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Dota 2: DPC North America, Tour 1 — Predictions
The rankings for Dota Pro Circuit North America Tour 1.
The DPC 2021-22 first tour will kick off soon. We have seen some exciting roster changes which have shaped some teams beautifully before the start of the competition. We will see both divisions trying to top their tables and achieve the best results they can. Let’s see how the teams will fare on the first tour.
Division I Power Rankings
8. D2 Hustlers
Another team which achieved promotion and are ready for big challenges. D2 Hustlers will compete with some recent additions to their squad and are likely to experience a challenging tour. Led by Sammyboy, Hustlers will probably try to stay in the Upper Division for the second tour.
7. Arkosh Gaming
Based on memes and fun, Arkosh have come a long way. Promoted from Lower Division, the team will now compete against the big guns. They also went under some changes with replacement of Canus Vulpus and Cerberus with Monkey and Forsaken Oracle. As for their real names, we prefer to keep them anonymous to go by the team’s code of conduct.
6. simply TOOBASED
TOOBASED finished fifth in the last tour of DPC. Since then the squad has seen roster changes with the entry of Eric “Ryoya” Dong, Nick “Lil_Nick” Hartzler and Noah “boris” Minhas. There is not enough info to predict how the team will play on the tour. However, the organization will look to perform better or at least on par with last season.
5. Black N Yellow
Black N Yellow were sixth in both the tours of DPC last season. However, with the recent squad shuffles, they should cover some ground against teams like simply TOOBASED.
4. 4 Zoomers
It looks like the 4 Zoomers have the fourth spot reserved for them. The team had secured its position in both the DPC tours last season. 4 Zoomers has quite a few changes in the roster with Braxton “Brax’’ Paulson, Jacob “ocean” Gosen and Samuel “Sammyboy ” Anderson leaving the team. To replace them, David “Moo” Hull, Zakari William Lee “Zfreek” Freedman and Guilherme Silva “Costabile” Costábile joined the squad. We expect 4Zoomers to keep their position or do better in the DPC.
Undying had decent performances in the last DPC season, where they held the third spot. Led by David “MoonMeander” Tan Boon Yang, the current squad will compete in the upcoming tour. MoonMeander was clear about how his team faltered in TI 10 and how nerves can get the better of teams on such a big stage. Undying have another opportunity to shine in the DPC and qualify for the next International.
2. Quincy Crew
Quincy Crew are on par with EG when it comes to performances in the DPC. They finished second in the first tour and topped the table in the second competition. However, they didn’t go far in The International 10 and were eliminated after a loss to OG in the second round of Lower Brackets. Post Valve’s biggest event, QC made some major changes in the squad. Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann who was coaching the team will now play as their captain. Quincy are expected to give top performances and do better in the Majors.
1. Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses had fantastic results in both tours of DPC 2021. Leading the table in the first tour, they dropped only second in the next circuit. However, expectations have always been high from EG and unfortunately the team failed to win any silverware in the year. After The International 10, EG made some major changes to its squad. Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang and Tal “Fly” Aizik left the team, getting replaced by Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka and Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko. We are yet to see how the new team plays against strong opponents, but it looks like EG will have a very strong season, thanks to the decent transfers they have made.
Division II Power Rankings
8. Team Magnus
Team Magnus also qualified from the Lower Brackets of Closed Qualifiers since bumble bEE dropped off from the tournament. Their objective will be to survive the DPC tour and hold a healthy position to qualify for the next tour.
5RATFORCESTAFF formerly known as team 1 could get through the Closed Qualifiers along with KBU.US. Similar to other teams who have made it to the DPC from the qualifiers, 5RATFORCESTAFF will try to maintain at least sixth position to avoid relegation.
KBU.US recently signed Teletubbies who competed in the Closed Qualifiers. The qualification was just the start, KBU.US will now face stiff competition and at a bigger stage through the DPC.
5ManMidas were part of the second tour in the last DPC season. They managed to earn the fifth position on the table. The roster changes include the addition of Mario “LittleBoy” Romero and Hang “oldWhite” Zhao. 5ManMidas will aim to improve on their position and grab wins against newly added teams.
4. Electronic Boys
Electronic Boys were sixth in the first tour and fifth in the second tour of DPC last season. Excluding the famous content creator Paul “Speeed” Bocchicchio, and Matthew “albinozebra1” Conley, the roster had three new additions.
Felt Improved their performances after coming fifth in the tour. They also improved their position in the second tour. The team came fourth behind DogChamp. After recent changes to their roster and joining of three new talents, the team will look to take on the third or second position. Although it could be challenging to place their team in the top three, a lot depends on how others play the tour.
2. The Cut
Although The Cut were not part of the second tour, they had decent performances in the first one and finished second on the points table last season. They have had quite a few roster changes, so it will be interesting to see how the circuit plays out for them.
1. Team DogChamp
With Arkosh Gaming and D2 Hustlers promoted to the first division, Team DogChamp are likely to take the flag. Daniel “Bloody Nine” Foster will lead the squad along with their mos recent addition Denis “StoneBank ‘’ Korzh.