2021-2022 DPC Winter Tour Regional Finals: Everything you need to know
The 2021-2022 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season's Winter Tour will soon be concluding with the online Regional Finals. The tournament series will replace the canceled Winter Major and will feature the Top 4 teams of the DPC's six regions competing for their cut of a US$100,000 prize pool and all-important DPC points.
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Winter Tour Regional Finals:
The Winter Tour Regional Finals will take place across the weekends of 11 to 13 February and 18 to 20 February, with three regions competing in each weekend.
The weekend of 11 to 13 February will be for Southeast Asia, Western Europe, and South America while the weekend of 18 to 20 February will be for China, Eastern Europe, and North America.
You can view the full schedule on the official Dota 2 esports portal.
Each Regional Final will be a four-team double elimination bracket with all matches being a best-of-three except for the grand finals, which will be a full best-of-five series.
All teams will start in the upper bracket, with the winners of the first round of the upper bracket advancing to the upper bracket finals while the losers will drop to the lower bracket. The winner of the first round of the lower bracket will advance to the lower bracket finals.
The winner of the upper bracket finals will take the first spot in the grand finals while the loser will drop to the lower bracket finals. The winner of the lower bracket finals will then take the second spot in the grand finals.
Each Regional Final will have a prize pool of US$100,000 and all-important 380 DPC points, which will go towards securing a direct invite to The International 11.
The Regional Finals will notably have a total prize pool of US$600,000, which is 20 per cent more than the US$500,000 prize pool of the canceled Winter Major.
Each Regional Finals placement will be awarded the following:
1st place: US$50,000, 250 DPC points
2nd place US$25,000, 130 DPC points
3rd place: US$15,000
4th place: US$10,000
The participating teams in the Regional Leagues are comprised of each region's Top 4 teams at the end of the Winter Regional League.
Most of these teams would have been the ones in the canceled Winter Major, though most other regions would have fielded less than four teams. Only Western Europe and China would have fielded four teams to the Major. Meanwhile, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia had three slots while the Americas only had two.
The teams below are listed according to their rankings in their respective regions at the end of the Winter Regional Leagues.
Team Liquid: MATUMBAMAN, miCKe, zai, Boxi, iNSaNia
Gladiators (former Team Tickles): dyrachYO, BOOM, Ace, tOfu, Seleri
Tundra Esports: Skiter, Nine, 33, Sneyking, Fata
OG: Yuragi, bzm, ATF, Taiga, Misha
Team Spirit: Yatoro, TORONTOTOKYO, Collapse, Mira, Miposhka
PuckChamp: Krylat, young G, Malik, Astral, Dukalis
Virtus.pro: Pure, gpk, DM, yamich, Xakoda
HellRaisers: watson, re1bl, Limitless, Gilgir, Malady
PSG.LGD: Ame, NothingToSay, Faith_bian, XinQ, y`
Team Aster: Monet, Ori, Xxs, BoBoKa, 皮球
Royal Never Give Up: 圣子华炼, Somnus丶M, Chalice, FelixCiaoBa, xNova
EHOME: shiro, 7e, zeal, planet, zzq
BOOM Esports: JaCkky (stand-in), Yopaj, Fbz, Tims, skem
Fnatic: Raven, Armel, Jabz, DJ, Jaunuel
T1: Gabbi (stand-in), Karl, Kuku, Xepher, Whitemon
Team SMG: MidOne, MooN, Raging Potato, ah fu, Roddgeee
Quincy Crew: YawaR, Quinn, KheZu, MiLAN, ponlo
Team SoloMid (former Undying): Timado, Bryle, SaBerLight-, MoonMeander, DuBu
Evil Geniuses: Arteezy, Abed, Nightfall, Cr1t-, JerAx
4 Zoomers: Costabile, Gunnar, Moo, ZFreek, Husky
Thunder Awaken (former Thunder Predator): Pakazs, DarkMago, Oscar, Matthew, Pandaboo
Infamous: Lumière, Alone, Sacred, Michael-, Accel
Beastcoast: K1, Chris Luck, Wisper, Scofield, Stinger
APU King of Kings: Benny, mini, SexyFat, Jupiter, NUAGES
Western Europe: Team Liquid vs OG; Gladiators vs Tundra Esports
Eastern Europe: Team Spirit vs HellRaisers; PuckChamp vs Virtus.pro
China: PSG.LGD vs EHOME; Team Aster vs Royal Never Give Up
Southeast Asia: BOOM Esports vs Team SMG; Fnatic vs T1
North America: Quincy Crew vs 4 Zoomers; Team SoloMid vs Evil Geniuses
South America: Thunder Awaken vs APU King of Kings; Infamous vs Beastcoast
How to watch
The Regional Finals will be officially broadcasted in English on the following channels:
DreamLeague (Western Europe)
Beyond the Summit (Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia)
Perfect World Esports (China)
ESL (North America)
Epulze Gaming (South America)
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