Following Valve’s new DPC format, DPC CN Tour 1 Division I is part of the first Tour of the 2021-2022 Dota 2 season and features eight stacked teams from the powerhouse region.
The Chinese region dominated the previous 2021 DPC season with Invictus Gaming winning the ONE Esports Singapore Major, and PSG.LGD taking the WePlay AniMajor along with a runner-up finish at The International 10 (TI10).
The road to The International 11 (TI11) for the Chinese region begins on January 3 with its top teams battling it out in the 2022 Dota 2 season’s first Regional League.
What is DPC CN Tour 1 Division I?
DPC CN Tour 1 Division I is the first Regional Leagues in the Chinese region for the 2021-2022 Dota 2 season. The event will be hosted by Perfect World, which is primarily known for hosting major Dota 2 events in China.
The top four teams from the tournament will qualify to the first Major of the 2021-2022 Dota 2 season, while the bottom two teams will be relegated to Division II in the following Tour.
DPC CN Tour 1 Division I schedule and results
The DPC CN Tour 1 Division I’s Regional League begins on January 3. The event was delayed by Valve after Chinese teams were unable to return to their home country post-The International 10 (TI10) due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.
DPC CN 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I Standings
|STANDINGS||TEAM||GAME RECORD||MATCH RECORD|
|3rd||Royal Never Give Up||9-6||4-2|
January 3 (Monday)
|EHOME||2 — 0||Phoenix Gaming|
|PSG.LGD||2 — 1||Team Aster|
January 4 (Tuesday)
|Vici Gaming||2 — 1||LBZS|
|PSG.LGD||2 — 0||Phoenix Gaming|
|Invictus Gaming||1 — 2||Royal Never Give Up|
January 7 (Friday)
|Invictus Gaming||1 — 2||EHOME|
|Team Aster||2 — 0||Vici Gaming|
January 9 (Sunday)
|Invictus Gaming||2 — 0||Phoenix Gaming|
|Royal Never Give Up||1 — 2||LBZS|
|PSG.LGD||2 — 0||Vici Gaming|
January 10 (Monday)
|Team Aster||2 – 0||LBZS|
|EHOME||1 — 2||Royal Never Give Up|
January 11 (Tuesday)
|Phoenix Gaming||0 — 2||Royal Never Give Up|
|EHOME||0 — 2||Team Aster|
|PSG.LGD||2 — 0||LBZS|
January 14 (Friday)
|Phoenix Gaming||1 — 2||LBZS|
|Invictus Gaming||0 — 2||Vici Gaming|
January 16 (Sunday)
|Invictus Gaming||0 — 2||LBZS|
|EHOME||2 — 1||Vici Gaming|
|PSG.LGD||2 — 0||Royal Never Give Up|
January 17 (Monday)
|EHOME||2 — 0||LBZS|
|Team Aster||2 — 0||Phoenix Gaming|
January 18 (Tuesday)
|EHOME||1 — 2||PSG.LGD|
|Vici Gaming||0 — 2||Royal Never Give Up|
|Invictus Gaming||0 — 2||Team Aster|
January 23 (Sunday)
|Vici Gaming||1:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 9:00 p.m. PT | 5:00 a.m. GMT||Phoenix Gaming|
|Team Aster||4:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 12:00 a.m. PT | 8:00 a.m. GMT||Royal Never Give Up|
|Invictus Gaming||7:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 3:00 a.m. PT | 11:00 a.m. GMT||PSG.LGD|
(To be updated)
Format of DPC CN Tour 1 Division I
All eight teams participating in the Regional League will play best-of-three matches following a single round-robin format, similar to last year’s Upper Division and Lower Division competitions.
DPC CN Tour 1 Division I prize pool and point pool
Perfect World will have a total prize pool of US$205,000, along with a DPC point pool of 690.
|PLACE||TEAM||PLACEMENT RESULT||DPC POINTS||PRIZE MONEY|
|1st||TBD||Qualifies to Major’s Playoffs||300||US$30,000|
|2nd||TBD||Qualifies to Major’s Group Stage||180||US$28,000|
|3rd||TBD||Qualifies to Major’s Wild Card||120||US$27,000|
|4th||TBD||Qualifies to Major’s Wild Card||60||US$26,000|
|5th||TBD||Remains in Division I for Tour 2||30||US$25,000|
|6th||TBD||Remains in Division I for Tour 2||0||US$24,000|
|7th||TBD||Relegated to Division II for Tour 2||0||US$23,000|
|8th||TBD||Relegated to Division II for Tour 2||0||US$22,000|
Teams competing in the DPC CN Tour 1 Division I
The Chinese region’s top teams are Team Aster, PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming, Invictus Gaming, Royal Never Give Up, and EHOME, squads from the Upper Division of the previous 2021 DPC season.
Phoenix Gaming and LBZS were the top two performing teams from the Lower Division of the last 2021 DPC season who got promoted to Division I.
|Team Aster||1st place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division|
|PSG.LGD||2nd place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division|
|Vici Gaming||3rd place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division|
|Invictus Gaming||4th place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division|
|Elephant||5th place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division|
|EHOME||6th place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division|
|Phoenix Gaming||1st place in 2021 DPC China Lower Division|
|LBZS||2nd place in 2021 DPC China Lower Division|
Where to watch the DPC CN Tour 1 Division I?
Dota 2 fans can watch the matches live on Perfect World’s official website.