Ranking the teams at DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1: Regional Finals

The highly anticipated DPC WEU 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.

Tundra Esports

Tundra Esports’ meteoric rise to fame has been nothing short of exemplary. Fata’s attempt to build his own team from the ground up has given dividends.

Ending season one in third place, Tundra’s performance looked a bit rusty but they were quick to bounce back.

Yes, we rank Tundra Esports to emerge as the winners of the DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1: Regional Finals: the reason being their tremendous lower bracket run to win the OGA Dota PIT Season 5: Europe/CIS tournament.

Being knocked down to the lower bracket by the reigning TI10 Champions, Team Spirit, to exact revenge against them in the grand finals.

Besting teams across the Eastern and Western Europe should certainly be a sweet momentum builder, isn’t it?

Team Liquid

The current leaders in the region, Team Liquid, made a strong recovery after a disastrous 2021 – being unable to deliver good results or qualify to The International 10.

Swift roster change with the inclusion of Matumbaman and Zai in place of the outgoing Qoqjva and Taiga, respectively, gave Liquid a much needed booster dose.

Despite dominating the DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1 with an impressive score of 6-1, the team has recently shown signs of inconsistency in terms of performance.

Team Liquid has everything set to stone but they need to overcome their demons in a proper tournament setting, i.e., the regional finals, where elimination is inevitable.

Nonetheless, Team Liquid has a lot to prove and thus a second place finish is the safest route.

OG Esports

OG has been the surprise of the year. The back-to-back TI Champions made the difficult decision of completely overhauling their roster – making way for young blood hungry to prove themselves.

Under the mentorship of Notail and Ceb, the team has shown immediate growth, much to everyone’s surprise. However, it is Misha’s leadership that has truly cultivated the young lot and in turn guided them a step closer to realising their immense potential.

For a new team, OG has wowed the community with all their series being nothing short of entertaining even in victory or defeat.

Unfortunately, despite the immense talent, OG still needs time to properly develop into a cohesive unit – one that can challenge the best of the best.

It would be safe to assume OG to not finish in the top two, but this is Dota and upsets can never be ruled out.

Team Tickles

Frankly speaking, Team Tickles is really very ticklish. A mix of players forming a team to compete under a random meme tag, and finishing second in the DPC WEU 2021/22 Tour 1 has astounded everyone.

There is talent. There is experience. There is a brain. There is leadership. They have everything that is working in their favour. Is it luck or purely skills or a combination of both?

Perhaps, it  may just be their determination to step out of the shadows.

Similar to OG, it is too early to make an assessment about this young squad. Are they capable of an upset? Yes. Do we rank them higher owing to the aforementioned reason? No.

It will be interesting to track this team’s journey though but for now let’s put them at the bottom.

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