Earlier today, Valve finally broke the silence regarding the Immortal Treasure 3, releasing it with a couple of other changes to the Battle Pass. The Dota 2 fan community on Twitter and Reddit had made Valve a laughing stock while others were livid with the delays in the release of the Immortal Treasure 3. The community and the players have been annoyed with Valve as they have failed to answer questions regarding the Battlepass, official Valve tournaments, etc in a convincing manner. Amongst all these ups and downs, one of the only things that still is keeping everyone engrossed is the Arcana Vote Result.
Which “Purple Melee carry” is winning the Arcana Vote Finals?
Earlier today, Valve released the Immortal Treasure 3 and extended the TI10 Battle Pass by 3 weeks. In addition, Valve also stated that the Arcana vote results will also be revealed when the Battle Pass expires.
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Valve tried teasing the community by stating “hint: it’s a purple melee carry that can cross distances with ease”. As we all know, it is the battle of the ultimate late game carries Spectre and Faceless Void in the Arcana vote grand finals. With both heroes matching Valve’s description, it is clear that they’re just memeing with that statement.
Since the inception of Arcana Vote, there has always been a badass competition between the final 2 heroes. Phantom Assassin was the first hero to win the Arcana vote in 2014 followed by Zeus in 2016, Juggernaut, Pudge, Rubick and Ogre Magi in subsequent years.
This is Faceless Void’s second entry into the Arcana vote finals, the first being in 2018 where he lost to Rubick after the latter won by a tiny margin of 2%. Queen of Pain and Windranger stood 2nd in 2015 and 2019 respectively but they received an Arcana item as an exclusive reward in the ongoing The International 2020 Battle Pass. So if Faceless Void loses this year as well, we may see Valve release his Arcana next year.
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Spectre is the new entrant to this annual final contest and is sure to give her counterpart a strong shot. A loregasm video dedicated to Spectre by Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner speculates Spectre to be the Phantom Assassin of the future.
Usually Arcana releases expand the lore of the heroes with extra voicelines by giving various hints to their origins and their background. So fans are understandably excited to see whether SirActionSlacks prophecy comes true.
So, mark your calendars for the 9th of October as the battle of the best is about to culminate.