DPL-CDA Group Stage Results & Playoffs Fixtures

When the seasons change: the Chinese Dota 2 period is coming to the finish line, while the Quals for major leagues and tournaments are in the full swing. Two worst teams were successfully eliminated as a result of the DPL-CDA group stage. Here we are, slowly moving towards playoffs with 8 best Chinese Dota 2 teams. 

DPL-CDA League Group Stage Results 

It was a long, 4 weeks group stage that didn’t really bring us many surprises. However, maybe it’s the right format, as the longer the group stage is, the more distance the teams get to show that they are better than the opponents. Thus, the group stage of the DPL-CDA League was dominated by two of the most successful Chinese Dota 2 teams: Vici Gaming and PSG.LGD. Both teams finished with 7-2 records but Vici got better maps difference to lead the standings. In this case, it’s worth to mention the teams’ h2h match that finished with a tough PSG.LGD victory with a score of 2-1. Will Vici make revenge in the playoffs? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. 

The 3rd and 4th spots went to CDEC Gaming and Team Aster that have also finished with equal records (6-3) but CDEC won one map more to get to the group stage pedestal. However, in the h2h match, Aster easily crushed CDEC with a score of 2-0.

The 5th and 6th places went to Sparking Arrow Gaming and Royal Never Give Up respectfully. SAG had amazing results in 2020 but managed to conclude the group stage performance only with 5-4 records, 12-9 in maps. RNGU did even worse (4-5, 12-13 in maps) but that did not prevent the team from advancing to the playoffs. 

The last pair to qualify for the playoffs was EHOME and Invictus Gaming. They both finished with 4-5 records but EHOME lost one map less to climb a bit higher than IG.  

Two teams that advanced through the Promotion event happened to be the tournament losers. Team Sirius and iG Vitality showed that they are not ready yet to compete with the region beasts. Thus, iG Vitality has lost all of its 9 matches, while Sirius manages to win only twice: 2-1 over iG Vitality and 1-2 over EHOME. 

DPL-CDA Upcoming Playoffs Matches 

The playoffs are scheduled to start on July 22 at 07:00 CET with a match between Vici Gaming and Invictus Gaming. Not the easiest opponent for Vici, huh? In the last 7 head to head matches of these teams, Vici got 4 wins, while iG notched 3 victories. The full DPL-CDA quarterfinals schedule: 

  1. Vici Gaming vs Invictus Gaming – July 22, 07:00 CET 
  2. Team Aster vs Sparking Arrow – July 22, 10:00 CET 
  3. PSG.LGD vs EHOME – July 23, 07:00 CET 
  4. CDEC Gaming vs Royal Never Give Up – July 23, 10:00 CET 

The winners of quarterfinals pairs will advance to semifinals, while the losers will compete in the lower bracket. DPL-CDA League shall conclude with a Bo5 Grand Final on July 26. 

BuffHub Dota 2 will keep following the event’s news and results, so stay tuned to read all the latest information about DPL-CDA League and other major esports events. 

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