OG is a professional esports organisation based in Europe. Formed in 2015, they are best known for their Dota 2 team who won The International 2018 and 2019 tournaments. They also have teams representing other games, such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Valorant.
OG has won multiple tournaments in different games and gaines over 35 million dollars from 123 tournaments.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
In December 2019, OG announced they had formed a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team, with the organisation signing veterans Nathan “NBK-” Schmitt and Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså, along with Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen, Issa “ISSAA” Murad and Mateusz “mantuu” Wilczewski. In February 2021, the team removed NBK- from the active roster, with ISSAA following suit shortly afterTo replace them, the team signed Nikolaj “niko” Kristensen in March 2021, and Shahar “flameZ” Shushan a month later.
The Dota 2 team went through various changes in January 2020, with ana leaving to take another extended hiatus until the next Dota Pro Circuit season, JerAx announcing his retirement, and Ceb leaving the active roster to help focus on developing other players on the team.To replace them, the team signed Syed “Sumail” Hassan, Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng, and Martin “Saksa” Sazdov. Sumail was released from the team in July 2020, with Ceb replacing him as a player.
In March 2021, MidOne was removed from the roster, with ana briefly returning to the roster before announcing his retirement in June. Shortly after, the team re-signed Sumail. OG qualified to The International 2021 via regional qualifiers,but were eliminated 2-0 in the lower bracket to the tournament’s eventual champion Team Spirit. In November 2021, the roster underwent significant changes as Sumail and Saksa were released, Ceb announcing his retirement from professional play, while Topson and N0tail left the active roster after deciding to take a break from the professional scene.
In November 2021, OG announced an entirely new roster consisting of Tommy “Taiga” Le, Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf, Bozhidar “bzm” Bogdanov, Artem “Yuragi” Golubiev, and Mikhail “Misha” Agatov, who had previously served as the team’s coach.