OG's Lineup for the Berlin Major 2023 Is Affected by Visa Issues

Dhruv Saikia
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>OG Misha at The International 12</p></div>
OG Misha at The International 12


The Berlin Major 2023 featuring the best teams from every region, with a prize pool of $500,000 USD and 2700 DPC Points, starts on 26th April.
OG had a miraculous run in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) Tour 2: Division I to secure its slot for the Berlin Major 2023.
Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin, Evgenii "Chu" Makarov, and Mikhail "Misha" Agatov are unable to make it for the Berlin Major 2023 due to visa issues.

The Berlin Major 2023 is about to begin, featuring the best Dota 2 teams from around the world, including Shopify Rebellion, Team Liquid, Gaimin Gladiators, and PSG.LGD, among others. OG had a tough time making it to the tournament, having to win tiebreakers to secure its slot. However, the team’s path to glory will be even more challenging, as three of its players, Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin, Evgenii "Chu" Makarov, and Mikhail "Misha" Agatov will not be able to make it to the tournament due to visa issues. While the team has managed to arrange for players to stand in for DM and Chu, there have been no confirmations about a replacement for Misha as the coach for the team.

Mind Control and Kitrak to replace DM and Chu in OG's lineup

OG's offlaner DM and support player Chu will be replaced by Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov and Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi respectively. Both players have extensive experience in the Dota 2 competitive scene, with MinD_ContRoL being a part of Nigma Galaxy and Kitrak from Old G. However, their integration into the team may prove to be challenging, as the players have not played with each other in previous tournaments.

OG had a relatively impressive run at Dreamleague Season 19, making it to the second group stage before being eliminated prior to the playoffs. Moving forward to the Berlin Major 2023, the two stand-ins may prove to be a challenge for the team in performing well.

After the addition of both MinD_ContRoL and Kitrak, OG’s lineup will be:

Artem "Yuragi" Golubiev

Bozhidar "bzm" Bogdanov

Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov

Tommy "Taiga" Le

Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi

OG's fans will have to wait and watch the team in action. There is uncertainty surrounding the team's performance due to the recent visa issues and the new players joining the lineup. However, OG has a history of performing well in high-pressure situations and has proven itself to be one of the best teams in the Dota 2 competitive scene. It remains to be seen how OG will fare at The Berlin Major 2023, but one thing is for sure: the tournament will be a thrilling experience for Dota 2 fans around the world. Catch the first games of the tournament, starting at 18:00 (SGT). 

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.