OG was created as the new team of former (monkey) Business players. The team's breakthrough occurred at the Frankfurt Major in late November, 2015. They fought through the lower bracket, defeating TI5 champions and runner-ups, Evil Geniuses and CDEC Gaming. By winning the 2017 Kiev Major, OG became the first team in Dota 2 to win four official Valve events.
Originally starting off under the name (monkey) Business, OG was a fledgling team with huge potential, consisting of the likes of experienced players like n0tail and Fly along with pubstars like Miracle-. The team broke out in its third tournament, defeating European powerhouse Team Secret at The Frankfurt Major. After a fourth place finish at The Summit 4, the team hit a slump and ended with 7-8th place in the Shanghai Major. Nonetheless, the team rebounded with a 3rd place finish at EPICENTER and another title at the Manila Major. The team proceeded to stomp Natus Vincere at ESL One Frankfurt 2016, winning the tournament and securing their invite to The International 2016.
In the team's first International, they proceeded to dominate their bracket and ended the group stages at the top of their group. They were, however, 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. 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..
To replace Cr1t-, Miracle- and MoonMeander, OG added Jerax, formerly of Team Liquid, Ana and Alliance's s4. 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. As a Chinese-Australian, Ana was fluent in English as well as Mandarin. 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 5 since The International 3; s4 being a player of both. To date OG has won four of the six official Dota Major Championships, further cementing their status as legends of the game. With their win in Kiev, they are the only team to ever win two back-to-back Valve events in the Boston and Kiev Majors.
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||ana||Anathan Pham||Dota Pit League Season 5 European Qualifier #1|
|ID||Name||Position||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|N0tail||Johan Sundstein||1/2||2015-10-31 ||-|
|Miracle-||Amer Barqawi||1/2||2015-10-31 ||2016-08-23 ||Team Liquid|
|MoonMeander||David Tan||3||2015-10-31 ||2016-08-25 ||Digital Chaos|
|Cr1t-||Andreas Franck Nielsen||4||2015-10-31 ||2016-08-23 ||Evil Geniuses|
|Fly||Tal Aizik||5||2015-10-31 ||-|
|Xcalibur||Steve Ye||Sub||2016-03-25 ||2016-08-23 ||Memento Mori|
|2017-04-30||1st||Premier||The Kiev Major 2017||3 : 2||$1,000,000|
|2017-04-04||2nd||Premier||Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017||0 : 3||$91,799|
|2016-12-10||1st||Premier||The Boston Major 2016||3 : 1||$1,000,000|
|2016-08-09||9 - 12th||Premier||The International 2016||0 : 2||$311,557|
|2016-06-19||1st||Premier||ESL One Frankfurt 2016||3 : 0||$157,273|
|2016-06-12||1st||Premier||The Manila Major 2016||3 : 1||$1,110,000|
|2016-05-22||1st||Template:Tier/Dota Major Championships||DreamLeague Season 5||3 : 0||$50,000|
|2016-05-15||3rd||Premier||EPICENTER 2016||1 : 2||$60,000|
|2015-11-28||1st||Template:Tier/Dota Major Championships||DreamLeague Season 4||3 : 0||$55,000|
|2015-11-21||1st||Premier||The Frankfurt Major 2015||3 : 1||$1,110,000|
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- OG is the first and, as of April 2017, only team to win 4 Valve sponsored events (Majors), and the first team to defend a Valve major title.
- OG has a title of "春秋霸主" (Spring and Autumn Overlord) in Chinese, for their victories of spring and fall majors. “Spring and Autumn Period ” means the period of 770 BC to 476 BC in Chinese history.
- OG also has a title of "冬虫夏草" (Winter and Summer Elimination) in Chinese, for their failures of winter majors and the summer Ti. “ winterworm” and "summerherb" both mean medicinal herbs in Chinese, but their literal meanings sound very weak.
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