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OG

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OG
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coach:
Manager:
Denmark Mourtada Al-karbalaie
Team Captain:
Sponsor:
Total Earnings:
$33,646,457
Links
Achievements
The Frankfurt Major 2015 The Manila Major 2016 ESL One Frankfurt 2016 The Boston Major 2016 The Kiev Major 2017 The International 2018 The International 2019
History
Created:
2015-10-31
Upcoming Matches
OG
vs
(Bo3)
TBD
October 25, 2020 - 19:00 UTC
Upcoming Tournaments
ESL One Germany 2020 ESL One Germany 2020
ONGOING!
Oct 5 - Nov 1

OG was created as the new team of former (monkey) Business players. The team's breakthrough came at the Frankfurt Major in late November, 2015. They fought through the lower bracket, defeating TI5 champions Evil Geniuses and runner-ups CDEC Gaming. By winning the 2017 Kiev Major, OG became the first team in Dota 2 history to win four Dota Major Championships. In August 2018, OG became the first team to win The International from the open qualifiers. The grand finals of the event were the subject of a 2018 episode of "True Sight", making OG the only team to be featured in the series more than once. In August 2019, OG became the first team to win more than one TI by winning TI9, also becoming the first back-to-back TI winners in the history of the game.

History[edit]

This section is an excerpt from History of OG

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 upcoming 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 have a strong presence in the European Dota scene, but after a fourth-place finish at The Summit 4, OG's dominance began to wane and ended with a 7-8th place finish 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 well 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. 7ckingmad would later say in his 'Reflections' interview with Duncan "Thorin" Shields that they chose to play MVP Phoenix after their 'complete domination' of them at the Manila Major, and that this may have been a mistake. Following this unexpected loss, the team was eliminated by TNC Gaming and finished 9-12th, in what has been referred to as one of the biggest upsets in professional Dota 2.[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. In the same 'Reflections' interview, 7ckingmad claimed that it was a personality conflict within the team that led to the removal of Moonmeander, and that once the team wasn't remaining as 5, it prompted Miracle to consider other offers.

Timeline[edit]

  • January 25th - ana will take a break until the next season.[2]
  • January 26th - JerAx retires from the competitive scene.[3]
  • January 27th - Ceb steps down from the active roster.[4]
  • January 28th - SumaiL joins the team as carry.[5]
  • January 29th - MidOne and Saksa join the team as offlane[6] and support,[7] respectively.
  • July 25th - Ceb returns to the active roster while SumaiL is removed.[8]
  • March 17th - Resolut1on leaves the team.[14] Meanwhile, coach 7ckngMad will stand-in for the team.
  • May 28th - s4 and Fly leave for Evil Geniuses.[15]
  • June 4th - ana and Topson join the team.[16] With these additions, N0tail moves to hard support and 7ckngMad will be offlane.[17]
  • November 19th - ana leaves the team and becomes the official substitute.[18]
  • November 27th - Pajkatt joins the team.[19]
  • August 17th - OG parts ways with ana who announces a one-year hiatus from competitive Dota.[20]
  • September 1st - Resolut1on joins the team.[21]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
Malaysia MidOne
(
Yeik Nai Zheng
)
1
Join Date: 
2020-01-29[6]
Finland Topson
(
Topias Taavitsainen
)
2
Join Date: 
2018-06-03[16]
France Ceb
(
Sébastien Debs
)
3
Join Date: 
2018-06-03[16][8]
North Macedonia Saksa
(
Martin Sazdov
)
4
Join Date: 
2020-01-29[7]
Denmark N0tail Captain
(
Johan Sundstein
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]

Inactive[edit]

Inactive Players Inactive Players
ID Name Position Join DateInactive Date Active Team
Australia ana
(
Anathan Pham
)
1
Join Date: 
2019-03-13[12]
Inactive Date: 
2020-01-25[2]

Former[edit]

Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
France Sockshka
(
Titouan Merloz
)
 
Finland Topson
(
Topias Taavitsainen
)
OGA Dota PIT Season 3: Europe CIS OGA Dota PIT Season 3: Europe CIS
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Pakistan SumaiL
(
Sumail Hassan
)
1
Join Date: 
2020-01-28[5]
Leave Date: 
2020-07-25[8]
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
France Ceb
(
Sébastien Debs
)
 
Finland Topson
(
Topias Taavitsainen
)
OGA Dota PIT S1: Europe/CIS OGA Dota PIT S1: Europe/CIS
Gamers Without Borders Gamers Without Borders
WePlay! Pushka League WePlay! Pushka League
 
Israel 33
(
Neta Shapira
)
 
Finland Topson
(
Topias Taavitsainen
)
ESL One ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: Europe & CIS
 
France Ceb
(
Sébastien Debs
)
 
Malaysia MidOne
(
Yeik Nai Zheng
)
ESL One ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: Europe & CIS
WeSave! Charity Play WeSave! Charity Play
 
Greece Madara
(
Omar Dabachach
)
 
Finland Topson
(
Topias Taavitsainen
)
WeSave! Charity Play WeSave! Charity Play
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Finland JerAx
(
Jesse Vainikka
)
4
Join Date: 
2016-08-31[25]
Leave Date: 
2020-01-26[3]
 
Retired
The International 2019 Squad The International 2019 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Australia ana
(
Anathan Pham
)
1
Join Date: 
2019-03-13[12]
Leave Date: 
-
Finland Topson
(
Topias Taavitsainen
)
2
Join Date: 
2018-06-03[16]
Leave Date: 
-
France Ceb
(
Sébastien Debs
)
3
Join Date: 
2018-06-03[16]
Leave Date: 
-
Finland JerAx
(
Jesse Vainikka
)
4
Join Date: 
2016-08-31[25]
Leave Date: 
-
Denmark N0tail Captain
(
Johan Sundstein
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
-
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
France Sockshka
(
Titouan Merloz
)
 
Denmark N0tail
(
Johan Sundstein
)
EPICENTER Major 2019
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden Pajkatt
(
Per Anders Olsson Lille
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2018-11-27[19]
Leave Date: 
2019-01-03[9]
 
Ninjas in Pyjamas (Coach)
Russia iLTW
(
Igor Filatov
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2019-01-04[10]
Leave Date: 
2019-03-12[11]
 
Espada (Inactive)
Australia ana Substitution
(
Anathan Pham
)
Sub
Join Date: 
2018-11-19[18]
Leave Date: 
2019-03-13[12]
 
OG (Player)
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
South Korea QO
(
Kim Sun Yeob
)
 
Finland Topson
(
Topias Taavitsainen
)
AMD Dota 2 Pro Series 2018
The International 2018 Squad The International 2018 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Australia ana
(
Anathan Pham
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2018-06-03[16]
Leave Date: 
2018-11-19[18]
 
OG (Sub)
Finland Topson
(
Topias Taavitsainen
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2018-06-03[16]
Leave Date: 
-
France Ceb
(
Sébastien Debs
)
3
Join Date: 
2018-06-03[16]
Leave Date: 
-
Finland JerAx
(
Jesse Vainikka
)
4
Join Date: 
2016-08-31[25]
Leave Date: 
-
Denmark N0tail Captain
(
Johan Sundstein
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
-
Former Squad Former Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Denmark N0tail
(
Johan Sundstein
)
1
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
-
Ukraine Resolut1on
(
Roman Fominok
)
2
Join Date: 
2017-09-01[21]
Leave Date: 
2018-03-17[14]
 
VGJ.Storm
Sweden s4
(
Gustav Magnusson
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-08-31[25]
Leave Date: 
2018-05-28[15]
 
Evil Geniuses
Finland JerAx
(
Jesse Vainikka
)
4
Join Date: 
2016-08-31[25]
Leave Date: 
-
Israel Fly Captain
(
Tal Aizik
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
2018-05-28[15]
 
Evil Geniuses
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
France 7Mad
(
Sébastien Debs
)
ESL One ESL One Birmingham 2018
MDL Changsha Major
EPICENTER XL
ESL One ESL One Birmingham 2018 Qualifier
Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018
DreamLeague DreamLeague Season 9
MDL Changsha Major Qualifier
 
France 7Mad
(
Sébastien Debs
)
 
Denmark N0tail
(
Johan Sundstein
)
Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds
 
Germany KheZu
(
Maurice Gutmann
)
 
Sweden s4
(
Gustav Magnusson
)
Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds
The International 2017 Squad The International 2017 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Denmark N0tail
(
Johan Sundstein
)
1
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
-
Australia ana
(
Anathan Pham
)
2
Join Date: 
2016-08-31[25]
Leave Date: 
2017-08-17[20]
 
Team World
Sweden s4
(
Gustav Magnusson
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-08-31[25]
Leave Date: 
-
Finland JerAx
(
Jesse Vainikka
)
4
Join Date: 
2016-08-31[25]
Leave Date: 
-
Israel Fly Captain
(
Tal Aizik
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
-
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
Finland Trixi
(
Kalle Saarinen
)
 
Australia ana
(
Anathan Pham
)
Dota PIT League Dota Pit League Season 5 Qualifier
 
Jordan YapzOr
(
Yazied Jaradat
)
 
Israel Fly
(
Tal Aizik
)
Dota PIT League Dota Pit League Season 5 Qualifier
The International 2016 Squad The International 2016 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Denmark N0tail
(
Johan Sundstein
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
-
Jordan Miracle-
(
Amer Barkawi
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-23[23]
 
Team Liquid
Canada MoonMeander
(
David Tan
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-25[24]
 
Digital Chaos
Denmark Cr1t-
(
Andreas Franck Nielsen
)
4
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-23[23]
 
Evil Geniuses
Israel Fly Captain
(
Tal Aizik
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-10-31[26]
Leave Date: 
-
Sweden Xcalibur
(
Steve Ye
)
Sub
Join Date: 
2016-03-25[22]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-23
 
Memento Mori

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Denmark Muta
(
Mourtada Al-karbalaie
)
Manager
Join Date: 
France Sockshka
(
Titouan Merloz
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2019-04-30[13]
Finland Roro
(
Mia Stellberg
)
Psychologist
Join Date: 

Former[edit]

Former Organization Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden Gorgc
(
Janne Stefanovski
)
Streamer
Join Date: 
2020-01-29[29]
Leave Date: 
2020-08-20[28]
Hungary IzpAH
(
Oliver Steer
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2019-??-??
Leave Date: 
2019-12-11
Romania ppasarel
(
Cristian Banaseanu
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2018-06-14
Leave Date: 
France 7ckngMad
(
Sébastien Debs
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2016-05-??
Leave Date: 
2018-06-04[16]
 
OG (Player)
United States the_evany
(
Evany Chang
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2015-10-31
Leave Date: 
2018-??-??

Results[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2020-09-06BA2ndA0Tier 1OMEGA League: Europe Immortal DivisionOMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division0 : 3$125,000
2019-08-25AA1stA0Tier 1The International 2019The International 20193 : 1$15,620,181
2018-08-25AA1stA0Tier 1The International 2018The International 20183 : 2$11,234,158
2017-12-10AA1stA1Tier 2MDL MacauMDL Macau2 : 0$130,000
2017-08-10GA7 - 8thA0Tier 1The International 2017The International 20170 : 2$617,198
2017-04-30AA1stA0Tier 1The Kiev Major 2017The Kiev Major 20173 : 2$1,000,000
2016-12-10AA1stA0Tier 1The Boston Major 2016The Boston Major 20163 : 1$1,000,000
2016-06-19AA1stA0Tier 1ESL One Frankfurt 2016ESL One Frankfurt 20163 : 0$157,273
2016-06-12AA1stA0Tier 1The Manila Major 2016The Manila Major 20163 : 1$1,110,000
2015-11-21AA1stA0Tier 1The Frankfurt Major 2015The Frankfurt Major 20153 : 1$1,110,000
Complete list of results in any tournament
DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. TeamVOD
2020-10-2315:00 UTCA2Tier 2ESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20201 : 2 Na`Vi
2020-10-1716:37 UTCA2Tier 2ESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20202 : 0 YeSWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
2020-10-1419:03 UTCA2Tier 2ESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20201 : 2 [A]Watch Game 1 Watch Game 2 Watch Game 3
2020-10-1014:48 UTCA2Tier 2ESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20202 : 0 Vikin.ggWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
2020-10-0618:35 UTCA2Tier 2ESL One Germany 2020ESL One Germany 20202 : 0 WinstrikeWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
2020-09-2513:26 UTCA2Tier 2OGA Dota PIT S3: Europe/CISOGA Dota PIT S3: Europe/CIS1 : 2 Na`Vi
2020-09-2417:48 UTCA2Tier 2OGA Dota PIT S3: Europe/CISOGA Dota PIT S3: Europe/CIS2 : 1 5men
2020-09-2319:57 UTCA2Tier 2OGA Dota PIT S3: Europe/CISOGA Dota PIT S3: Europe/CIS1 : 2 [A]
2020-09-0617:00 UTCA1Tier 1OMEGA League: Europe Immortal DivisionOMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division0 : 3 SecretWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2 Watch Game 3
2020-09-0613:00 UTCA1Tier 1OMEGA League: Europe Immortal DivisionOMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division2 : 0 NigmaWatch Game 1 Watch Game 2
Complete list of matches in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Logos[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • 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 "冬蟲夏草" (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.
  • They have won the inaugural Dota 2 Frankfurt Major and Manila Major, becoming the first team to repeat as champions of a Valve-sponsored Dota 2 tournament. OG's winning streak extends to also winning the Boston Major and Kiev Major as well, giving them their third and fourth Dota 2 Major championships in a row.
  • They are the only organization to have won The International from an open qualifier.[needs update]
  • They are the only organization to have won The International twice, and the first organization to win The International two years in a row.
  • OG lead Liquipedia's organization money ranking.[needs update]
  • They hold the record for most Valve-sponsored tournaments won (totaling 7).[needs update]

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 OGesports (2020-01-25). "Our carry player and Io god @anadota99 will extend his break and come back for the next season.". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 OGesports (2020-01-26). "From Boston to Shangai, @iamJERAX allowed us to write a unique story with OG. All good things come to an end, and Jesse has decided to retire from pro Dota 2. Thank you Jesse!". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  4. OGesports (2020-01-27). "Sometimes building a legacy requires to step out from the light. While still active in the roster @Ceb_dota is changing direction and will focus on helping OG players reach their potential.". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  5. 5.0 5.1 OGesports (2020-01-28). "Once a rival who lived evil he’s now a precious ally who wants his crown back.". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  6. 6.0 6.1 OGesports (2020-01-29). "Carries beware! Offlane got a lot more dangerous. Welcome to @midonedota2 as our last addition to the team!". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  7. 7.0 7.1 OGesports (2020-01-29). "We were looking for an available position 4 player to match our expectations.". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 OGesports (2020-07-25). "Ceb is back.". ogs.gg. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  9. 9.0 9.1 OGDota2 (3 January 2019). "Thank you Pajkatt !". Facebook. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Espada (2019-01-04). "Спасибо за крутое исполнение и красивые игры в стане Espada! Удачи в OG!" (in Russian). VK. Retrieved 2019-01-30.
  11. 11.0 11.1 OGDota2 (12 March 2019). "Thank You iLTW". Facebook. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 OGesports (13 March 2019). "Welcome back² @anadota99". Twitter. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  13. 13.0 13.1 OGesports (30 April 2019). "A stunning announcement.". Twitter. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  14. 14.0 14.1 OGDota2 (17 March 2018). "A change for 2018". Facebook. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 OGDota2 (28 May 2018). "A Shift for OG". Facebook. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 OGDota2 (4 June 2018). "With the European TI Qualifier fast approaching". Facebook. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  17. Sebastian "7ckingMad" Debs (2018-06-03). "From 1 to 5 : ana / TOPSON / Ceb / JerAx / N0tail. Back to business for TI qualifiers 👍". twitter.com. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 OGDota2. "A new season begins". Facebook. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  19. 19.0 19.1 OGesports (2018-11-27). "Pajkatt is officially an OG.". twitter.com.
  20. 20.0 20.1 OGDota2 (17 August 2017). "Post TI7". Facebook. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  21. 21.0 21.1 OG (2017-09-01). "The Journey Continues". Facebook. Retrieved 2017-09-01.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Xcalibur joins as sub". 25 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 OGDota2 (23 August 2016). "TI Shuffle Season: Change is Never Easy". Facebook. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  24. 24.0 24.1 SUNSfan (2016-08-25). "Welcome MoonMeander & Blitz". Digital Chaos. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 OG (2016-08-31). "New Waves". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  26. 26.00 26.01 26.02 26.03 26.04 26.05 26.06 26.07 26.08 26.09 26.10 26.11 26.12 OG Dota 2 (31 October 2015). "Monkey Business is now OG". Twitter. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  27. "OG's psychologist in finnish -notah".
  28. "parting ways with OG".
  29. "We feel the same, buddy !".