Dota 2 2021 DPC Season 2: See Which Teams are Hoping to Join the Next Major

See who has a chance to join the next Major.
See who has a chance to join the next Major. Valve

Next week, Season 2 of the Dota 2 2021 DPC officially starts. Like the previous season, each region is divided into Upper and Lower Divisions. Both divisions have the same start and end dates of matches, which last for six weeks.

Under the new DPC format, the bottom two teams of the Upper Division get relegated to the Lower Division for the next season. Meanwhile, the top two teams of the Lower Division get promoted to the Upper Division.

Let’s see which the contenders are for each region in the Upper Division. It’s not that we don’t like to watch Lower Division since we actually do. However, we are trying to look into which teams could enter the Major.


Team Secret pretty much dominated the region in Season 1. There’s a big possibility that they won’t be able to lord it over that much in Season 2. But it depends on the fifth member: is it OG or Team Nigma?

Here are the teams:

  • Team Secret
  • Alliance
  • Team Nigma
  • Team Liquid
  • OG
  • Tundra Esports
  • Hellbear Smashers (from Lower Division S1)
  • Brame (from Lower Division S1)


There hasn’t been much change, roster-wise, for the teams in this region. Of course, there have been movements within Natus Vincere and AS Monaco Gambit. We may have the same results for this region.

Here are the teams:

  • Natus Vincere
  • AS Monaco Gambit
  • Team Spirit
  • Team Unique
  • PuckChamp (from Lower Division S1)
  • Winstrike Team (from Lower Division S1)

North America

For North America, we think that Evil Geniuses and Quincy Crew remain to be the top contenders. Undying could make a surprise though.

Here are the teams:

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Quincy Crew
  • Undying
  • 4 Zoomers
  • PentAce (formerly Sadboys)
  • Black N Yellow
  • simply TOOBASED (from Lower Division S1)
  • The Cut (from Lower Division S1)

South America

Since the Dota 2 community has been exposed to this region, it’s always been beastcoast, SG e-sports, and Infamous leading the march. Season 1, however, showed the rising star, Thunder Predator. It’s interesting to see how Thunder will perform in Season 2.

Here are the teams:

  • beastcoast
  • Thunder Predator
  • SG e-sports
  • NoPing e-sports
  • Team Unknown
  • Infamous
  • Infinity Esports (from Lower Division S1)
  • Hokori (from Lower Division S1)

Southeast Asia

There were upsets and surprises in this region. Powerhouse TNC Predator, for example, didn’t manage to make the cut for the Singapore Major. T1 was eliminated early in the Major while Fnatic was knocked out by another SEA team. That other SEA team was OB Esports x Neon, which had a surprise showing in the Major. Let’s see what happens in this region.

Here are the teams:

  • Fnatic
  • OB Esports x Neon
  • T1
  • TNC Predator
  • BOOM Esports
  • Execration
  • Lilgun (from Lower Division S1)
  • Omega Esports (from Lower Division S1)


Invictus Gaming may have won the Singapore Major but it seems they have their work cut out for them. There are already several excellent teams in this region, including Royal Never Give Up entering the Upper Division.

Here are the teams:

  • Invictus Gaming
  • Team Aster
  • Vici Gaming
  • Elephant
  • Spark Arrow Gaming (from Lower Division S1)
  • Royal Never Give Up (from Lower Division S1)

So which do you think is getting the top spot for each region?

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