As the academy team of OG unfortunately had to shut down due to the lack of tournaments during the pandemic, Xibbe competed in the free stack 5 men. His current team is Chicken Fighters with whom he made it to the DPC21: S1 - EU Upper Division.
Not every captain actually leads the team
As a position 5 player, the step towards becoming the team leader seems quite natural. Xibbe explains that once the team has better synergy and every member knows exactly what to do, he might take over that role as well. However, he is still hesitant as he had mixed experiences with team captains. While he points out Gustav 's4' Magnusson as being the best captain he ever played for, he also states that many don't really do their job:
The most important lessons from OG
Xibbe has been part of OG's academy squad for roughly eight months. He explains that this experience helped him a lot. Especially Johan 'BigDaddyN0tail' Sundstein coaching was important. For him, many of the lessons will stick with him for the entire rest of this career.
incredibly thankful for this opportunity, to be able to get to know and learn from the very best in this fashion. a new chapter in my dota 2 journey begins https://t.co/QZHFl4AWI0— Andreas Ragnemalm (@Xibbe) November 27, 2019
The blessing and curse of competing in Europe
Overall, Xibbe thinks their roster has a solid chance of performing well in the DPC. However, he sees his squad on a slightly lower level than most other EU teams. Europe counts as the most difficult of all regions. While this greatly benefits the players for practicing, it feels like he has been gatekept from previous LAN events. At his former teams, he often reached high placements in qualifiers but barely missed the final cut.
satisfied division 1 player. Very happy with the atmosphere and the hard work everyone is putting in so far. Expect some lightning fast improvement from our squad— Andreas Ragnemalm (@Xibbe) January 10, 2021
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