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?

Credit: Perfect World

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

Credit: Perfect World

The 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.

Week 1

January 3 (Monday)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
EHOME1:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 9:00 p.m. PT | 5:00 a.m. GMTPhoenix Gaming
PSG.LGD4:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 12:00 a.m. PT | 8:00 a.m. GMTTeam Aster

January 4 (Tuesday)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Vici Gaming1:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 9:00 p.m. PT | 5:00 a.m. GMTLBZS
PSG.LGD4:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 12:00 a.m. PT | 8:00 a.m. GMTPhoenix Gaming
Invictus Gaming7:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 3:00 a.m. PT | 11:00 a.m. GMTRoyal Never Give Up

January 7 (Friday)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Invictus Gaming1:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 9:00 p.m. PT | 5:00 a.m. GMTEHOME
Team Aster4:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 12:00 a.m. PT | 8:00 a.m. GMTVici Gaming

January 9 (Sunday)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Invictus Gaming1:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 9:00 p.m. PT | 5:00 a.m. GMTPhoenix Gaming
Royal Never Give Up4:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 12:00 a.m. PT | 8:00 a.m. GMTLBZS
PSG.LGD7:00 p.m. GMT+8 | 3:00 a.m. PT | 11:00 a.m. GMTVici Gaming

(To be updated)



Format of DPC CN Tour 1 Division I

Credit: Perfect World

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

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Perfect World will have a total prize pool of US$205,000, along with a DPC point pool of 690.

PLACETEAMPLACEMENT RESULTDPC POINTSPRIZE MONEY
1stTBDQualifies to Major’s Playoffs300US$30,000
2ndTBDQualifies to Major’s Group Stage180US$28,000
3rdTBDQualifies to Major’s Wild Card120US$27,000
4thTBDQualifies to Major’s Wild Card60US$26,000
5thTBDRemains in Division I for Tour 230US$25,000
6thTBDRemains in Division I for Tour 20US$24,000
7thTBDRelegated to Division II for Tour 20US$23,000
8thTBDRelegated to Division II for Tour 20US$22,000

Teams competing in the DPC CN Tour 1 Division I

Dota 2, Team Aster at Singapore Major
Credit: ONE Esports

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.

TEAMQUALIFICATION
Team Aster1st place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division
PSG.LGD2nd place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division
Vici Gaming3rd place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division
Invictus Gaming4th place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division
Elephant5th place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division
EHOME6th place in 2021 DPC China Upper Division
Phoenix Gaming1st place in 2021 DPC China Lower Division
LBZS2nd place in 2021 DPC China Lower Division

Where to watch the DPC CN Tour 1 Division I?

2021-2022 Dota 2 DPC season
Credit: Valve

Dota 2 fans can watch the matches live on Perfect World’s official website.

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