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Weplay Animajor is the second Dota 2 Major for 2021

The WePlay Animajor will feature the best Dota 2 teams from across the world. It is the last opportunity for teams to earn DPC points.

WePlay has announced it will host the Animajor, the second Dota 2 Major of the DPC Season. The Major will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine from June 2-13 and will feature a prize pool of  $500,000.

The Animajor is a Valve-sponsored Dota Pro Circuit event. It has a $250,000 prize pool and will feature the best eighteen teams from across the world. This is the final Major before The International 10 and is the last chance for teams to earn DPC points. The event will take place at the WePlay Esports Arena, Kyiv.

The WePlay Animajor has 2700 Dota Pro Circuit points on offer with the first-placed team getting 500 points. 

Becoming Hokage is the dream of many shinobi, so our goal is to become the most-watched tournament in the history of Dota 2 Majors.

The Animajor is a play on words bringing together the community’s love for anime and the Major. Dota Dragon’s Blood was a successful Netflix show and is already gearing for a second season.

Will the Animajor feature a live audience?

The epidemiological situation in Kyiv does not allow us to receive guests: the tournament will be closed to spectators, as the players and employees’ safety is our highest priority.

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The Animajor will not feature a live audience and the venue will be closed to everyone except players and staff. 

Everyone involved in the event will be regularly tested. Medical staff will be on duty at the hotel and in the arena.

The Animajor is also the last opportunity for teams to collect DPC points. Only the top twelve teams in the DPC rankings receive a direct invite to The International. Valve has also announced details about The International 10 that will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. However, the game publisher has not committed to a live audience just yet. 

Evil Geniuses became the first Dota 2 team to qualify for The International after a strong performance throughout the two seasons. At the same time, Virtus.Pro has completed two consecutive DPC 2021 seasons without losing a single match. The CIS roster has also qualified for The International. Several other teams such as Invictus Gaming, Team Secret and Alliance are also on the verge of securing their Ti10 invite. 

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