Chapter 1: The Last Major.
The DPC season takes no break as we head towards a busy schedule of qualifier rounds starting yesterday! And what better way to start it off with OG versus the second placed team in Paris Major, Team Liquid.
Of course, as you may have known, OG lost against Liquid in the lower brackets last week, sending them out of the major rather early. In other words, OG has not qualified to TI9 yet as they only have 948 DPC points.
Chapter 2: Revenge Game.
Coming into the EU qualifiers, OG is definitely looking to avenge their loss and what better way to make it all look even better with a comeback? But let’s start from the beginning.
OG had a decent lane and early game against Liquid, as they even killed Miracle’s Morphling 3 times in just 4 minutes into the game. Of course, it’s a big shutdown as Liquid’s strategy has always been to make Miracle their only requirement to win the game, aka give Miracle the best possible lane, midgame and he will carry you in the late game. Thus, OG had it all figured out, as they shut down Miracle so hard.
However, despite their efforts, it all went to waste in midgame, when OG’s cores Void and Lina gets teamwiped. While they managed to kill Miracle, it was not worth the cause. The constant massacres kept raging on as both sides catch each other out several times. Mind_Control’s clutch Blackholes definitely won them several fights against OG.
Chapter 3: Ceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeb!!
At times like these, Ceb, OG’s offlane Magnus, is just what OG needed to turn the tides in their favor! Ceb was always at the back, waiting for that right moment to land an epic RP that would win them the fight.
Because RP pierces BKB, Mind_Control’s Enigma BKB is useless. Whenever Enigma lands a decent blackhole, that’s when you can expect Ceb to blink right behind Enigma to stop his blackhole, while his team do the killing and cleans Liquid up!
This undefeatable combo from the boys in OG, really put this game in the bag. Just like that, this single game is all it takes for OG to take revenge for their earlier loss.
Chapter 4: Rough Time.
The EU qualifiers have just gotten bad to worse, as the 8 teams fight among themselves for only 3 slots. This time, we have Funn1k , the former Navi player, finally getting back into the pro scene after almost 5 years! He’s playing in Aachen City Esports. Then there’s TI3 Champion, EGM playing in Team Singularity. Of course, let’s not count out Secret, the 2-times major champion, Secret, Liquid and OG!
Chapter 5: Invited to TI9?
As of now, OG only has 948 points in the DPC rankings, putting them at the tenth spot. Assuming no other team besides the top 8 wins the last major, OG is most likely to go to TI9 already. Stay tuned.