PSG.LGD from China bested NA's Evil Geniuses in three straight games to be crowned as the 2021 WePlay AniMajor champions.
PSG.LGD vs Evil Geniuses
PSG.LGD already showed dominance in game 1 where they listed a kill score of 30-6 behind Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang and Wang "Ame" Chunyu's combined 23 kills and 23 assists, and without even a single death. The first game only lasted for 33 minutes.
Game 2 was more of a different story as Evil Geniuses managed to keep the game close. They were led by Abed Azel "Abed" Yusop who scored 14 kills and two deaths. But the team from China was just too dominant and Ame's Terrorblade led the charge for PSG.LGD, eventually winning the game in 47 minutes.
The momentum of PSG.LGD continued to game 3 where Ame and the rest of his squad pummeled their way to eventually close out the series in just 36 minutes of action. And after they listed the 3-0 sweep, PSG.LGD officially claimed the crown to become the 2021 WePlay AniMajor champion.
DOTA 2 WePlay AniMajor Grand Final Aftermath
PSG.LGD not just won the trophy and the title of the WePlay AniMajor champion but also nabbed a massive $200,000 (£142,041) prize money, as well as 500 DPC points.
On the other hand, Evil Geniuses will be going home as the runner-ups along with $100,000 (£71,014.50) and 450 DPC points. They also won against T1 from SEA on the same night to qualify for the AniMajor grand final. T1 will be the number three team of the tournament who notched $75,000 (£53,269.12) and 400 DPC points.
PSG.LGD and Evil Geniuses' WePlay AniMajor Journey
After surviving the group stage of the tournament with a top-notch 11-3 record, PSG.LGD earned themselves a spot in the upper bracket of the playoffs. They defeated the likes of Alliance, Team Nigma, and T1 to be the first team to secure the first grand final spot.
Evil Geniuses on the other hand survived the group stage with a 7-7 record which sent them to the lower bracket of the playoffs. But they proved to be a grand final-worthy team and outlasted NoPing Esports, TNC Predator, Team Nigma, Vici Gaming, and T1 to grab the last spot in the grand final.
The Road to The International 10
The culmination of all the major DOTA 2 esports tournaments like AniMajor will take place in The International 10 (TI10) in Stockholm, Sweden this August. Both PSG.LGD and Evil Geniuses will compete in the tournament, as well as the other best DOTA 2 teams from the different regions in the world.
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