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Gorgc Reveals Why he Left OG in 2020

Ammar Aryani
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Back in early 2020, popular Dota 2 streamer Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski was signed by OG as a content creator.
However, 8 months later both parties decided to part ways due to conflicting interests.
Gorgc noted that organizations co-owning the events during COVID-19 caused OG to part ways with him.

During a recent livestream, current Team Bald Reborn captain & popular livestreamer Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski recently revealed the main reason behind his departure from OG as a content creator. 

Back in early 2020, OG welcomed Gorgc as its newest content creator however eight months later Gorgc announced that he had parted ways with the two-time TI (The International) winner organization following a conflict of streaming interest regarding organizations co-owning the events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"They didn't want me to watch the tournaments when they were the co-owners" - Gorgc explains his departure from OG

In Gorgc’s latest livestream, one of his live viewers asked a question about his departure from OG as a content creator back in late 2020. While Gorgc stated that he had pointed out his reasons in a blogpost back in 2020, he went on to explain the full version of the story.

Gorgc started off by saying the incident started during the start of the COVID pandemic, as the regional leagues were forced to a halt. He then went on to talk about the reason behind his departure, which was organizations co-owning the events during the pandemic such as the Omega League back in 2020.

“Basically, the crux of the story was, there was a little bit more that happened behind the scenes. COVID-19 happened, and all of a sudden, all the teams wanted to be the co-owners of the tournaments. It's kinda what happened. They structured the tournaments differently, where the teams co-own the new events, like OMEGA leagues.”

Gorgc then noted that OG did not want him to stream the tournament games at the time, since it would be seen as a direct competitor to the tournament’s viewership ratings. While co-streaming was not a thing at the time, Gorgc stated that the conflict of interest prompted his decision to depart from the organization.

“And there was a conflict of interest when I was watching the competitions, and they didn't want me to watch the tournaments if they were the owners. Back in the day, it was different. Co-streaming wasn't thought of yet, which I think is great. It should be thought of, obviously. And basically, there was nothing for me to do on OG anymore because my thing was watching tournaments. Because I didn't do anything else, there was COVID. What the f**k am I going to do? What kind of content?”

Streamers livestreaming official tournament games nowadays is a normal occurrence, as the streamers would have to follow the broadcast guidelines given by the official tournament organizers to avoid viewership competition. However, there have been instances where streamers would often have more overall viewership than the official tournament channels.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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