The DPC (2021-22) Division 2 bracket is usually not the place the place we anticipate to observe implausible Dota 2 video games. Nevertheless, the choice of powerhouses on this “beginner” league is actually worthwhile at DPC Tour 3.
TI Champs in Division 2
Not the perfect introduction in our e-book for a former Worldwide Champions for certain. However, Nigma Galaxy continues to be a highly-anticipated powerhouse to observe in DPC Western Europe Tour 3.
Because the starting of the season, followers have been impressed by Nigma Galaxy’s lack of roster change regardless of their poor efficiency. But, after two Excursions of disappointment, it’s evident that Nigma Galaxy can’t sustain with the brand new rivals within the area.
Their last-place finishes at DPC Tour 2 was the nail within the coffin for any hopes of Nigma Galaxy debuting in any LAN event this season. Even so, Nigma nonetheless has its eyes set on qualifying on the Worldwide 11 (TI11) through the regional qualifiers. Therefore, they introduced in Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan to finish their roster of former TI Champions.
As hyped as this new roster is, many are skeptical of Nigma’s expectations in Division 2. Whereas SumaiL’s compatibility with any staff apart from Evil Geniuses is a trigger for concern, there’s one other difficulty stemming from Nigma’s founding members.
Previous-school until the bitter finish
It labored at TI7, and nearly labored at TI8. Nevertheless, it’s a tell-tale signal of a failing roster for the previous Workforce Liquid gamers right this moment. Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi is undoubtedly a smart drafter and captain, however their unorthodox playstyle limits what heroes they will play. Notably, meta picks that scale properly into midgame are sometimes missed as Nigma couldn’t contest in midgame in opposition to most opponents enjoying this dependable playstyle.
Resorting and playing it on Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi to develop into their win situation in late-game solely cripples the opposite carry position. Whereas SumaiL might not be essentially the most resource-needy carry participant within the scene, he’s something however an unbiased carry.
ChuaN returns to the scene
Visiting the Southeast Asia scene, the place this 12 months’s TI11 resides as properly. Wong “ChuaN” Hock Chuan, a legendary veteran emerges out of his retirement for one more DPC run.
Well-known for successful TI2 with Invictus Gaming, ChuaN hasn’t been lively within the scene for a while now. His glory days are usually spent enjoying beneath Chinese language powerhouses’ namesake, however he’s presently enjoying for Neon Esports.
Extra particularly, ChuaN swapped roles to develop into the lively participant in Neon Esports as a substitute of a coach. Therefore, that is as thrilling because it will get for the previous TI2 champion. Whereas it’s simple to imagine Neon has the leverage because the seasoned staff in Division 2, there are frankly many groups that can provide them a run for his or her cash.
Notably, Military Geniuses and Lilgun are staples on this bracket to not disregard.
Unlucky circumstances pushed two powerhouses into Division 2
It’s by no means enjoyable to drop into Division 2 undeservingly, however that’s the case for HellRaisers and PuckChamp. Each groups have been phenomenal groups throughout the Tour 1, the place they secured prime seeds, however acquired the quick tail of the stick throughout the DPC Tour 2 Playoffs.
The missing variety of matches throughout the Playoffs plus unlucky match-ups versus distinguished groups like Workforce Spirit are to be blamed right here. As such, we’re two very seasoned groups in DPC Japanese Europe Division 2.
For starters, PuckChamp is a rising star within the area, which overwhelmed many acquainted faces in Division 1. But, two matches have been all it took to ship PuckChamp again into Division 2. However, PuckChamp will definitely be the most important risk in Division 2 for everybody else.
Whereas not as spectacular, HellRaisers is a staff that usually holds its floor in Division 1. But, right here they’re in Division 2 over the last Tour.
It’s simple to bash these noteworthy powerhouses for his or her poor efficiency, ensuing of their look in Division 2. But, this can be a testomony to how efficient the Division 1 and a pair of brackets are as a foundation for sustainable Dota 2 Esports. And proof of how aggressive the areas, SEA, WEU, and EEU have been in latest seasons.
In any case, for each powerhouse out of Division 1, there’s one other worthy candidate or underdog to rival the prevailing competitors.