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Week 3 Recap of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division [All Regions]

Rakshak Kathuria
3/May/2021 10:34 am

We now stand at the halfway mark in the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division as week 3 (April 27 - May 3, 2021) of the regional leagues has come to an end.
This third week showcased Dota 2 fans with some competitive action in the Chinese region with the return of the Singapore attendees, the tier 1 teams reigning supreme in the EU, CIS, NA and SA regions, and finally, an unexpected series of upsets in SEA.
Here is a look at the results of the prominent matches that took place in week 3 and where teams find themselves in their respective points table.

We now stand at the halfway mark in the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division as week 3 (April 27 - May 3, 2021) of the regional leagues has come to an end. This third week showcased Dota 2 fans with some competitive action in the Chinese region with the return of the Singapore attendees, the tier 1 teams reigning supreme in the EU, CIS, NA and SA regions, and finally, an unexpected series of upsets in SEA. The period also witnessed some of the iconic rivalry series like Natus Vincere vs Virtus.pro and Thunder Predator vs beastcoast. Here is a look at the results of the prominent matches that took place in week 3 and where teams find themselves in their respective points table.

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

Week 3 results and standings of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division

1. Southeast Asia (SEA)

TNC Predator’s undefeated streak finally came to an end after they drafted some unconventional hero combos which T1 was able to capitalize on. T1 also stay steady in the race to the next Major with this win over TNC Predator as BOOM Esports had pulled off a minor upset against them. Unarguably, the biggest upset of week 3 was OB.Neon losing 2-1 to Execration. Execration had a dream week as they had also defeated Omega Esports on April 28, 2021. 

Here is how the points table looks in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 3.

PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.TNC Predator3-17-3
2.BOOM Esports3-27-6
2.Execration3-27-5
4.Omega Esports2-24-6
4.T12-26-5
6.Fnatic1-12-3
7.OB.Neon1-24-4
8.Lilgun0-31-6


2. Europe (EU)

With SumaiL playing as a stand-in for Team Liquid, they were able to secure two convincing wins against Brame and Hellbear Smashers. OG and Team Nigma also looked clean and comfortable in their victories over Hellbear Smashers and Brame. Alliance looks to be the best EU team at the moment as they remain undefeated after most recently beating Team Secret 2-1.

SumaiL as a stand-in for Team LiquidSumaiL has played a pivotal role in the two series wins for Team Liquid in the third week.
Screengrab via DreamLeague Twitch
Here is how the points table looks in the EU 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 3.
PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Alliance4-08-4
2.Team Liquid3-17-4
3.OG2-15-3
4.Team Nigma2-26-5
4.Team Secret2-25-6
6.Tundra Esports1-23-5
7.Brame1-34-6
8.Hellbear Smashers0-43-8


3. China

Team Aster ousted all other Singapore Major Chinese rivals with a 2-0 win over Invictus Gaming and PSG.LGD, and a 2-1 win over Vici Gaming. Invictus Gaming, PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming could only muster a single win in the three series that each one of them have played until now. EHOME, Elephant, RNG and Sparking Arrow Gaming did not compete in the third week.

Here is how the points table looks in the China 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 3.

PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Team Aster3-06-1
2.EHOME2-14-3
2.Elephant2-14-2
2.Royal Never Give Up2-15-2
5.Invictus Gaming1-22-5
5.PSG.LGD1-22-4
5.Vici Gaming1-24-4
8.Sparking Arrow Gaming0-30-6


4. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Virtus.pro and Team Spirit secured effortless wins over Team Unique and PuckChamp respectively. AS Monaco Gambit was challenged by Winstrike Team in both the games but No[o]ne and his teammates were able to secure a 2-0 win. In the classic CIS series between Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere, the former manhandled their opponents to win the series 2-0 in less than an hour. 

RELATED:  Undefeated Virtus.pro Crush Na’Vi to Secure a Comfortable 2-0 Victory

Here is how the points table looks in the CIS 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 3.

PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Team Spirit4-08-1
1.Virtus.pro4-08-1
3.Natus Vincere2-24-4
3.Winstrike Team2-25-6
5.Team Unique1-23-5
6.AS Monaco Gambit1-33-6
6.PuckChamp1-33-6
8.EXTREMUM0-31-6


5. North America (NA)

There were no surprises in the NA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division with all top tier teams claiming victories in their respective matches. While Undying occupies the top spot in the points table with four wins in four series, EG and Quincy follow them with three wins in three series. Similar to the last season, two out of these three teams will probably be making it to the next Major. One major change from the last season has been the dip in the performance of Sadboys who are on a losing streak with four losses in four series.

Here is how the points table looks in the NA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 3.

PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.Undying4-08-1
2.Evil Geniuses3-06-0
2.Quincy Crew3-06-0
4.4 Zoomers2-24-4
5.simply TOOBASED2-24-5
6.Black N Yellow1-34-6
7.Sadboys (PentAce)0-40-8
7.The Cut0-40-8


6. South America (SA)

Beastcoast emerged stronger in the classic SA series against Thunder Predator. All three matches were quick as beastcoast managed to outmatch their opponents in two of them. SG e-sports, who have had a tough time in the tournament with three losses on the trot, won their first series against Infinity Esports. NoPing e-sports looks to be an improved team from the last season and currently on a winning streak.

Here is how the points table looks in the SA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 3.

PositionTeam NameSeries (W-L)Games (W-L)
1.beastcoast4-08-1
2.NoPing e-sports3-06-0
3.Thunder Predator3-17-4
4.Infamous2-15-2
5.SG e-sports1-33-6
6.Infinity Esports1-32-7
7.Hokori1-33-6
8.Team Unknown0-40-8

Week 4 of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division once again promises to be an intriguing one not only because of some stellar matchups but also because it may provide us with the first few teams who guarantee themselves a slot in the next Major. 


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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.