OG has swept the ESL One Los Angeles Major open qualifiers with little or challenges against their opponents.
The defending International champion also has double joy as its secondary roaster made the cut in Dota 2.
After the movement of Syed “SumaiL” Hassan, Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng, and Martin “Saksa” Sazdov to the main roster, they went past their respective opponents without breaking a sweat.
In their first showing outside of pub matches, they played with cohesiveness as they looked like a well-oiled machine.
Their match against Team Vrkolak was their longest of the entire tournament that lasted 31 minutes. With their feat, no team could withstand OG’s assault as they managed to stack up 63 kills against Vrkolak within the limited time frame.
They progressed to the next round after Saksa, and Johan “N0tail” Sundstein combined for 67 assists while MidOne had 21 kills.
During the second round, Unholy had an even worse time. N0tail was tied for most of the kills on OG with eight to his credit with Nature’s Prophet, making him a threat. As a result, the enemy was forced to focus more resources on, opening the door for SumaiL’s Sven to cause the damage.
After progressing to the final, OG secured an early 38-12 victory against Tempo through SumaiL Morphling and MidOne Enchantress core with Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen playing Void Spirit. With the game plan, they dominated as Topson carried on Void Spirit while SumaiL held out with Troll Warlord.
With OG having it easy on the side of their bracket, their secondary roaster, OG. Seed didn’t have it easy against Seed.
With GODSENT sent packing early by Chicken Fighters, Seed didn’t break a sweat as well in their bracket due to a disqualification and a quick 15-minute win.
But they had to battle via another roster filled with competent professionals, things turning out to be a bloodbath for the last qualifying spot.
But all thanks to Omar “Madara” Dabachach and Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin, who steadied the ship for Seed during a tight opening game that had a lot of team fights.
During the second game, CF had a much better laning stage, making Charlie “CharlieDota” Arat use strong Naga Siren and Ondřej “Supream^” Štarha in destroying with Templar Assassin. They tried to semi-run it back in the deciding game by giving Supream^ TA again while Charlie went for Bloodseeker and Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev chose Grimstroke.
The tactic was effective as Seed lost heroes early. However, the Io-Slark combo was too strong in the late-game, pushing them into the closed European qualifiers.
With this development, the two rosters will be fighting for one of the three spots at the ESL One Los Angeles Major available for the EU.
Although it’s only a roaster from any organization that is allowed to make it to The International, both rosters have made it into the Major, which still pays off for them.
Written by: Oladipupo Mojeed