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

Rakshak Kathuria
26/Apr/2021 01:33 pm

Week 2 (April 20-26, 2021) of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division has drawn to a close, with the top teams in each region reigning supreme.
As the competition is getting tougher and the TI qualification pressure seems to be kicking in, here is a look at where the teams find themselves in the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division standings after week 2.
While some one-sided affairs marked week 2 of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division, the third week promises to be an intriguing one with some mighty clashes.

Week 2 (April 20-26, 2021) of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division has drawn to a close, with the top teams in each region reigning supreme. Squads like TNC Predator, beastcoast, Virtus.pro, and Evil Geniuses remain undefeated as they exhibited top-notch Dota 2 action in week 2 of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division. On the other hand, while most teams that had risen from the Lower Division struggled in their initial matchups, Winstrike Team in the CIS and Omega Esports in SEA pulled off some decent performances. As the competition is getting tougher and the TI qualification pressure seems to be kicking in, here is a look at where the teams find themselves in the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division standings after week 2.

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

Week 2 recap and standings of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division

1. Southeast Asia (SEA)

TNC Predator is the only undefeated team in the SEA region after having won all three series. They were able to conquer the Filipino battle against OB.Neon in week 2 to hand the latter their first series loss. After a lean phase at the Singapore Major, Fnatic suffered a disastrous loss in their opening series against Execration. BOOM Esports and Omega Esports, who had been 2-0 in W-L, also lost their first series to TNC Predator and OB.Neon respectively.

TNC Predator's roster After failing to put up a strong performance in season 1, TNC Predator is showcasing high quality gameplay with their new roster in the second season.
Image Via TNC Predator
Here is how the points table looks in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 2.
PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.TNC Predator3-06-1
2.BOOM Esports2-14-3
2.Omega Esports2-14-4
4.OB.Neon1-13-2
4.T11-13-2
6.Execration1-23-4
7.Fnatic0-10-2
8.Lilgun0-31-6


2. Europe (EU)

After a disappointing result at the Singapore Major, Alliance has struck back hard to rise to the top of the EU Regional League. They defeated OG and Team Nigma in the second week in very tight encounters and now have a 3-0 W-L record. After losing its first series to Team Nigma in 10 months, Team Secret defeated Tundra Esports and Hellbear Smashers. Europe looks to be the most competitive region after the conclusion of the second week.

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

PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Alliance3-06-3
2.Team Secret2-14-4
3.Brame1-12-2
3.OG1-13-2
3.Team Liquid1-13-3
6.Tundra Esports1-23-5
6.Team Nigma1-24-4
8.Hellbear Smashers0-22-4


3. China

Sparkling Arrow Gaming has been the weakest performer in the Chinese region, having lost all the three series they have played. Royal Never Give Up also pulled off a minor upset by defeating Elephant 2-0 in the second week. Singapore Major attendees - PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming, PSG.LGD and Invictus Gaming are yet to play their first series.

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

PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Elephant2-14-2
1.EHOME2-14-3
1.Royal Never Give Up2-15-2
4.Invictus Gaming0-00-0
4.PSG.LGD0-00-0
4.Team Aster0-00-0
4.Vici Gaming0-00-0
8.Sparkling Arrow Gaming0-30-6


4. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Team Spirit has evidently improved their gameplay over time as they have already defeated top dogs AS Monaco Gambit and Natus Vincere in the second season. Winstrike Team, a team promoted from the Lower Division, put up a solid showing against Spirit but lost its first series. Natus Vincere bounced back after the loss against Team Spirit as they defeated EXTREMUM and AS Monaco Gambit.

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

PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Team Spirit3-06-1
2.Virtus.pro2-04-1
3.Natus Vincere2-14-2
3.Winstrike Team2-15-4
5.Team Unique1-13-3
6.EXTREMUM0-21-4
6.PuckChamp0-21-4
8.AS Monaco Gambit0-31-6


5. North America (NA)

Evil Geniuses, Quincy Crew and Undying stay undefeated with each one of them having two wins in two series. Game 1 of EternaLEnVy’s Black N Yellow’s series against Quincy Crew was the top match of the week. It showcased an incredible megacreeps comeback by the latter. 4 Zoomers lost their first series after being taken down by the NA giants, Evil Geniuses. 

RELATED:  EternaLEnVy’s Black N Yellow Loses DPC Match Despite Securing Megacreeps

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

PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Evil Geniuses2-04-0
1.Quincy Crew2-04-0
1.Undying2-04-0
4.4 Zoomers2-14-2
5.Black N Yellow1-23-4
5.simply TOOBASED1-22-5
7.PentAce0-20-4
8.The Cut0-30-6


6. South America (SA)

Thunder Predator and beastcoast continue to replicate their top performances from season 1 as they have outplayed their opponents in their recent series. Both teams are 3-0 in W-L record and on the way to finish in the top two. NoPing e-sports, who had recently added hFn, is also undefeated with two wins in two series.

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

PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.beastcoast3-06-0
1.Thunder Predator3-06-2
3.NoPing e-sports2-04-0
4.Infamous1-13-2
4.Infinity Esports1-12-3
6.SG e-sports0-21-4
7.Hokori0-31-6
7.Team Unknown0-30-6


While some one-sided affairs marked week 2 of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division, the third week promises to be an intriguing one with matchups like beastcoast vs Thunder Predator, Team Secret vs Alliance, T1 vs TNC Predator, Natus Vincere vs Virtus.pro. The third week will also witness the return of top Chinese teams like Invictus Gaming and PSG.LGD, which heralds even more enthralling Dota 2 action.


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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.