New gamers, no Majors, no downside. OG can be again to defend their title after defeating Tundra Esports 3-2 within the European qualifiers for Dota 2‘s The Worldwide 10.
Even after dealing with elimination a number of occasions, taking part in eight video games in sooner or later, and having to struggle by way of two veteran rosters, n0tail and his group powered by way of their disadvantages and located a manner again to TI.
For OG, this can be one other likelihood for the group to make Dota historical past, probably profitable a 3rd straight Worldwide title. The group’s TI9 roster turned the primary group in Dota’s historical past to win back-to-back International titles, having received TI8 the 12 months earlier than.
The victory comes regardless of the group lacking JerAx and ana, after each gamers retired from aggressive Dota 2 at completely different occasions during the last two seasons, and bringing in SumaiL and Saksa to fill their spots. SumaiL was truly faraway from OG group final July, however was introduced again following ana’s retirement.
“I’m simply grateful for now, simply so relieved,” SumaiL said. “It was tough, however yeah. Simply pleased to be taking part in at TI once more.”
This TI look additionally mirrors OG’s TI8 run, the place the group added ana, Topson, and Ceb weeks earlier than the qualifier and made it to The Worldwide, finally profitable all of it.
As soon as the group takes the stage in Bucharest, will probably be the primary time in additional than two years since we’ve seen OG compete in a world LAN occasion of some form, with their final look being TI9 in August 2019. The group did qualify for the ESL One Los Angeles Main final March, which was finally canceled resulting from COVID-19 considerations.
Fata and his group performed extraordinarily properly for Tundra, making it to the grand finals of the occasion with out dropping a single sport regardless of taking part in juggernauts like Workforce Liquid and OG. All 5 video games have been shut, and Tundra pushed OG to their absolute restrict.
Ought to OG win TI10, will probably be the third time n0tail, Ceb, and Topson carry the Aegis of Champions in as many seasons. It is going to even be SumaiL’s second TI win, having beforehand received with Evil Geniuses at TI5, and Saksa’s first TI win.