Another unfortunate series for OG as Vega Squadron eliminates them in a doe-or-die Bo1 match!
Unfortunately, the former TI8 champions didn’t make a breakthrough in The Stockholm Major EU Qualifiers. Despite having a strong start in the group stage that seeded them into the Upper Bracket, it wasn’t enough. EU Qualifiers had 3 available slots for The Stockholm Major. And with Team Secret and Ninjas in Pyjamas secured, OG hoped to be the third team to qualify.
— OG (@OGesports) February 6, 2019
Before that, OG faced NiP in the Upper Bracket. Winner gets to secure the first spot to The Stockholm Major. Even with their odd yet strong combos, NiP seems to have read right through them. However, their Lich and Grimstroke pick lost it’s potential in the late game. Also, NiP proved to be the better them as the game prolonged. And after losing the Game 2 over NiP, OG had to play in the Lower Bracket and win consecutively.
So if you look at first, OG’s only problem in the Lower Bracket is Team Liquid. But during their first round, Vega Squadron caused quite an upset to OG. It was a Bo3 match and losing it could have OG eliminated from the qualifiers. OG drafted again with their Chen and Shadow Demon combo but it proved worthless in the late game. Their Anti-Mage came online too late and Vega’s Kunkka was too much too handle for them. Of course, it happened at Game 2 as well. It seemed that Vega outdrafted them, OG having questionable picks and bans in the series.
With OG’s elimination from The Stockholm Major qualifiers, they only have one chance left to qualify for the Major. They must win the Starladder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor for which they have to qualify first.
In speaking of the qualifiers, joining NiP and Team Secret at The Stockholm Major is Team Liquid. They’ll be joining the rest of the 13 teams in a chance to win the lion’s share of the $1,000,000 USD prize pool and 15,000 DPC points in March 2019.
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