Week 1 Recap of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division [All Regions]

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Week 1 (April 13-19, 2021) of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division witnessed the return of regional Dota 2 action after some thrilling international battle at the Singapore Major. We saw renovated squads like OG and Team Nigma, with a renewed zeal, open their 2021 DPC Season 2 account with comprehensive victories. On the other hand, teams like T1 and Natus Vincere, who had been bundled by health and roster difficulties a few days ago, struggled in their opening matches in their respective regions. While we are still in the early days of the leagues, here is a brief look at the results and standings of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 1.

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Week 1 results and points table of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division

1. Southeast Asia (SEA)

BOOM Esports and Omega Esports occupy the top spots after winning their opening two encounters. TNC Predator also won their only series against Execration in the first week. T1’s loss to Omega Esports was the major upset of the SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division as Kuku and his teammates looked out of form. OB.Neon and Fnatic are yet to play their first series.

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Here is how the points table looks in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 1.

Position Team Name Series (W-L) Games (W-L)
1. BOOM Esports 2-0 4-1
1. Omega Esports 2-0 4-2
3. TNC Predator 1-0 2-0
4. OB.Neon 0-0 0-0
4. Fnatic 0-0 0-0
5. T1 0-1 1-2
6. Execration 0-2 1-4
6. Lilgun 0-2 1-4


2. Europe (EU)

OG’s win against Brame with ana back into the active lineup was the highlight of the first week. Team Nigma, with iLTW replacing w33, also registered an upset by defeating Team Secret 2-0. Alliance’s 2-1 win over Team Liquid was the most hard-fought series, while Tundra Esports’ defeat against Brame was also a minor upset.

Here is how the points table looks in the EU 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 1.

Position Team Name Series (W-L) Games (W-L)
1. Alliance 1-0 2-1
1. Team Nigma 1-0 2-0
1. OG 1-0 2-0
4. Brame 1-1 2-2
4. Tundra Esports 1-1 2-3
6. Hellbear Smashers 0-1 1-2
6. Team Liquid 0-1 1-2
6. Team Secret 0-1 0-2


3. China

None of the teams that competed at the Singapore Major was involved in the first week as the Chinese region witnessed only three series. Royal Never Give Up emerged stronger against Sparkling Arrow Gaming, beating them 2-0, but they lost to EHOME 2-1. EHOME vs Elephant was the most anticipated series of the region that the former could convincingly win 2-0.

Here is how the points table looks in the China 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 1.

Position Team Name Series (W-L) Games (W-L)
1. Elephant 1-0 2-0
2. EHOME 1-1 2-3
2. Royal Never Give Up 1-1 3-2
4. Invictus Gaming 0-0 0-0
4. PSG.LGD 0-0 0-0
4. Team Aster 0-0 0-0
4. Vici Gaming 0-0 0-0
8. Sparkling Arrow Gaming 0-1 0-2


4. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Team Spirit has headed into the second season with some fine strategies and excellent gameplay, defeating both Singapore Major attendees – Natus Vincere and AS Monaco Gambit 2-0. AS Monaco Gambit finds themselves in a tough spot as they had also lost their opening encounter to Virtus.pro.

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Here is how the points table looks in the CIS 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 1.
Position Team Name Series (W-L) Games (W-L)
1. Team Spirit 2-0 4-0
2. Team Unique 1-0 2-1
2. Winstrike Team 1-0 2-1
2. Virtus.pro 1-0 2-1
5. EXTREMUM 0-1 1-2
5. Natus Vincere 0-1 0-2
5. PuckChamp 0-1 1-2
8. AS Monaco Gambit 0-2 1-4


5. North America (NA)

The NA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division witnessed the most expected results with Evil Geniuses, Quincy Crew, Undying and 4 Zoomers, all clinching 2-0 victories in their opening series. The Cut, who had been promoted to the Upper Division, had a rough start losing both of their initial series.

Here is how the points table looks in the NA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 1.

Position Team Name Series (W-L) Games (W-L)
1. 4 Zoomers 1-0 2-0
1. Evil Geniuses 1-0 2-0
1. Quincy Crew 1-0 2-0
1. Undying 1-0 2-0
5. simply TOOBASED 1-1 2-3
6. Black N Yellow 0-1 1-2
6. PentAce 0-1 0-2
8. The Cut 0-2 0-4


6. South America (SA)

Beastcoast marked its return after missing the Singapore Major in style as they skillfully took down both Hokori and Team Unknown 2-0. Infamous’ opening quest in the second season was put to a halt by Thunder Predator as they lost the series 2-1. NoPing e-sports, who recently recruited popular SA carry, hFn, ousted SG e-sports to secure a 2-0 victory.

Here is how the points table looks in the SA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division after week 1.

Position Team Name Series (W-L) Games (W-L)
1. beastcoast 2-0 4-0
2. Infinity Esports 1-0 2-1
2. NoPing e-sports 1-0 2-0
2. Thunder Predator 1-0 2-1
5. Infamous 0-1 1-2
5. SG e-sports 0-1 0-2
5. Team Unknown 0-1 0-2
8. Hokori 0-2 1-4


Some major upsets by teams like Team Spirit and Omega Esports were the focal points of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division in the first week. With newer teams emerging stronger and the possibility of more upsets and tighter competitions, the upcoming weeks promise to be quite thrilling.

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