Old G Pushed Down to Lower Brackets in DPC 2023 WEU Winter Tour CQ
Ooredoo Thunders has officially qualified for the second division of the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023 Western Europe (WEU) Winter Tour following its win over Old G in the Closed Qualifiers. During the off-season, many fans of the old iteration of OG were happy to see the return of Sébastien "Ceb" Debs , Johan "N0tail" Sundstein and Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen into the Dota 2 competitive scene.
However, fans of Old G will have to wait a few more hours to see if the latter ends up making it with Ooredoo Thunders convincingly defeating the veterans with a 2-0 scoreline.
Old G drops to Lower Bracket Finals as Ooredoo Thunders qualify for Division II
While Ooredoo Thunders had an impressive run without losing a single game throughout the Closed Qualifiers, Old G were looking to give Ooredoo Thunders their first loss in the closed qualifiers.
The early game went in favor of Ooredoo Thunders, as Old G looked like it had fed kill after kill to their opponents. Additionally, Ooredoo’s early game dominance allowed its cores to be activated during the mid-game phase.
However, despite its early lead Old G managed to regain dominance all over the map as Sébastien "Ceb" Debs’s Centaur Warrunner led the charge while the duo of Volodymyr "Noone" Minenko’s Sniper & Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen’s Ancient Apparition dealt most of Old G’s damage output.
Unfortunately, Old G’s mid-game lead went to waste as Aybek "TA2000" Tokayev’s Morphling had the late game advantage as Ooredoo Thunders claimed Game One in just over 42 minutes.
The early game was stable between the two teams, as both sides were consistently killing each other off when an opportunity rises.
However going into the mid-game, TA2000’s Naga Siren was quickly amplifying his net worth which allowed him to be unstoppable in the late game. While Old G attempted to delay the game to allow their own cores to be enabled in the late game, Ooredoo Thunders’ aggression went unpunished as they rolled over the veterans of the scene dominantly in just over 34 minutes, securing the first out of two spots in Division II.
While Ooredoo Thunder have officially qualified for the Division II of the upcoming DPC 2023 WEU Winter Tour, Old G will have one more opportunity to qualify as it awaits its final opponents in the Lower Bracket finals between Team Blink & Monaspa.