WePlay AniMajor: Group Stage Schedule and Other Details

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After an exciting series of matches in the wild card of the WePlay AniMajor, we now have the two teams that will be qualifying for the group stage. Vici Gaming and Nigma outperformed all other teams, as they showed the most consistent and comprehensive performances in a very competitive wild card round. Vici Gaming and Nigma now join six other teams in the group stage. The BO2 round-robin group stage will be held from June 4-7, 2021. A total of 28 series will be played between these eight teams in the WePlay AniMajor group stage following which six teams will move to the playoffs while the remaining two get eliminated.

Here is some more detailed information on the teams competing in the AniMajor group stage, the format, and the schedule.

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WePlay AniMajor: Group Stage Team List and Schedule

Team List

  1. Team Liquid (Europe West)
  2. TNC Predator (SEA)
  3. Team Spirit (Europe East)
  4. PSG.LGD (China)
  5. Evil Geniuses (NA)
  6. Beastcoast (SA)
  7. Vici Gaming (China)
  8. Nigma (Europe West)

Format

  1. 8 teams BO2 round-robin.
  2. The top two teams from the Group Stage will advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs.
  3. The 3rd to 6th placed teams will advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs.
  4. The bottom two teams will get eliminated.

Schedule (All times are in SGT)

The wild card will be held on June 4-7, 2021. On June 4 and 5, two matches will take place simultaneously throughout the day.

June 4 (Friday)
Time Stream 1 Stream 2
7:00 PM Evil Geniuses vs TNC Predator Team Liquid vs TBD
9:00 PM PSG.LGD vs Beastcoast
Team Spirit vs Evil Geniuses
11:00 PM ViCi Gaming vs Team Liquid
Nigma vs PSG.LGD
1:00 AM ViCi Gaming vs TNC Predator
Team Spirit vs Nigma
June 5 (Saturday)
Time Stream 1 Stream 2
7:00 PM TBD vs TBD
TBD vs TBD
9:00 PM TBD vs TBD
TBD vs TBD
11:00 PM TBD vs TBD
TBD vs TBD
1:00 AM TBD vs TBD
TBD vs TBD
3:00 AM TBD vs TBD
TBD vs TBD

On June 6 and 7, only one series will be played at a time.

June 6 (Sunday)
Time Stream 1
7:00 PM TBD vs TBD
9:00 PM TBD vs TBD
11:00 PM TBD vs TBD
1:00 AM TBD vs TBD
3:00 AM TBD vs TBD
June 7 (Monday)
Time Stream 1
7:00 PM TBD vs TBD
9:00 PM TBD vs TBD
11:00 PM TBD vs TBD
1:00 AM TBD vs TBD
3:00 AM TBD vs TBD

Playoffs: June 9th – June 13th, 2021

12 teams will compete in the double-elimination playoffs. All matches except for the Grand Finals will be BO3s. The Grand Finals will be a BO5 series.


It has already been a mind-blowing experience to witness top-tier Dota 2 action in the wild card of the WePlay AniMajor. In contrast to the Singapore Major wild card, which was quite one-sided, AniMajor’s wild card has proven to be extremely competitive. With Execration, AS Monaco Gambit, Team Secret, and Invictus Gaming out, the remaining 14 teams will now be competing for the lion’s share of the $500,00 USD prize pool and 2700 DPC points. While the teams are currently practicing in the hotel rooms, the playoffs are expected to take place at the WePlay Esports Arena in Kyiv, Ukraine.

At the end of the WePlay AniMajor, we will have the final list of 12 teams that receive a direct invite to TI10.

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