Full 2021 Dota Pro Circuit standings heading into season 2

A lot of teams took some penalties, but the top teams are pretty clear.

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The second season of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit is officially underway, which means all of the competing teams have had to lock in their rosters following the post-Major transfer window. 

During that window, any Dota 2 team featured in the upper or lower division or a regional league could freely make roster changes without incurring an additional penalty to the squad’s DPC points. 

Because DPC points are more important than ever this season, making roster moves was costly to teams who have already earned some. If a player is removed from a lineup, that team will incur a 15-percent penalty, with additional penalties also being listed on the official DPC website

Throughout the regional leagues and the Major tournaments, teams are accumulating DPC points, along with prize money, based on their placements. At the end of the regular season, the top 12 teams in terms of DPC points will directly qualify for The International 2021. 

There will be a last chance qualifier for teams that didn’t make the cut, but there will be no open qualifiers this year—making this the first TI since TI4 to not have open qualifiers of some kind. 

Heading into the second season, here are the top 30 teams in the 2021 DPC standings, their point totals, and every penalty that’s been applied. 

Current TI qualifiers

RankTeamTotal PointsPoints from Regional LeaguePoints from Major
1Invictus Gaming1,000500500
2Evil Geniuses950500450
3Team Secret850500350
4Virtus.pro700500200
5Neon Esports600300300
5Thunder Predator600300300
7beastcoast5005000
7PSG.LGD500100400
9Fnatic4255000
10Vici Gaming400200200
11Alliance3003000
11Quincy Crew3003000
11Team Aster3003000

Multiple teams are tied for various placements in the top 12 at the end of season one, but only one team was hit with a penalty. 

Fnatic, the top seeded team out of Southeast Asia for the first season, removed Natthaphon “Masaros” Ouanphakdee from its roster on April 4, meaning the team took a 15-percent DPC penalty, dropping them from the full 500 to 425 points. And once you get out of the teams at the very top, you see a lot more roster turnover.

Beastcoast were invited to the ONE Esports Singapore Major but withdrew from the event because of COVID-19 concerns. No team that competed in the Major was penalized for using stand-ins because of the circumstances surrounding the event. 

Remaining DPC point holders

RankTeamTotal PointsPoints from Regional LeaguePoints from Major
14Natus Vincere2553000
15Undying2002000
16AS Monaco Gambit1702000
16Nigma1702000
16SG e-sports1702000
16T11702000
204 Zoomers1001000
21Team Liquid1001000
22NoPing e-sports851000
22Team Spirit851000
24TNC Predator72.251000
25Elephant50500
25EXTREMUM50500
27OG42.5500
27BOOM Esports42.5500
29Sadboys30.71500
30Team Unknown26.10500

The only extremely notable situation outside of the TI qualifier teams after season one is Na’Vi dropping out of a tie for 11th after replacing Viktor “GeneRaL” Nigrini with RAMZES. Na’Vi also missed the Major because of COVID-19 concerns, meaning they didn’t get to offset the penalty with additional points.

Here’s every other roster move that resulted in a DPC penalty heading into season two. 

  • Gambit
    • Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi removed on March 31
  • BOOM
    • Andrew “Drew” Halim removed on March 4
  • NoPing
    • Juan “Mingatte” Mamani removed on March 1
  • OG
    • MidOne removed on April 5
  • Sadboys
    • David “dnm” Cossio removed on March 23
    • Sneyking removed on April 3
    • ppd removed on April 4
  • SG
    • Danylo “Kingrd” Nascimento removed on March 13
  • T1
    • JaCkky removed on March 3
  • Nigma
    • w33 removed on April 6
  • Spirit
    • Vitaly “so bad” Oshmankevich removed on March 12
  • Unknown
    • Junior “Yadomi” Rimari removed on March 1
    • Isaac “Drakeel” Zavaleta removed on March 17
    • Bernardo “Berna” Alarcón removed on March 21
    • Leonardo “Mandy” Viana removed on April 9
  • TNC
    • kpii removed on March 18
    • Febby removed on March 18

Matches for the second season of the DPC regional league run until May 23. At the end of season two, the top four seeds from China and Europe, top three teams from Southeast Asia and CIS, and the top two rosters from North and South America will qualify for the Major.