Ifrit.

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We’ve gotten lots of positive feedback on the graphic design created for us by the one and only Kunkka. We would like to thank everyone for the responses on the post – at the same time, we’re pleased to let everyone know that the shirts have been sent for print and will be available shortly. Singaporeans can get their paws on some cool T-shirts sporting the Zenith Compendium of Heroes print before The International. More details will come in the following week.

But clearly, that was not the main point of this blog post. So… what is? Several days ago, we mentioned that we’d be making an announcement about another exciting project that we’ve undertaken. Let me begin by posing this question to our fans:

Did no one notice the little guy hanging from the Z team logo in the print above?

Well, if you didn’t… no worries. Here’s a picture to give you a better look at the little guy.

Roar?

Roar?

6 months ago, Team Zenith started on the Ifrit Project with a couple of animation artists (who happened to be ardent DotA 2 fans). The aim was to create a courier in DotA 2 that is uniquely Zenith. And on this day, we are proud to present to you our very own Ifrit courier.

Ifrit—also spelled, efreetefriteifreetafreetafrite, and afrit (ArabicʻIfrīt: عفريت, pl ʻAfārīt: عفاريت)—are supernatural creatures in Arabic and Islamic folklore. They are in a class of infernal Jinnnoted for their strength and cunning. An ifrit is an enormous winged creature of fire, either male or female, who lives underground and frequents ruins. Ifrits live in a society structured along ancient Arab tribal lines, complete with kings, tribes, and clans. They generally marry one another, but they can also marry humans. While ordinary weapons and forces have no power over them, they are susceptible to magic, which humans can use to kill them or to capture and enslave them. As with the jinn, an ifrit may be either a believer or an unbeliever, good or evil, but he is most often depicted as a wicked and ruthless being.” – Wikipedia

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It will be available on the Steam DotA 2 workshop very soon (in the next 48 hours). What other way to show your support for Team Zenith than to use a courier emblazoned with our team logo? xFreedom and Ice have been experimenting with it in the game client and they cannot wait to activate it during a competitive game.

Big thanks to the contributors to this courier project! If you like what you see, here are the links of the creators of our Ifrit courier. They are creators of many other in-game items and you can check out their workshop offerings here:

Primrose

theCommie

Jeff

Amtyk

It’s also Primrose’s birthday today so big shout-out to Prim from Team Zenith!

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    • teamzenith

      We will be bringing some to Seattle so you can get it at the venue (Benaroya Hall). We are still trying to make arrangements to be able to ship to Americans who aren’t attending the event but nothing confirmed at this moment. We will try!

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