Following Valve’s new DPC format, DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1 Division II is part of the first Tour of the 2021-2022 Dota 2 season and features eight stacked teams from the Southeast Asian region.

Headlining the tournament is Talon Esports, a Hong Kong-based esports organization that signed former Evil Geniuses’ team captain, Tal “Fly” Aizik.

Will Talon Esports soar above the competition and advance to Division I in the next Tour? 

What is DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1 Division II?

Evil Genisues' Fly at the ONE Esports Singapore Major
Credit: ONE Esports

DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1 Division II is one of the first Regional Leagues in the 2021-2022 Dota 2 season hosted by Beyond The Summit, which is primarily known for hosting various online events in the North American region.

The top two teams from the tournament will advance to DPC SEA 2022 Tour 2 Division I, where teams will battle to qualify for Dota 2 major competitions. The bottom two teams will be eliminated from the DPC’s Division II Regional League.

DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1 Division II schedule and results

Dota 2 Gabbi leaks Team Secret, Evil Geniuses, and Fnatic 2022 DPC rosters
Credit: ONE Esports

Beyond The Summit’s Regional League begins on November 29, 2021, and continues until January 22, 2022. The Southeast Asian region’s matches are scheduled to take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Week 1

November 29 (Monday)

Nigma Galaxy SEA7:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 3:00 a.m. PT | 11:00 a.m. GMT496 Gaming

December 1 (Wednesday)

Ragdoll1:00 p.m. GMT+8 |9:00 p.m. PT | 5:00 a.m. GMTArmy Geniuses

December 2 (Thursday)

TBD1:00 p.m. GMT+8 |9:00 p.m. PT | 5:00 a.m. GMTLilgun
TBD4:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 12:00 a.m. PT | 8:00 a.m. GMTPolaris Esports

December 4 (Saturday)

Army Geniuses2:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 10:00 p.m. PT | 6:00 a.m. GMT496 Gaming

(To be updated)

Format of DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1 Division II

Fnatic Dota 2 player Ahjit
Credit: Fnatic

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 SEA 2021/22 Tour 1 Division II prize pool

Reality Rift's Alacrity at the ONE Esports SEA League
Credit: ONE Esports

The Southeast Asian Division II Regional League will have a total prize pool of US$75,000. There are no DPC points up for grabs in Division II competitions.

1stTBDAdvances to Tour 2’s Division IUS$17,000
2ndTBDAdvances to Tour 2’s Division IUS$16,000
3rdTBDRemains in Division II for Tour 2US$15,000
4thTBDRemains in Division II for Tour 2US$11,000
5thTBDRemains in Division II for Tour 2US$9,000
6thTBDRemains in Division II for Tour 2US$7,000
7thTBDEliminated from the DPC0
8thTHDEliminated from the DPC0

Teams competing in DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1 Division II

TNC Predator and Kpii win MDL Chengdu Major
Credit: Kpii

Southeast Asian squads Polaris Esports, Nigma Galaxy SEA, 496 Gaming, and Army Geniuses continue their Division II campaign for finishing 3rd-6th in the previous 2021 DPC season’s Lower Division. Mongolian Dota 2 stack Lilgun joins Division II after finishing eighth in the 2021 DPC season’s Upper Division.

Ragdoll and tournament favorites Talon Esports have qualified to the Regional League after winning the open qualifier slots. The final Southeast Asian team will be the winner of the final closed qualifier, which has yet to take place.

Polaris EsportsPhilippines
Nigma Galaxy SEAIndonesia
496 GamingVietnam
Army GeniusesIndonesia
Talon EsportsHong Kong

Where to watch the DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1 Division II?

Credit: Valve

Dota 2 fans can watch the matches live on these official broadcast partner channels.

Beyond The Summit 1 and Beyond The Summit 2English
Dota 2 RU Hub 2Russian
BTS Brasil TV, BTS Brasil Games, and BTS Brasil EsportsPortuguese

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