March 21 is on the calendar, which means that the first week of the second cycle of DPC 2021/22 has come to an end. In our morning digest, we offer a look at the interim results in each of the active regions and estimate what to expect from the continuation of the draw in the foreseeable future.
DPC 2021/22 Tour II Interim Results: Western Europe
Let's start the review from Western Europe, where the main sensations unfolded. The Old World has become one of the places where uncertainty has been present in the series of the top division.
- Team Liquid 0-2 Team Secret
- OG 2-0 Nigma Galaxy SE
- Tundra 2-1 Entity
- Brame 0-2 Gladiators
In the first week, instead of 5 scheduled games, 4 matches took place; the game between Liquid and OG was postponed due to technical issues. In any case, everyone managed to debut, and you can see the intermediate result below.
Battles also took place in the lower division of Western Europe. There were no forced transfers of the series.
- IVY 0-2 Chicken Fighters
- Bald Reborn 2-0 Winter Bear
- CHILLAX 0-2 goonsquad
- Alliance 2-0 Into The Breach
- Chicken Fighters 2-1 Winter Bear
In the lower division, a clear leader was formed in the person of the Chicken Fighters. The team has 2 wins in 2 games.
DPC 2021/22 Tour II Interim Results: China
So far, 7 out of 8 teams have debuted in the Chinese region if we are talking about the top division. Royal Never Give Up is still waiting in the wings.
- Team Aster 2-0 LBZS
- PSG.LGD 2-1 Vici Gaming
- Vici Gaming 2-0 LBZS
- LBZS 0-2 Xtreme Gaming
- EHOME 2-1
Most of all in the first week went to LBZS. The team has already started its run in the top division with 3 losses in 3 matches, which does not bode well for the future.
A similar situation is observed in the lower division of China. There was also a team that lost all the matches played.
- Invictus Gaming 2-0 ShenZhen
- Phoenix Gaming 1-2 Ybb Gaming
- IG.Vitality 0-2 SAG
- Aster.Aries 0-2 Dandellon Esport Club
- Invictus Gaming 2-0 IG.Vitality
IG.Vitality finished the first week the worst of all, having 2 losses in their reserve. The “senior” IGs showed themselves best of all, winning both matches.
DPC 2021/22 Tour II Interim Results: SEA
It's been a busy week in Southeast Asia. There, the favorites of the draw did not start in the best way, and in addition, there was a technical victory.
- Polaris Esports 2-0 Nigma Galaxy SEA
- Fnatic 2-1 Neon Esports
- Team SMG 2-0 Execration
- T1 0-2 Polaris Esports
- BOOM 0-2 Nigma Galaxy SEA (technical victory)
In the overall standings, Polaris are in the lead, having only made it to the top division and already having 2 wins in two matches. The rest of the teams are still in a precarious balance.
In the second division the leader is designated. So far, RSG are showing themselves the best.
- Army Geniuses 0-2 RSG
- MG.Trust 0-2 RSG
- Lilgun 0-2 Talon Esports
- Army Geniuses 2-1
It is worth noting that 2 more teams have not yet started in Southeast Asia. These are TNC Predator and UD Vessuwan.
DPC 2021/22 Tour II: North America Intermediate Results
In North America, the giants showed themselves best. Quite an expected situation after the debut week.
- Quincy Crew 2-0 WildCard Gaming
- 4 Zoomers 2-1 simply TOOBASED
- Evil Geniuses 2-1 The Cut
- TSM 2-0 Team DogChamp
- Evil Geniuses 2-0 WildCard Gaming
There were no sensations in North America. Favorites naturally earn points and outplay outsiders.
In the lower division of North America for the first 5 game days found its leader. The Mystery Machine team won 2 out of 2 matches.
- Black N Yellow 0-2 The Mystery Machine
- KBU.US 1-2 Stratyk Gaming
- Arkosh Gaming 2-1 5ManMidas
- felt 0-2 5RATFORCESTAFF
- Team Mystery Machine 2-0 Stratyk Gaming
TMM took the temporary lead, but it doesn't make much of a difference. The gap is minimal.
DPC 2021/22 Tour II: South America Intermediate Results
In South America, the reigning champions Beastcoast continue to show class. The Peruvians won all their matches, of which there were 2.
- Balrogs 1-2 Beastcoast
- INF.UESPORTS 2-1 Infinity
- Thunder Awaken 2-0 Hokori
- Lava 2-1 APU King of Kings
- Infinity 0-2 Beastcoast
The Peruvian five, although they won 2 matches, met decent resistance from the newcomers of the division in the first. Worst of all in the first week showed themselves Infinity, who lost both series.
In the lower division, NoPing began to make a comeback. The Brazilians won all their matches without giving up a single card.
- NoPing 2-0 Dreamers
- SG esports 2-0 Ravens
- Gorillaz-Pride 2-0 Interitus
- Wolf Team 1-2 Omega Gaming
- NoPing 2-0 Ravens
If there are better ones, there will always be worse ones. The role of the most "not successful" team is still carried by the Ravens, which have 2 defeats.
The first week of the DPC 2021/22 Tour II has come to an end, but that doesn't mean Dota 2 ends there. There is still a lot of high-quality dota and a lot of bright games ahead.