Dota 2 DPC 2021 Season 2: EG Qualifies for Major, Team Secret Makes the Cut

All set for 2 regions.
All set for 2 regions. Valve

Season 2 of the Dota 2 DPC 2021 is finally winding down and we now have an idea of which teams are competing in the upcoming WePlay AniMajor. Today, we take a look into the two regions that have their spots filled out.

North America

Let’s start with North America. Last time, we said that the results would likely depend on the outcome of the match between Evil Geniuses and Black N Yellow. As it turned out, lady luck was on EG’s side as they didn’t have to worry about anything at all. That’s because BNY forfeited the match.

While no reason was given, some took it on social media and are saying that it probably has something to do with Jacky "EternaLEnVy" Mao. EternaLEnVy isn't actually part of the original roster but only joined the team in April. If you're wondering why his name came up, then read what happened with EternalEnVy and Fighting PandaS here.

With EG getting a crucial win, the pressure was on Undying to win their match against Quincy Crew, and if the Undying wins, there's a three-way tie. Undying tried to do just that with their match going to Game 3. However, QC was just too strong and once again had to settle for third place.

For this region, it’s the same two teams but with reversed placements.

Western Europe

For Western Europe, we’ve known early that Alliance secured the top spot. That meant three spots left with five teams fighting over them.

Team Secret brought out its bag of tricks and dominated Brame in the first game. Brame tried to grab a victory for the second game though Secret held on and won, which gave some breathing room.

Secret’s chances of joining the Major increased further when Team Nigma lost their match against Tundra Esports. Heading to the final match of the region, the standings of teams vying for the remaining spots were:

  • Team Liquid: 4–2
  • Team Nigma: 4–3
  • Team Secret: 4–3
  • OG: 3–3
  • Brame: 3–4

The final match was OG versus Team Liquid. If OG won, it would be a four-way tie and a new set of matches. Otherwise, Liquid goes to the Major bringing Nigma and Secret. Liquid showed just how good of a team they are now and won against OG 2–0. Liquid secured the group stage position and once again denied OG a chance to be part of a Major.

For those who can remember Season 1, the fourth spot was determined through a series of tie-breakers between Liquid, OG, and Tundra. At that time Liquid was also responsible for eliminating OG.

How do you think the teams in this region are going to perform in the upcoming Major?

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