The main event for Dota 2, The International 2022 is getting closer. The regional qualifiers for the World Cup are already in full swing. The EGW editors present a series of materials in which we will tell you about each participant in the long-awaited tournament in Singapore. In today’s issue, we will talk about the main contender for victory at The International 2022 – PSG.LGD.
Results in the ranking season
PSG.LGD’s performance in the 2021/2022 DPC season can be described as perfect, with the exception of a blurry ending. The team became the champion of DPC CN 2021/2022 Tour 1: Division I. NothingToSay and with their partners won all 7 matches, losing only 3 maps during the league. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Valve was forced to cancel the first Major of the season, and instead they organized regional finals.
In the competitive struggle, PSG.LGD also prevail at the DPC CN 2021/2022 Tour 1: Regional Final. The team outplayed EHOME and Royal Never Give Up twice. Against RNG Ame and the team played in the final of the upper bracket and in the grand final. The decisive match ended with the score 3:1 in favor of PSG.LGD.
The club has already earned 550 DPC points, and there were 2 more DPC rounds to go. PSG.LGD took 1st place at DPC CN 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division I losing only to Team Aster. While teams from all over the world traveled to Stockholm to participate in ESL One Stockholm 2022, Chinese clubs were forced to play the regional final again as the pandemic still raged in China. XinQ and the team went through the upper bracket without any problems, without losing a single map, and became the champions of DPC CN 2021/2022 Tour 2: Regional Final. The second round brought the club another 850 DPC points. Thus, PSG.LGD have already guaranteed themselves a slot at The International 2022.
In the third round, it seemed that y’ and the team relaxed a lot, because the task for the season had already been completed. During DPC CN 2021/2022 Tour 3: Division I PSG.LGD alternated victories with defeats. From the 5th week, the players decided that they wanted to practice at the international level after all before the World Cup and won all the remaining matches. In the tiebreak, PSG.LGD outplayed Aster.Aries, but lost to Team Aster and Xtreme Gaming. 4th place in the league was enough to go to PGL Arlington Major 2022.
In the US, PSG.LGD, unlike their colleagues from Xtreme Gaming and RNG, arrived in full force. In the group stage, the team did not lose a single bo2 series. PSG.LGD confidently reached the grand final of the second Major this year, losing only one map against OG. It seemed that this team was the main contender for the championship. But PSG.LGD burned out. The club lost the grand final to the champions of The International 10, Team Spirit with a score of 1:3. 2nd place earned the team $100,000 and 740 DPC points. PSG.LGD have not played a single official match since the end of PGL Arlington Major 2022.
Results in third-party tournaments
In addition to the DPC season, PSG.LGD participated in 3 championships. The year started for the team with the Intel World Open Beijing, and the club also played at OGA Dota PIT Season 6: China. The biggest earnings of the year for PSG.LGD at the moment is the victory at the Riyadh Masters 2022. The championship brought the team $1,500,000.
The PSG.LGD roster has not changed this year. Cybersportsmen have been playing together for a long time. The team’s coach remains Chinese eSports legend xiao8.
PSG.LGD roster is shown below:
If the team can cope with the number of upcoming matches and shows a consistently excellent game, then they have every chance of winning The International 2022. It’s time to win the World Cup for a club that has already stopped a step away from triumph several times.
Recall that The International 2022 will be held from October 15 to 30 this year in a LAN format. The venue will be Suntec Singapore and Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. The top 20 teams from around the world will compete for the biggest prize pool of the year, which is determined by the sales of the Battle Pass 2022.