Dota 2 AniMajor - Review
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Dota 2 AniMajor - Review

WePlay Dota 2 AniMajor has ended. With another Chinese triumph this Dota 2 Major has been one of the best Majors so far.

rand 1919
Freelance Esports Writer
15th Jun, 21·☕️ 3 min read
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WePlay Dota 2 AniMajor has ended. With another Chinese triumph this Dota 2 Major has been one of the best Majors so far. From the production, games, teams and hosts, the tournament was a blast.

Chinese Powerhouse

China has prevailed again. China is the strongest Dota 2 nation this year. From Invictus Gaming winning ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021, to PSG.LGD winning WePlay AniMajor.

PSG.LGD confirmed that they are the best team in China and in the world right now, as their dominant run couldn’t be stopped. With unparalleled performances during the whole event, PSG.LGD took the trophy of 2nd Dota 2 Major of the season. China continued their domination throughout the season and now they are ready to conquer The International in August.

Championship Run

PSG.LGD was the only team in the competition that was not beaten. Nobody could come close to them, and nobody managed to beat PSG.LGD. They started their run in the group stages, where they ended in first place with 4 wins and 3 draws. After that playoffs came. 2-0 vs Alliance, 2-1 vs Nigma, 2-1 vs T1 and dominant grand finals vs Evil Geniuses (3-0) made them immortal, written in the history as one of the successful teams in the last 2 years.

After crushing EG 3-0 in the grand finals, PSG.LGD secured a cheque of $200,000 and 500 DPC points. The International in Sweden is secured for them, and they are ready to move on and to prepare for the biggest tournament of the year.

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Evil Geniuses - unlucky masters

For the second time in a row, Evil Geniuses were unlucky. They needed one more step to go all the way, but this time again, a Chinese team was better. For the second time this year, Evil Geniuses are finishing 2nd in the Dota 2 Major. Two Majors, two grand finals, two losses, two 2nd places. Pretty good performance this season so far from EG, but they still need something more to go step further.

EU Disappointment

Of course, the biggest disappointment of the tournament is Team Secret. Once called the best team in the world with their dominant tournament run last year, they are falling down and they are far behind their competition right now. With 4th place in the Wild Card stage, they didn’t even qualify for the group stage of the Dota 2 Major. With 4 draws and 1 loss, they got eliminated after the first 2 days. But that’s a competitive best of 2 single round robin format, it doesn’t forgive.

Predictions got right

One of our initial predictions was that a Chinese team will win the trophy again. And we got it right. This is the Chinese year. PSG.LGD was 1st favourite, and we got that right too, as they won this 2nd Major of the season. Vici Gaming went a long way too, finishing 4th overall, while Invictus Gaming failed hard. They finished in 15th place while unable to pass the Wild Card stage. Overall, good job by us.

Dota 2 WePlay AniMajor top 8 rankings:

    1. $200,000 - PSG.LGD
    1. $100,000 - Evil Geniuses
    1. $75,000 - T1
    1. $50,000 - Vici Gaming
  • 5-6. $25,000 - Quincy Crew, Team Nigma
  • 7-8. $12,500 - Team Spirit, TNC Predator