Dota 2 TI10 Qualifiers: OG Survives Tundra for Possible Three-Peat

The two-time champions make it.
The two-time champions make it. OG

The Western Europe qualifiers for Dota 2 The International 10 are done and standing tall is none other than OG. The win pretty much puts everyone on notice that the two-time champion is aiming for a possible three-peat. The road however wasn’t easy for the former champions.

Since winning TI9, OG had been having problems with filling up their roster, especially after some members made the decision to leave. Just before the qualifiers, the team decided to sign up Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan.


During the Playoffs for the Western Europe qualifiers, OG was able to get 2-1 wins, first against and then versus Team Nigma. However, at the Upper Bracket Final, they couldn’t get a win against Tundra Esports.

This resulted in a rematch against Nigma in the Lower Bracket Finals. While Nigma won the first game, it was OG with SumaiL showing everyone why he is the carry player for the team. SumaiL had a total of 18 kills and 1 death in the second game while the third game saw him with 13 kills and zero deaths. The win meant that OG had a rematch with Tundra.


With momentum on the side of Tundra, OG knew that they had to work doubly hard to get to TI10. Tundra took first blood, winning the first game with an excellent performance from Leon “Nine” Kirilin. OG returned the favor with SumaiL getting 11 kills against 1 death.

Another strong performance from Nine coupled with a good showing from Oliver "skiter" Lepko pretty much guaranteed a win for the third game and a 2-1 lead. In the fourth game, OG decided to go for Templar Assassin for SumaiL and that paid off. This led to a tie and a deciding fifth game.

OG managed to grab TA for SumaiL though Tundra didn’t appear concerned. In fact, Tundra had a good start in the fifth game and even got an 11-6 lead. At around the 13-minute mark, OG forced a team fight and won. Managing to get a double damage rune for SumaiL, they then head for Roshan. The pendulum swung in favor of OG and they never looked back after that.

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