OG Touches Down at Their New Bootcamp in Denmark
OG, the two-time champions of The International (TI) have arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, for their new bootcamp ahead of a crucial TI10 qualifier run. OG Captain Johan "N0tail" Sundstein and carry Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan arrived first last week, followed by the rest of the squad earlier on Monday, the organization announced via its Twitter handle. Now that the stacked TI10 Western Europe (WEU) qualifier is just about ten days away, OG will be looking forward to some rigorous preparations, plans, and developing their coordination.
OG gives a peek of its new Copenhagen bootcamp
OG’s manager, Valter “Shootsgud” Gomes, gave a glimpse of the team house in Copenhagen. Among the rooms he showed were the kitchen, the living room, and the type of bedrooms where the players would stay.
OG has been quite active in updating its fans about what its players have been up to at this new bootcamp on Twitter lately. Players appear to be enjoying checking out memes and a new haircut for Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen while hitting Dota 2 pubs.
The team's previous bootcamps for the DPC regional leagues were held at captain N0tail's 17 bedroom mansion in Lisbon, Portugal. OG initially stated that “for a change of scenery,” they had shifted to Copenhagen for their new bootcamp and were now hoping for Denmark to be a "lucky charm" for the Dota 2 team.
OG has not been on top of their game in the last year, and the two previous DPC seasons illustrate that. A poor performance in the first DPC season prevented them from qualifying for the Singapore Major. Following this result, Carry Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng parted ways with the team after serving OG for 14 months. Anathan "ana" Pham replaced him, but the change did not pay off as OG failed to qualify for the WePlay AniMajor and also barely avoided relegation. Ana, who was not in the best of form, retired from competitive Dota 2 as he left OG ahead of this TI10 qualifier. SumaiL now occupies his carry space.
A fourth-place finish in the recently concluded ESL One Summer 2021 was a reasonable showing for OG in their debut event with SumaiL. In the TI10 WEU qualifier, OG will still have to put forth more effort to surpass formidable competitors in Teams Nigma, Team Liquid, and Tundra Esports, who are all going to come well prepared.
TI10 qualifier begins on July 7, 2021, and will run until July 10 to determine the final European team to qualify for the grandest Dota 2 tournament. OG’s first series will be against Lower Division toppers, Vikin.gg.