Dota 2 Team OG Parts Ways With OG Seed

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Saying goodbye to a good team.
Saying goodbye to a good team. OG

Dota 2 team OG announced that they have officially parted ways with OG Seed. While the move is rather expected, what is surprising is how early it was made. For those following the Dota 2 esports scene, OG Seed was created a few months after OG’s historic win at the International 2019.

According to OG, the goal of this particular project was to mentor another Dota team and share with them the knowledge accumulated by OG through its years of competing. In addition, the plan was also to give OG Seed a solid foundation by giving them the needed tools in order to help them improve.

OG Seed was officially created on November 27, 2019, with the roster being composed of:

  • Omar “Madara” Dabachach
  • Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin
  • Andreas “Xibbe” Ragnemalm
  • Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman
  • Petu “Peksu” Vaatainen

Since then, OG Seed has taken part in different Tier 2 and Tier 3 Dota 2 tournaments. Its record so far includes 2nd place finishes at the Dota Summit 2, Maincast Winter Brawl, and Cup: Spring Series – EU.

For both OG and OG Seed, everything appeared to be going fine until the Covid-19 pandemic happened. Not only did the pandemic result in The International 10 being cancelled, but the rest of the DPC Season being cancelled as well.

In a post, OG admitted that they knew from the start that it wouldn’t be possible for the two teams to take part in TI10 under one organization. With the different tournaments making the shift to regional tournaments, OG revealed that ”having two rosters competing in the same tournament created a potential conflict of interest.” OG said that they tried to work with other teams, along with different tournament organizers, in order to find a solution. However, by then it was clear that it was too early to have a multi-team ownership.

OG ended by saying that they are thanking OG Seed “for all their great work, commitment, and friendship,” and added that they are “extremely proud to see how they’ve evolved and how much progress they’ve made.” OG has invited other organizations to sign this amazing group of players for their own rosters.

With this change, hopefully OG will be able to focus more on tournaments moving forward. So far, the new roster has been doing relatively well and are aiming to improve their standing in future tournaments.

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