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Top 5 plays of the DPC China Winter Tour Regional Finals

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The 2021-2022 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Winter Tour Regional Finals for China concluded last weekend, with PSG.LGD claiming the championship after a 3-1 victory over Royal Never Give Up (RNG) in the grand finals.

China is arguably the strongest Dota 2 region right now, with consistently high placings in the last four iterations of The International.

With strong teams such as PSG.LGD, Royal Never Give Up (RNG), EHOME, and Team Aster leading the way for the region, Dota 2 fans saw some incredible plays from the Chinese Regional Finals.

Here are our picks for the top five best plays:

PSG.LGD's Cheng
PSG.LGD's Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang and Zhao "XinQ" Zixing as well as EHOME's Guo "shiro" Xuan'ang and Team Aster's Yu "Siamese.C" Yajun had the best plays of the 2021-2022 Dota Pro Circuit Winter Tour Regional Finals for China. (Photos: PSG.LGD, Phoenix Gaming, Team Aster)

NothingToSay kills the entire Ehome team

In the third game of the opening match between PSG.LGD and EHOME, PSG.LGD midlaner Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang on Queen of Pain put on a masterclass in how to play during a teamfight.

NothingToSay was basically able to get three multi-hit Screams of Pain while maintaining his distance from EHOME.

NothingToSay got five kills in that teamfight, but because the fight dragged out for so long, the kill score displayed what would have been a Rampage as a Triple Kill followed by a Double Kill instead.

In our hearts, it will always be a Rampage, and another great show by the Malaysian midlaner. The incredibly close escape at the end is just icing on the cake.

NothingToSay catches RNG completely off-guard

Here's another NothingToSay highlight for you, this time from the first game of the upper bracket finals between PSG.LGD and RNG.

In this one, RNG were in the lead and just took a solid fight against PSG.LGD, dropping carry player Wang "Ame" Chunyu and putting him at the bottom of the net worth among all the cores.

It's in situations like these when a team looks to their midlaner to make plays, and that’s exactly what NothingToSay did on Kunkka.

Spotting RNG's Lu "Somnus丶M" Yao and Chong “FelixCiaoBa” Wei Lun waiting for the 10-minute rune, NothingToSay caught them with a perfect Ghost Ship-Torrent combo.

That Double Kill that NothingToSay secured for his team allowed them to grab the net worth advantage, which they never let go, eventually winning the game in 47 minutes.

XinQ baits RNG into trying to kill him and turns it around.

Not one to be outdone by NothingToSay, PSG.LGD's position 4 support player Zhao "XinQ" Zixing makes our list for this play from the grand finals showdown between PSG.LGD and RNG.

XinQ was on Treant Protector, an unusual pick as the hero generally focuses on supporting others and doesn’t make big plays that the position four support is known for.

But XinQ proved he can make plays with any hero when he landed a beautiful two-man Overgrowth next to his tower.

He then followed it up by baiting RNG’s Somnus to stick around and try to kill him, a fatal mistake that cost Somnus his life.

Don’t mess with Shiro in the early game

In game two of the first round between PSG.LGD and EHOME, EHOME carry player Guo "shiro" Xuan'ang picked Ursa to set the tempo for his team, and helped EHOME even up the score after losing game one.

Ursa wasn’t a popular carry in the pre-7.31 meta, but Shiro made the hero look like an absolute beast when he survived all the damage from XinQ‘s Snapfire and Zhang "Faith_bian" Ruida’s Mars, then turned it into a Double Kill for himself.

Thanks to Shiro’s incredible performance during the match, EHOME took the game and went to a deciding game three against the strongest team in China.

Siamese.C completely outplays Somnus

Bane has been a nightmare for teams to play against during the DPC Winter Tour.

The hero is durable, has two long-duration stuns and Brain Sap allows him to nuke the enemy while sustaining himself.

Team Aster's Yu "Siamese.C" Yajun showcased all the reasons Bane was so strong this patch when he was caught by Somnus' Storm Spirit and FelixCiaoBa’s Rubick.

What looked like an easy pick-off for Somnus turned the other way as Siamese was able to stay alive long enough for Zeng "Ori" Jiaoyang to come and clean up.

Otomo is a long-time gaming enthusiast and caster. He has been playing games since he was 10 and is the biggest Dota 2 fan.

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