The second Dota 2 Major is set to be started which will be organized by WePlay! The Ukrainian tournament organizer, WePlay! announced the launch of the major Dota 2 event again. The event will feature a massive prize pool of $500,000 USD.
WePlay! announced, “Ohayo! Many of you have asked when we will host a major Dota 2 tournament again. We hope it was worth the wait because the time has come to announce that WePlay Esports, together with Valve Corporation, will host WePlay AniMajor, the second Dota 2 Major of 2021!”
WePlay Esports is proud to announce that we will be hosting the next Dota 2 Major, the AniMajor! 🤩
— WePlay Studios #WeStandWithUkraine (@WePlay_Studios) May 16, 2021
WePlay! is known for having a unique theme for the tournaments, and this event is going to have a different theme and motifs where it is named the AniMajor. As the name suggests, the second major Dota 2 tournament is set to be a unique themed major which is based on anime. If we look into the promotional banners and posters, they are featuring Dota 2 heroes drawn in an anime style.
Animajor will take place in the land of Ukraine where it will be starting from 2nd June and end on 13th June 2021. Due to Covid-19 pandemics, this event will not open for the crowd where it will take place behind closed doors due to the safety of staff and players.
WePlay! Stated the current situation in Kyiv on Reddit post,
“Unfortunately, The pandemic situation in Kyiv does not allow us to allow the guests during the matches. So the tournament will be closed to spectators as the staff and players’ safety is our highest priority. ”
WePlay! AniMajor Tournament will be the final event of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit Season where it will finalize the invited teams for The International 10 which will be starting from 6th August 2021. For now, some of the teams have secured their spots in the upcoming WePlay! AniMajor where the teams are :
- Team Aster
- Team Spirit
- NoPing e-Sports
The event will feature a total of 18 teams where 5 teams are already announced and the rest of 13 will be decided on the basis of regional leagues.