OG Has Its Full Dota 2 Roster Ready For The International 2022

European esports organization OG, have announced that it will have its full Dota 2 lineup ready to compete at The International 2022. It will mark the second tournament of the year that OG won’t have to play with substitutes or stand-ins.

OG’s Visa Issues Seemingly Resolved

Due to reoccurring visa issues this year, OG haven’t been able to play with its complete Dota 2 lineup and had to resort to fielding stand-ins in all Major tournaments except Riad Masters. However, even though OG have achieved great success in their endeavors, the players wanted to have a chance to show what they’re capable of with its complete lineup.

According to the recent announcement, OG’s wish will come through. The team posted a Twitter post featuring all team members, including Sébastien “Ceb” Debs, suggesting that OG will once more ask its former player to help them at TI2022.

However, in a follow-up Tweet, OG confirmed that Ceb was not with the team as a player but rather as a second coach. With that, OG confirmed that we will finally get to see the entire roster in a LAN tournament and, fittingly, the biggest Valve-sponsored Dota 2 LAN event of the year – The International 2022.

With that, we know that OG will compete at TI2022 with Artem “Yuragi” Golubiev, Bozhidar “bzm” Bogdanov, Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf, Tommy “Taiga” Le, and Misha. The latter has seemingly resolved his visa issues and will be able to attend the upcoming international tournament, marking only his second tournament of the year with OG.

A Promising Start To The New Project

The former The International champions have rebuilt its Dota 2 division in November 2021, following the team’s seventh-eighth place finish at The International 2021. At the time, the organization lost most of its old core, which helped it dominate the Dota 2 scene in 2018-2019; however, after two years of failing to achieve the results the squad has set for itself, OG opted to start fresh.

OG instead formed a new roster comprised of young and talented players who initially weren’t expected to achieve much success. But Misha and co. quickly found the needed traction to keep OG at the top of the European Dota 2 competitive food chain.

OG kicked off the new era with a top-four finish at OGA Dota PIT Season 5: Europe/CIS, where the European juggernauts suffered only two defeats. They made it past Natus Vincere but had to admit defeat to two eventual finalists in Tundra Esports and the reigning TI champions, Team Spirit.

OG continued with strong showings throughout 2022, first finishing DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 1: Division I in fourth and then claiming a bronze medal in the Regional Finals. Unfortunately, OG couldn’t deliver at GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Dubai 2022, where they placed fifth-sixth, but bounced back by winning DPC WEU 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division I and ESL One Stockholm 2022.

Notably, OG had to play at GAMERS GALAXY with Evgenii “Chuvash” Makarov instead of Misha, who couldn’t secure his visa. Then in Stockholm, both Misha and Chuvash missed the event, with Ceb and Johan “N0tail” Sundstein stepping in for their team.

By the end of the year, OG placed third in the Tour 3 Division I, top-four at Riyadh Masters 2022, fourth at PGL Arlington Major 2022, and won ESL One Malaysia 2022 in August, where OG again had to play with Chuvash.

Misha Returns

If Misha returns to play with OG, it will mark only the sixth competition the Russian IGL will get to play with his team and the first LAN event since Riyadh Masters 2022. However, while OG have achieved a lot of success with Chuvash as his replacement, the players seem excited about getting a chance to play with Misha.

The International 2022 is set to kick off on Saturday, October 8, and culminate on October 30, with the grand finals.