Outsiders Claim the title in DPC EEU Tour 3 Division 1

Tour 3 of the ongoing Dota Pro Circuit is finally over in Eastern Europe and the results are a... Radu M. | 17. July 2022

Tour 3 of the ongoing Dota Pro Circuit is finally over in Eastern Europe and the results are a bit surprising. Three teams finished with a record of 6 W – 1 L and had to compete in an epic tiebreaker. The winners were Outsiders.

Fortunately, the region has three tickets available for the Major, so all three teams will take part in the tournament. But it’s still a bit strange to see Team Spirit, the TI10 champions, in third place. Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov’s squad got defeated by both Outsiders and Natus Vincere, and got just 200 qualification points as a result.

EEU Division 1 full results

EEU had three big favorites for Tour 3 and all of them finished in the top three. There weren’t any upsets during the entire tour, and the top teams ended the race with near-perfect scores.

The main problem, however, is that apart from Team Spirit, who are currently struggling to maintain their spot in the top 12 of DPC, none of the other CIS teams are likely to secure a direct invite to The International. And that leaves the region with just one ticket left for TI11 and two strong teams fighting for it.

The full results for Tour 3 in this region are the following:

  • Outsiders: 6 W – 1 L
  • Natus Vincere: 6 W – 1 L
  • Team Spirit: 6 W – 1 L
  • BetBoom Team: 4 W – 3 L
  • One Move: 3 W – 4 L
  • Mind Games: 1 W – 6 L
  • Pari Parni: 1 W – 6 L
  • Rune Eaters: 1 W – 6 L

The strongest teams in the region

The reason why Outsiders, Natus Vincere, and Team Spirit are far stronger than all the other competitors in this region is quite simple.

Outsiders are actually the former Virtus.pro, and all of their players are exceptional. This team, with a nearly identical roster, finished fifth – sixth at The International 2021.

Natus Vincere are currently led by Alexey “Solo” Berezin and their midlaner is Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko, so it’s not a big surprise that the team is playing so well. With an exceptional performance at the upcoming Major, Na’Vi could actually secure a spot in the top 12 and get a direct invite to The International. It’s unlikely, but it could happen.

Team Spirit need no introduction, because they are the champions of TI10. In their case, it’s not a surprise that they get great regional results. It’s a surprise that they don’t perform even better.

Header: Virtus.pro