In yet another shocking elimination, OG has been knocked out of the tournament following their defeat against Natus Vincere. They faced the CIS team, that recently acquired the FlyToMoon roster, in the Lower Bracket Round 2 where they could not put in the required effort in the absence of star player Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen.
Too Hard For OG withOGout Topson
OG had to contest in this tournament without Topson as the latter was blessed with a baby girl earlier this month. In his absence from the squad, their coach Titouan "Sockshka" Merloz stood in for the team. Now, OG was in a dilemma regarding which player to put in the mid lane as Sockshka has always played the position 5 role for OG as a stand-in. Perhaps to relive his old days as a carry player, captain Johan "N0tail" Sundstein took the responsibility of the mid position while Sockshka played the support role.
OG lost to Alliance in their opening series and fell down to the lower bracket. They won against 5men in their lower bracket match, moving on to the next round where they faced Natus Vincere. Natus Vincere, as a full roster, outdid OG and knocked them out of the tournament.
One thing that really fascinated every OG fan was N0tail picking up unorthodox mid lane heroes like Oracle, Earth Spirit and Abaddon. It seemed as if he was playing carry on support heroes. Though he mostly lost the mid matchup, OG put up a strong fight against all its opponents taking both their series to a full 3 games. They also drafted around MidOne in all their games but Topson’s unavailability proved to be the critical factor in OG’s losses.
Topson will probably be available in the next tournament for OG which is ESL One Germany 2020. They will look to regroup and aim to beat the current supergiants of Europe region, the insurmountable Team Secret.