After the exciting first weekend of the DPC Regional Finals, the second one flew by just as quickly, with some pretty thrilling matches and some expected stomps. For those of you who missed out, here are the results of the second weekend.
No surprise here as PSG.LGD proved that they were still in top form. Maintaining their win streak from the regular season, they remained in the upper bracket all the way until the grand final, where they had a rematch against Royal Never Give Up - the team they had sent down to the lower bracket the previous day. PSG.LGD proved that they are still a cut above the rest of their region and are looking good in their journey towards the next TI.
Despite winning The International, Team Spirit showed that they are capable of bleeding with a first round drop to the lower bracket after losing to HellRaisers. That seemed to be the wake-up call they needed and Team Spirit spent the next two days dominating their opponents without dropping a single game. The grand final match was expected to be a close one against Virtus.pro but it ended up being a one-sided stomp instead. Team Spirit still in TI-form confirmed.
This was the most interesting regional final to follow due to how close most of the teams were to each other and the biggest surprise being TSM FTX coming out on top for the first time. It was also the only region to have the grand finals going all the way to five games. TSM FTX, who had finished the DPC season in 2nd place (their first non-third placement in the circuit) have been playing with renewed energy and confidence ever since the boys got signed (they were previously Team Undying). Watching their games, you can tell how well they're playing as a squad right now, and they look like the best team in NA. We can't wait to catch them at GAMERS GALAXY.
With the DPC 2021/2022 Tour 1 concluded, it's almost time for the brand new Dota 2 patch - something that fans and players have been looking forward to. Balance changes mean a new meta and different strategies, which is always exciting to see. Stay tuned to eGG Network for more news and updates on the DPC!
The first weekend of the Dota 2 Major Regional Finals concluded early this morning and the best teams from Southeast Asia, West Europe and South America have been crowned. Here's the rundown of what happened last weekend:
BOOM Esports took the win in the region after dropping down to the lower bracket in the Upper Bracket Finals, they came back to beat Team SMG (a rematch of the first round) in a 2-1 series. Facing T1 again for the Grand Final, BOOM showed that they learnt from their mistakes of the previous day and beat T1 convincingly. While game 4 was rife with issues for T1 (Karl had internet issues and needed to be replaced), that didn't take away from BOOM's victory as they proved to be the better team that day. They topped the SEA DPC for a good reason! Hopefully, we'll get to see them on the international stage later this year, they're one step closer to The International.
What a ride the West European finals was - at the start, Liquid showed they were a cut above all the other teams dominating the first two rounds in clean 2-0 matches. However, Gaimin Gladiators managed to bounce back after losing the Upper Bracket Final to get their revenge against Team Liquid in the Grand Final. Their perseverance in the WEU DPC paid off and they managed to take the best-of-five against Liquid with a 3-1 score. Reminisce of Vikin.gg, it's great seeing ImmortalFaith's team at the top again! Tundra and OG had a pretty poor showing this weekend, but with the arrival of the next season, we're excited to see what the teams have in store.
It looked like beastcoast woke up in time for the finals, after an average performance during the regular season, they showed us why they've been consistently qualifying to international tournaments over the past couple years. The team had no trouble taking out Infamous, Thunder Awaken and Infamous again. They had the only 3-0 Grand Final this weekend, proving that they had Infamous figured out. Regardless, it was a great performance from the boys. Unfortunately for Thunder Awaken, their 7-0 score during the league wasn't enough to give them the top spot.