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It has been a difficult year for China’s DPC contenders (2021-22) as some of the top powers take part in the China 11 International regional qualifiers.
Specifically, only two qualifiers Chinese teams received direct invitations to TI11, which are PSG.LGD and Team Aster. This is a step back from previous years when there were three or more direct invitations from China.
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DOTA 2 _ RNG is the closest team to receive a direct invite to TI11 and frankly lives up to its name. Many fans have even claimed RNG as PSG.LGD in disguise as the remaining three of the latter team are here. Notably, Lu “Somnus” Yao was RNG’s power forward for the China 11 International Regional Qualifier.
Although RNG wasn’t at his peak at the recent PGL Arlington Major, he was still a stronger opponent against Ybb Gaming. Ybb is one of the most recent teams to make their Division 1 debut, albeit with resounding success. As such, they probably won’t pose much of a threat to seasoned RNG players.
VICI GAMING VS ASTER.ARIES
VG is also another big company that has gone downhill since DPC’s founding. With a brand new roster, VG has struggled to compete against top rivals like PSG.LGD, Team Aster and even EHOME.
These days, VG is barely up against the mediocre Division 1 opponents, and they still can’t keep up with Aster.Aries. Considering AA once beat VG in the final round of Division 1, we can at least assume AA has something ready to overwhelm VG once again. For example, AA’s combat ability revolves around defense skills and durability. This allows AA to reverse the teamfight after the opponent has started.
EHOME VS CDEC GAMING
EHOME is still highly regarded as a rising star in the DPC China Tour 3. They show a youthful blood, which makes it difficult for many major powers. Lucky or not, EHOME beat PSG.LGD in the previous Tour, so they are considered the mainstay in Division 1 today. If EHOME hones its deadly combos from skirmish-focused drafts, it could be a recipe for success against seasoned opponents that often survive snowballs in mid-game. Either way, EHOME faces a less promising competitor, CDEC.
CDEC consists mainly of new players, but we have to be careful with their phenomenal performance in Division 2. The team quickly became the top seed and earned a spot in Division 1 next season from DPC. . So EHOME should be cautious in this matchup, where CDEC can have a lot of wild cards as a city rookie.
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Said to be the toughest match of the 11 China International Regional Qualifiers. IG was once hailed as the runner-up at TI10 but fell off the performance rankings at DPC recently. Either way, IG is still a team with too many achievements to be considered the underdog.
They recently recruited prodigy support player, Xu “fy” Linsen, so we can expect IG to be a formidable opponent to their rival, Xtreme. Just like RNG, Xtreme also has some remnants of the VG team, which competed regularly in international championships. Xtreme were also four candidates who qualified for the majors, but pulled out of the Arlington Major, possibly because they knew they wouldn’t get enough DPC points regardless. As such, they will likely host some strong strategies as we move towards the upcoming TI11 Regional Qualifiers for China.
The TI11 regional qualifier for China is the toughest region to qualify for TI and any major tournament for that matter. Luckily, besides one qualifying winner, there will also be two finalists competing in the Last Chance Qualifier.
If the Chinese teams live up to their reputation, we could meet the four standard Chinese teams again at International 11.