After one of the most storied, underdog runs in the history of esports, culminating with Ana, Topson, Ceb, Jerax and N0tail lifting the Aegis of Champions; European giants OG will be making their first appearance of this season in the Chongqing Major - European Qualifiers later today.
They opted to skip the Kuala Lumpur Major since they needed to “take our time off from dota/traveling, and spend time for the other things we love”. They’re finally back on the Dota Pro Circuit, but the full iteration of OG hasn’t yet returned. One of their biggest stars, carry player Anathan "ana" Pham has opted to take a longer break moving into the sub role, a decision which sees veteran carry Per Anders 'Pajkatt' Olsson Lille stepping into the carry role for the time being.
Burnout was a big problem during last year's hectic DPC season as we saw almost all top teams sit out a tournament or two due to exhaustion. With OG well rested and ready to go, the Chongqing Major - European Qualifiers are going to be a bloodbath with teams like Team Liquid, Team Secret, Alliance, NiP, and OG all vying for just 3 slots in the region.
The Chongqing Major - European Qualifiers kicks off at 07:30 PM IST | 09:00 PM SGT with OG taking on Alliance.