Dota 2 Champions League 2021 S5: Schedule, results and other details

Dota 2 Champions League 2021 is back with its fifth season to bring some of the most upcoming talents forward across various talented players and teams in levels 2-3 in Eastern Europe (EEU). Ten teams, nine of which were invited and one team came through the open qualification, began the competition on November 8, 2021. The event will last for about 20 days and will end on November 28, 2021, just in time for the next season of 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, with the prize pool now for the fifth season in a row of the Dota 2 Champions League 2021 remaining at $ 50,000 USD.

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

Also read: Dota 2 Champions League 2021 S4: Schedule, results and other details

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. Crib wave

  9. Crave

  10. No Marci (open qualification)


Group phase (November 8 – November 22, 2021)

  • Simple round-robin group game

  • All series are BO3

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

  • The teams in 5th to 8th place qualify for the bottom tier of the playoffs

  • Teams in 9th and 10th place have been eliminated

Playoffs (November 23-28, 2021)

  • Double elimination bracket

  • Each series is a BO3 except the grand finals

  • BO5 grand finals

Schedule (all times are in CEST)

Nov 8

Nov 9

Nov 10

Nov 11

Nov 12

Nov 13

Nov 14

Nov 15

Nov 16

Nov 17

Nov 18

Nov 19

Nov 20

Nov 21

Distribution of prize pool

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

1. – 25.000 USD

2. – $ 10,000

3. – $ 5,000

4. – $ 3,000

5.-6. – $ 2,000

7.-8. – $ 1,000

9.-10. – $ 500

Where to look

The official Dota 2 Twitch channel from Beyond the Summit provides live commentary for these games. A total of three commentators have so far worked on the broadcasts.

  • Rikumikko “T-Panda“Kangasmäki

  • Robb “Robnroll“Blakeman

  • Clemens “dragondrop“Wloczka

Epic Esports Events in collaboration with the Russian Esports Federation is hosting 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, stood as the winners. The organization then teamed up with the Russian Sports Confederation to announce five more seasons. Team Spirit was also the winner of the second season, followed by V-Gaming as the winner of the third season and finally Creepwave was the winner of the fourth season.


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