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Get ready, the WePlay AniMajor starts soon! Wait, you don't know what that is? No worries, here is all the information you need about the weeb-iest Dota 2 tournament! The WePlay AniMajor is right around the corner, taking place from 2-13 June. Here is all the information you need about the second and last Major tournament before this year's The International!

18 teams from all over the world will compete for the crown, the $500,000 prize pool and 2,700 DPC points. The tournament takes place in the WePlay Esports Arena in Kyiv, Ukraine. The overarching theme is of course Anime, so get ready for some exciting content. You can watch the event on the following official streams:

How did the teams qualify for the Major?

All the participants earned their ticket to Kyiv by fighting in six regional DPC Leagues: Western Europe, China, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, North America and South America. After six weeks of single round-robin matches, the final standings in each region determined which teams advanced to the Major. Each region was awarded a different number of slots. The overall seeding consisted of a spot in the Playoffs for the first place, Group Stage for the runner-up and a chance in the Wild Card for the third and fourth team.

The AniMajor will be the last possibility for organisations to earn DPC points to make it to TI10. Invictus Gaming were able to win the first Major, the ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021. Let's take a look at this tournament's contenders and the format.

The format

Wild Card: 2-3 June

  • Six teams
  • Single round-robin (best-of-two)
  • Top two teams advance to Group Stage
  • Remaining four teams are eliminated

Group Stage: 4-7 June

  • Eight teams
  • Single round-robin (best-of-two)
  • Top two teams advance to Upper Bracket
  • 3rd-6th teams advance to Lower Bracket
  • Remaining two teams are eliminated

Playoffs: 9-13 June

  • Twelve teams
  • Double-elimination bracket (best-of-three)
  • Grand Final in best-of-five

The participants

Wild Card

Group Stage


Which team are you rooting for?

Photo credit: WePlay! Esports