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Can anyone stop China?

PGL Arlington Major 2022 Day 3: China dominates, SEA rises, NA sucks a little less




PGL Arlington Major 2022 Day 3 has concluded with a slight change in storylines and region rankings.

Chinese domination is inevitable at the event as all three teams, namely, PSG.LGD, Team Aster and RNG have nearly secured their playoffs spot.

PSG.LGD leads Group A, followed by RNG in second place, whereas Team Aster leads Group B.

Aster
Photo by Valve | PGL

Eastern European (EEU/CIS) teams have performed well as they closely follow the Chinese teams in the top half of the table.

Team Spirit and Outsiders were impressive, while NAVI tumbled to the bottom half of the table at the PGL Arlington Major 2022 Day 3.

EEU find themselves better placed than their Western European (WEU) comrades.

PGL Arlington Major 2022 Day 3
Photo by Tundra Esports

WEU disappoints

WEU has been the most disappointing region at the PGL Arlington Major 2022, excluding North America (NA) and South America (SA).

Entity Gaming is the only Western European team that sits comfortably in the top half of the table, whilst OG and Team Liquid are borderline close to proceeding further ahead in the tournament.

A good day four will ensure that OG and Team Liquid qualifies for the playoffs. But they need to perform. Tundra Esports, however, is most likely eliminated unless some miracle happens.

PGL Arlington Major 2022
Photo by BOOM Esports

SEA uprising

Southeast Asia (SEA) has been a pleasant treat to the eyes. BOOM Esports and Fnatic finished in the top half of their respective groups, whereas Talon Esports are at the bottom.

Overall, SEA has risen well during the third day of the competition.

NA/SA is in a difficult situation. But when are they not, at least when it comes to Dota 2?

Except for Evil Geniuses, it doesn’t seem like the other three teams, Soniqs, beastcoast and Thunder Awaken are likely to yield any good showing.

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Karan Rathod is a writer for jaxon.gg covering anything and everything to do with Dota 2. Few people love Dota as much as Karan, whether it's grinding away in pub games or watching the latest competitive tournament and breaking down the results. In addition to their great love of Dota 2, Karan also enjoys hitting the gym for some exercise and sitting down with a nice book.