The highly anticipated DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1: Regional Finals is just around the corner with four teams vying not only for a big chunk of the $100,000 prize-pool but also for the 380 Pro Circuit points.
After much conundrum, Valve paid heed to the community’s backlash after initially cancelling the Winter Tour Major out of the blue with no information pertaining to the prize pool or the future road map.
Enter “Regional Finals”. Community is appeased.
Nonetheless, today we at Luckbox, will make an attempt to simplify the odds of trying to accurately predict the winner by ranking the teams.
There’s always a margin for error though. Let’s begin.
It’s a no-brainer that T1 is most likely to emerge out on top and win the whole damn thing. Yes, they placed third in the first season as a result of tiebreakers but that’s not what makes them special.
What makes them special is their ability to thrive under pressure in a tournament setting. They have time and again proven their capability to stand toe to toe against teams across the world.
The core of the team has stuck together and have developed the necessary cohesion over a period of time, and with the newest addition of gabbi, in place of 23Savage, the team is looking more scary.
March and QO’s brainiac moves in terms of draft and play style will also be an added advantage to T1.
We understand that Fnatic’s inclusion at number two may raise many eyebrows but it is always a difficult decision to arrive at where almost all teams are relatively equal in terms of skills and potential.
Fnatic’s lineup is scary. They have a star studded lineup featuring beastly names like Armel, Raven, DJ and Jabz with a newcomer in Jaunuel.
The potential is immense and if anything, their splendid display of performance as the season progressed has been a spectacle to watch.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see Fnatic place top two in the regional finals.
BOOM started their season one journey on a fantastic note and established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, as evident by the stats. Their only loss came at the hands of T1 in SEA’s own El Clasico.
Why not put them at #1 or #2 though? The only reason being their lack of experience of performing as a unit in a high stakes tournament setting. While the players and the coach are experienced in their own ways, they are yet to prove themselves in a setting where their rival, T1, especially thrives.
Not to mention the recent ousting of Tino for another player. Do you think they can still synergize well?
Nonetheless, it is a risky placement.
Team SMG is undoubtedly the weakest team heading into the regional finals – the dark horse of the tournament.
While the team does consist of well renowned and experienced players, especially MidOne, who we all know from Team Secret days, one can’t help but notice their loss against both T1 and BOOM in the regional league.
Their struggle against TNC and Neon Esports doesn’t build up much confidence in them either. They have a long way to go and hence a last place finish is optimal.
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