Back-to-back TI champions OG has taken an extended break following the team’s historic win at TI9. After skipping the first major of the season, OG will now take the step of signing five new players to play in OG.Seed, a new team to be coached by the main squad.
The roster consists of players who have played at a high level in the past but have never reached the top of the game, always lingering around the tier 2 scene. This is a huge step forward for the tier 2 scene, with Valve not offering a lot in terms of support, it looks as if OG have taken matters into their own hands.
It’s been an incredible couple of years for us at OG.
It's now time to unveil what's coming next for us!
— OG (@OGesports) November 27, 2019
Greek/UK based carry player Omar “Madara” Dabachach is the first name in the team, formerly of Ad Finem and Vega Squadron fame. He previously faced OG in the grand final of the Boston Major in 2016 and now joins their ranks as a member of the Seed roster.
Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin joins after leaving GODSENT, the Swedish organization that had bought out his previous team, The Final Tribe in September this year. The mid-laner has spent time playing in North America with Complexity with his last major appearance being at the Manila Major in 2016.
Andreas “Xibbe” Ragnemalm also joins from GODSENT, the first professional team for the 25-year-old offlaner. He will be hoping to emulate the success of the main OG squad offlaner Ceb.
American four-position Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman is widely regarded as one of the best players in NA in his position and after five years with Complexity, he is now looking to hone his skills in Europe. His last major appearance was also at the Boston Major.
Last but not least is Petu “Peksu” Vaatainen, the Finnish hard support previously played on Singularity and has previously played with Madara on Vega Squadron. He will be looking to prove himself on a roster full of talent.
The roster will be taking part in the open qualifiers for the second major of the season starting on November 28 against powerhouse teams such as Nigma and Team Secret.
Adam is currently studying for his master’s degree in esports at Staffordshire University after graduating in BA (Hons) Games Journalism and PR.He started playing Dota 2 in 2014 and has since fallen in love with esports. Adam contributes to Level Push's Dota 2 and CS:GO sections.