OG is now officially the first ever two-time AND back to back champions of DOTA2’s annual The International, otherwise known as TI. The team took home a whopping USD15.6 Million from the USD34.2 Million prize pool.
OG bested Team Liquid in a best of 5, by winning 3 consecutive games after a first loss. Comprised of ana, Topson, Ceb, JerAx, and N0tail – the same exact roster from TI8, made their doubters believe that they are the force to be reckoned with in the sport, as they make sure each winning game ends up with a Godlike spree for their mid – Topson.
The team claimed the aegis. for the 2nd time, with the very bold strategy which had everybody turn their heads with a question mark – a carry Io, otherwise known as a position 5 support.
On a side note, homegrown team TNC Predator placed 9th as they fall out of the Upper bracket, and fall off the charts after losing to Team Liquid.
Next year, DOTA2 celebrates a momentous The International on its decade long run to be held in Stockholm, Sweden. Will OG still rampage onto a 3-peat win? Or will another team finally dethrone what seems to be a powerhouse cast. See you in TI10!