OG had a rough time in the recent DPC season, finishing around the top eight at the likes of ESL One Katowice 2018, The Bucharest Major, Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018, and MDL Changsha Major. This meant the team didn’t get a direct invite to The International 2018, and they had to undergo a drastic roster change when Gustav “s4” Magnusson and Tal “Fly” Aizik left in favour of joining Evil Geniuses. Now, ahead of the biggest Dota 2 event of the year, Johan “n0tail” Sundstein spoke to Esportsheavenabout the new team and his thoughts on the recent DPC circuit.
On playing with one of his new teammates, Topson
Topson is a player I have a hard time comparing to others, he has a different view on certain things in the game that I’ve never heard from anyone before. It has been a joy for me to try and understand and learn how he plays, and as for TI people will have to see if there’s more bans than Topson heroes.
On the pros and cons of the previous and new DPC seasons
I can’t really go into the new DPC system as I didn’t read up on it, nor do I think it’s going to stay without any changes. This years definitely had a lot of flaws which is to be expected being the first DPC season.
From DPC tournaments being canceled without replacement to way too many and tightly packed tournaments I’d say that it wasn’t a nice system for pro players, at least for me. A lot of good came out of it, many successfully run tournaments and incredible showings of Dota but I think there’s room for improvement.
OG will be looking for glory at The International 8, having to gain access to the prestigious tournament through a direct qualifier as his team didn’t get enough points over the season.