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Dota 2: OG place carry player Yuragi on inactive roster

As OG's carry player, Yuragi helped the team win the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022 and ESL One Malaysia 2022 as well as earn a Top 8 finish at The International 2022.

Yuragi joined OG back in November 2021 as part of the organisation's rebuild at the time that saw them field a roster of primarily young and up-and-coming players. (Photo: OG)
Yuragi joined OG back in November 2021 as part of the organisation's rebuild at the time that saw them field a roster of primarily young and up-and-coming players. (Photo: OG)

Western European Dota 2 stalwarts and two-time The International (TI) champion organisation OG have placed carry player Artem "Yuragi" Golubiev on its inactive roster as part of a process to find a replacement.

Yuragi joined OG back in November 2021 as part of the organisation's rebuild at the time that saw them field a roster of primarily young and up-and-coming players.

In the over two years that Yuragi had been with OG, he helped the team claim a Major championship at the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022, win ESL One Malaysia 2022, and earn a Top 8 finish at TI 2022.

"[Yuragi] has been an integral part of our success in OG 2.0, showcasing exceptional skill, dedication and passion. Two years and two trophies later, we're so grateful for our journey. Thank you for everything!" OG said in a statement.

Yuragi's expected departure from OG comes after a disappointing showing for the team in 2023 and mixed results so far in the 2024 season.

While OG was one of the most dominant teams in the Western European regional league of the now-defunct Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) in 2022, the team struggled throughout the 2023 DPC season.

OG had a rough start in the Winter Tour, finishing fifth in the league and missing out on a spot in the Lima Major. That prompted a role swap between Mikail "Misha" Agatov and Evgenii "Chu" Makarov, with Misha moving to the coach role while Chu took over as team captain.

OG managed to qualify for the ESL One Berlin Major 2023 despite having a 1-4 record mid way through the Spring Tour regional league. However, OG were forced to play in the Berlin Major with stand-ins after Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin, Chu, and Misha all had their visas denied.

Thanks to a valiant effort by stand-ins Ivan "MinD_ControL" Ivanov and Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi, OG exceeded expectations and finished in 5th-6th place.

OG then fell down back to earth in the Summer Tour regional league as Tommy "Taiga" Le was forced to miss their first three matches in the league amid a battle with anxiety and depression. OG then tapped Ceb to be a stand-in for DreamLeague Season 20 and Riyadh Masters 2023 after Chu was moved to an assistant coach role in June.

OG then moved Tommy "Taiga" Le to its inactive roster and officially added Sébastien "Ceb" Debs and Kitrak to the roster for the TI 2023 regional qualifiers. But despite those last-ditch attempts to salvage their season, OG fell well short of a spot in TI 2023 after getting knocked out by Quest Esports in 5th-6th place in the Western European regional qualifier.

As a result, OG revamped its roster by adding Adrián "Wisper" Dobles and Matthew "Ari" Walker for the 2024 season while DM, Taiga, Kitrak, and Chu were officially released from the organisation.

OG has produced mixed results so far this year.. The team won the Western European regional qualifiers for BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024 and DreamLeague Season 2024 but bombed out of BetBoom Dacha Dubai in 9th-12th place and narrowly missed out on a spot in ESL One Birmingham 2024.

OG is expected to announce Yuragi's replacement in the coming days as DreamLeague Season 22 is set to kick off on 25 February.

OG Dota 2 roster:

  1. N/A

  2. Bozhidar "bzm" Bogdanov

  3. Adrián "Wisper" Dobles

  4. Matthew "Ari" Walker

  5. Sébastien "Ceb" Debs

  6. Mikhail "Misha" Agatov (coach)

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