Recent world events may have been a dumpster fire, but the world of otakus is having it pretty good with all these upcoming anime adaptations of different pop culture forces– from games like Resident Evil and Cyberpunk, to a hit franchise like Skull Island.

And speaking of games turned into animated shows, Netflix just gave us another reason to believe that this is arguably the best time for a gamer-otaku to be alive. Today, the streaming giant announced that Valve’s widely popular game Dota 2 is the next one to get the anime adaptation treatment, and it’s coming pretty soon!

Titled DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, it’s gonna be an 8-episode series “exploring the Dota universe like never before.” Dota 2 shared their excitement over this news via their official Twitter page.

The upcoming fantasy series centers on the adventures of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.

Netflix and Valve have tapped Ashley Edward Miller to serve as the series showrunner and executive producer. “Fans will love how we’ve imagined the DOTA 2 universe and woven together an epic, emotional, and adult-oriented story about some of their favorite characters,” said Miller, who is best known for his works such as Thor and Xmen: First Class. “The cinematic animation, acting and music are simply next level and I’m grateful to Valve for supporting our creative ambitions.”

Meanwhile, the animation of the show will be handled by Studio MIR, a Seoul-based animation studio that’s also behind The Legend of Korra.

DOTA 2, a popular video game developed and published by Valve in 2013, is a direct sequel to 2009’s Defense of the Ancients. Both titles are multiplayer battle online arena (MOBA) where 10 players divide themselves into two opposing teams and must destroy a structure called ‘Ancient’ found in the enemy team’s base. DOTA: Dragon’s Blood is set to premiere on Netflix globally on March 25, 2021. Watch the announcement trailer below!


Related: Valve bans 40, 000 Dota 2 accounts for matchmaking abuse

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