OG (eSports)

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OG
OG (Redbull).png
Sport Dota 2
Founded 2015
Location Europe
Partners Red Bull
Website ogs.gg

OG is a professional Dota 2 esports team based in Europe. It was founded as (monkey)Business by players Fly and N0tail, who were former players from Team Secret, in August 2015. Soon after a dominating run through the European qualifiers for the Frankfurt Major, they adopted the moniker OG, they went on to win the inaugural Dota 2 Major Championship in Frankfurt in November 2015, earning $1 million USD in prize money.[1] Despite placing in the bottom half of the next Major in Shanghai in March 2016, the team would rebound and take first place at the Manila Major in June 2016, becoming the first team to repeat as champions of a Valve Corporation sponsored Dota 2 tournament.[2]

OG entered The International 2016 as one of the favorites after earning a direct invite, but ended up finishing 9-12th out of 16 teams; in August 2016, founding members MoonMeander, Miracle-, and Cr1t- left the team, with S4, ana, and JerAx replacing them.[3][4] Despite the new roster, OG won the Boston Major in December 2016, giving them their third Dota 2 Major championship,[5] for the first premier tournament following Boston, OG advanced to the grand finals of the Dota 2 Asia Championships in Shanghai, where they were swept in a best-of-five series against Invictus Gaming.[6] Following that, OG won the Kiev Major in a best of five series against Virtus.pro.[7] At the Kiev event, the team made an appearance on Valve's True Sight documentary series.[8]

Roster[edit]

ID Real name Position Joined
N0tail Johan Sundstein 1 2015-10-31
Resolut1on Roman Fomynok 2 2017-09-01
s4 Gustav Magnusson 3 2016-08-31
JerAx Jesse Vainikka 4 2016-08-31
Fly (Captain) Tal Aizik 5 2015-10-31

Tournament results[edit]

Placement Tournament Date
1st Frankfurt Major December 2015
7th Shanghai Major March 2016
1st Manila Major June 2016
1st ESL One Frankfurt 2016[9] June 2016
9th-12th The International 2016 August 2016
1st Boston Major December 2016
1st Kiev Major April 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stubbsy, Mike. "How OG surprised the world at the Frankfurt Major". Red Bull. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Cocke, Taylor. "OG wins Manila, becomes first team to win two Dota 2 majors". esports.yahoo.com. Yahoo. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Van Allen, Eric. "OG loses MoonMeander, Cr1t-, Miracle- in roster shuffle". ESPN. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Partridge, Jon. "Fly on what's next for the rebuilt OG". redbull.com. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Van Allen, Eric. "OG defeats Ad Finem at Boston Major for its third Major title". ESPN. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Elliott, Travis. "Dota 2 Asia Championships Main Event: Invictus tops OG in finals". ESPN. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Ballenger, Jack. "OG cements its dynasty at the Kiev Major". ESPN. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "True Sight: The Kiev Major Grand Finals". Dota 2 blog. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  9. ^ Cocke, Taylor. "OG wins ESL One Frankfurt, continues dominant spree". esports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 

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