D2CL Season 6 will kick off tomorrow with 16 European teams competing for the $50,000 prize pool. The event will take place over the next several weeks with the playoffs and Grand Finals being held online. Team Empire will be defending their title from the previous season and will be joined by teams such as (monkey)Business, Na’Vi, 5Jungz, and Kaipi.
— D2CL (@d2cleague) September 20, 2015
The new season of Dota 2 Champions League has been announced and boasts a new improved league format.
Sixteen European teams will fight for the championship title and the $50,000 prize pool. Among the 16 teams, a mixture of veteran teams and newly formed teams – all trying to prove their strength and secure a chance for the upcoming Dota 2 Major.
D2CL Season 6 format
Sixteen invited teams from the European region will compete in two separate stages – Group stage and Online playoffs:
- 16 invited teams divided into 4 groups
- 4 teams in each group
- Best-of-three format
- Top two teams of each group advance to the online playoffs
- Single elimination
- Best-of-three format
- Grand Finals and 3rd place decider will be best-of-five series
D2CL Season 6 participating teams
- CIS Rejects
- Team Empire
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Monkey Freedom Fighters
- Golden Boys
- No Logic Gaming (the new stack featuring Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov, Dimitrios “ThuG” Plivouris, Niclas “Niqua” Westergård, Milan “MiLAN” Kozomara, Giwrgos “-SsaSpartan-“ Giannokopoulos)
- 4 Clover & Lepricon
- Pries (ex Yellow Submarine)
- Kaipi (featuring Armand “bOne7” Pittner)
D2CL Season 6 groups and schedule
D2CL Season 6 broadcast and tickets
Official broadcasts will be provided in English, Russian, Swedish, German, Spanish, and other languages.
The English broadcast will be presented by joinDOTA studios, while the Russian broadcast will be provided by Storm Studio.
The purchase of the D2CL Season 6 ticket will provide access to the event from the in-game client and sales will contribute to increasing the prize pool.
D2CL Season 5
Team Empire overtook ViCi Gaming in a clean 3:0 sweep, claiming the previous D2CL season’s championship title.
The total prize pool reached $79,504:
- 1st place – $39,752 – Team Empire
- 2nd place – $19,876 – Vici Gaming
- 3rd place – $11,926 – Burden United
- 4th place – $7,950 – Ninjas in Pyjamas