Winline and Epic Esports Events announce Winline Dota 2 Champions League Season 8


Epic Esports Events tournament operator and Winline betting company present Winline Dota 2 Champions League Season 8. The new league season will be held from February 21 to March 13, where teams will draw a $50.000 prize pool.

Winline Dota 2 Champions League Season 8 group stage participants:

– Alliance
– Hydra
– B8 Esports
– Team Empire
– Gambit Esports
– Entity Gaming
– Nemiga Gaming
– Mind Games
– ASM Gambit
– No Sorry
– Lilgun
– HellRaisers
– Open Qualifiers winner #1
– Open Qualifiers winner #2

The open qualifier’s date and time will be announced later. The Winline D2CL Season 7 winner and the silver medalist will go to the playoff stage, and 2 more teams can also be invited.

The group stage matches are held according to the Round Robin system in the bo3 format. The group stage participants who scored the most points will advance to the playoff stage, where they will compete according to the Double Elimination system, in the bo3 format. The final match will be held in the bo5 format.

Prize pool distribution:

1st place - $20.000
2nd place - $10.000
3rd place — $7000
4th place — $3500
5-6 place — $2500 for each team
7-8 place - $1250 for each team
9th-12th place — $500 for each team

The Russian-language tournaments broadcast is conducted by the RuHub Studio. Broadcasts in English are held by Beyond The Summit studio.


Winline betting company is one of the largest legal Russian bookmakers, was established in 2009 and since then has been the most dynamically developing and growing brand in the sports betting segment. According to the RBC (one of the largest business publishing houses), Winline has become the second fastest growing brand in Russia by the end of 2021.

99% of the company's business is concentrated on the Internet, and the key entry point for users is the Winline mobile application, which is available in all major mobile application stores.

Winline sponsors the leading Russian football and basketball clubs — Spartak football club, Zenit football and basketball club, CSKA professional basketball club, Krasnodar football club and UNICS basketball club, and is also a partner of the main basketball tournament in Europe — the Euroleague.

Since 2022, Winline has been actively developing its presence in esports – the company has become a partner of the strongest Russian club —, a number of leading streaming platforms, including RuHub, as well as the esports stars — Dendi and Shoke.

Beyond the Summit is a beloved esports tournament organizer, content creator, and broadcast studio headquartered in Los Angeles, California. BTS is a world-class esports studio, producing 12+ Summit-style tournaments every year that reach millions of viewers around the globe. Beyond the Summit is most recognized for its unique blend of premium production value and grassroots vibes.