Dota 2 / News / 28 April 2018 — 08:01

28th of April, 15:00 CEST

The first rival of ua NAVI.GG.BET at the EPICENTER XL Major will be a representative of the European region - team eu OG. The match is scheduled to start on April 28 at 15:00 CEST, the format of the match - best of 3.

Despite the fact that this opponent has already dropped out of the contest for a direct invite to The International 2018, it is clearly not worth expecting that they will play sloppily. The composition of eu OG (with the exception of the mid position) has remained unchanged for about 2 years: the stand-in of the team, who is their coach fr Sebastian "7ckngMad" Debs is well acquainted with the gameplay of the team and obviously will not be a weak link. By the way, a fun fact: fr 7ckngMad holds a higher position in the solo rating leaderboard than all of his teammates.

Nevertheless, it is important to note that eu OG is not in its ideal form. After ua Roman "Resolut1on" Fominok left the active roster, the team played in two tournaments and the same number of qualifications. While the qualifiers were problem-free for the guys (frankly, there is too big of a level gap between eu OG and the rivals), then the results of the DreamLeague Season 9 and Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018 tournaments can hardly be called good. In the first championship, the team lost to the first serious rival - cn Newbee and left the second after the group stage.

Sebastian "7ckingMad" Debs (source:

As for the game component itself, it's relatively unreasonable to study after such a global recent patch. Nevertheless, the most popular heroes of eu OG for the last three months at the moment are supports - Witch Doctor and Earth Spirit, who have very good winrates - 75% and 70% respectively. The most popular team bans, in turn, are quite standard: the opponents of ua NAVI do not like to play against Omniknight and Sand King. As for the appearance of Techies in the Captains' Mode, the support players of eu OG, fi Jesse "JerAx" Vainikka and il Tal "Fly" Aizik, reacted very enthusiastically.

However, despite all the problems, eu OG still remains a very strong and versatile team, capable of presenting surprises to their rivals. The players of ua Natus Vincere will obviously not get anything for free: there's an additional pressure coming from the face-to-face encounter stats, where the opponent has quite an advantage. But we believe that our team has been properly prepared for this tournament and will show a lot of victorious strategies. Believe in the guys! #gonavi

28 April, 15:00 CEST

best of 3


  • Crystallize
  • Dendi
  • GeneRaL
  • Lil
  • LeBron

  • Fly
  • N0tail
  • 7ckngMad
  • JerAx
  • s4