Meet WePlay! Winter Madness participants: OG
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Main August and September newsmakers, The International 2018 winners, those who made a fairytale written by their own hands come true. OG is the team that performed the real miracle at the main Dota 2 tournament of the year. Very soon they will play on WePlay! Winter Madness — and it is going to be the first event for the team after Anatan 'Ana' Fama left. Their first tournament after TI8, qualifiers to be left aside. We are proud to present these incredibly cool guys!
Per Anders 'Pajkatt' Olsson Lille
Any old folk, who have spent at least 10 hours watching competitive Dota 2 tournaments knows OG newcomer. Pajkatt plays pro-Dota ever since AllStars: in 2009 he signed his first contract with Xeo Divine, and in 2010 was already a part of GGnet team alongside KuroKy and Puppey. Switching to Dota 2 was easy: Swede made it with OK.Nirvana.int and qualified for TI1, where they finished at 7-8 places, and gained most gold during the tournament. A few months later Olsson signed for EG, played there for some time, then got back to his friends at eXperience Gaming. Partying Loda, Mirakel and Akke Anders won the BeyondTheSummit World Tour and finished second in ProDOTA World League Season 1. Next came LGD.International with MiSeRy, mousesports and Team Tinker straight to Alliance. Swedish player even spent half a year at Natus Vincere — what a career! But most important, wherever Pajkatt has played, he showed maximum skills and high-level performance multiplied by his great experience. Now Anders has a new challenge. A hardcore quest he is able to complete!
Topias 'Topson' Taavitsainen
The International 2018 main discovery. 'Arc Warden Man' from Finland. Only several TI8 viewers knew him. We bet even some commentators asked each other before PSG.LGD game: 'Who the hell is this guy and how did he manage to get to the final?' And by the way, Topias's first pro-team was Russian SFTe-sports. The second one — OG. The CIS guys totally know how to grow talents, don't they?
N0tail and Ceb found Topias: Finnish boy demolished pubs with Arc Warden, Invoker and Monkey King. Who could have thought two and a half months later Topson will rise Aegis over his head?
Sébastien '7ckngMad' (Ceb) Debs
This man won The International 2018 for his team. You may think these are loud words, but it's true. Sébastien tried everything he could with Dota 2: played, commentated, trained, analyzed, even made an organization in France. The first team to believe in Ceb was mTw. As a part of this team, he smashed the unbreakable Natus Vincere at DreamHack Summer final. Well, at The International 2012 folks screwed up as hell, the team was dismissed, so Debs joined DD.Dota, where he played alongside CIS guys Goblak and Silent. Unfortunately, they performed badly at next TI, and since that moment Ceb had to wait to come back to the main Dota event for five years. He had plenty of time: founded Sigma esports, but overestimated his opportunities, trying to do all the things himself, so Sigma.net fell apart. Then, Tal 'Fly' Aizik appeared. He invited Ceb to train OG. With him, the team literally flourished, won few majors, became one of the favourites of the next TI, but failed last season. Captains departure was to break the team completely, but Ceb again took matters into his own hands. He reassembled the squad, found a new midder with N0tail, and went to Vancouver himself as a player. What happened next you know.
Johan 'N0tail' Sundstein
One of the youngest Heroes of Newerth players calculated quickly that switching to Dota 2 will grant him lots of adventures and a bright future. Soon after, Johan was already shining on the stage as a support, hitting Fnatic.EU with his friend Tal 'Fly' Aizik. The team ranked high in numerous tournaments and in April 2013 took part in The International 2013 in Seattle, taking 8th place there. In 2014, N0tail very warmly broke up with the organization and went to Team Secret. It was not possible to linger in the Puppey team: having played there for only four months, Johan went to Cloud9, briefly played (monkey) Business and came to OG, which became a real home for him. Sundstein won many tournaments, went through a dramatic breakup with Fly, endured a tense match with Evil Geniuses in Vancouver and was able to lift the coveted trophy over his head. The Greatest!
Jesse 'JerAx' Vainikka
Like N0tail, the Finnish eportsman made a name for himself in Heroes of Newerth, but then he just decided to join the army. After serving at the Finnish fleet, Jesse switched to Dota 2, played with the local team with the funny name 4 Anchors + Sea Captain along with MATUMBAMAN and went to Team Tinker. After several months of a disappointing game from the Vainikka team, he unexpectedly found himself in the Korean organization MVP Hot6ix. The team easily made their way to TI5, but completely failed at the tournament itself, finishing last in the group and bumped off the playoffs by Invictus Gaming. JerAx left the team immediately and after a series of successful performances for 5Jungz he signed a contract with Team Liquid. Together with the 'horses', he took two-second places on Manila Major and Frankfurt Major, and after TI6 he immediately went to OG.
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