Dota 2 DPC 2021 Season 2: What’s Happening in the Americas

The competition is heating up.
The competition is heating up. Valve

There are only a few days left in the Dota 2 DPC 2021 Season 2 and it’s still the two European regions that showed clues who qualifies for the upcoming Major. So, today we take a look at what's going on in North and South America.

North America

Back in Season 1, Evil Geniuses managed to get the top spot in the region after getting ahead in a series of tie-breakers against Quincy Crew and Undying. Eventually, QC joined EG in the Singapore Major.

For Season 2, the same thing may happen. To give you an idea, here are the standings and some of the matches left for the region:

  • Standings
    • Quincy Crew: 6–0
    • Evil Geniuses: 5–1
    • Undying: 5–1
  • Matches (May 20)
    • Evil Geniuses vs. Black N Yellow
    • Quincy Crew vs. Undying

As you can see, it’s going to depend on the first match. If EG loses, then QC is pretty much guaranteed a spot regardless of the outcome against Undying. If QC loses, then they go into a tie-breaker with Undying to see who gets the playoffs position. If QC wins, Undying has to fight EG for that coveted group stage spot.

What if EG wins? Then that means things become even more interesting. If QC wins, then it will be QC and EG going to the Major. If QC loses, then we’re back to a three-way tie like in Season 1.

So how do you think this region is going to play out?

South America

In this region, it’s NoPing e-sports holding the top position. With only two spots available for the next tournament, Singapore Major darling Thunder Predator is on the verge of not being able to join the upcoming competition.

Here’s the current situation for this region:

  • Standings
    • NoPing e-sports: 6–0
    • beastcoast: 5–1
    • Thunder Predator: 5–2
    • Infamous: 4–2
  • Matches
    • May 19
      • Infamous vs. Hokori
      • Team Unknown vs. SG e-sports
    • May 20
      • NoPing e-sports vs. beastcoast

As you can see, Thunder Predator no longer has any matches and this means their chances of joining the next Major depends on what happens in the other two matches. We say two because the Unknown vs. SG match doesn’t have any impact on the four top teams.

Now if NoPing wins against beastcoast, then it gets the playoffs position. That leaves beastcoast and Thunder Predator in a tie-breaker. However, if Infamous wins in its match, then we have a three-way tie.

If NoPing loses, then that’s it for Thunder Predator. That’s because NoPing and beastcoast will fight again to determine placement in the Major.

The question is does Thunder Predator have luck on their side?

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