DPC Western Europe Dota 2 Division I nearing closing action
Yet another DPC Tour 1 is underway and has reached the concluding stage with only 2 match days left. Organised by PGL, the DPC WEU Tour 1 Division I began on 9th January with a total of 8 teams. The tournament is sponsored by Esports Bet and holds a prize pool of $205,000 and Pro Circuit Points of 690. The gameplay server for the tournament is based in Europe West. Just like the other ongoing regional leagues for the DPC, this league also follows a Single round-robin format and the top 4 teams will make their way to the Lima Major. It reached Week 3 Matchday 2, which gave a total of 3 games, and fans witnessed Nigma Galaxy, Gaimin Gladiators, and Entity registering their wins.
Heading to the match recaps
A total of three games were played which gave some intense action. PGL live-streamed the matches on their YouTube channel. Matchday 2 started with the match between OG vs Nigma Galaxy. Later, Into the Breach was up against Gaimin Gladiators and the last match of the day was between Tundra Esports vs Entity.
OG vs Nigma Galaxy
(Bo3 score: 1-2)
- Game 1: OG’s hero lineup included Tiny, Rubick, Enigma, Slark, and Invoker. Nigma Galaxy picked Tusk, Death Prophet, Lycan, Enchantress, and Sven. After a game of 48 minutes and 32 seconds, OG got the victory.
- Game 2: OG this time picked Rubick, Death Prophet, Tusk, Ursa, and Enigma. Nigma Galaxy began with lo, Leshrac, Riki, Slark, and Nature’s Prophet. Nigma Galaxy won the game after 28 minutes and 40 seconds.
- Game 3: After the defeat, OG went ahead with Rubick, Beastmaster, Treant Protector, Sniper, and Snapfire. Nigma Galaxy picked Naga Siren, Razor, Undying, Nature’s Prophet, and Keeper of the Light. After 40 minutes and 58 seconds, Nigma Galaxy secured their win.
Into The Breach vs Gaimin Gladiators
(Bo3 score: 0-2)
- Game 1: Into The Breach’s hero line up included Broodmother, Rubick, Techies, Tiny, and Marci. Gaimin Gladiators picked Nature’s Prophet, Pangolier, Crystal Maiden, Pudge and Clockwerk. The game ended after 37 minutes and 5 seconds, and the Gaimin Gladiators got the victory.
- Game 2: Broodmother, Treant Protector, Ember Spirit, Skywarth Mage, and Dawnbreaker were picked by Into The Breach. Gaimin Gladiators picked Nature’s prophet, Rubick, Crystal Maiden, Pudge, and Kunkka. After 47 minutes and 20 seconds of intense action, Gaimin Gladiators secured their win.
Tundra Esports vs Entity
(Bo3 score: 1-2)
- Game 1: Tundra Esports began with Riki, Visage, Chaos Knight, Silencer, and Pangolier. Entity picked Rubick, Death Prophet, Tiny, Terrorblade, and Ember Spirit. The game got over after 35 minutes and 19 seconds, with Tundra Esports getting the win.
- Game 2: Tundra Esports picked Marci, Phoenix, Rubick, Chaos Knight, and Beastmaster. Entity began with Undying, Batrider, Broodmother, Skywarth Mage, and Pudge. The game ended after 47 minutes and 56 seconds with Entity securing the win.
- Game 3: This time, the lineup for Tundra Esports included Rubick, Undying, Visage, Slark, and Outworld Destroyer. Entity picked Treant Protector, Death Prophet, Terrorblade, Disruptor, and Pangolier. After 42 minutes and 47 seconds, Entity secured back-to-back wins.
As of result, Team Liquid already qualified for Lima Major as they secured the top spot with a clean record of 6-0. Followed by Gaimin Gladiators, OG, and Tundra Esports in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions respectively.