Champions of Champions Tour unveils new $400,000 Dota 2 Circuit

Published: Jun 21, 2024

The Champions of Champions Tour (CCT) will launch a brand new Dota 2 circuit this year. CCT already holds a successful Counter-Strike circuit, and this expansion into Dota 2 shows that GRID is on prime path to become a big players as a 3rd party event organizer.

In three days, beginning June 24, the inaugural season beings, featuring eight tournaments, each with a $50,000 prize pool or $400,000 in total.

GRID will continue to operate both CCT Counter-Strike 2 and Dota 2 circuits, with cctour.gg (currently defunct) becoming the main esports hub. We also expect new socials accounts for each title individually and one main CC Tour X account for updates.

CCT Tour Dota 2
Credit: GRID

Champion of Champions Tour Dota 2

The Champion of Champions Tour Dota 2 events will follow the standard tourney format with both Group Stage and Playoffs. The best performing teams teams from Groups will advance to a double-elimination bracket and a best-of-five Grand Final.

The introduction of this circuit comes as part of a broader trend of third-party organizers stepping up in the esports ecosystem. The new Dota 2 circuit comes right ahead of the Esports World Cup Riyadh Masters and will serve as a warm-up event for all the summer Dota 2 action.

The CCT’s first tournament will invite 12 teams. Invitee teams are not yet announced, yet I do think we are about to see high-level competition and excitement. The format will be as follows:

Group Stage

  • Two groups of five teams
  • Round-Robin, BO3
  • Top three per group progress to Playoffs

Playoffs

  • 8 teams: top six from Groups + 2 direct invites
  • Double-Elimination Bracket, BO3
  • BO5 Grand Finals

Charlie Hanley-Nickolls, from GRID gave a short statement about the new event circuit:

“Dota has a special place in many hearts at GRID and that shows in our long history of Dota support through GRID’s data infrastructure and the Esports Solutions team. We’re excited to integrate this iconic title into our own premier tournament brand this summer.”

We are heading into a jam packed summer of Dota 2 tournaments brimming with Dota 2 odds. Stay tuned for more details, expert analysis and predictions.

Filip Kicurovski
Filip Kicurovski

Since: November 6, 2019

Filip is a former competitive athlete in Counter-Strike 1.6, and an esports researcher at the Central China Normal University, based in Wuhan. Filip is a wealth of knowledge about all facets of the esports ecosystem.

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