Tournament to get underway from January 24.
Russian betting operator Winline, Epic Esports Events and the Russian Esports Federation have come together to host the Winline DotA 2 Champions League Season 7, which will be held from January 24 to February 17. The tournament will have a prize pool of US$50.000.
The tournament will see a total of 14 teams from Eastern and Western Europe participate. The teams competing will be:
- Team Empire
- AS Monaco Gambit
- Gambit Esports
- Nemiga Gaming
- CIS Rejects
- Open Qualifiers winner
The group stage will see the participants fight it out with each other, and the highest point-scorers will head to the playoffs stage.
In the playoffs, the teams will compete in the Double Elimination bracket in the Best of 3 format and head on to the semifinals.
The finals will be a Best of 5 affair.
The prize pool distribution announced for the tournament is as follows:
1st place — US$20,000
2nd place — US$10,000
3rd place — US$7,000
4th place — US$3,500
5th and 6th place — US2,500 for each team
7th and 8th place — US$1,000 for each team
9th to 12th place — US$500 for each team
RuHub Studio will broadcast the Russian-language stream, while Beyond The Summit will be hosting the English-language stream.