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[e][h]OGOG N0tail
Player Information
Name:
Johan Sundstein
Birth:
October 8, 1993 (1993-10-08) (age 28)
Status:
Active
Team:
Alternate IDs:
BDN, BigDaddyN0tail, BigDaddy
Role(s):
Signature Hero:
Abaddon Oracle Chen
Approx. Total Earnings:
$7,176,371
Links
History
2012-03-30 — 2014-08-27
2014-08-27 — 2015-01-01
2015-01-05 — 2015-08-14
2015-08-28 — 2015-10-31
2015-10-31 — Present
2019-11-27 — 2020-??-??
OG Seed (Coach)
Upcoming Matches
No Upcoming Matches
Upcoming Tournaments
No upcoming tournaments

Johan "N0tail" Sundstein is a Danish professional Dota 2 player who is currently the captain of OG.

Biography[edit]

Johan was one of the youngest competitive Heroes of Newerth players in the world, where he played the solo mid role. After the switch to Dota 2, Johan took on the support role, becoming well known for his performances as Chen and Wisp. It was during this transition he quickly developed his micromanagement skills, leading to his renowned Meepo play. Despite his age, Johan was the in-game leader of the Fnatic.EU Dota 2 team.[1]

Heroes of Newerth[edit]

Starting as a casual DotA and then Heroes of Newerth player Johan, at the age of 15, met Jascha “NoVa” Markuse and Tal “Fly” Aizik in-game where they decided to start playing together. The group became an unsponsored side project of Fnatic manager Danijel "StreeT" Remus. After changes in the existing Fnatic HoN roster and the promising performances of Johan and his friends the group merged with Fnatic players Henrik "FreshPro" Hansen and Kalle “Trixi” Saarinen. The new Fnatic squad almost immediately began to achieve wins in online tournaments, and soon after obtained their first LAN victory in DreamHack Winter 2011. Along with his team Johan was able to secure 1st place victories in four consecutive DreamHack events.[2]

Dota 2[edit]

As a result of the decreasing activity in the competitive HoN scene Johan transitioned from Heroes of Newerth to Dota 2 with his team-mates Jascha “NoVa” Markuse, Tal “Fly” Aizik and Adrian "Era" Kryeziu on March 30th 2012, remaining under Fnatic.EU banner. Persevering through a difficult start in the competitive Dota 2 scene Fnatic eventually won the Thor Open 2012 LAN event, and have since consistently placed top positions in many major online and LAN tournaments. In April 2013 Johan and his team were invited to compete at Valve's The International 2013 in Seattle. On the months leading up the event Fnatic participated in a Bootcamp in Belgrade Serbia, and ultimately achieved a top 8 finish in the tournament. On the 27th August 2014 BigDaddy bid farewell to Fnatic and had this to say: “Today I'm leaving Fnatic, this has been my first and only organization to play under, but all good things must come to an end. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through the years, as long as you're watching I will be playing :)”[3]

After The International 2014, N0tail and Fly joined up with ex-Natus Vincere players Puppey and Kuroky, as well as s4 to form Team Secret. His stint in this all-star roster was cut short as he left the team in conjunction with the removal of Fly, and he ended up in Cloud 9 for The International 2015. After an admirable effort in the group stage, the roster fell short during the main stage and he decided to form his own roster following the event. Reuniting with Fly, the two players created (monkey) Business, recruiting talent from different backgrounds and regions. The team later on turned into their own organisation, OG.

OG was N0tail's path to redemption and success alike, with initial success coming at the the Frankfurt Major climbing through the entire lower bracket to take the win against his old team, Team Secret. The season added a second win at a Valve event before The International 2016. At The International 2016 however, the team crumbled during the main stage and the favourites of the tournament were swiftly knocked down to the lower bracket by MVP Phoenix and then knocked out by TNC. The aftermath saw three of his teammates leave the organisation. N0tail rallied together with Fly and once again saw additions from several backgrounds and regions to win two more Valve events prior to The International 2017.

Despite a slow start during The International 2018's group stage, OG finished fourth and were seeded into the upper bracket of the main event. Considered underdogs during their entire time at the event, OG managed to advance to the grand finals and won the tournament by defeating PSG.LGD in the grand final series with a score of 3–2.[4][5] After winning The International 2018, N0tail was featured in Forbes' 30 under 30 in gaming at the age of 25.[6] The following year, he won The International 2019, making him and OG at the time the first repeat winners of the International.[7][8]

Trivia[edit]

  • He is the player with the highest tournament earnings in Dota 2 and esports.[9][needs update]
  • On August 25th, 2019, he became the first two time TI-Winner, after winning two consecutive TIs, TI8 and TI9. He achieved this together with his teammates Ceb, ana, Topson, and JerAx on team OG.
  • He is the most decorated professional Dota 2 player, having won 4 Majors and 2 Internationals.
  • He is the first and only Danish player to win The International.
  • He is very keen on dogs and other animals.[10]
  • Was previously known as N0tail before he changed his name to BigDaddy on June 21st, 2014. However, after creating OG in 2015 he dropped the BigDaddy name and returned to using N0tail as his nickname.

Statistics[edit]

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2021-10-17GA7 - 8thA0Tier 1The International 10The International 10OGOGOG0 : 2Team SpiritTeam Spirit$1,000,500
2019-08-25AA1stA0Tier 1The International 2019The International 2019OGOGOG3 : 1Team LiquidTeam Liquid$15,620,181
2018-08-25AA1stA0Tier 1The International 2018The International 2018OGOGOG3 : 2PSG.LGDPSG.LGD$11,234,158
2017-08-12GA7 - 8thA0Tier 1The International 2017The International 2017OGOGOG0 : 2LGD GamingLGD Gaming$617,198
2017-04-30AA1stA0Tier 1The Kiev Major 2017The Kiev Major 2017OGOGOG3 : 2Virtus.proVirtus.pro$1,000,000
2016-12-10AA1stA0Tier 1The Boston Major 2016The Boston Major 2016OGOGOG3 : 1Ad FinemAd Finem$1,000,000
2016-06-19AA1stA0Tier 1ESL One Frankfurt 2016ESL One Frankfurt 2016OGOGOG3 : 0Natus VincereNatus Vincere$157,273
2016-06-12AA1stA0Tier 1The Manila Major 2016The Manila Major 2016OGOGOG3 : 1Team LiquidTeam Liquid$1,110,000
2015-11-21AA1stA0Tier 1The Frankfurt Major 2015The Frankfurt Major 2015OGOGOG3 : 1Team SecretTeam Secret$1,110,000
2014-12-21AA1stA0Tier 1XMG Captains Draft 2.0Captains DraftXMG Captains Draft 2.0Team SecretTeam SecretTeam Secret3 : 2Virtus.proVirtus.pro$96,860
Complete list of results in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

{OG announce new Dota 2 team OG Seed}