WePlay Esports has shared its comprehensive safety plan for the AniMajor in a series of posts via its Twitter handle. According to the organization, AniMajor participants are housed in an exclusive area at the Ramada Encore hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine, which includes their own elevators and a separate restaurant. The people involved in the Major have been provided with special badges that must be shown to enter the special hotel zone. In addition, all players and staff members have been provided with the required safety equipment, WePlay Esports stated. Each team has its own practice room at the WePlay AniMajor as well as other improved safety and comfort measures according to the tournament organizers.
WePlay Esports announced that all of its staff members involved in the Major passed RT-PCR tests and strictly followed all pandemic guidelines.
Further, the tournament organizer talked about its set of safety equipment that includes masks, gloves, sanitizers, and devices that check body temperature at various hotel entrances.
Each practice room is equipped with a "bactericidal air recirculation system" that possibly cleans and decontaminates the air. In addition, everything required for the comfort of players is present in the practice rooms, WePlay stated.
Apart from the safety equipment, security staff has also been stationed at places in the hotel where crowding could occur in the form of queues.
First aid is available at a separate station where a doctor and a nurse are available for 24 hours a day. Participants can also get a virus test done at this location anytime. Players competing in the AniMajor also get their temperature measured every day while all people involved need to undergo PCR and express tests twice a week.
The separate restaurant for the participants and the staff members caters to their Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner needs.
In cases of any deliveries to the hotel, WePlay said that they have developed special protocols. All purchases by participants are delivered straight to the hotel, which minimizes the danger.
Earlier WePlay had also communicated via its Instagram handle that all participants had been “provided with Health Insurance Certificate covering COVID-19 treatment and observation.”
The Dota 2 community has lauded WePlay Esports’ efforts even before the AniMajor’s kickoff, whether it be the practice of welcoming the participants upon their arrival in Kyiv, the arrangement to fly Chinese teams home on a private flight, or the extensive safety protocols.
With the kickoff being only two days away, we could also witness some intriguing talent content and player entertainment activities in addition to the exciting Dota 2 action.
Beginning on June 2 with the two-day wild card, the AniMajor will span for a total of 11 days with the group stage from June 4-7, and the playoffs from June 9-13, involving 18 teams in total. A champion will be crowned at the end of the event, taking the lion's share of the $500,00 USD and the 2700 DPC points.