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PGL Arlington Major Day 2: China rocks, NA sucks


PGL Arlington Major Day 2 has concluded with China rocking the group stage and NA sucking equally hard.

There you go, that’s the PGL Arlington Major Day 2 summary, in a nutshell, the last Dota 2 Major before The International 11 (TI11).

Just kidding.

Chinese teams are performing better in comparison to teams from other regions.

PSG.LGD leads Group A with an unbeaten 6-0 score, while Team Aster leads Group B with a 6-2 score. In the meantime, RNG jointly occupies #2 with Outsiders in Group A.

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EEU > WEU

Eastern European teams are performing better in comparison to their Western European counterparts. At the end of PGL Arlington Major Day 2, Outsiders, NAVI and Team Spirit, are currently in the top half of their respective groups.

The only Western European teams performing well are Team Liquid and Entity, the latter being a pleasant surprise to the eyes.

Two teams that finished strongly in DPC WEU Division I Tour 3 and the recently concluded Riyadh Masters Invitational 2022, OG and Tundra Esports, find themselves at the bottom of the table.

Most certainly, no one expected OG and Tundra to fare so badly.

PGL Arlington Major Day 2
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NA sucks

PGL Arlington Major Day 2 saw the North American teams Evil Geniuses and Soniqs (Quincy Crew) at the bottom of the table.

It appears as if North America is decades behind in adapting to the current meta. Things might have been different if TSM were here.

South American teams are no different. Thunder Awaken is on par with their NA counterparts, with only beastcoast faring much better.

Southeast Asia (SEA) is languishing in the middle of the table and is in a better position than NA and SA. In all likelihood, all SEA teams should make it to the playoffs.

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