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D2CL returns with $25,000 prize pool

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Epic Esports Events will be relaunching the Dota 2 Champions League with the first event in the series starting April 5th featuring a $25,000 prize pool. 

Epic Esports Events is happy to announce the first tournament of their new Dota 2 Champions League (D2CL). 

It is expected that there will be five events in the new series. The first tournament will feature 20 teams from the CIS and European regions competing online for the lion’s share of the $25,000 prize pool. The group stage will take place from April 5th-10th, followed by the finals between April 11-12th.

Of the 20 teams to participate, 15 of them have already received direct invitations to the tournament, the remaining 5 slots will be selected during the open qualifiers which will take place on April 3rd and 4th. Signups for the open qualifiers can be found here on FACEIT

GRID is supporting Epic Esports Events with data distribution of the events. GRID aims to ensure their data is securely distributed and will also be utilizing their data-driven content via visual additions to the broadcasts across Epic’s own Russian broadcast, as well as TEBTV’s English broadcast.

Dota 2 Champions League Teams:
The group stage direct invites are:

● VP.Prodigy

● Brame

● Team Unique

● Nemiga

● Fantastic Five (ex-EPG)

● Team Empire

● LevelUP (ex-spider pigz)

● Almost Disbanded

● Ghost FROGS

● Prosti Esli

●     Cascade

The play-off stage direct invites are:

● Vikin.gg

● Team Spirit

● High coast

●     Hellraisers

Fans will remember D2CL events that took place between 2014-2018 featuring the likes of Alliance, Virtus.pro, Team Liquid, and Na’Vi. 

Alliance took home the last championship title at MegaFon Champions League Season 2 in December 2018. 

You can watch all the Dota 2 Champions League matches on GosuGamers, with live visualization tools such as Live Log, team stats & comparison, Map schematic, and Winner Prediction Tracker

GRID

GRID Esports GmbH, the leading provider of data solutions for the esports industry, leverages revolutionary technology to embrace data in the digital nature of competitive gaming and overcomes sports-specific data challenges. Established in 2018 the company looks to tackle the data market and provide data services for monetization and fan engagement for tournament organizers & game publishers.

Epic Esports Events

Epic Esports Events has garnered international fame following the conception of its flagship series, the EPICENTER, in 2016, in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Featuring the greatest esports athletes from all regions of the world, the EPICENTER gathers tens of millions of viewers worldwide, its venues always packed to the brim during the grand finals. The organizers have claimed multiple prestigious awards such as EUBEA, Eventex, MarSpo, BISPO, BEMA, and Sport Leaders Awards.

Over the years, EEE has partnered with a plethora of brands to deliver the best international tournament series experience: Parimatch League, MegaFon Winter Clash, Adrenaline Cyber League, KFC Battle, and others. Epic Esports Events is a member of ESforce holding.

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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

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