Epic Esports Events and the Russian Esports Federation will hold Dota 2 Champions League tournaments

Epic Esports Events tournament operator with Russian Esports Federation support will hold a series of Dota 2 Champions League tournaments. 5 championships will be organized with a total prize pool of $250,000. The Russian-language tournament broadcast will be conducted by RuHub Studio, English broadcasts will be organized by The EsportsBible (TEBTV). Epic Esports Events has also partnered with GRID esports who will be the exclusive data partner for each event.

The first Dota 2 Champions League tournament will be held from July 19 to August 8.

In each tournament 10 teams will compete in the group stage: 9 invited teams and one open qualifiers winner. Among the confirmed participants: HellRaisers, PuckСhamp, Winstrike, Team Unique, EXTREMUM, Nemiga и Gambit. The rest of the invited teams will be announced later.

The group stage matches will be played in the Round Robin system in the bo3 format.

8 group stage participants with the highest number of points will advance to the playoff stage, where they will compete in Double Elimination bracket, in the bo3 format up to and including the semifinals. The final match will be played in the bo5 format.

Qualifier matches will be Single Elimination bo1 up to the semifinals, from then teams will play bo3. The dates of the open qualifiers will be announced soon.


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 organisers & game publishers.

Russian Esports Federation (RESF) has been the official governing and representative body for esports in Russia since 2017. In more than 20 years the RESF has held more than 1000 esports tournaments throughout the country with more than 500 000 participants.

Besides developing and promoting esports, Russian Esports Federation participates in practical and scientific research and develops educational bases and programs for the industry.