Esports tournament operators Beyond the Summit (BTS) and Epic Esports Events have expanded its Dota 2-focused partnership.
As a result of the expansion, both operators will exchange broadcast rights for a number of tournaments taking place in 2022.
BTS will cover Epic Esports Events’ tournaments in English, including the sixth season of the Dota 2 Champions League that will commence in 2022. In addition, RuHub Studio will provide coverage of BTS’ tournaments in Russian.
David Parker, Product Director at Beyond the Summit, spoke on the expansion in a release: “We are excited to work with EEE for the 2022 Dota 2 season. This partnership sets us up to succeed in growing the audience and viewership of our events to the Russian-speaking community.
“The CIS region has seen huge growth and success over the past year and we can’t wait to broadcast EEE events to our English-speaking fans as well.”
Season 6 of the Dota 2 Champions League will feature 13 teams from across Europe and the CIS region. The teams will compete online for a share of its $50,000 (£~37,847) prize pool.
Mark Averbukh, CEO of Epic Esports Events, added: “We welcome the expansion of partnerships with colleagues from Beyond the Summit and we are confident that this partnership will allow us to attract even more attention to English-speaking audiences!”
Esports Insider says: Beyond the Summit and Epic Esports Events expanding its existing collaboration is great news for Dota 2 fans. The deal also bolsters the entities’ existing relations, which saw both companies exchange media channels for broadcasts within the Dota Pro Circuit 2021/22 season for SEA and Eastern Europe