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Week 2 Recap of the 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division [All Regions]

Rakshak Kathuria
1/Feb/2021 11:47 am

Week 2 (January 25-31) of the 2021 DPC season 1 has come to a close with teams fighting for the vital top spots which will secure them a spot in the first Major.
We take a look at the points table of the Upper Division in all the six regions after the conclusion of the second week.

2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division is getting a lot more intense and competitive as every team is toiling hard to occupy the top spots which secure them a spot in the first Major. Week 2 (January 25-31) for both the Lower as well as the Upper Division concluded yesterday as we witnessed many qualified teams putting up a formidable showing against the top-tier directly invited teams. As the teams in 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division are gearing up for a vital third week, we take a look at what exactly panned out after the second week and where the teams in each region are currently placed on the points table. 

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Week 2 recap of 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division

1. Southeast Asia (SEA)

Neon Esports is the undisputed leader of the SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division after the second week, having won all of its three series. Fnatic’s boat is sailing smoothly as they sit on the number two spot with two wins in two series. After losing against Fnatic, Kuku’s T1 squad closed out a grueling series against 496 Gaming by making a comeback against megacreeps. The most surprising result after the second week’s conclusion is that of TNC Predator, who is struggling with two losses in three series and is yet to play against the strong teams of Fnatic and T1.

Tims at Epicenter 2019Despite being one of the best teams on paper, TNC Predator's start to the DPC campaign has been quite disappointing.
Image Via Epicenter

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Here is how the points table looks in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division after week 2.

Sr. NoTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Neon Esports3-06-2
2.Fnatic2-04-0
3.Execration1-12-2
4.BOOMEsports1-12-3
5.T11-12-3
6.TNC Predator1-23-4
7.496 Gaming1-35-6
8.Vice Esports0-20-4

2. Europe (EU)

The directly invited teams are the leaders in the European 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division with Team Secret and Team Nigma occupying the top spots after wins in both of their series. Team Liquid has easy wins over Vikin.gg and Tundra Esports but lost to Nigma and find themselves on the number three spot. OG continues its style of drafting bizarre hero combinations, and weird item builds as they are on the fourth spot in the table.

Here is how the points table looks in the EU 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division after week 2.

Sr. NoTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Team Secret2-04-1
2.Team Nigma2-04-2
3.Team Liquid2-15-2
4.OG2-14-4
5.Alliance1-13-2
6.Tundra Esports1-24-4
7.Vikin.gg0-20-4
8.High Coast Esports0-31-6

3. China

Probably the most competitive region in 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division, China, is witnessing some unexpected trends as the star-studded lineup of Elephant has had a disappointing start to its DPC campaign with two losses in three series. At the same time, the two top contenders to win the tournament, Vici Gaming and PSG.LGD, are both displaying top-notch gameplay and find themselves in the top four of the points table. Invictus Gaming and Team Aster are certainly the overwhelming surprises as they are undefeated with wins against the best teams in the tournament. 

Here is how the points table looks in the China 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division after week 2.

Sr. NoTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Vici Gaming2-04-0
2.Team Aster2-04-1
3.Invictus Gaming2-04-2
4.PSG.LGD2-15-2
5.EHOME1-13-2
6.Elephant1-23-4
7.LBZS0-30-6
8.Team MagMa0-30-6

4. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Top candidates of the CIS 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division, Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro, are unconquered after the second week as they are positioned at the number one and two spots, respectively. Live to Win is the number three team after winning against NoTechies but losing to Virtus.pro. Team Spirit lost to NoTechies and Team Empire and are languishing in the bottom half of the table. 

Here is how the points table looks in the CIS 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division after week 2.

Sr. NoTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Natus Vincere3-06-1
2.Virtus.pro2-04-0
3.Live to Win1-12-2
4.Team Empire1-12-3
5.Team Spirit1-24-4
6.EXTREMUM1-23-5
7.NoTechies1-22-5
8.Team Unique0-21-4

5. North America (NA)

Evil Geniuses is ruling the NA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division as they are undefeated with wins in all of their three series. Quincy Crew and Dubu’s stack, Undying, are also yet to incur a defeat in the tournament as they occupy the second and third spot in the points table. Ppd’s Sadboys lost to Evil Geniuses but won against A-Team while 4 Zoomers lost to the two toughest opponents in the tournament, Quincy Crew and EG. NA, like CIS, has expected results after the conclusion of the second week.

iceiceice's addition to EGArteezy and Cr1t- have both lauded the performance of their new offlaner, iceiceice
Image Via EG Twitter

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Here is how the points table looks in the NA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division after week 2. 

Sr. NoTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Evil Geniuses3-06-2
2.Quincy Crew2-04-0
3.Undying2-04-0
4.Sadboys1-13-2
5.Black N Yellow1-12-3
6.4 Zoomers1-23-4
7.5ManMidas0-31-6
8.A-Team0-30-6

6. South America (SA)

The finest team in SA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division, beastcoast, is showcasing impeccable Dota 2 gameplay as they occupy the number one spot with three wins in three series. Despite getting to a solid start by defeating Thunder Predator, Infamous will be disappointed with their loss against Team Unknown. On the other hand, Thunder Predator, after the loss against Infamous, has come back strongly to win its next couple of series. 

Here is how the points table looks in the SA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division after week 2.

Sr. NoTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.beastcoast3-06-0
2.Thunder Predator2-14-3
3.Infamous1-12-2
4.Latam Defenders1-12-3
5.SG e-sports1-12-3
6.Team Unknown1-23-4
7.EgoBoys1-23-5
8.NoPing e-sports0-22-4

The Upper Division will resume tomorrow in China, Europe, and North America, while the other regions will hold their Division 1 matches as the week progresses. Week 3 will be a very consequential one as many teams are likely going to find themselves in a do or die situation by the weekend.


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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors with a knack of reading on e-sports, specifically Dota 2.