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OG wins Dota 2’s The International 2019

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Written by Johan C on 25 August 2019

OG wrote history today in Shanghai, becoming the first team in Dota 2’s history to win The International two years in a row.


OG wrote history today in Shanghai, becoming the first team in Dota 2’s history to win The International two years in a row. OG defeated Team Liquid 3 to 1 in the tournament’s grand final at the Mercedes Benz Arena, taking home more than $15.6 millions in prize money.

After a superb 4-match Grand Final, the 2019 edition of The International declared its winner. And it’s the same team as last year: OG! OG faced Team Liquid in the event’s finals, winning against the other European team 3 to 1.

OG at the International 2019

Counted among the favorites as reigning champions, OG didn’t have a fantastic season but nevertheless earned a direct invite to The International 2019 by finishing in the top 12 of this season’s Dota Pro Circuit.
The fact that OG had a kept a few aces in their sleeves became obvious early on. The team managed to leave the Group Stage undefeated counting 6 victories and 2 draws.

Qualified in the tournament’s Upper brackets, OG faced and crushed Newbee (2-0) and Evil Geniuses (2-1) facing the other Group Winners – PSG.LGD – in the Upper Bracket Finals. After a 2-1 victory against the Chinese team, OG qualified for the Grand Finals and prepared to face Team Liquid.

Watch the last match below:

About OG

OG is one of the best Dota 2 teams in history if not the very best. Formed by former Team Secret members Tal “Fly” Aizik, Johan “Notail” Sundstein, OG was a constant presence over the years at the Dota 2 majors – winning no less than five of them. With the recent won of the 2019 International – OG became the esports team with the highest earnings from tournaments – over $33 millions US dollars.

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Johan "RetroGeek" was there, a long long time ago, back in the days of 1.6 and IceFrog. Back when DreamHack LAN parties were the coolest but still nerdiest thing around. No one knows how he decided to start writing about all that but we're grateful for it. He's know as our in-house historian and betting expert and that guy in the office that keeps saying "there's no school like old school!"

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