North America 2022 DPC Winter Tour Regional League: Schedule, standings, and results

New looks, new champs?

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North America had some big moments in the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit, but none of the teams that eventually made it The International 10 managed to make much noise, petering out in the first several rounds of the main event. 

During the offseason, the two biggest teams in the region, Evil Geniuses and Quincy Crew, went through some big changes. And, while the juggernauts and several other teams shuffled their rosters, Team Undying stood strong and will be competing with its TI10 roster as the Winter Tour kicks off the 2022 DPC. 

Prize pool and format

From now until Jan. 22, 16 teams will be competing across two different divisions for a spot at the Winter Major, a chance to move into the upper division, or to avoid relegation from the regional league entirely in the next Tour. 

For NA, the top two teams in the upper division at the end of the Winter Tour regional league will be invited to the Winter major, with the first-place squad qualifying for the playoffs and second-place making it to the group stage. During this season, however, the DPC points are used to help teams qualify for TI at the end of the year. They will be given out from Majors, while regional leagues will scale up further into the year we get. 

This means the Winter Tour’s regional league will give out 300 DPC points for first place, while the third Tour’s regional league will give out 500.

Each region, regardless of Major representation has a total prize pool of $280,000 per Tour, with only the bottom two teams in the lower division receiving no prizing at the end of a Tour. Additionally, the bottom two teams from the upper division will be sent to the lower division, the top two teams from the lower division will be promoted to the upper division, and the bottom two teams from the lower division will be relegated at the end of the Tour. 

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Teams to watch out for

The three big names to watch heading into the first Tour of the 2022 DPC are EG, QC, and Undying, which shouldn’t surprise anyone who has been paying attention to the post-TI roster shuffle. 

Undying needs to be taken seriously because they are the only top roster in the region to have attended TI and remained intact. Their teamwork was already steller, but with an offseason of practice and a field of competition that need to find out how to mesh, they might be able to take advantage of things early. 

EG is trying something new, convincing two-time TI Champion JerAx to come of retirement and bringing him over from Europe alongside Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko, a standout player from Virtus.pro last season. Both players are swapping roles and will need time to adjust within EG’s new system, but the ceiling on this new-look roster is high. 

Finally, QC swapped out three players, keeping only Quinn and YawaR from its original composition. The injection of European talent with KheZu and MiLAN, along with taking a flyer on the talented Singaporean rising star Remus “ponlo” Goh Zhi Xian is a pretty drastic swing to try and revitalize the team. 

Moving into the season, here are all of the standings, scores, and results for the North America 2022 DPC Winter Tour Regional League, which will run from Nov. 30 to Jan. 22. You can view a full schedule here.

Standings

Upper division

RankTeam nameSeriesGamesDPC PointsSeedPrize
1Quincy Crew6-112-6300Major Playoffs$30,000
2 Team Undying 5-211-4180Regional Finals $28,000
3Evil Geniuses5-2 11-4120Regional Finals$27,000
44 Zoomers4-39-760Regional Finals$26,000
5Wildcard Gaming4-39-730$25,000
6simply TOOBASED2-54-10N/A$24,000
7Arkosh Gaming1-62-13N/ADemoted to lower division$23,000
8Wildcard Gaming 1-66-13N/ADemoted to lower division$22,000

Lower division

RankTeam nameSeriesGamesDPC PointsSeedPrize
1The Cut7-014-4N/APromoted to upper division$17,000
2Team DogChamp5-211-7N/APromoted to upper division$16,000
3KBU.US5-211-6N/A$15,000
45RATFORCESTAFF4-310-8N/A$11,000
55ManMidas3-48-9N/A$9,000
6felt2-57-12N/A$7,000 
7Team Magnus1-64-13N/ARelegatedN/A
8Electronic Boys1-67-13N/ARelegatedN/A