The Dota 2 Champions League 2021 is back with its fifth season

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Dota 2 Champions League 2021 S5: Schedule, Results, and Other Details

Rakshak Kathuria
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The Dota 2 Champions League 2021 is back with its fifth season.
Ten teams, nine of which were invited and one made it through the open qualifier, began the competition on 8th Nov 2021. The event will last for around 20 days, ending on 28th Nov 2021.
Here is a look at the teams participating, the format, the schedule, and more about the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 S5.

The Dota 2 Champions League 2021 is back with its fifth season to bring forth some of the most upcoming talent across various skilled players and teams in tier 2-3 of Eastern Europe (EEU). Ten teams, nine of which were invited and one team coming through the open qualifier, began the competition on 8th Nov 2021. The event will last for around 20 days, ending on 28th Nov 2021, just in time for the next season of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22. The first season began with a prize pool of $25,000 USD and it has come a long way where now for the fifth consecutive season of the Dota 2 Champions League 2021, the prize pool will remain at $50,000 USD.

Here is a look at the teams participating, the format, the schedule, and more about the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 S5.

Dota 2 Champions League 2021 S5: Your guide to the event

Team List

  1. V-Gaming

  2. B8

  3. Khan

  4. Nemiga Gaming

  5. HellRaisers

  6. Hydra

  7. Team Empire

  8. Creepwave

  9. Brame

  10. No Marci (open qualifier)

Format

Group Stage (8th Nov - 22nd Nov 2021)

  • Single round-robin group stage

  • All series are BO3

  • The top four teams advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs

  • The teams in the 5th to 8th place qualify for the lower bracket of the playoffs

  • Teams in 9th and 10th place are eliminated

Playoffs (23rd - 28th Nov 2021)

  • Double-elimination bracket

  • Every series is a BO3 except for the grand finals

  • BO5 grand finals

Schedule (All times are in CEST)

8th Nov

9th Nov

10th Nov

11th Nov

12th Nov

13th Nov

14th Nov

15th Nov

16th Nov

17th Nov

18th Nov

19th Nov

20th Nov

21st Nov

Prize pool distribution

The prize pool for the competition is $50,000 USD, and each of the ten competing teams will receive a share based on their finish.

1st - $25,000

2nd - $10,000

3rd - $5,000

4th - $3,000

5th-6th - $2,000

7th-8th - $1,000

9th-10th - $500

Where to watch

The official Dota 2 Twitch channel of Beyond the Summit is providing live commentary on these games. A total of three commentators have been working on the broadcasts so far.

  • Rikumikko "T-Panda" Kangasmäki

  • Robb “Robnroll” Blakeman

  • Clemens “dragondrop” Wloczka

Epic Esports Events in collaboration with the Russian Esports Federation is organizing the Dota 2 Champions League 2021. This event was held for the first time by Epic Esports Events in April 2021, where the current TI10 champions, Team Spirit, emerged as the winners. Thereafter, the organization partnered with the Russian Esports Federation to announce five more seasons. Team Spirit was the winner for the second season as well, followed by V- Gaming as the winner in the third season and finally, Creepwave was the winner of the fourth season.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.