joinDOTA, a Freaks 4U Gaming project, announces the intensification of their business cooperation with the Dota 2 Champions League Dota 2 Champions League (D2CL), an established league and tournament organizer for Dota 2. As part of this venture, the D2CL Season 5 finals will be hosted and broadcast on the 9th and 10th of May in Berlin - live from joinDOTA's brand-new studio with internationally renowned casters and analysts on-site.
The famous joinDOTA broadcasting team, Toby "TobiWan" Dawson and William Lee "Blitz" Cho will be covering the English stream, whereas the Russian stream will be commentated by Storm Studio casters Dmitriy "LighTofHeaveN" Kupriyanov and Vladimir "Maelstrom" Kuzminov. With more than 11,500 Dota 2 TV tickets being sold already, the participants will fight for a prize pool of over $80,000. The top four D2CL Season 5 teams, consisting of Europe's Ninjas in Pyjamas, Burden United and Team Empire, plus China's Vici Gaming will try to claim the number one spot.
Salome "Soe" Gschwind-Penski will host the event, guide viewers through the tournament and hold interviews with the players. Exclusive tournament partners are the streaming platform Twitch.TV and international online marketplace G2A.com.
Link to English and Russian stream
Toby "TobiWan" Dawson
Jacob "Maelk" Toft-Anderson
Salome "Soe" Gschwind-Penski
William Lee "Blitz" Cho
Dmitry "LighTofHeaveN" Kupriyanov
Vladimir "Maelstrom" Kuzminov
Tournament schedule and further information: https://www.joindota.com
"The D2CL Season 5 finals is the very first on-site studio production of this scale in the history of joinDOTA", says Jan-Hendrik Heuschkel, COO, Freaks 4U Gaming. "The D2CL has been a reliable partner to work with in the past. Joining forces for the Grand Final event will ensure the best possible production quality for the Dota 2 community."
"After a year and a half of productive collaboration between Dota 2 Champions League and joinDOTA, we are both incredibly happy and excited to enhance our relations by organizing the LAN finals of D2CL Season 5 together in the brand-new joinDOTA studio in Berlin", says Artem Bykov, Product Manager, D2CL. "I have absolutely no doubt that the integration of our efforts will amaze Dota 2 fans with thrilling matches as well as a fantastic viewing experience."