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Team OG was originally formed under the name (monkey) Business and was comprised of both experienced veterans in n0tail and Fly as well as new and improving talents in Miracle-, Cr1t- and MoonMeander. The team achieved their breakthrough during the Frankfurt Major defeating European powerhouse Team Secret in the grand finals. The team continued to be a strong presence in the European Dota scene, however, after a fourth-place finish at The Summit 4, OG’s dominance began to wane and ended with a 7-8th place in the Shanghai Major. Despite this the team rebounded with a 3rd place finish at EPICENTER and claimed a second Dota Major Championship title at the Manila Major. The squad proceeded to defeat Natus Vincere at ESL One Frankfurt 2016, winning the tournament and securing their invite to The International 2016.

OG performed strongly in the group stage of The International 2016 and finished first in their group. Despite this the team was unable to maintain their momentum, and fell to the loser’s bracket against MVP Phoenix. In what has been referred to as one of the biggest upsets in professional Dota 2, the team was eliminated by TnC Gaming and finished 9-12th. [1] Shortly after their disappointing run, OG announced that MoonMeander would no longer be an active player, and that Cr1t- and Miracle- would be leaving the team. [2] 2016/2017: Major Champions [ edit ]

To replace Cr1t-, Miracle- and MoonMeander, OG added Jerax, formerly of Team Liquid, Ana and Alliance’s s4. [3] s4 would take on the offlane role, which was a new position for him but with familiar heroes in his signature Puck, Batrider and Magnus. Ana came to the team from a substitute position for Invictus Gaming. With the addition of these new players, OG made a strong start to the season by claiming first place at the Autumn Major in 2016, held in Boston USA, to become the first team to ever defend a Major title in Dota 2 history. The team was directly invited to the Winter Major for 2017, held in Kiev. After securing a top seed finish in the group stages (finishing 3-1), they battled their way to the Grand Finals beating Team Random, Evil Geniuses and ultimately Virtus Pro in the Grand Finals to claim the Mystic Staff. The Grand Finals series for the Kiev Major was the first Valve event Grand Finals to go to a game five since The International 3; with s4 having played in both.

Afterwards, OG seemed unable to quite maintain their rhythm, losing The Manila Masters in 5th-6th place and being incapable of qualifying for the main event in EPICENTER 2017. Nevertheless, they once again entered the year’s International as strong favourites for the title. However, keeping with their slowdown from the few months prior, OG failed to make it to the upper bracket in the group stages and were ultimately eliminated by LGD. Nevertheless, they placed higher than the year before, with a 7th-8th placement, compared to last year’s 9th-12th.

OG dominated the competitive Dota 2 scene during the era of Valve hosted Major Championships between TI5 and TI7. During this period OG won four of the seven official Dota Major Championships, cementing their status as legends of the game. OG currently holds several world records in Dota 2 as the only team to win multiple Dota Major Championship titles as well as claim consecutive Major victories and defend a Major title as returning champions. Despite remaining at the top for such a long period, OG has yet been unable to come close to claiming the Aegis of Champions.

With Valve’s new Dota Pro Circuit system, OG looked to once again set themselves up as a strong contender for The International 2018. After ana left the team to take a break from competitive Dota [4], Ukranian player Resolut1on joined the squad to fill the vacancy. With their new addition, OG dove into the qualifiers for the first events of the Pro Circuit, however the team were unable to qualify for the first three events. They only came close to qualifying in the last qualifier, for StarLadder Season 3, where they lost in the grand finals to Team Secret.

Their first qualifier victory and confirmed LAN attendance would be for Dota PIT by the end of September 2017. Despite narrowly failing to make the top four at the LAN, and thus securing themselves qualifying points for TI8, OG’s results would soon start to look better. By November, they had secured two more qualifiers, for MDL Macau and Captains Draft 4.0, and had received an invite to DOTA Summit 8. All three events, taking part in December 2017 and early January 2018, would yield OG qualifying points, as the team reached the semifinals for Captains Draft and DOTA Summit and even winning MDL Macau, ahead of TNC, for their first LAN victory of the new season. Throughout early 2018, the team’s results would finally meet expectations with OG dominating the European qualifier scene, with successful qualifications for ESL One Katowice, The Bucharest Major, DreamLeague Season 9, DAC 2018, and EPICENTER XL. ESL One Katowice would be team’s first LAN appearance at a Major in the new Pro Circuit system.

Sadly, results at their first two Major LAN appearances of 2018, at ESL One Katowice and The Bucharest Major, in February and March, respectively, were very disappointing. The team failed to break out of the group stage at both events. At ESL, using a double elimination group system, OG would narrowly miss qualifying for the main event, losing 0:2 to rivals Team Liquid in the lower bracket final of their group. The Bucharest Major featured a Swiss group stage, where OG were once again knocked out by Team Liquid in the last round of the group stage. After returning from their LANs, the team would reflect upon their poor LAN results and in the following days coach 7ckngMad would be seen playing for the team instead of Resolut1on. Days later, Resolut1on’s departure from the team was confirmed [5] and OG would no longer be eligible to be directly invited to The International 2018 nor for the regional qualifiers. They would have to qualify all the way through the open qualifiers.

Despite the roster change, the team easily won MDL Changsha qualifier. Mad would continue as their stand-in for the DreamLeague LAN event, where the team once again narrowly missed a top four spot, falling to Newbee in the lower bracket and finishing in 5-6th place.