Week four in the China region will decide who will be the final four teams to qualify for the first major of this DPC season, the Lima Major. While the tour has been completed in other regions, the China region took a break in the third week. The winter tour’s final stage, in the CN Division I, will be played the following week.
The current standings are as follows: without a single series lost, team Aster is currently sitting in first place with a perfect score of 5-0 and has already secured a spot at the Major. Knights and PSG.LGD are tied for second place, both with 4-1 records. Xtreme Gaming is currently fourth with a score of 3-2.
On the other end of the table, we have two teams, Dawn Gaming and Aster.Aries. They haven’t won a single series yet, with a score of 0-5. Both teams have only a slight chance to stay in the top division; after the final week, they will almost certainly be relegated to Division II for the next tour.
PSG.LGD vs. Xtreme Gaming
One of the most exciting and deciding matches of the DPC week. PSG.LGD and Xtreme Gaming will face each other on January 31. Last year’s statistic for this matchup was 2-2.
PSG.LGD made significant roster changes before the start of the season, with Ame taking a break from Dota and Faith_bian retiring, they lost their two biggest stars. PSG.LGD doesn’t look as convincing with two new players as it did with the old, unstoppable roster.
While Xtreme Gaming also made some changes, they appear to be much more stable now. They’ve already faced Knights and Team Aster, two of the region’s best teams, and in both series, Xtreme Gaming managed to win a game and force a third map.
This series will be extremely close, and we believe it will go the distance, with three maps being played. We think Xtreme Gaming is slightly better right now and will win this series.
Prediction: Xtreme Gaming to win
Knights vs. Ehome
Ehome is in an interesting position, currently sitting in 5th place with a score of 2–3. They are still in the race for the last ticket to the Lima Major. However, to force tiebreakers for fourth place, they must win both of their series this DPC week.
Ehome will play Knights on February 2nd. This will be their second series in 24 hours. After facing Aster.Aries, Ehome will play against a much stronger opponent, Knights.
Knights, on the other hand, have a chance to secure second place in this series. This team is the biggest surprise of this tour, a squad made of mostly unknown players managed to take down giants such as PSG. LGD, Xtreme Gaming, and Invictus Gaming. With the series dropped only against Team Aster, Knights really look like the second-strongest team in the region.
We think that Ehome will struggle against their opponents. And the Knights will two-zero Ehome in a convincing way.
Prediction: Knights to win
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