Back to back champs.
OG have done what no other DOTA 2 team has done before by winning back-to-back championships at The International.
In a heated best-of-five series against fellow European rivals Team Liquid, the mighty OG was able to secure a 3-1 victory and take home the biggest prize in esports history. It’s a record-breaking $15,603,133 that they now find bulging their bank accounts – a rather healthy share of the whopping $34,292,599 prize pool that was up for grabs in the tournament.
You can relive the grand final in all its five-hour glory in the video below:
This back-to-back International victory for OG was only one of a number of firsts that took place at the pinnacle event in the DOTA 2 calendar. It was also the first time The International has taken place outside in China, with the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai playing host to the game’s top competitors.
While at the event, Valve also took the opportunity to announce that the next iteration of the tournament, The International 2020, will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s the first time the competition will return to Europe since The International’s debut in 2011 at Cologne, Germany.
As for OG, they’re probably going to be taking a well-deserved break ahead of the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit.