After the latest DOTA WePlay AniMajor tournament, twelve teams are now qualified and eligible for the upcoming international competition.
With one of the biggest prize pools in DOTA esports history, the upcoming DOTA 2 The International tournament slated for August is set to be one of the game’s biggest esports championship events yet. With the conclusion of the recent WePlay DOTA Animajor, spots for the upcoming tournament have been decided, with 12 teams already invited.
WePlay AniMajor Winners and Qualifications
After a two-week period of qualifiers and tournament play, the WePlay AniMajor will finally be concluded after today’s grand finals between PSG.LGD and Evil Geniuses. After the intense bracket from the past few weeks, 12 teams have qualified for the upcoming super-major, leaving open just six more spots for the tournament. After the AniMajor, the following teams have qualified for the DOTA International:
- Evil Geniuses
- T1 Esports
- Vici Gaming
- Invictus Gaming
- Quincy Crew
- Team Secret
- Team Aster
- Thunder Predator
After Evil Geniuses’s elimination of T1 in the tournament’s lower bracket, the upcoming grand finals for the WePlay AniMajor between PSG.LGD and Evil Geniuses was set for later today. The WePlay tournament has seen a lot of intense action, including the early elimination of Team Nigma in their set with Evil Geniuses. The tournament’s grand finals will be best of five and will be followed by the upcoming DOTA T1 online qualifiers later this summer.
With only six slots remaining for the International, the upcoming summer online qualifiers will determine which teams will make it to the $40,000,000 prize pool bracket. One slot for each of the upcoming qualifiers will be allocated per international region, giving each of six different areas the chance for a spot. Regional qualifiers will include Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, North America, China, Europe, and South America. The winners of each of the regionals will be entered into the International supermajor happening in August of this year. More information about the International, including tournament-specific times can be found on the official Road to the International development blog.