OG Esports have decided to rebuild with a young roster meant for the future. The announcement of Johan “N0tail” Sundstein’s break from competitive Dota 2 leaves large holes in the OG Esports roster, and they have opted to build around young players with Mikhail “Misha” Agatov at their helm.
“Winning is a consequence, not an objective”-@Ceb
A chapter closes, a new one is just starting.
We have chosen to bring fresh talent into the Dota scene for the new iteration of OG.
— OG (@OGesports) November 21, 2021
OG’s new beginning and rebuild
With the departure of Sébastien “Ceb” Debs, Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, and N0tail, the core players that made up OG Esports are now no longer there. In the place of such legends, OG has decided to field a roster of developmental players. The team has two veterans at its head. First, Misha, who was OG Esports’ head coach for the duration of the Western Europe regional qualifier up to The International 10. Juan M.R. Luna, the CEO of OG Esports, told Upcomer that Misha was being mentored the previous season to take over the team during TI 10.
Tommy “Taiga” Le is another veteran getting added to the team. The long-time Team Liquid soft support is one of the best players in Europe and will bring his talents over the OG for this 2021-2022 season. Taiga will probably serve as a co-captain as Misha heads the team.
The three other additions to OG Esports’ roster are lower-division players. Most of these players are extremely young — Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf and Bozhidar “bzm” Bogdanov both used to play for lower-division team Creepwave. ATF is well known as one of the new up-and-coming offlaners in the scene. His Timbersaw has left a mark in Western European pubs. The carry player for the new OG Esports roster is another unknown, Artem “Yuragi” Golubiev. He previously played for Unique.gg and has participated in many Tier 3 tournaments.
While this OG Esports roster might not do a lot of winning in the near future, they have the backing of Ceb and N0tail in the background to help them grow.