Old G Dominates in DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division II Debut

Dhruv Saikia
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Ceb at The International 9&nbsp;</p></div>
Ceb at The International 9&nbsp;


Old G featuring veteran TI champions Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen and Sébastien "Ceb" Debs debuted in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) 2023 Tour 2: Division II against Into The Breach
Old G secured a dominant 2-0 victory over ITB in this series

The Dota 2 Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) 2023 Tour 2: Division II began today with a slate of exciting matches. One game that fans eagerly anticipated was the second game of the day, featuring Old G. The team boasts two players from the older two-time TI-winning OG roster: Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen and Sébastien "Ceb" Debs, and their performance in this tournament will be closely watched by fans and analysts alike. With other stellar teams such as Alliance, Secret, and Into The Breach competing in the tournament, the DPC WEU 2023: Tour 2: Division II is certainly going to be riveting to follow.

Old G’s Dominates Into The Breach to Secure 2-0 Victory

Old G has had a mixed run of form in recent months, with some impressive victories and some disappointing losses. However, it managed to qualify for the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division II, after adding Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok and Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi to its lineup following a disappointing Tour 1. 

Game 1:

Old G kicked off the series with Topson on his signature mid-lane Oracle dominating his lane. With the help of some key rotations from Ceb on Clockwerk, the Finnish midlaner completely shut down Ondřej "Supream^" Štarha’s Storm Spirit killing him twice before the five-minute mark and kicking Old G’s snowball.

With Resolut1on and Volodymyr "No[o]ne-" Minenko also doing very well in the laning phase, Old G had no problems in just mowing down objectives and easily claiming the Game 1 victory in just over 25 minutes.

Game 2:

The second game was also yet another stomp in the favor of Old G. Topson, who has been pioneering Bloodstone Zeus in his ranked games, got his hands on the hero and ripped apart Into the Breach in the early game, allowing his two other cores Resolut1on and No[o]ne- to basically free farm the entirety of the map.

With an overwhelming 18k net worth advantage by the 28-minute mark, Old G just marched down the lanes and carved apart Into the Breach to secure the second game victory and the series.

Following the victory, Ceb explained that Old G has been taking the preparation for this tour much more seriously than the previous tour. “We have been scrimmaging and we have been studying how these scrims are going, looking at replays and trying to improve together. So I guess it is kind of similar to what the other teams go through. Scrims, analyze scrims, work on mistakes, improve, and repeat. No boot camps, just online. For now, that’s it,” he said.

Old G goes to the top of the Group Stage table alongside Ancient Tribe. However, it is still early stages and there is a long road ahead before the team can think of promotion to Division 1. Overall, the team’s performance in this tour will be crucial for the team's momentum and morale leading up to The International 12 (TI12). 

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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.