What an adventure it has been !
After last year’s victory at The International 2019, we decided to get started on a project that we were super excited about: the creation of OG Seed .
We wanted to mentor another Dota team, share the knowledge that we have accumulated throughout all these years of competition, and help them build a solid foundation by providing them with the necessary tools to help them improve.
Because of unforeseen situations (the devastating Covid-19 pandemic), The International 10 was postponed, and the competitive calendar for the rest of the year became unclear. We always knew the two rosters would not be able to compete in TI10 under OG, but as the new calendar started shaping into regional tournaments, we saw that having two rosters competing in the same tournament created a potential conflict of interest. We worked with other teams and Tournament Organizers to try to find a solution, but despite our efforts, we realized that it was still probably a little too soon to try to properly implement multi-team ownership.
When we learned that OG Seed would not be able to compete in the same tournaments as OG, we sat down with them and mutually decided that we would give OG Seed a 30-days notice before releasing them (1st July 2020), and use this month to help them find a great new home. All of us at OG would like to thank them for all their great work, commitment and friendship. We are extremely proud to see how they’ve evolved and how much progress they’ve made.
- Thank you, Madara , for your insane Wraith King builds defying death itself and carrying us through tough games.
- Thank you, Chessie, for how you warned us about the distortions that you’ve noticed in the void and for your crazy Aether Remnant plays.
- Thank you, Xibbe , for keeping both your teammates and the audience hydrated with your Cinder Brew rounds.
- Thank you Zfreek , for blessing us with your Divine Favors anytime we needed a hand.
- Thank you Peksu , for being such a great captain, and for bringing your own Chilling Touch to this whole project.
- And last but not least, thank you Bonkers , the team’s manager, for being a wonderful guy to work with.
Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to: OG Seed
We say it often, but every time we look back at our achievements in DotA 2, we can only feel grateful for the amazing game, mind-blowing community and flourishing scene that is being built and developed by each one of its actors.
Valve, fans, tournaments, organizations, players, talents, we all contribute to the ecosystem, and each initiative becomes one more step towards making it more competitive, more popular, more sustainable, durable, healthy etc.
Today, we’re proud to announce OG Seed and we hope that it can become an efficient contribution.
We feel like we have faced most of the difficulties DotA can throw at an aspiring top player or team.
This long journey blessed us with an immense experience, as well as methods that can help overpass these challenges.
Our idea is simple: on top of our original roster, we want to create a team of players we strongly believe in but that haven’t yet reached the achievements they feel they can reach. We will help them pursue their dreams. All the way until the 3 rd major of the DPC season, the back-to-back champions will be directing their talent, efforts and energy towards OG Seed.
We plan to share lots of insights and backstage access with the community, so that all aspiring pro-players out there can benefit and follow this exciting journey to the top.
We perfectly know the rules of the DPC system, and everything is thoroughly thought through.
OG Seed’s first showing will be tomorrow Thursday 28 th in the European Open Qualifiers. We already had some time with them and are very confident in their potential. In fact, we’re overly excited to discover what they can do. We do not look at wins, losses or results in general, we only seek for improvement.
No performance objectives, our only requirements for the players are:
- The strive for excellence,
- Confidence & Trust in us, themselves, and their teammates,
- Enjoyable DotA for them (and for us if possible!)
“This OG Seed journey comes with great expectations for us at OG. Being able to go back in time, alongside up and coming players, is simply amazing. I know this is going to be a win-win situation for everyone involved. We will share experience, maturity and knowledge, while they will feed us with their immense motivation, their drive and passion. We intend to give them the best we can offer and help them achieve their dreams just like we achieved ours. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the ride as much as we will. Cheers OGs, love ya” – CebOg seed Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to: OG Seed We say it often, but every time we look back at our achievements in DotA 2, we can only feel grateful for the amazing game, ]]>