Original article by : AFK Gaming
- Valve had announced an anime based on Dota 2, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, in partnership with Netflix earlier today.
- We take a look at how Dota 2 personalities reacted to this surprise announcement of a Dota 2 anime.
The announcement of the Dota 2 anime, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood has come in as a pleasant surprise for the fans of the game. They were desperately waiting for a Spring or a New Bloom event since no event or custom mode had been announced since the Diretide ended in December 2020. However, nobody expected that Valve would be releasing an eight episode Dota 2 themed anime series and that too, in partnership with Netflix. A number of Dota 2 professional players and talent involved with the game in the meanwhile have put forward their first-hand impressions of the DOTA: Dragon’s Blood on Twitter.
Dota 2 Pros And Talent React to DOTA: Dragon’s Blood
Sadboys captain and TI5 winner, Peter “ppd” Dager, had a laugh on Dragon Knight being the protagonist of the anime.
The only reason it's about DK is so valve doesn't have to redo the tutorial.— Peter Dager (@Peterpandam) February 17, 2021
Russian caster, Vitalii Nikolaevich “v1lat” Volochai, was speechless on hearing about the anime series.
https://t.co/xLwgOBkt7R— Vitalii Volochai (@v1lat) February 17, 2021
Я даже не знаю что сказать если честно
Alliance’s co-owner, Jonathan “Loda” Berg, expressed his happiness with the fact that Valve had invested something into the Dota 2 universe.
WHAT THE ???! This is EXACTLY what we need. I can’t explain how happy I am that Valve is investing more into the Dota2 universe. https://t.co/S7CXfbGlUb— Jonathan ”Loda” Berg (@LodaBerg) February 17, 2021
Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner was at his witty best as he mocked Dota 2’s new player experience that is widely considered to be very unattractive.
Things that would make sense:— SirActionSlacks (@SirActionSlacks) February 17, 2021
Mirana's hedious model updated with new anime drop
New tutorial content to aid new people interested in the game via the anime
Things that will actually happen:
Gameplay patch adding 20 new items 30 hats and "boon wells"
As it should be
Dota 2 caster, Troels Lyngholt “syndereN” Nielsen, feels that the anime is quite a hype and is eagerly waiting for what it can do for Dota 2.
Honestly though this shit is so fucking hype, can't wait to see the show and what it's going to do for our game— Troels Nielsen (@syndereNDota) February 17, 2021
Commentator, Gabriel “Lyrical” Cruz, constructed an impressive fan theory about Dragon Knight. He stated that there would be a normal Knight character like Peter Parker in Spiderman and he would then be bitten by a Dragon.
Unpopular opinion DK is like the perfect hero for the anime. Normal knight protagonist is our Peter Parker to go along the journey into the crazy world of Dota before he gets bitten by a dragon. LES GOOOOO!!!!— LyricalDota (@LyricalDota) February 17, 2021
Team Liquid’s support player, Tommy “Taiga” Le, also wants Oracle lore to get rolled out in addition to the anime.
DOTA ANIME IS HYPE, now we gotta wait for some oracle LORE— Tommy Le (@Taigadota) February 17, 2021
Fnatic’s coach, Lee “SunBhie” Jeong-jae, drew a connection between dragon and the animation studio that is designing this anime, Studio MIR as the meaning of the word “mir” is a dragon in old Korean language.
mir (미르) means dragon in old Korean, how fitting is it that @StudioMir2010 is making the dragon knight anime.— SunBhie (@SunBhieDota) February 17, 2021
Dota 2 observer, Jonathan “PimpmuckL” Liebig, feels that the revenue received from the anime can be used to improve the new player experience as well as fund a number of performance optimizations.
I'm glad the influx of cash from the anime can finally fund the promised new player experience and the plethora of performance optimisations that were put off but are desperately needed— JJ – PimpmuckL (@JJLiebig) February 17, 2021
Canadian player turned caster, Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai, created some unknown hype regarding DOTA: Dragon’s Blood.
You all know what's going to come with Dota anime right…— Theeban Siva (@1437x) February 17, 2021
Dota 2 analyst/caster, Dominik “Lacoste” Stipić, joked by saying that he would not no longer report players with anime profile pictures.
From now on I will not report players with anime profile pictures.— Dominik Stipic (@LacosteDota) February 17, 2021
On Dota 2’s official Twitter handle as well, a number of organizations and players wrote down their reactions to DOTA: Dragon’s Blood.
We're excited to announce a brand-new anime series exploring the Dota universe like never before. As fellow fans of Dota and its passionate global community, we look forward to sharing this new adventure with you when it premieres on Netflix March 25.https://t.co/rHcL5QSi5b— DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) February 17, 2021
With the teaser trailer and main trailer releasing in a few days, we might be witnessing a lot more fan theories as well as reactions about the anime from Dota 2 professionals.