The EU DPC has come to an end with Alliance, Team Liquid, Nigma and Secret qualifying for the Major. Alliance goes to the playoffs, Team Liquid to the group stage. Nigma and Secret will have to work their way up through the Wild Card Stage.
The Dota Pro Circuit Season 2 has come to an end for European teams Alliance taking the top slot. Team Liquid, Nigma and Team Secret are the next three teams rounding out the EU representation at the Animajor.
Alliance tops the DPC Season 2 EU Upper division after a very dominant regular season. The team lost just one match throughout the season, to Brame nonetheless. For a team that has taken down the likes of OG, Team Secret, Liquid and more, losing to Brame was definitely a big surprise. However, Alliance’s consistency will be put to test at the WePlay Animajor where they will have to play on LAN.
The last time Alliance played on LAN, at the Singapore Major, the team bombed out of the tournament. Season 1 also saw Alliance put up a strong online performance, but the team failed to replicate the success on LAN. All eyes will be on S4 and co. as they still need 250 more points to qualify for The International 10. Despite a coaching controversy
EU DPC Final standings
Team Liquid follows closely and will compete in the AniMajor group stage. Following Team Liquid are Team Nigma and Secret. Surprisingly, OG did not finish in the top four, meaning the team will now have to play through the regional qualifiers for The International 10.
EU DPC shows some exciting Dota 2 plays
There were many instances of brilliance throughout Season 2 of the Dota Pro Circuit. Each moment highlights the superior skill ceiling of the region and how players have used every resource available to them to secure the win.
Team Secret used Broodmother’s Aghanim’s Shard mechanic to lower the cooldown of web charges.
Tundra esports defeated OG towards the latter half of the season to deny them a slot at the Animajor. The team used its teamfight prowess and synergy to out-play the two time TI champion.
While Europe will send four teams to the Animajor, other regions are also sending their best teams forward. If the Singapore Major was any indication, Dota 2 teams will not take any region lightly. The Singapore Major saw the South American and Southeast Asian teams put up a fight and reach the top six.
The WePlay Animajor kicks off on June 2nd and is the final DPC event before The International. The tournament features eighteen teams competing for a $500,000 prize pool. Besides the massive prize pool, this tournament also has 2,700 Dota Pro Circuit points on offer.