MinD_ContRoL merge forces with OG for the upcoming $1 million DreamLeague Season 21 as offlaner DM departs.
In 2019, Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov was told to "play like Ceb"- and now it's easier than ever for him to do so. The 28-year-old TI winner will play on loan from Nigma Galaxy in OG for the upcoming DreamLeague Season 21 - competing alongside the two-time TI winner, Sébastien "Ceb" Debs. MinD_ContRoL will be replacing former offlaner, Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin, who parted ways with the org just moments before.
OG's complete roster for DreamLeague Season 21:
- Artem "Yuragi" Golubiev
- Bozhidar "bzm" Bogdanov
- Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov
- Sébastien "Ceb" Debs
- Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi
DM parted ways with OG after a disappointing year
OG has been in a very rough shape in 2023 - shifting and swapping rosters, facing continuous VISA issues, and ultimately failing to qualify for TI12. This is the first time that OG has missed TI since the organization first existed in the scene.
With the team's broken condition, it is no surprise to see the team make more roster changes. The 23-year-old offlaner for OG, DM, will officially step away from the active roster. He had joined OG in late 2022 after a good run with Virtus.pro, but this season unfolded into a tumultuous one for him and the boys.
"We may not have achieved what we wanted, but we had the pleasure to go through our journey with a fantastic friend," OG posted in a farewell message for DM.
MinD_ContRoL steps in OG in the meantime
Nigma Galaxy continues loaning out star players to the world's best teams. And this time around, one of its fundamental members, MinD_ContRoL, will step in OG. The roster will compete for a slice of $1 million dollars alongside TI12 invited teams next week.
This is not the first time MinD_ContRoL plays for OG this year. During the ESL One Berlin Major, OG faced VISA issues which led to them grabbing two stand-ins - MinD_ContRoL and Kitrak. Interestingly, both players will once again play for OG in this upcoming tournament.
Catch MinD_ContRoL in action with OG on September 18. You can find more details regarding DreamLeague Season 21 below!