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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.

Russian caster, Vitalii Nikolaevich “v1lat” Volochai, was speechless on hearing about the anime series.

Alliance’s co-owner, Jonathan “Loda” Berg, expressed his happiness with the fact that Valve had invested something into the Dota 2 universe.

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.

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.

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.

Team Liquid’s support player, Tommy “Taiga” Le, also wants Oracle lore to get rolled out in addition to the anime.

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.

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. 

Canadian player turned caster, Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai, created some unknown hype regarding DOTA: Dragon’s Blood.

Dota 2 analyst/caster, Dominik “Lacoste” Stipić, joked by saying that he would not no longer report players with anime profile pictures.

On Dota 2’s official Twitter handle as well, a number of organizations and players wrote down their reactions to DOTA: Dragon’s Blood.

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. 

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