Pay-2-Win: Dota 2's most expensive player autographs

by theScore Staff Aug 24
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Pay-2-Win is a series where we take a look at the coolest, rarest and most expensive gaming memorabilia on the market. Scrubs need not apply.

Alright, you got your favorite hero kitted out in some fancy Immortal gear. That's pretty hype, but do you know what's even more hype? Customizing that fancy gear with inscribed autographs from some of Dota 2's biggest players.

Just be ready to open up your wallet.

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Autograph: Luo "Ferrari_430" Feichi - $275.00

One of the most popular Chinese players and a competitor in five of seven TIs, Luo "Ferrari_430" Feichi's name catches a high price on the Steam Marketplace. $275.00 to be exact.

Recommended Hero: If you hate yourself enough to play Invoker, Ferrari_430 is the man to aspire to be. Socket in his autograph onto one of the Heroe's items and maybe some of that magic will rub off on you.

Autograph: Jonathan "Loda" Berg - $366.88

Though he's no longer on the team's starting roster, Alliance's Jonathan "Loda" Berg led the Swedish superstars to countless tournament victories, including taking the Aegis at The International 2013.

Recommended Hero: Known for a wide variety of carries, Loda's Juggernaut is particularly iconic, thanks in no small part to some pretty epic Ultrakills like this one.

Autograph: Dendi - $516.58

Na`Vi superstar Danil "Dendi" Ishutin is easily one of the best players to come out of the frozen reaches of CIS and that is no small distinction. Not only did he and Na`Vi win the very first TI in 2011, they also came in second at both TI2 and TI3.

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However, even with his competitive achievements, there's no doubt Dendi is most well-known for pioneering "The Fountain Hook" at The International 2013, cementing his reputation as the best Pudge in the world. However, you might have to win an International to afford his $516.58 autograph.

Recommended Hero: Pudge, duh.

Golden International 2015 Autograph: Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev - $1,588.63

Though not as revered as his Na`Vi comrade Dendi, Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev's Golden TI5 edition autograph is currently selling for three times as much of Dendi's at $1,588.63.

Recommended Hero: Crystal Maiden is no ice queen in SoNNeikO's expert hands. As a matter of fact, she makes his enemies melt. Well, as much as a support can.

All prices as of August 22, 2017

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.