In the words of Gorgc: “Biggest stomp we have seen in a while.”
After months-long of agonizing wait, Old G fans finally rejoiced as the Dota 2 grandpas debut in Dota Pro Circuit (DPC). The first matchup was Old G vs ITB (Into The Breach) and to much surprise, they ramped through the game with ease. Popular Dota 2 streamer, Gorgc, who was watching the series live on his stream, called the first game "the biggest stomp we have seen in a while."
Old G consists of veterans and TI winners who love to disguise themselves as washed-out old men - but don't take the bait. The team have proven themselves eligible to compete in WEU DPC this Tour after an undefeated run in the qualifiers. They have also just bagged a series win in the ongoing Pinnacle Cup: Malta Vibes. And now they have successfully taken a series off ITB, one of the strongest teams in WEU who have just tasted the intense competition in Division I last Tour.
It seems like Old G isn't as washed out as people think. They may be grandpas in the scene, but they are some of the biggest names in Dota 2. No[one] is a powerful midlaner who is a 5-time Major winner. Topson and Ceb are the renowned two-time TI champions and Ceb also holds a Major title. Resolut1on is one of the most notable names in CIS, also a Major winner and most recently bagged a 2nd place at TI11. And then there's Kitrak, a mysterious name in the team, but Ceb blasted those who have doubts in the pos 5 player.
Old G's roster in the DPC:
- Volodymyr "No[o]ne-" Minenko
- Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen
- Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok
- Sébastien "Ceb" Debs
- Kartik "Kitrak" Rathi
What happened in the series vs ITB?
The series against ITB was quick and cold as Old G demolished them 2-0 in less than one hour. The first game was a brutal spectacle with Old G picking a mid Oracle and a carry Abaddon - something they've laid out before in the qualifiers. This is certainly not a normal lineup, but we know the OG blood runs thick as they made the odd draft work amazingly. Old G closed the game with a 27-3 kill score in only 25 minutes.
The second game saw a better fight from ITB, winning the midlane in the early game. The team also grabbed more kills and control on the map, but the game ultimately fell into Old G's hand. The Dota veterans closed the game in 32 minutes.
One down, six more to go
This is only the start of their journey in Division II. They have knocked down ITB but many more will come, and some of those names are Team Secret and Alliance. The two powerhouses will probably be the biggest challenge to Old G in this Tour 2.
Old G's next series is against D2 Hustlers, who is looking pretty solid after their win against IVY. This series will be on April 7, 2023, so mark your calendars!