back to your base to heal or pick up items.
  69. Runes – At two places in the river Runes spawn every two minutes with a buff. Sometimes you get more speed along here, or you create multiple illusions of your hero. You can also store runes in a Bottle (item) stop to activate it later. You have to do so within two minutes, otherwise the Rune will be automatically activated.
  70. Siege Creeps / Catapult- A special creep that spawns every seventh wave. It is a slingshot that does extra damage against buildings and attacks from a much greater distance.
  71. Silence – An ability that prevents the target from using Skills and certain Abilities.
  72. Smoke – A consumable that allows you and your team to become invisible until a creep, tower or enemy hero attacks. Watch out for towers, Sentry Wards, Dust of Appearance, a Gem of True Sight and some skills of heroes that can still see you if you’re smoked up ‘.
  73. Solo – a player may call “Solo” if he doesn’t wan’t other players to go to his lane so he can get more exp and gold.
  74. Split Push/RAT Dota – A strategy involving a hero (usually a carry) pushing a lane without the enemy interfering and without your full teammates involved.
  75. Stacking – Attacking Neutral creeps (in the jungle) and luring them away from their spawn point just before spawn timer ends. This is every minute. So if you pull a group of neutral creeps around 53 seconds and they are of their place at 0 seconds, a new group of neutral creep spawns and you have two stacks. You can do this as many times as you want.
  76. Stop Cancelling – By using the stop button you make sure that you do not use some abilities / spells.
  77. Tower Diving – Killing an enemy when he is standing near his tower. This makes you vulnerable to the defensive attacks of that the tower and is not recommended.
  78. TP – Teleporting to an allied creep, Hero or building. TP also means Town Portal Scroll, which allows the user to teleport to allied buildings.
  79. Tri-lane – This strategy means that three heroes are going for the same lane, which means that in the other lanes heroes play solo. This tactic is often used in professional games of Dota 2.
  80. True Sight – With a Gem of True Sight for example, you can see invisible opponents. This is extremely valuable, especially when the enemy has Invis heroes like Riki.
  81. Ulti – The most powerful ability a hero can learn. You can learn your ulti at level 6.
  82. Wards / Sentries / Observers – You can place wards at strategic points of the map. This way you always have insight into that part of the map, which can provide a great advantage for your team. With Sentries you can see Invisible Heroes.
  83. Wipe/Wipeout/Teamwipe – An entire team dying at once. This makes it easier for the other team to push.
  84. WP/Well Played – Can mean 2 things. If you coöperated with your teammates and got a kill, and they say “wp”, it means that you did well. If someone says ‘GG WP” at the end of a game, it means that everyone played well and was sportsmanlike.
  85. XP – Points that you earn by killing enemies, creeps and Neutrals. If you get enough XP, you level up, so you are stronger. This is very important.
  86. XPM – The amount of XP a player gains per Minute.
  87. Sons – One hero walks towards the enemy team and lures them into a trap.

Community Terms

The following 22 terms don’t have anything to with the overall game play, but you will see them sooner or later. Especially when you’re new.

  1. STFU – Means Shut The F*ck Up. If someone says this to you, he wants you to stop speaking
  2. GTFO – Means Get The F*ck Out. The person who says this wants you to leave the Lane/Match.
  3. Newbie – A player who is new to the game and probably sucks. Probably dying a lot of times.
  4. N00b- A player who isn’t new to the game and still sucks.
  5. IDGAF – Means I Don’t Give A F*ck. If someone says this to you, he won’t care what you say.
  6. IDFC – Means I Don’t F*cking Care. Same as IDGAF
  7. R*tard – A person who is weak in the head.
  8. Feeder – Someone who frequently dies.
  9. Report … Pls – Someone asks all players to report you. Which means there is a chance u can’t play Dota 2 the next Day.
  10. Lag – The thing every gamer HATES. Provides Buggy gameplay and you will probably die 1,2,3 or more times because of this.
  11. Killstealer/KSer – Someone who doesn’t do anything to help in Ganks, but when the target is almost dead, he comes and kills him. And thus get the Kill and the most gold.
  12. Kill Securer – Someone who unnecessary uses skills to kill someone who is already marked for death. Just to get the kill of course.
  13. OMG/OMFG – Mean O My God/O My F*cking God. People say this if you lose a teamfight when you should’ve won it. Or if you do a stupid act. And Die. Usually if you Die.
  14. WTF – Means What the F*ck. Usually said if someone doesn’t understand something.
  15. You Stole my Aegis and now you’re gonna die – U stole Aegis. Bad kitty. Very bad kitty.
  16. RUSSIAN – Means 1. Someone who lives in Russia 2. A Bad player, N00b, Feeder.
  17. Cyka – Russian for Beetch. Sometimes English players use this word too.
  18. Yolo – Means You Only Live Once. People often use this phrase to persuade themselves to take risks or do something they normally wouldn’t do.
  19. Oloy – Means Only Losers Obey Yolo. People often use this phrase to stop persons who want to take risks or do something they normally wouldn’t do.
  20. KSing – Means Killstealing. Using abilities unnecessary to ‘steal’ kills from allies.
  21. G – Can mean two things. If someone asks “G?”, it means that he asks if he can unpause the game. If someone just says “G”, it means you can unpause.
  22. Zzz – Means boring. This can occur if the game is paused for a long time.

Item and Hero Abbrevations

  1. AA – Ancient Apparition
  2. Aba – Abaddon
  3. AC – Assault Cuirass
  4. Alch – Alchemist
  5. Aghs – Aghanim’s Scepter
  6. AM – Anti-Mage
  7. BB – Bristleback
  8. BH – Bounty Hunter
  9. BKB – Black King Bar
  10. BM – Beastmaster/Broodmother/Brewmaster
  11. BoT – Boots of Travel
  12. BS – Bloodseeker
  13. CK – Chaos Knight
  14. Clock – Clockwerk
  15. CM – Crystal Maiden
  16. Deso – Desolator
  17. DK – Dragon Knight, but it could also refer to the pro team DK Gaming
  18. DP – Death Prophet
  19. Drums – Drums of Endurance
  20. DS – Dark Seer
  21. E-Blade – Ethereal Blade
  22. ES – Earthshaker/Ember Spirit/Earth Spirit
  23. ET – Elder Titan, but it could also refer to E.T., an alien from a movie
  24. Euls – Euls Scepter of Divinity
  25. Furion/NP – Nature’s Prophet
  26. Gyro – Gyrocopter (No, he isn’t a kebab)
  27. Heart – Heart of Tarrasque
  28. HotD – Helm of the Dominator
  29. Gem – Gem of True Sight
  30. KotL – Keeper of the Light
  31. LC – Legion Commander
  32. Linkens – Linkens Sphere
  33. Manta – Manta Style
  34. MKB – Monkey King Bar
  35. MoM – Mask of Madness
  36. Naix/LS – Lifestealer
  37. NecBook/NecroBook – Necronomicon
  38. NS – Naga Siren/Night Stalker
  39. OD – Outworld Devourer
  40. PA – Phantom Assassin
  41. PL – Phantom Lancer
  42. Pipe – Pipe of Insight
  43. SB – Spirit Breaker
  44. SD – Shadow Demon
  45. Sheepsticl/Hex – Scythe of Vyse
  46. SF – Shadow Fiend
  47. Shiva’s – Shiva’s Guard
  48. SK – Sand King
  49. SM – Skywrath Mage
  50. SS/Rhasta – Shadow Shaman
  51. SS/Storm – Storm Spirit
  52. S & Y – Sange & Yasha
  53. TA – Templar Assassin
  54. TB – Terrorblade
  55. Vlads – Vladimir’s Offering
  56. VS – Vengeful Spirit
  57. WD – Witch Doctor
  58. WK – Wraith King
  59. WR – Windranger

That’s pretty much the exhaustive Dota 2 Definitive Dictionary to date. Did we miss anything? Share them in the comments below!

Dota 2 The International 2014 Compendium Guide: How to Purchase, Activate, and Use


This guide will explain how to purchase, activate and use The International 2014 Interactive Compendium.

The Interactive Compendium keeps you up to date with the International and gives you access to new content as the tournament progresses. Compendium perks will remain active until July 28th 2014.

Purchasing a Compendium

The Interactive Compendium can be purchased from the Dota 2 Store for $9.99. It’s bundled with an exclusive Lieutenant Squawkins. It also includes any stretch goal rewards which have already been unlocked.

The International 2014 Interactive Compendium can be purchased here.

Once you’ve purchased your compendium it can be activated by right clicking on the icon within your Armory.

You’ll then be able to select the icon next to your player level to access your compendium.

The Prize Pool

For every compendium purchased the prize pool of the 2014 International is increased by $2.50. On the “Prize Pool” section of the compendium there is a running total of how much the International prize pool is currently sitting at. Additionally you can check the running total by visiting the Dota 2 Blog.

There are multiple stretch goals which will unlock different rewards.

If you’d like to gift a compendium to a friend you’ll need to purchase one from the store and then trade it to them.


Several pages of the compendium will allow you to make predictions on what you think is going to happen during the tournament. Correct predictions will earn you points in your compendium.

You can revisit these pages at any time to alter your predictions. Once the countdown at the bottom of the compendium hits zero your predictions will be locked and you’ll be unable to edit your choices.

Compendium Points

As you level up your compendium by completing objectives and correctly predicting results you’ll earn additional rewards. The compendium points section will show you how many points you need for your next level and what you’ll earn at each milestone. Your compendium will level up for every 100 points earned.

Higher level compendium owners will earn custom visuals, including modified teleport effects, base healing effects, and even new appearances for Bottle, Blink Dagger, and Dagon. These level up Custom Effects last until July 28th.

The second page of the compendium points section will give you a list of objectives you can complete to gain additional points. You’re also able to purchase compendium points directly from the Dota 2 store.

All-Star Match and Favorites

Within the compendium there is a page called All-Star Match. This page will allow you to create two dream teams which will compete for fun during The International.

The Favorites page allows you to pick your favorite team and individual player for the tournament.

Offering of the Aegis

During the International you can offer items similar to the New Bloom Festival. Each week during the event the items you’ve offered will be collected and replaced with different loot. The items and amount of points you’ll receive in return for your offering will be directly affected by the quality of the items you’ve offered.

Offering an item can be done by right clicking on the thumbnail via your armory. From the drop menu selectMake Offering. Certain items such as unusuals cannot be offered as they are deemed to rare.

Items which you’ve offered can be viewed by visiting the “My Offering” tab found on the left side of your armory.

The International Courier

Once your Compendium reaches Level 4, the International Courier, known as Lieutenant Squawkins will unlock.

Additional styles will be available at a later date.

Evolving Battle Booster

As your compendium increases in level your battle booster will also increase in scale. There is no level cap to the compendium, however once you reach level 100 the battle booster will only increase in scale for every additional 100 levels you achieve.

  • Level 1: 200% Battle Point Booster
  • Level 2: 210% Battle Point Booster
  • Level 5: 220% Battle Point Booster
  • Level 8: 230% Battle Point Booster
  • Level 12: 240% Battle Point Booster
  • Level 17: 250% Battle Point Booster
  • Level 26: 275% Battle Point Booster
  • Level 32: 300% Battle Point Booster
  • Level 36: 350% Battle Point Booster
  • Level 45: 400% Battle Point Booster
  • Level 100: 500% Battle Point Booster

Custom Effects

Many of the compendium level bonuses include custom effects. These come in the form of a purple hue in replacement of their default look.

In the example below you can see the custom fountain healing effect.

Immortal Treasures

The Immortal Treasures and other stretch goal unlocks will arrive in a later Dota 2 patch.

Coming Soon

The Compendium is a living document. From the Qualifiers to the Grand Finals, it will continually grow and evolve as The International progresses, adding new prizes, new polls, and new ways to interact with the tournament.

This guide will expand to cover any new features added to the compendium as they become available.


This guide was originally posted here.