China 2022 DPC Spring Tour Regional League: Schedule, standings, and results

Can anyone topple the king throughout the season of Spring?

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China once again proved to be one of the deepest regions in terms of talented Dota 2 rosters at the start of the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit, and to start the Spring Tour that has only become more true. 

Xtreme Gaming and its veteran roster are now in contention for the regional league crown after moving up from Division II in the Winter Tour, alongside Team Magma. And with the constant pressure from other top rosters like PSG.LGD, Team Aster, Royal Never Give Up, China is likely once again the most stacked region from top to bottom in the 2022 DPC—at least when it comes to Division I. 

Prize pool and format

After pivoting to a Regional Final format for the Winter Tour, Valve has reverted back to its initial DPC format, which will see teams competing for their share of $205,000, 920 Pro Circuit points, and a spot at the Stockholm Major. 

For China, matches across both Division I and Division II will run from March 14 to April 22 in a round-robin format. China, along with Western Europe, gets four invites to the Stockholm Major, which will be held from May 12 to 22 barring any future changes. 

At the end of the Spring Tour, the bottom two teams from Division I will drop into Division II, with the top two rosters from Division II moving up to replace them for the third and final Tour of the 2022 DPC season. Additionally, the bottom two teams from Division II will be relegated out of the regional league in order to let two new teams from an open qualifier compete, though this number can fluctuate between Tours as rosters change. 

Teams to watch out for

As always, teams in China will need to prove themselves against LGD, the team that sits atop the region and is widely considered one of the strongest rosters in the world. They faced very little resistance during the Winter Tour or the Regional Finals, winning both without dropping a series. 

RNG, EHOME, and Aster all retained their rosters from the previous Tour and are likely to be just as strong, with each aiming to topple LGD and take the biggest chunk of regional DPC points for themselves. 

Vici Gaming had a middling showing during the Winter Tour and is looking to bounce back, but with Xtreme coming in led by Paparazi灬, Pyw, and Dy, they will have a hard time cracking the top four as another favorite enters the fray. 

Every match will matter, and here are all of the standings, scores, and results for the China 2022 DPC Spring Tour Regional League. You can view a full schedule here.

Standings

Division I

RankTeam nameSeriesGamesDPC PointsSeedPrize
1PSG.LGD5-010-1400Stockholm Major Invite$30,000
2Team Aster4-18-3240Stockholm Major Invite$28,000
3EHOME4-18-4160Stockholm Major Invite$27,000
4Xtreme Gaming3-17-280Stockholm Major Invite$26,000
5Royal Never Give Up2-35-740$25,000
6Team MagMa2-35-7N/A$24,000
7LBZS0-61-12N/ADemoted to Division II$23,000
8Vici Gaming0-52-10N/ADemoted to Division II$22,000

Division II

RankTeam nameSeriesGamesDPC PointsSeedPrize
1Aster.Aries5-110-4N/APromoted to Division I$17,000
2Dandelion Esport Club5-010-1N/APromoted to Division I$16,000
3Invictus Gaming3-27-5N/A$15,000
4ShenZhen3-37-8N/A$11,000
5Sparking Arrrow Gaming2-15-2N/A$9,000
6Phoneix Gaming1-54-11N/A$7,000 
7Ybb Gaming1-44-9N/ARelegatedN/A
8iG Vitality0-51-10N/ARelegatedN/A