PSG.LGD reveal the reason behind their Underperformance in DPC Tournaments

Vignesh Raghuram
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PSG.LGD is perhaps one of the most iconic and successful teams in Chinese Dota 2. They’ve always been on the upper echelons of the Dota 2 scene in the region. However, the team has struggled to find their flow this season.

After skipping the first Major/Minor qualifiers, early exits in the 2nd and 3rd Open Qualifiers has seen the team fail to gather any DPC points this season. However, with their latest roster shuffle which brought in Ren "eLeVeN" Yangwei to their team, the team finally looks like they’re set to reclaim their lost glory.

PSG.LGD reveal the reason behind their Underperformance in DPC Tournaments

In a recent interview with eSportsFocus, the team talked about various topics. Here’s a brief summary of the interesting revelations.

On why they underperformed earlier this season.

"We wouldn't call it 'underperformance', but we didn't adapt and master the meta after several patch updates, which eventually led to our losses. It also has something to do with the changes in the roster, and the lack of synergy and chemistry with our new players as well.”

On their current DPC situation, since they didn’t make it to the first 3 Majors/Minor and the 4th Major of the season, the Epicenter Major is cancelled.

"In fact, it's stressful because we don't know if the rest of the season is going to happen anyway, we'll just try to take every opportunity we get."

On next year’s DPC format

"The format of the League brings in a consistent schedule for the viewers, the teams will not constantly travel like before. In addition, it will bring more opportunities for participation at a higher level for the lower levels, more exposure as well. We think this will probably be better overall for the professional scene. 

However the prize pool is shrinking, the format of the League is stimulating the lower levels by limiting the development of the higher-level teams.”

PSG.LGD is currently competing in the China Dota2 Professional League Season 1 where they’re competing against ViCi Gaming in the Grand Finals.

Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.

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