OG Esports Bag Kiev Minor’s Sole European Spot
Posted 14th February 2019 By: Derpina    206 Views
Esports News – Last qualifiers, BOOM ID claims the SEA spot for the Starladder ImbaTV Kiev Minor. This week, The International 8 champions, OG Esports, claims the sole spot for the European qualifiers, defeating all other participants in a convincing winning streak.
OG concluded the Minor European qualifiers after defeating Alliance 3-0 straight in the grand finals. All three matches ended in under 30 minutes, one of their most impressive records in Dota 2 history.
OG cornered Alliance in the first round by resorting to their fountain by minute 9 in the first game. Things got quickly out of hand for Alliance who had their backs against the enemy. OG then took the second match once again, getting the early lead to maintain control from start to end. The main move responsible for the lead was Sébastien “7ckngMad” Debs’ impressive performance using the hero Magnus.
Alliance tried to get back on their feet in the third round to avoid elimination. They took a slight advantage and an early lead during the first half of the game, but failed to maintain their position 19 minutes in. Later on, OG closed the match and cemented their position in the upcoming Starladder Minor.
OG’s Dota 2 standings
Despite their success at the Starladder ImbaTV Kiev European qualifiers, The International 8 championship team struggles to find their balance this DPC season. They took a break after their success at TI8, missing out the first half of the DPC 2018-2019 tournaments. OG did not attend the prestigious Chongqing Major and only settled for the Bucharest Minor. They concluded the said tournament with a disappointing 5-6th place finish.
The next set of DPC events following Chongqing and Bucharest was even bigger. But once again, OG struggled to come on top. They even failed to secure one of the three available spots for the DreamLeague Season 11 Stockholm Major.
After this qualification, OG still needs to accumulate as many DPC rankings to have a shot for TI9. At present, they sit in the 26th place of the leaderboard with only 24 points under their name. Only the top 12 dominating teams will receive an official and direct invite to TI9, and there are two more DPC tournaments left after the Stockholm Major and Kiev Minor.