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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coaches:
Sébastien "7ckngMad" Debs
Manager:
Evany Chang
Team Captain:
Tal "Fly" Aizik
Sponsor:
Total Earnings:
$5,943,927
Links
Achievements
The Frankfurt Major 2015 The Manila Major 2016 ESL One Frankfurt 2016 The Boston Major 2016 The Kiev Major 2017
History
Created:
2015-10-31
Upcoming Matches
No upcoming games

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.

History[edit]

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 achieved their breakthrough during its third tournament, defeating European powerhouse Team Secret in the final of The Frankfurt Major. After a fourth place finish at The Summit 4, OG hit a slump and ended with 7-8th place in the Shanghai Major. Nonetheless, they rebounded with a 3rd place finish at EPICENTER and another title at the Manila Major. The squad 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.[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].

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 5 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 favorites for the title. However, keeping with their slowdown from the few months prior, OG failed to make it to the upper bracket in the groupstages, and were ultimately eliminated by LGD. Nevertheless, they placed higher than the year before, with a 7th-8th placement to last year's 9th-12th.

To date OG has won four of the seven 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.

Timeline[edit]

  • August 17th - OG parts ways with ana who announces a one year hiatus from competitive Dota.[4][5]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
Denmark N0tail Johan Sundstein 1/2 2015-10-31 [8]
Sweden s4 Gustav Magnusson 3 2016-08-31 [3]
Finland JerAx Jesse Vainikka 4 2016-08-31 [3]
Israel Fly Captain Tal Aizik 5 2015-10-31 [8]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Australia ana Anathan Pham 1/2 2016-08-31 [3] 2017-08-17 [4]
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Jordan YapzOr   Yazied Jaradat
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Israel Fly Tal Aizik Dota_Pit_League/Season_5 Dota Pit League Season 5 European Qualifier #1
Finland Trixi   Kalle Saarinen
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Australia ana Anathan Pham Dota_Pit_League/Season_5 Dota Pit League Season 5 European Qualifier #1
The International 2016 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark N0tail Johan Sundstein 1/2 2015-10-31 [8] -
Jordan Miracle- Amer Barqawi 1/2 2015-10-31 [8] 2016-08-23 [2] Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Canada MoonMeander David Tan 3 2015-10-31 [8] 2016-08-25 [7] Digitalchaoslogo std.png Digital Chaos
Denmark Cr1t- Andreas Franck Nielsen 4 2015-10-31 [8] 2016-08-23 [2] Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
Israel Fly Captain Tal Aizik 5 2015-10-31 [8] -
Sweden Xcalibur Steve Ye Sub 2016-03-25 [6] 2016-08-23 Dotalogo std.png Memento Mori

Organization[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position
USA the_evany Evany Chang Manager
France 7ckngMad Sébastien Debs Coach

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-08-10 A77 - 8th A1Premier The International 2017 0 : 2 Lgdlogo2016 std.png $617,198
2017-04-30 A11st A1Premier The Kiev Major 2017 3 : 2 Virtuslogo std.png $1,000,000
2017-04-04 A22nd A1Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 0 : 3 IGlogo std.png $91,799
2016-12-10 A11st A1Premier The Boston Major 2016 3 : 1 Adfinemlogo std.png $1,000,000
2016-08-09 A99 - 12th A1Premier The International 2016 0 : 2 Tnclogo std.png $311,557
2016-06-19 A11st A1Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2016 3 : 0 Navilogo std.png $157,273
2016-06-12 A11st A1Premier The Manila Major 2016 3 : 1 Liquidlogo std.png $1,110,000
2016-05-22 A11st A2Major DreamLeague Season 5 3 : 0 Navilogo std.png $50,000
2015-11-28 A11st A2Major DreamLeague Season 4 3 : 0 Empirelogo orig std.png $55,000
2015-11-21 A11st A1Premier The Frankfurt Major 2015 3 : 1 Secretdotalogo std.png $1,110,000
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Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The first and, as of June 2017, only team to win 4 Valve sponsored Dota Major Championships, and the first team to defend a Valve Major title. Because of this, OG is sometimes referred to as "Masters of the Majors".
  • Called "春秋霸主" (Spring and Autumn Overlord) by Chinese fans, for their victories of spring and fall Majors. “Spring and Autumn Period ” means the period of 770 BC to 476 BC in Chinese history.
  • Called "冬虫夏草" (Winter and Summer Elimination), for their failures during winter Majors and the summer TI. “Winterworm” and "summerherb" both mean medicinal herbs in Chinese, but their literal meanings sound very weak.

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Thursten, Chris (9 August 2016). "The biggest upset in the history of pro Dota 2 shocks the International 2016". PCGamer. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 OGDota2 (23 August 2016). "TI Shuffle Season: Change is Never Easy". Facebook. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 OG (2016-08-31). "New Waves". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  4. 4.0 4.1 OGDota2 (17 August 2017). "Post TI7". Facebook. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  5. @anadota99 (17 August 2017). "I will be taking a break this season.". Twitter.com. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Xcalibur joins as sub". 25 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 SUNSfan (2016-08-25). "Welcome MoonMeander & Blitz". Digital Chaos. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 OG Dota 2 (31 October 2015). "Monkey Business is now OG". Twitter. Retrieved 31 October 2015.