After a rocky start in the Dota Pro Circuit 2023 (DPC 2023), Old G has made a comeback by qualifying for Division 2 of Tour 2 DPC 2023. The team, which features three founding members of team OG – Johan “N0tail” Sundstein, Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, and Sébastien “Ceb” Debs – along with Volodymyr “Noone” Minenko and Arif “MSS” Anwar, failed to make it past the Closed Qualifiers, leaving fans disappointed.
However, after replacing N0tail and MSS with Roman “Resolut1on” Fomynok and Kartik “Kitrak” Rathi, Old G has qualified for Division 2.
Resolut1on, a two-time TI Grand Finalist, has been instrumental in many underdog runs in multiple TI Championships. His addition to the team proved to be a game-changer as they were able to secure their place in Division 2.
Despite this achievement, Old G still faces tough competition in Division 2, including Western European staples such as Team Secret and Alliance.
Team Secret, who was demoted to Division 2, still boasts a seasoned stack with the recent recruitments of Armel “Armel” Tabios and Daniyal “yamich” Lazebnyy. They are phenomenal prodigies from their respective regions throughout the recent season. Alliance and D2 Hustlers are also Division 2 staples and have proven to fare well even against Division 1 teams. Meanwhile, PuckChamp, a staple in Eastern Europe, could be a formidable threat after qualifying through the qualifiers similar to Old G.
Old G’s performance in the Division 2 WEU Tour 2 of DPC 2023 will determine whether they will secure top two seeds and have any shot at OG in the Division 1 bracket of Tour 3. Despite their past accomplishments, Old G still has a long way to go before they can be considered the new OG.