For international OG champions, everything’s changing. Anathan ‘ ana’ Pham is still hiatus for the remainder of the season, while Jesse ‘ JerAx ‘ Vainikka retires and Sébastien’ Ceb’ Debs stays, but return to a coaching role that is the most successful team in Dota’s 2 histories.
When we hear that Pakistani prodigy Syed Sumail ‘ SumaiL’ Hassan, already an International champion with Evil Geniuses, will be inaugurating the film on Wednesday after the True Sight film debut of Valve.
But the final two new OG team members–the Malaysian mid-player Yeik ‘MidOne’ Nai Zheng and the Macedonia star Martin’ Saksa’ Sazdov –were revealed live on the OG Night stream on Red Bull’s Twitch Channel.
MidOne, 23, was a standout in a five-year run in South East Asia with pro-Dota, progressing to a spectacular three-year spell with Team Secret. He has been a fourth twice a year each, and has won numerous majors during the International, Valve’s annual Dota 2 Championship.
Meanwhile, Saksa, 24, has had a more travelling career, including teams of Ninjas in Pyjamas and Complexity, but his role in Digital Chaos ‘ 2016 ranking, which was second in TI6, is best known.
“I like everyone in the team and they were all very supportive and welcoming,” says Saksa. “The transition[ to oG] was pretty smooth. “This season we are all aimed at winning the TI10.”