- March 17, 2018
Not content with merely topping Regional Qualifiers anymore, the OG Dota 2 squad have decided to shake up their roster and part ways with their offseason addition Roman ‘Resolut1on‘ Fominok.
A change for 2018.
— OG (@OGesports) March 17, 2018
As a result of making the move after the roster lock, the OG Dota 2 squad will receive a hefty penalty. They will now receive fewer Qualifying Points for any Top 4 placements in Pro Circuit tournaments going forward. Not only that, but they will also have to play in the Open Qualifiers to earn a slot at The International 8 later this year.
Sébastien ‘7ckngMad‘ Debs will play in Resolut1on’s stead for the meantime.
A Failed Resolut1on
After a Top 8 finish at The International 7, the OG Dota 2 squad decided to make a change. They bid farewell to the rookie phenom Anathan ‘ana‘ Pham and picked up Resolut1on. Many applauded OG for the move, with some going as far as to say that they were going to be even better. But, that wasn’t exactly the case as OG initially struggled to qualify for Pro Circuit events. Although OG eventually began to pick up steam in November with a win at MDL Macau, as well as consecutive Top 4 finishes at the Summit 8 and Captain’s Draft Minor, in addition to topping all the Regional Qualifiers they have played in since, OG stumbled yet again at ESL One Katowice and the Bucharest Major where they fell well short of a spot in the playoffs.
Resolut1on played in a total of 148 games during his 8-month stint with the OG Dota 2 squad. He posted an average KDA of 7.26, which is tops among all pro players with at least 100 games since September 2017. He is currently teamless.
The new-look albeit temporary OG Dota 2 squad are set to make their Pro Circuit LAN debut at the DreamLeague Season 9 Minor on March 20-25.
What do you think of the OG Dota 2 squad’s latest move? Which other struggling teams do you think will follow suit and take the risk? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.