OG’s Road to Redemption in European Qualifiers for StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor
After a strong start in the DreamLeague Season 11 European qualifiers, OG faced a setback. However, they didn’t give up and fought their way back into contention for the Major.
Invited to compete in the European qualifiers for the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor, OG found themselves up against tough competition such as Alliance and Vega Squadron. The battle to represent the stacked European region became even harder.
OG had an impressive 3-1 record in the group stage, splitting a series with Kaban on their way to the playoffs.
In the playoffs, OG faced off against Vega, the team that had eliminated them from the DreamLeague qualifier. They exacted their revenge with a 2-0 sweep, knocking Vega out of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Alliance also made it to the grand finals after sweeping Kaban, but they couldn’t stand up against the revitalized OG.
Alliance struggled as they lost game one and game two didn’t offer much hope either. In game three, they attempted a comeback, but OG proved to be too strong. Alliance was eliminated as OG secured a dominant 3-0 win and secured their spot in the StarLadder Minor.
In South America, the bracket saw a major shakeup right from the start. With only four teams competing for the region’s spot in the Minor, Thunder Predator seemed like the favorite. However, the newly formed Team Odd took them down in a pair of intense matches.
Odd is a CIS region team, but their first move as an organization was to sign the roster of the disbanded Playmakers Esports. As Playmakers was based in Peru, the roster was able to compete in the SA qualifier.
After sweeping Thunder Predator, Odd went on to do the same to rei do picolé in both the upper bracket finals and grand finals. They completed a perfect 6-0 run and will now compete in their first Dota Pro Circuit event under their new banner.
The StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor will take place from Mar. 7 to 10, featuring eight teams competing for a share of $300,000, 500 Pro Circuit Points, and the last spot in the DreamLeague Season 11 Stockholm Major.