OG has taken their first Dota 2 major championship victory, in Frankfurt, this week in their most significant tournament to date. The team fought their way through the lower bracket, after obtaining access to the tournament by going through the regional qualifiers. OG took home $1,110,000, and the Eaglesong trophy for first place. The total prize pool, $3,000,000, is the fourth largest prize pool ever offered in Dota 2 history. The tournament was held in the Festhalle Messe from October 3rd and ended this week.
OG managed to win against some of the toughest professional teams on the Dota 2 scene at the moment. That includes Virtus Pro, CDEC Gaming, Fnatic, EHOME and the reigning International champions, Evil Geniuses. They finally played against Team Secret, winning the final match three games to one. The team, OG, was formed from a team formally known as (monkey) Business. They have two well-known names in Dota 2 including, BigDaddy (who played for Fnatic, Team Secret, and Cloud9 in the past) as well as Miracle, one of the most skilled “pub” players in the game.
Defence of the Ancients 2, a game born in Warcraft 3’s battle.net as Dota and then taken on by Valve (the creators of Steam), has seen huge prize pools in the past few years. The prize pools are higher than any in other E-sport. This year, The International 2015 had a prize pool of $18,429,613, which marks the biggest prize pool to date. Check out the video below.
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