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DPC NA 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division I (ESL One Spring 2022) Preview


The next step of Dota 2 competition for North America is upon us. After an exciting tour of competition that left us with many surprises, Evil Geniuses have once again provnen to be one of the best teams in the world. With excellent games, big upsets, and super memorable storylines — the competition was all excellent.

It’s just beginning, though. North American Dota 2 competition is not slowing down for a second. EG will experience their next phase of challenges at the DPC NA 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division I (ESL One Spring 2022). Another Regional League with more than $200,000 on the line, and seven other teams motivated to take out EG, it will no doubt be a challenging undertaking for EG. However, with the winning formula and experience that they built in their last few games, chances are looking strong for EG. Here is a preview of some of the teams EG will be facing — ranking them based on their strength. 

The Gatekeepers

These teams should not be too much of a problem for EG — those being Team DogChamp, The Cut, and simply TOOBASED. While all of these teams have talented members, and certainly a good amount of potential, it is still difficult to determine if they have any realistic chance of taking a game off of a team as talented as EG. 

The Cut and Team DogChamp are both arriving from Division II. While they performed well there, they are all still unseasoned rosters that don’t have the level of experience and resources that the top teams do. Simply TOOBASED is a better case, but their lack of success in the last Regional League doesn’t bode well for them. 

The Mid Table

These are the teams that while EG should be able to comfortably beat, are not ones to forget about — otherwise you risk a rude wake up call. They have the talent, the experience, and the team play to defeat EG if they are too hasty. 

The teams considered in this tier are Wildcard Gaming and 4 Zoomers. While neither of these teams had the strongest record in their last competition with EG, they still proved capable of hanging with stronger teams, and will no doubt be a powerful threat in competition to come. 

The Big Boys

These are the teams most likely to stand in the way of EG. EG has shown they are capable of beating both of them, but the roster will certainly need to bring their A-game if they want to have a high chance of winning. 

The teams that are considered for this tier are Quincy Crew and TSM. These teams have everything. They have the experience. They are loaded with talent. And both (especially TSM, which was formerly Team Undying) have the tools necessary to compete with EG. While EG is more than capable of beating these two teams — they have already done so in the past — they need to make sure that they are well-prepared and can handle anything that is thrown at them. 

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