PSG.LDG Wins DPC China Regional Finals

Due to severe COVID-19 travel limitations in China and visa concerns, the four Chinese teams who qualified for the Stockholm Major will be unable to attend the tournament in May.

Instead, Perfect World stated today that PSG.LGD, Xtreme Gaming, Team Aster, and Royal Never Give Up would compete in a separate Regional Final from May 6 to 8.

If Perfect World follows the style of the last Tour, which saw the Winter Major scrapped, the Regional Final should be a double-elimination tournament with more prize money and DPC points on the line.

Here’s how it went down in Dota Pro Circuit China.

2022 DPC China Regional Finals Results

Here are the results for the DPC China.

Place $USD DPC Points Teams
1st $50,000 450 PSG.LGD
2nd $25,000 300 Team Aster
3rd $15,000 - Xtreme Gaming
4th $10,000 - Royal Never Give Up


Key takeaways from tournament

After Vici Gaming surrendered its Dota Pro Circuit 2021/2022 China Division I Tour 2 series against Royal Never Give Up, China has determined all four players at the ESL One Stockholm Major.

With 4-3 records, VG and Royal Never Give Up tied for fourth place in Division I. As a result, a tiebreaker was required to select the fourth and final qualifier for the Stockholm Major in May.

Due to a misunderstanding with the DPC's substitution regulations and an unsuccessful appeal to the event organiser, VG was unable to compete in the Stockholm Major. A substitute could only play for up to four matches due to Valve's regulations.

According to a post on Weibo, the company clarified that Zhou "Yang" Haiyang joined the squad mid-season and was thus regarded as a substitute. He had reached the four-match maximum for replacements and was thus ineligible to participate in the tiebreakers.

Meanwhile, former offlaner Li "Irving" Jian has a lower back ailment that flared up, making him unable to sit for lengthy periods of time, according to the organisation. VG sought to fix the problem with the DPC CN organiser, but was denied permission to replace the player. As a result of the team's lack of an offlaner, VG forfeited the tiebreakers and RNG took their place.

The most competitive Dota region’s finale was between Team Aster and PSG.LDG, and unsurprisingly as one of the most dominating teams in the whole world. PSG took the match without incurring a single game loss.

Sadly they won’t be able to show their skill in the upcoming Major. But who knows, maybe they’ll be the runners up in The International one day again?