GAMES: OG heads to the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor
February 15, 2019 Victoria Luz
In case you missed it, OG qualifies for the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor. Is this the start of redemption?
After a series of loss in the previous qualifiers and tournaments, OG managed to bounce back. This time, the TI8 champions are back on their feet for the StarLadder Minor. The team will be heading to Kiev, Ukraine as the EU representatives this coming March 7 – 10.
To be honest, OG didn’t have a great start this DPC season. After winning The International 2018, their luck runs out. The team faced consecutive losses for the tournaments and qualifiers in just a span of 3 months. However, that did not face the champions. Despite encountering setbacks in their career, they’ve managed to stay cool and collected. And now, it seems like they’re back on track.
Recently, they lost during the EU Qualifiers for the Stockholm Major. However, they still have one last chance to the Major. And that is through winning the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor. Even though they had a shaky start, OG got invited to the closed qualifiers.
And they did show great improvements from their last matches. OG dominated during the Group Stage matches with only 1 loss. Up until the semi-finals, they showed their strength and beat Vega Squadron in the Semifinals. During the finals, they faced Alliance, a fellow TI champion. Alliance had been doing great so far, unlike OG, in the start of the DPC season. However, OG had more tricks up in their sleeves. They showed more of their out-of-the-box drafts like JerAx’ support Invoker. And surprisingly, it worked for them. They stomped Alliance, winning 3 – 0 in the Bo3 series. And that victory guaranteed them the only slot for EU to the StarLadder Minor.
OG will face 7 more teams for a chance to win the largest share of the $300,000 USD and 500 DPC points. If ever they will the tournament, they’ll be automatically head to The Stockholm Major.
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