Another Dota 2 Champions League has just been
launched. Epic Esports is partnering with GRID esports to make it happen!
The goal for the Dota 2 Champions League is to have a
series of five events (at least). There should be teams from various locations,
including the European competitive scene. This team is using the same name as
with the original D2CL, which Epic ran between 2013 and 2018.
Open qualifiers were held on April 4 and 5. This was
just for the first event, which was scheduled to run from April 5 to 10. The
finals were on April 11 and 12. See below to find out which teams won.
The first event was run entirely online. While many
similar events use the internet, they are often in a public place, where teams
can congregate as needed. However, with the pandemic, the online-only event was
designed for safety and comfort to the teams involved.
The prize pool was at $25,000 for the winning team.
There were 20 teams invited to the first event, directly getting invitations
for the tournament.
The Action in April
There is one ongoing Singapore event continuing
throughout. Dota 2 is hoping to celebrate offline events here shortly. However,
the Singapore event was the only one to get going because of the pandemic.
Therefore, it’s still possible to see the online
events. To add more fuel to the fire, Epic Esports announced that the Dota 2
Champions League was coming back after being off for two years.
Epic Esports sure knows how to host the Dota 2. Last
year, the OMEGA League was a huge success. There are now five events planned in
Earlier, we talked about the prize pool. While it
isn’t the biggest in the world, people still clamored to get involved in the
action. This competitive community is happy for more content to enjoy and play.
The teams involved all received direct invitations.
It’s unknown how they were sent, but we suspect it was through email.
Ultimately, the first event just finished. The
remaining events are going to have their own teams. Typically, the open
qualifiers are going to determine which teams are included. They were hosted on
April 3 and 4. You can see which teams were involved and who won what amount of
the prize pool below.
Who Won What in the First Round?
With a $25,000 pool, the amounts were spread out
significantly. Here’s who won what:
1st Place – Team Spirit
2nd Place – Vikin.gg with
3rd Place – Brame with
4th Place – High Coast
Esports with $2,500
5th Place – HellRaisers
6th Place – Team Empire
7th Place – Team Unique
8th Place – Ghost FROGS
9th Place – LevelUP
10th Place – Nemiga
11th Place – V-Gaming
12th Place – GMT Esports
13th Place – Cascade
14th Place – Fantastic
15th Place – Trident
16th Place – Prosti Elsi
17th Place – Euronics
18th Place – Esport Bears
19th Place – Family Team
20th Place – Qwerty
Stay tuned to see what happens in the next four