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Top 5 Southeast Asian Dota 2 teams in 2021

Dota 2 Southeast Asia (SEA) experiences increasing levels of competition in 2021, with different teams becoming prominent in different tournaments. It’s no surprise that the overall improvement in gameplay and sketches has led to this level of competition, but it wouldn’t be as significant if it were to lessen the discord among Southeast Asian Dota 2 teams during the year that has taken place. contribute to it. Just when the team looks like they’re in great shape, they lose all momentum and go into a downward spiral, with the region being one of the most unpredictable of the six as a result. Dota 2 in 2021.

Only a few teams have achieved the desired results throughout the year with some notable international tournaments and with that in mind, here is our pick of the top five Dota 2 teams in Southeast Asia in 2021. .

Keep in mind that this list is a subjective opinion, in that we rank teams based on their performances throughout the year with additional weighting based on their performance in major leagues. Valve’s formulas such as DPC 2021, The International 10 and DPC 2021-22.

5. BOOM Esports

At the beginning of 2021, Southeast Asia was a very competitive region, but BOOM Esports suffered some heavy setbacks thanks to this intensity of competition. For example, in season 1 of SEA DPC (Dota Pro Circuit) 2021, BOOM Esports finished seventh with a 3-4 WL record, while Execration finished with a 4-3 WL record. However, Execration progressed to the Major with 3rd place overall, while BOOM Esports had to be relegated to the Lower Division even if it only lost one more series of games.

BOOM Esports has an average record in DPC 2021. The team has come close to finding success, with just one win left to qualify for both majors.

However, things may have changed for BOOM Esports because after TI10 (The International 10), the team has now become one of the strongest teams in Southeast Asia thanks to its revamped roster. The team is currently unbeaten in the last 19 matches, winning 16 matches and drawing the remaining three matches. The team that won the Mineski Masters and BTS Pro Series Season 9: Southeast Asia signaled their strength in the region.

The team also won four series at the DPC SEA 2021-22 Tour 1: Division 1 and they look to be well positioned to qualify for the first major tournament of the season. While that year didn’t have the best start for BOOM Esports, it’s possible it will reach new heights in 2022 with its new roster.

4. OB.Neon

Surprisingly, it was OB.Neon who lit the torch of SEA at DPC 2021. They finished second in the first tournament of DPC 2021, impressed many in the region and exploded in the knockout round. Singapore Major despite the stalemate. OB.Neon’s unique style of play has caused some of their opponents to drop their pants at the Major. The team was eventually eliminated in a commendable 5-6th place after facing European giants Team Secret in a full BO3.

OB.Neon has unfortunately receded since then. The performance in season 2 of DPC 2021 and the TI10 SEA qualifiers wasn’t good enough to secure them a spot at LAN events. OB.Neon’s downward trajectory also resulted in roster adjustments, which subjectively resulted in quality loss,

OB.Neon’s new 2021-22 DPC roster is without a win in all three series it has played so far. The squad consists of misfits with potential but lack of experience in terms of past results. A tough road lies ahead for this team.

3. TNC Predator

According to the rankings, TNC Predator is the third best team in SEA in 2021. However, by TNC Predator’s standards, it had its worst year since 2015 for failing to qualify for TI10 for the first time. first since appearing on the mainline at TI6. In an already uncompromising DPC format, TNC Predator didn’t start the year off well, as it failed to qualify for the DPC’s first major tournament of 2021.

However, they reshuffled their roster and signed an all-Filipino roster, leading to a brief resurgence along with promising signs at WePlay AniMajor. Although they got off to a slow start, the team turned into consistent performers with balanced drafts. But its poor performance in the first tournament hurt its chances, as it failed to make it to TI10 directly.

A few days later came the TI10 qualifiers, and TNC Predator was considered the favorite team. While the team showed great endurance in the upper leg, a heartbreaking comeback in the final ended their streak. Despite taking a 2-0 lead in the aggregate final, they lost the next three matches, thus missing out on TI10.

The failure to qualify for TI10 even though the team seemed to be back on track led to the departure of all five players, especially the trio Kim.”Gabbi“Villafuerte, Armel Paul”Armel“Tabios and Timothy John”Time“Randrup, who has been with the team since 2018.

Kim “Febby“Yong-min, the former coach and captain, has returned to lead the squad of young players in the 2021-22 DPC, but to be honest, it seems to be one of the weakest teams in the division. Above. With four losses in four games, relegation to the Lower Division seems very likely.

For an organization like TNC Predator that has enjoyed success with its Dota 2 roster and consistently produces top results, relegation to the Lower Division would be a significant blow. So Febby and his teammates will be under a lot of pressure and they will have to return from the ongoing break and show why they should be given another chance.

2. Fnatic

Fnatic had a sliding year in 2021. It hit its peak but also suffered some setbacks due to the competitive nature of the Dota 2 SEA. at the Singapore Major also not Season 2.

Fnatic had to play one last chance in qualifying for TI10 at the biggest tournament of the year and by the smallest margin, it overcame TNC Predator in the final to qualify for TI10. During this period, the team continues to change the roster, trying to find the best combination of players and roles that will bring them success.

A lot of what the team did at TI10 is a reflection of the mixed performances they’ve had. Fnatic delivered results in a number of series, such as a 2-0 win over Team Secret in the Group Stage, but were less effective than others, eventually being eliminated in 9-12th place.

Currently, Fnatic is looking average in DPC 2021-22 with two wins in four series. Due to the skill of the players coupled with the excellent record, the team was able to achieve a serious comeback in the second half.

1. T1

There is one team in the region that is still strong despite the intense competition and has consistently performed well throughout the year, and that is T1. The team had a great year except for the last place (15th) finish at the Singapore Major 2021, where they didn’t have captain Carlo.”Kuku“Palad. Among the top results are three top finishes in both tournaments, third place at WePlay AniMajor, victory at ESL One Summer 2021, and eighth place at TI10.

The ride that kicked off SEA’s international presence started with OB.Neon, but T1 made it through the year, establishing itself as one of the top teams in the world. T1’s teamfights are one of the highlights of this season because of their ability to collect late-game comebacks. Despite falling behind early on in many games, they fought bravely in teamfights to turn things upside down multiple times this season, displaying rare poise and tenacity. in Southeast Asia over the past few months. T1 is also one of the few SEA teams to get special drafts.

As the only SEA team to keep the list in the 1st division of DPC 2021-22, T1 continues to have the best performance. It has won all three series it has played in the Winter Tour and once again appears to be well on its way to winning a Major along with cementing its place in SEA Dota’s most high profile tournaments. 2.

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