Now to those that are unfamiliar with DOTA 2 that headline probably won't make a lot of sense. Battle what now? Glad you asked. Well, essentially it provides seasonal quests for DOTA 2 players, where they can earn Battle Points and various rewards. There are even community goals that will unlock special rewards when enough players complete certain challenges.
Introducing the Winter 2016 Battle Pass, available now! Take your Dota skills and your treasure collection to the next level as you play your way to digital fortune and glory. Level up your Battle Pass by fulfilling in-game Quests and wagering on matches to score Battle Points, then head into the gallery of Rewards to marvel at the haul of your efforts. Including several exclusive seasonal features, the Winter 2016 Battle Pass is the perfect digital companion for the hibernal months to come.
Also featured in this Battle Pass, the 2016 Shanghai Major Compendium makes its debut in advance of the upcoming competition at Mercedes-Benz Arena. As the opening games draw near, the compendium will become your source for upcoming Shanghai Major news and activities, hosting recaps of the road to the Major, team profiles, tournament predictions, and all of the things you need to follow the action no matter how far you are from the main stage.
There's also a tagline, 'Level Up By Playing', which kind of sums it up perfectly. Apart from omitting the whole wagering/betting sub-game. To find out more head to the official site
. And sure it may be summer, but there's something calming about playing and watching winter-themed stuff during the hotter months.