WePlay AniMajor: Qualified teams, Schedule, Prize Money, Where to Watch

Daniel Royte
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  • WePlay Esports partner with Valve and host the Dota 2 AniMajor which is the last stop before TI10. This will be the first anime themed Dota 2 Tournament
  • The WePlay AniMajor will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine from June 2-13th, 2021. The event will not be open to spectators due to the epidemiological situation and the prioritization of player and staff health.
  • Despite some regions having finished the season, at the time of writing, only 9 out of 18 spots of the Major have been filled. WePlay is yet to announce the Talent (casters, panelists) roster for the AniMajor.

The WePlay AniMajor is the second Major of the DPC 2021 and is the final stop before TI10. Tournament organizer WePlay, together with Valve will host the Anime themed tournament which is the first themed event of its kind in Dota 2. The WePlay AniMajor will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine from June 2-13th, 2021. The event will not be open to spectators due to the epidemiological situation and the prioritization of player and staff health. This is the last opportunity for teams to earn crucial DPC points which may get them a direct invite to TI10 in August. Here is all you need to know about the WePlay AniMajor 2021. 

Qualified teams for the AniMajor

Despite some regions having finished the season, at the time of writing, only 9 out of 18 spots of the Major have been filled and these are the teams by region:

South America

  • NoPing e-sports
  • Beastcoast

Europe

  • Alliance
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Nigma
  • Team Secret

CIS

  • Virtus.pro
  • Team Spirit
  • AS Monaco Gambit

China

  • Team Aster
  • PSG.LGD
  • ViCi Gaming
  • Invictus Gaming

Southeast Asia 

  • TNC Predator
  • T1
  • Execration

North America

  • Quincy Crew
  • Evil Geniuses

There are no teams with a secured spot from the NA region as of yet.

WePlay AniMajor: Prize pool and DPC Points Distribution

The WePlay AniMajor has a prize pool of a grand total of $500,000 and 2700 DPC points which will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st Place: $200,000 + 500 DPC points
  • 2nd Place: $100,000 + 450 DPC points
  • 3rd Place: $75,000 + 400 DPC points
  • 4th Place: $50,000 +350 DPC points
  • 5-6th Place: $25,000 + 300 DPC points
  • 5-6th Place: $25,000 + 300 DPC points
  • 7-8th Place: $12,500 + 200 DPC points
  • 7-8th Place: $12,500 + 200 DPC points

The fact that a massive amount of DPC points are at stake for the top 8 teams is a huge incentive for teams like Team Liquid, Team Nigma, TNC, and Team Aster to fight for that huge DPC points boost which could be the boost they need to secure a TI invite.

Format and Schedule of the WePlay Dota 2 Major

Eighteen top teams for the six DPC regions will get seeded into Wild Cards, Group stage, and playoffs based on their standings in the regional league.

Wild Cards: June 2nd - June 3rd, 2021

In the Wild Cards, six teams will compete in a round-robin format of best of two series. The two top teams will advance to the group stage while the rest are immediately eliminated.

Group Stage: June 4th - June 7th, 2021

The group stage will host eight teams playing in another round-robin format with best of two series. The top two teams will advance to the Upper Bracket of the playoffs. 3rd to 6th place teams will move to the Lower Bracket of the playoffs. The remaining two teams are eliminated.

Playoffs: June 9th - June 13th, 2021

12 teams will compete in the playoffs which will be a double-elimination bracket. All matches except for the Grand Finals will be BO3s. The Grand Finals will be a BO5 match.

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Where can you watch the WePlay AniMajor

While the event has been closed to spectators due to epidemiological concerns, viewers online can watch the event on WePlay’s Twitch and Youtube channels. 

Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.

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