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

A lot of new rosters are looking to prove themselves in one of the more open regions.

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The 2022 Dota Pro Circuit is underway, and no one knows what to make of South America again since some stronger teams look like they might be playing in the lower division during the Winter Tour. 

Many of the rosters that performed well last season went through drastic changes, some players returned to the region from abroad, and only beastcoast really looks similar to last season out of the top teams.

Prize pool and format

Starting with the Winter Tour, 16 teams split across two divisions will compete in a round-robin tournament to decide whom among them is worthy to compete in the Winter Major, remain in the upper division, or will face elimination entirely. 

SA is one of two regions, along with North America, that will only receive two spots at each Major—a direct playoff invite for the top seed and a group stage entry for whoever finishes in second place. 

Once the Winter Tour ends, the bottom two teams from the upper division will drop into the lower division, being replaced by the top two rosters from the lower division. Meanwhile, the bottom two teams from the lower division will be relegated out of the regional league entirely, with two teams from a new open qualifier entering the fray. 

Each regional league will have a total prize pool of $280,000 per Tour, with the top five teams in the upper division also receiving DPC points, which teams will need to earn in order to receive a direct invite to TI11. DPC points will scale this year, with more points being given out later in the DPC season rather than evenly throughout. 

Related: Valve confirms 2022 Dota Pro Circuit Winter Tour Regional Finals, expanded roster for TI11

Teams to watch out for

Beastcoast is the easiest pick to come out of SA every year. The team has remained a cohesive unit for multiple years now, knows how to compete at the highest level, and continues to dominate the region outside brief lapses. 

Thunder Predator should likely be the next team up on that list. The organization signed the majority of NoPings e-sports’ lineup from last season. The former TP roster also remained together and will compete in the upper division under Lava.

NoPing, SG esports, and Infamous all have interesting new rosters too, with a few staple pieces that will tie them together. There could also be a few teams that put together a good showing in the lower division, but right now the squad to watch is Our Way, with a lineup made up of Brazillian vets who are itching to make it back to the top. 

With all of the unknowns, including Team Unknown, that are featured in SA, here are all of the standings, scores, and results for the South America 2022 DPC Winter Tour Regional League, which will run from Nov. 30 to Jan. 23. You can view a full schedule here.

Standings

Upper division

RankTeam nameSeriesGamesDPC PointsSeedPrize
1Thunder Predator7-014-1300Regional Finals$30,000
2Infamous5-210-8180Regional Finals$28,000
3beastcoast4-310-8120Regional Finals$27,000
4King of Kings4-39-860Regional Finals$26,000
5Lava3-48-830$25,000
6Hokori2-54-10N/A$24,000
7NoPing e-sports2-56-10N/ADemoted to lower division$23,000
8SG esports1-63-13N/ADemoted to lower division$22,000

Lower division

RankTeam nameSeriesGamesDPC PointsSeedPrize
1Infinity7-014-1N/APromoted to upper division$17,000
2Balrogs6-112-3N/APromoted to upper division$16,000
3Gorillaz-Pride5-211-5N/A$15,000
4Omega Gaming4-38-8N/A$11,000
5Wolf Team3-49-9N/A$9,000
6Inferitus2-55-11N/A$7,000 
7Inverse1-63-12N/ARelegatedN/A
8Team Unknown0-71-14N/ARelegatedN/A