Indeed, with the cancellation of the Dota Pro Circuit Winter Major, fans have been left empty. However, Epic Esports Events has come through with the Dota 2 Champions League Season 7 announced within days. Accordingly, with the event kicking off shortly, read on as we provide all the viewership details you need below!
As you can tell from the number, this is the seventh time that Epic Esports Events has hosted the Dota 2 Champions League. Bearing this in mind, another $50,000 are on the line, as the likes of the organizers invite some of the best regional teams from Europe.
Indeed, announced very quickly, the event wil run from January 24th to Feruary 17th, while an Open Qualifier takes place this week. Here are the 18 competitors, noting the one competitor yet to be confirmed:
- Team Empire
- AS Monaco Gambit
- Nemiga Gaming
- CIS Rejects
- Open Qualifier Winner
- Natus Vincere
- Team Tickles
Many of these teams have returned after just competing in Season 6 which concluded on January 12th.
In terms of format, it’s more of the same with respect to previous iterations of the Dota 2 Champions League.
Starting with a Group Stage, all teams will be thrown into the single group where a single round-robin will take place. Meaning that every team will face one another once in a BO3 match.
Following this round of competition, the top teams will progress while the rest will not. Specifically, it’s likely that the top will progress to the upper bracket of the double elimiantion bracket.
Here, the double elimination bracket will involve BO3 matches all the way up to the semifinals, while the Grand Final will in fact be a BO5.
Accordingly, the prize pool will be distributed as follows:
- 1st place – $20,000
- 2nd place – $10,000
- 3rd place – $7,000
- 4th place – $3,500
- 5-6th place – $2,500
- 7-8th place – $1,000
- 9-12th place – $500
Schedule for the Dota 2 Champions League Season 7
In terms of schedule, we highly recommend to visit the official Event Page as it features all the games in your very own timezone here.
Watch the Dota 2 Champions League Season 7 on esportsguide
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There are certainly some big names attending this Tier 3 event – with the likes of Virtus.pro, AS Monaco Gambit and Team Empire who all took part in the recent DPC Europe event.
Bearing this in mind, we’d like to favour the recent accomplishments. Indeed, Virtus.pro, AS Monaco Gambit and Team Empire are your favourites – of which Virtus.pro is the favourite for the group stage.
However, moving over the bracket, the likes of Team Tickles and Natus Vincere are the two favourites to take the entire event from the remaining competitors.
Of course, considering the nature of Dota 2, especially following The International 10 surprise, anyone could really step up to the plate – perhaps one of the Open Qualifier teams could make a surprising run at this Tier 3 event?