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The first Major of 2021 will most likely take place in Singapore

Even though it has not been confirmed yet, the first Major of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit will take place in Singapore. According to the leaks, the company that will host this event is ONE Esports. That said, there were some rumours that PGL might also be involved in the tournament.

The Event

According to the leaked details, the event will take place in the Singapore Indoor Stadium. There will be 18 teams in total. For of them will be from China, four from Europe, three from CIS, and SEA, and two from North America and South America.

The Group Stage will include eight teams in a single round-robin format. The top two will advance to the Upper Bracket playoffs. Those who finish between 3rd and 6th place will go to the Lower Bracket. Needless to say, the last two teams will be eliminated.

Once the playoffs arrive, we will watch 12 teams going up against each other in a double-elimination bracket.

Keep in mind that the information we’ve included here has not been confirmed yet. This means that we just have to wait and see what will happen. In the meantime, don’t forget to check all of the upcoming series in the 2021 DPC.

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Nigma defeat Team Liquid in the DPC Europe Regional League Upper Bracket

After waiting nearly a whole year, the DPC is finally back. Alongside a few new teams, the DPC has an entirely new format that allows the lower-tier teams to qualify for the big events. What’s really interesting is that we have two different brackets – the Lower Division and the Upper Division. Naturally, the second is the most interesting to watch as every world-class team can be found there.

Team Liquid vs Nigma

One of the most interesting series during the first week of the DPC was between Team Liquid and Nigma. People were really interested in this series because the two teams played several times against each other in 2020.

Although most people expected Liquid to be victorious, Nigma managed to win the series with a score of 1:2. Although Team Liquid had a very strong start after quickly ripping through their enemies, Miracle- and his team-mates managed to win two games in a row.

Following their victory, Nigma is currently occupying the first spot in their group. If you want to watch more epic Dota 2 games, make sure you check the schedule and watch the game live.

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Team Unique signs NoPangolier

The new DPC is finally here, bringing with it a chance to watch a truly unique series. We also have important news that we’d like to share: Team Unique is finally back in the Dota 2 scene.

Tem Unique is back

In case you forgot, Unique used to have Dota 2 team until November 2020. Due to COVID-19, the team wasn’t able to participate in many tournaments, so the players decided to take a break. Now that the 2021 DPC is back, the organization has decided to pick up a new roster. This time, they’ve chosen NoPangolier, a team that will go toe to toe against the best CIS squads in the CIS Regional League Upper Division.

NoPangolier is a pretty famous name in the CIS Dota 2 scene, but the current version of the team was formed just a few weeks ago. In fact, this was one of the eight teams that received an invitation for the closed qualifiers. Even though many expected them to fail, NP managed to bring down teams like HellRaisers and Wistrike.

Following their awesome performance, the five players managed to qualify for the Upper Division. We will have to wait and see whether they have what it takes to proceed to the Major. Keep in mind that CIS only has three slots, so the competition will be fierce.

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Mudgolems and Chicken Fighters qualify for the Europe Regional League Upper Division

2021 looks to be an exciting year for Dota 2. The new DPC will soon begin and there plenty of ongoing qualifiers for the first season of the DPC Regional League. After a few days of intense action, Europe’s qualifiers have come to an end. Let’s take a quick look at the results.

Although we expected a different result, mudgolems and Chicken Fighters successfully claimed the last two spots in the Upper Division. This means they’ll join Alliance and, who also secured their spot via the qualifier. These teams will face off against the likes of Team Secret, OG, Team Nigma, and Team Liquid. Needless to say, it won’t be an easy ride – but the prize is a ticker for the Major, so it’s definitely worth it.

When it comes to the Lower Division, things also look pretty interesting. Hippomaniacs and Hellbear Smashers definitely have the best chance, but No Bounty Hunter and Meta4Pro look dangerous. Besides them, we will get to see Spider Pigzs, Burjui, and Creepwave in action.

Europe has four slots for the upcoming Major, which should take place on the 25th of March, 2021. Unless something goes wrong, the event will continue until the 4th of April. Sadly we don’t have any information about its location yet. What do we know is that the top four teams from the Upper Division will receive an invitation.

Don’t forget to follow the Europe Regional League, which starts on the 18th of January.

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HellRaisers complete their new roster

HellRaisers has been one of the most popular CIS Dota 2 teams for the last couple of years. Sadly, due to constant roster changes, they were unable to live up to expectations. However, it seems that they have big plans for 2021 judging by the players they’ve recently brought on board.

New Roster

The first big player joining HR just a few days ago was Roman “Resolut1ion” Fominok. Everyone who’s been following the professional Dota 2 scene knows that he is one of the top core players in the world. Besides Reso, the second player on the roster for HR is Zaur “Cooman” Shakhmurzaev, another CIS legend who has had a major impact on every team he has been a part of.

Last but not least, we have Ivan “VANSKOR” Skorokhod, who will round out HR’s roster. VANSKOR has played for numerous teams throughout his Dota 2 career. Some of the most notable are Natus Vincere, Gambit Esports, and Team Empire. He definitely has what it takes to play alongside some of the best players in the world.

The first big challenge ahead of HR will be the DPC qualifiers that start on the 8th of January. The players will have to compete in the CIS decider tournament, which will determine which team will enter the Upper Division.

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Na’Vi, VP, and Live to Win receive an invite to the CIS DPC League Upper Division

2020 was definitely not the best year for Dota 2. Due to COVID-19, almost every LAN tournament was postponed, meaning that teams didn’t have many options other than playing online. Luckily, CIS & Europe were merged together, which is why we saw tons of interesting series.

Now, a few months later, the Dota 2 world is finally preparing for the beginning of the new Dota Pro Circuit that will start in just a couple of weeks. Before that, ESL will host the upcoming CIS regional qualifiers, which should bring together some of the best teams from the region.

The Qualifiers

Unless something goes wrong, the CIS qualifiers should begin on the 5th of January. Valve has selected four teams that won’t have to go through any qualifiers. This means that they will go straight into the Upper Division of the first season.

Even though there were a few big names that deserved this, the ones that stood out were Live to Win, Team Spirit, Natus Vincere, and Virtus.Pro. Live To Win is perhaps the most interesting name here because the team was created just a few months ago. Despite that, Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev and his team-mates quickly showed the world what they’re capable of. Team Spirit is also a pretty interesting name because the organization acquired Yellow Submarine’s roster just a few weeks ago.

Don’t forget to watch the upcoming open qualifiers because they will definitely be really interesting. In fact, you can even register yourself, as long as three or more players from your team are residing within the region.

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Team Spirit is back in Dota 2

The new Dota 2 Pro Circuit is just around the corner. Consequently, there are many new teams looking to take part. Joining their ranks will be Team Spirit. As one of the top CIS eSports organizations, they’ve decided to acquire the Yellow Submarine roster.

The Team

Unless something changes, the new DPC will begin around one month from now, and Team Spirit has gone through numerous players in order to pick its final roster. In the end, there were only 12 players shortlisted. Although there were many big names on the list, the organization decided that Yellow Submarine would be the best fit.

The last time Team Spirit had a Dota 2 team was back in May. They had a very strong roster, but were unable to live up to expectations. As a result, the organization decided to part ways with its roster. Some of the players are now a part of Gambit Esports, whereas others play for Live to Win.

Team Spirit’s current roster

  • Ilya “yotoro” Mulyarchuk
  • Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek
  • Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
  • Vitaliy “so bad” Oshmankevich
  • Yaroslav “Miniposhka” Naidenov

Airat “Silent” Gaziev will be the team’s coach, an awesome player with plenty of experience.

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Alliance win the Epic League Division 2

Before the OG vs Virtus. Pro game, we saw Alliance up against Live To Win. Both teams have reached the Division 2 grand finals after eliminating numerous teams along the way.

Alliance actually began in Division 1, but after losing a lot of series, they were relegated to the second division. Needless to say, Alliance was definitely one of the best teams there, which is why they managed to rip through teams like Winstrike, Just Error, Spider Pigz, and Gambit Esports. The series vs Gambit was probably the most impressive, with plenty of cool heroes on show.

The Final

Live to Win and Alliance played an incredible five games marathon full of action. Although many thought that the European powerhouse would dominate the series, this didn’t end up happening. Despite winning the first game, Live To Win managed to steal two quick wins in game two and three and got a lead in the series.

Unfortunately, the team were unable to keep up with their opponents in the next two games of the series. After a very dominant victory, both teams had to play a decisive game five, where Linus “Limpp” Blomdin picked a mid-lane Mirana. He played absolutely flawlessly yet again after ripping through the mid lane Razor.

Alliance needed just 22 minutes to secure the victory in game five and deserved to win the prize.  Feel free to follow DartFrog on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, and Twitch for the latest Dota 2 news.

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Dota 2: B8 will have a new roster

A few months ago, one of Dota 2’s biggest stars Danil “Dendi” Ishutin announced that he would create a new team under the name B8. Although it featured a few promising players, Dendi and co. were unable to live up to the expectations. As a result, two of the B8’s members decided to part ways with the organization.

Who leaves?

The first player finding himself a new team is Remco “Crystallis” Arets. Although he is one of the best carries in the world and one of the few people that reached 11,000 MMR, he couldn’t unleash his full potential. Besides him, the second player that’s also going to change his team is Dmitriy “Fishman” Polishchuk. This was B8’s position five, who joined the squad back in June after another roster change.

The recent changes in B8 mean that Dendi’s team has changed by more than 10 players. We won’t be surprised if we see an entirely new roster for the next DPC season. In fact, B8 said in the announcement that they are “under construction”. We really hope that Dendi will be able to gather a new roster that can compete against the best teams in the region.

For now, the only players that are a part of B8’s roster are Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, Oleg “LastHero” Demidovich, and Enis “5up” Elfki. Feel free to follow DartFrog on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, and Twitch for the latest Dota 2 news.

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OGA Dota Pit Season 4 is coming to Europe in December

Just a day after OGA PIT announce that they would host a tournament in China, it turns out that there will be an EU/CIS version as well. According to the latest announcement the tournament should arrive in mid-December and will have a prize pool of $150,000.

The event

November was a pretty sweet month for Dota 2, with tons of tournaments in Europe and CIS. We got to see the best teams in action and now we will do so once again. Alongside OG and Alliance, we will witness Team Nigma, Na’Vi, Virtus.Pro,, mudgolems, and Just Error in the upcoming event. Sadly, we won’t see Team Secret, the best team in the world right now. It seems that Puppey and his teammates decided to take a break so they can prepare for the upcoming DPC.

One thing we can’t wait for is the release of the new patch. Valve announced that 7.28 will arrive in mid-December, which means that it’s pretty likely that OGA Dota PIT Season 4: EU/CIS will become the first tournament on the new patch. Needless to say, it will be very interesting to see how the changes may impact the game.

The event itself will host a standard double-elimination format. We will have two groups, in which each series is played as a best-of-three format. Of course, the Grand Final will be Bo5.

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