Circumstances for TNC and Neon to certify (or not) for the Singapore Major
With the wild first season of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC)- Southeast Asia upper department nearing its conclusion, TNC Predator and Neon Esports are looking for to each grab one of the 3 tickets to the Singapore Major.
But how can these two Filipino teams receive the very first Dota 2 Major tournament of 2021?
Let’s have a look at the complex current standings and the remaining matches initially:
Based on guidelines, just the leading three finishers in the upper division at the end of the six-week SEA regional league will make it to the Significant that will be hosted by ONE Esports and PGL on March 27 to April 4.
The bottom two groups, on the other hand, will be relegated to the lower division where the top 2 teams will be promoted.
The No. 1 team in the upper division gets a desired area in the Significant playoffs, the No. 2 sits in the group stage and the No. 3 settles for a slot in the wild card phase.
A winner-take-all game (also referred to as “best of one”) is set to be played if a tiebreaker is required along the dividing lines: Major Playoffs-Group Stage, Group Stage-Wild Card, Wild Card-Remain in Upper Division, Remain-Relegation.
Thanks to its surprising efficiency, Neon might just fall out of the race to the Major through the tiebreak which will just happen if it loses to T1 and Fnatic likewise accepts TNC, leading to a ruthless four-way tie.
Neon will get the Significant Playoffs ticket if it wins over T1 and existing joint leader Fnatic loses to TNC. If both Neon and Fnatic win their last tasks, they will go on a choosing game for the top area.
If Neon loses to T1 and Fnatic wins, Neon will still get approved for the Major and will just need to battle T1 to determine who in between them gets to the group phase and opts for wild card.
On the other hand, TNC will need to work on a rougher road en route to the SG Major.
TNC will get a shot at the No. 1 area with a triumph over rival Fnatic paired with a T1 win versus Neon, causing the vital four-team tiebreakers.
If both TNC and Neon dominate, TNC will guarantee itself at least a spot in the wild card and will fight it out with Fnatic for a seat in the group phase.
If TNC loses, it will require T1 to lose also to keep its Significant hopes alive. This scenario will lead to a three-way tie with Boom Esports for the wild card ticket.
TNC will not make it to the Major if it loses and T1 wins.
Nothing has actually been cast in stone yet on who will represent the SEA region in the first Significant in 14 months. Let’s just wait and see how things will pan out.