WePlay Esports is proud to announce that we will be hosting the next Dota 2 Major, the AniMajor! 🤩— WePlay Esports (@WePlay_Esports) May 16, 2021
📆 June 2nd-13th
💰 $500,000 + 2700 DPC Points#WePlayAniMajor #Dota2AniMajor pic.twitter.com/G0tqeJucnf
The last chance to collect DPC points
All participating teams have to earn their place by finishing in the top spots in their regional DPC League. The squad that finishes the league in first place advances to the Playoffs of the Major, the runner-up starts in the Group Stage, while third and fourth place have to fight in the Wild Card.
The last series will be played on 23 May and currently there are only three teams with a fixed seed: Alliance and Virtus.pro made it to the Playoffs, whereas Team Spirit will start in the Group Stage. The event will be the last chance to earn DPC points which are necessary to qualify for The International.
As the pandemic is still raging, the tournament will be closed to spectators and only players and staff will be on site. The overarching theme for the Major is Anime. WePlay! Esports are known for their creative approach when hosting events, using one theme that they apply to all aspects of the tournament.
Despite receiving harsh criticism from players and the community, Valve does not seem to have adjusted the prize money distribution. At the latest ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021, teams that finished in 9th to 16th place did not receive any prize money.
Photo credit: WePlay! Esports