Notail Explains How OG Discovered Miracle

Dorjee Palzang
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Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi, a Dota 2 legend, was scouted by OG captain Johan "N0tail" Sundstein in 2015. His YouTube highlights caught Notail's attention, leading to a pivotal decision for both player and team
Notail admired Miracle-'s promising gameplay showcased in YouTube highlights and speculated that Miracle's sibling might have influenced his choice to join OG. The team's willingness to give an unknown player a shot played a crucial role
Miracle- and OG's synergy has been a remarkable success story. His exceptional skills, coupled with OG's teamwork and leadership under Notail, led to multiple championships

Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi, TI champion and professional Dota 2 player, is one of the most well-known and successful Dota 2 players of all time. He is known for his versatility, insane mechanical skills, and game-changing performances.

Miracle- was scouted by OG captain Johan "N0tail" Sundstein in 2015 and became a superstar. But what were the circumstances that led to his meteoric rise, and why did he ultimately choose to align himself with OG, a team synonymous with Dota 2 greatness?

Notail talks about Miracle

During a recent Twitch stream, Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski, a prominent Dota 2 streamer, seized the opportunity to question N0tail about the recruitment of Miracle-. N0tail candidly acknowledged his fascination with Miracle-'s YouTube highlights, which vividly showcased the player's exceptional skills and potential. Furthermore, N0tail speculated that Miracle-'s sibling might have played a role in influencing his choice to join OG.

According to N0tail, "Three or more teams were looking at him, talking to him. Yeah, but after TI, I think everybody who saw like YouTube highlights and it was like looks like a super promising player like looks super good."

However, N0tail's decision to acquire Miracle- was not solely based on flashy plays. He held in high regard Miracle-'s upbeat attitude, collaborative spirit, and capacity for versatility. These qualities, coupled with Miracle-'s mechanical mastery and innate game sense, rendered him an ideal asset for the team. N0tail firmly believed that these attributes underpinned Miracle-'s effectiveness within OG.

What made Miracle pick OG above other great teams?

What prompted Miracle- to choose OG over other elite teams? Multiple factors came into play. Foremost among them was OG's willingness to provide him with an opportunity, despite his relative obscurity in the competitive scene at the time. This gesture of faith resonated deeply with Miracle-, affirming OG's recognition of his potential and talent.

N0tail's leadership and emphasis on teamwork also significantly influenced Miracle-'s decision. He perceived OG as a team capable of cultivating a supportive and nurturing environment, ideal for his continued growth and development.

Lastly, Miracle- was captivated by OG's distinctive playstyle. OG's aggressive and unpredictable approach to the game perfectly complemented Miracle-'s strengths and preferences, making it an ideal fit for his explosive talents.

Miracle- and OG were a fantastic fit. Miracle- is a top Dota 2 player, and OG is a top squad. Miracle- has accomplished much with OG. He helped the team win The Frankfurt Major 2015, DreamLeague Season 4, DreamLeague Season 5, The Manila Major 2016 and ESL One Frankfurt 2016. He would later move to Team Liquid to achieve bigger and better things.

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Dorjee is an avid Dota enthusiast, he has been playing the game since it was just a map in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne back in 2009, he transitioned to Dota 2 in 2014 and can't stop playing ever since!

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