Dota 2 Information: How the chips fell; DPC 2021 Season 1 divisions set
The DPC 2021 Season 1 divisions have been divided and groups at the moment are able to compete. How did all of it kind out ultimately?
The DPC 20201 Season 1 will make the start of a brand new yr. Hopefully, a a lot better and FULL yr of Dota 2 aggressive play.
The season is about to kick off with the primary part lastly full.
Initially, 4 groups had been immediately invited to take part within the Higher Division.
Qualifiers had been then held to kind out the remaining 4 groups and decide which groups had been relegated to the decrease division.
With out additional ado, right here is how the chips fell.
Europe was arguably probably the most stacked of the areas. Regardless of that reality, the 4 groups to advance to the higher brackets stunned nobody. Viking.gg and Alliance who had been snuffed a direct invite to the higher brackets made their method there simply, Vikin.gg being the primary crew to safe their place. They’ve been joined by Mudgolems and Rooster Fighters (previously NiP who dropped their Dota 2 squad in November).
Followers of the (largely) Greek boys Brame and of Distress and Ace’s new crew Hellbear Smashers might want to keep watch over the decrease division to see if they will rise into the upper-division for subsequent season.
The CIS area was one other hotly contested area with just a few surprises up its sleeve. The newer faces making up Group Empire secured their spot among the many elite names with Solo’s new crew No Techies and stacked roster of No Pangolier becoming a member of them. Extremum knocked Danil “Dendi” Ishutin’s new crew B8 into the decrease brackets, forcing the SA/CIS/EU combine to play for a season within the decrease brackets to refine their methods and synergy. Surprisingly, the brand new HellRaisers roster which was anticipated to be a power within the area had a little bit of lackluster efficiency and in the end outcomes.
Vietnam crew 496 and two Filipino groups comprised of newer gamers – Execration and Vice Esports had been in a position to advance into the upper-division, leaving among the groups akin to HOYO and Zero Two with extra established and veteran gamers of the previous to combat within the decrease division.
Sadly, Encourage.Belief Gaming who held a lot promise and potential and was rising by the SEA panorama, weren’t even competing. After shedding Mascraso? to Fnatic after which Jaccky? to T1 shortly after, they weren’t in a position to pull issues collectively when it got here right down to the wire.
The Chinese language area is usually an enigma to many westerners. They compete usually in their very own regional occasions and appear to have a revolving door of shuffles and trade-offs between groups. The outcomes of the upper-division have been no totally different. Group MagMa, a youth improvement program, and LBZS, consisting on varied improvement roster gamers had been in a position to overtake and surpass each RNG and CDEC for the higher division slots. RNG was neck and neck all season with these receiving the direct invitations to the division and CDEC was simply holding their very own.
The season shall be attention-grabbing to see how each Group MagMa and LBZS will maintain up in league play for DPC factors and Main spots.
Whereas there was a lot improvement within the SA scene, the area remains to be sufficiently small that the 4 groups to advance weren’t a lot of a shock. Regardless of the expansion in SA due to Valve placing in additional consideration and giving extra alternatives, un-supported/un-sponsored groups and gamers nonetheless have bother making large enough waves to compete in opposition to the extra developed rosters. What shall be most attention-grabbing is which groups from the decrease division will swap locations with which groups from the upper-division subsequent season. That is the place these newer gamers and rosters ought to expertise their greatest development spurts.
The final area to finalize their division placements was NA, due to a delay when Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho was banned from competing within the DPC and Group Aristotle needed to discover a new alternative so as to proceed. Fortunately for the opposite members of the crew, the disruption did not intrude with their capability to take a spot within the higher division for the season.
No surprises for Arkosh Gaming to be within the decrease division, however followers will nonetheless be capable of see them conflict and even perhaps rise into the higher brackets for subsequent season.
Season 1 league dates: January 18th – February twenty eighth. (March 14th for China with a break within the center)
Main 1: March twenty fifth – April 4th
The underside two groups of the Higher Division in every Area shall be relegated to the Decrease Division, whereas the highest two groups of the Decrease Division shall be promoted. The underside two groups of the decrease division shall be eradicated from the league and open qualifiers will resolve that are the 2 groups that can occupy these slots within the subsequent season.