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OG Secures Top 4 at ESL One Malaysia 2022

Ammar Aryani
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Highlights
OG faced off against South American darkhorse Thunder Awaken on Day Two of the Playoffs stage.
Despite Thunder Awaken's valiant efforts, the team were unfortunately unable to continue its journey at ESL One Malaysia.
OG will face Fnatic in the Lower Brackets semifinals later today.

It is the second day of ESL One Malaysia 2022, and the first series of the day saw an epic elimination match , as the in-form OG faced off against Thunder Awaken in a best of three. Despite its best efforts, Thunder Awaken will bow out of the tournament with a Top 6 finish as they were eliminated by OG.

As the winner of the series, OG will face Fnatic in the Lower Bracket Semifinals as it will look to recreate its performance from this series later today after the Upper Bracket Finals between Team Secret and Team Aster.

OG VS Thunder Awaken: Match Recap

Going into the match, OG looked to be the overwhelming favorites despite playing with a stand-in. On the other hand, Thunder Awaken were looking to continue its impressive run of form in the tournament.

OG vs Thunder Awaken - Game One

Despite a draft full of push potential with the Nature's Prophet, Tiny and Timbersaw for Thunder Awaken, OG had the answers to counter the draft in the form of Outworld Devourer and Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf on Mars.

Thunder Awaken's draft manages to stabilize its early game advantage as it manages to secure kills onto OG's heroes. However, clutch plays from the Mars as well as OD saving its teammates, while also cleaning off Thunder Awaken's heroes. The game ends at the 44th minute mark as OG secures the game one in stunning fashion.

OG vs Thunder Awaken - Game Two

Game two saw Thunder Awaken drafting a more aggressive draft of Kunkka,Tiny and Snapfire while OG drafted Clockwerk,Razor, Storm Spirit and the Templar Assassin - Io combo.

Thunder Awaken tries to secure an early lead in the game, this time it is Evgenii "Chuvash" Makarov performing on the Clockwerk as he catches off many of Thunder Awaken's heroes as they dominate the early game. However, Thunder Awaken fought back hard in response to OG's aggression, picking off Artem "Yuragi" Golubiev on the Templar Assassin and bringing the fight to them.

In the late game, the game was fully in Thunder Awaken's hands as Crhistian "Pakazs" Casanova's Morphling secures the game two in a spectacular comeback at the 45th minute mark.

OG vs Thunder Awaken - Game Three

The game three decider saw Thunder Awaken drafted Kunkka, Mars and Terrorblade for the core lineup while OG decided to run back ATF's Mars while picking up Ember Spirit and Queen of Pain (QOP).

While the early game was decent for both teams, Thunder Awaken had the slight advantage as it managed to commit full aggression onto OG, while Pakazs on the Terrorblade managed to farm freely. Despite OG's advantage in the mid-game, Thunder Awaken refused to yield as they tried to claw their way back into the game with Pakazs over performing during a teamfight at the Roshan pit. Unfortunately for them, it was not enough as OG secured the game three in dominating fashion.

As the winner of the series, OG will face Fnatic in a rematch in the Lower Bracket Semifinals as it will look to recreate its performance from this series later today after the Upper Bracket Finals between Team Secret and Team Aster.


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Ammar is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. When he's not covering Dota 2 tournaments, he enjoys streaming or watching other esports titles like Valorant or LoL.


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