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.
Back to back!
We’re your The Internationals 2019 champions and double Aegis winners!
— OG @ #TI9 🇨🇳 (@OGesports) August 25, 2019
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:
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.