Valve’s new competitive 2022 Dota 2 season is set to begin with the DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I featuring the top eight teams from the Western European region.
Following Valve’s new DPC format, DreamLeague Season 16 is the first Tour of the 2021-2022 Dota 2 season.
The road to The International 11 (TI11) for the Western European region begins on November 29, 2021, with stacked teams battling one another with their new-look rosters.
What is DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I?
DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I, also known as DreamLeague Season 16, is the first Regional League of the 2021-2022 Dota 2 season.
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 WEU 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I schedule and results
The Regional League begins from November 29, 2021, to January 23, 2022. Valve has yet to release the complete schedule of the tournament.
DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I Standings
|STANDINGS||TEAM||GAME RECORD||MATCH RECORD|
November 30 (Tuesday)
|Tundra Esports||2 — 0||Alliance|
December 1 (Wednesday)
|Team Secret||0 — 2||OG|
|Team Liquid||2 — 0||COOLGUYS|
December 4 (Saturday)
|Nigma Galaxy||0 — 2||Team Tickles|
December 5 (Sunday)
|Team Secret||2 — 0||Alliance|
December 7 (Tuesday)
|Tundra Esports||2 — 0||Nigma Galaxy|
December 8 (Wednesday)
|Team Liquid||2 — 1||OG|
|COOLGUYS||0 — 2||Team Tickles|
December 11 (Saturday)
|Team Liquid||2 — 1||Team Tickles|
December 12 (Sunday)
|Team Secret||2 — 1||Tundra Esports|
December 14 (Tuesday)
|Alliance||2 — 0||COOLGUYS|
December 15 (Wednesday)
|OG||2 — 0||Nigma Galaxy|
|Team Liquid||2 — 0||Tundra Esports|
December 18 (Saturday)
|Alliance||0 — 2||Team Tickles|
December 19 (Sunday)
|Team Secret||0 — 2||Nigma Galaxy|
December 21 (Tuesday)
|OG||2 — 1||COOLGUYS|
December 22 (Wednesday)
|Team Liquid||2 — 1||Team Secret|
January 5 (Wednesday)
|Alliance||0 — 2||Nigma Galaxy|
January 8 (Saturday)
|Tundra Esports||2 — 0||COOLGUYS|
January 9 (Sunday)
|OG||1 — 2||Team Tickles|
|Team Liquid||1 — 2||Nigma Galaxy|
|Team Secret||2 — 0||COOLGUYS|
|Alliance||0 — 2||OG|
|Tundra Esports||0 — 2||Team Tickles|
|Nigma Galaxy||2 — 0||COOLGUYS|
|Team Liquid||2 — 1||Alliance|
|Team Secret||2 — 0||Team Tickles|
|OG||0 — 2||Tundra Esports|
|OG||0 — 1||Tundra Esports|
|Team Secret||1 — 0||Nigma Galaxy|
|OG||1 — 0||Nigma Galaxy|
|Team Secret||0 — 1||Tundra Esports|
|Tundra Esports||1 — 0||Nigma Galaxy|
|OG||1 — 0||Team Secret|
Format of DPC WEU 2021/22 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.
The Western European that wins the event will immediately advance to the Playoffs of the upcoming Major. The second-place finisher will continue to the Group Stage in the same Major, while the 3rd and 4th place teams will qualify into the Wild Card of the Major.
DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I prize pool and point pool
DreamLeague Season 16’s Regional League 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||Team Liquid||Qualifies to Winter Regional League||300||US$30,000|
|2nd||Team Tickles||Qualifies to Winter Regional League||180||US$28,000|
|3rd||Tundra Esports||Qualifies to Winter Regional League||120||US$27,000|
|4th||OG||Qualifies to Winter Regional League||60||US$26,000|
|5th||Team Secret||Remains in Division I for Tour 2||30||US$25,000|
|6th||Nigma Galaxy||Remains in Division I for Tour 2||0||US$24,000|
|7th||Alliance||Relegated to Division II for Tour 2||0||US$23,000|
|8th||COOLGUYS||Relegated to Division II for Tour 2||0||US$22,000|
Western European teams competing in DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I
Alliance, Team Liquid, Nigma Galaxy, Team Secret, Tundra Esports, and OG are the Western European Division I teams from the Upper Division of the previous 2021 DPC season.
Team Tickles and COOLGUYS were the top two performing teams from the Lower Division of the last 2021 DPC season.
|Team Nigma||United Arab Emirates|
|Tundra Esports||United Kingdom|
Where to watch the DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I
Dota 2 fans can watch the matches live DreamLeague Season 16 on DreamHack’s official Twitch channel.