OG in action with iLTW - can they win the Winter Madness?

posted by Smyke,
Per Anders 'Pajkatt' Olsson L. is no longer part of OG. Therefore, the young talented Igor 'ILTW' Filatov is playing for the team and is close to winning his first tournament. The reigning The International 2018 champion started yesterday in the WePlay! Dota 2 Winter Madness where they had to face Vega Squadron (EU) and NoPangolier.

Although the European squad had to play with a stand-in and didn't have much time of preparation, OG demonstrated that they're back on track. Neither KheZu's team nor the surprise of The Chongqing Major: CIS Qualifier won a single game against the TI winner.

Captain Johan 'BigDaddyN0tail' Sundstein prepared his team perfectly for the challenges in the online tournament. However, the next game could be way harder for OG: they're facing the winner of the match between Ninjas in Pyjamas and AS Monaco Gambit.

Peter 'ppd' Dager and his teammates finished on 4th place at The Kuala Lumpur Major and are OG's rival at The Bucharest Minor. Both teams have the ambition to win the tournament in Romania's capital and make it to The Chongqing Major.

F how long will we see iLTW playing for OG?

The 19-year-old carry player who's standing in for OG had enough space to test different heroes. In every game he picked another one: Phantom Assassin, Terrorblade, Troll Warlord and Phantom Lancer - so far OG is giving iLTW some traditional carry heroes.

This tournament is the perfect testing phase for OG, because the Minor will start already next week. They never said explicitly that iLTW will be playing for OG at the Minor, but it's highly possible that this online tournament is his chance to prove himself in front of the TI champions. His stats after four games - 41/6/36 - are convincing enough. He can make the decision easier with another great performance in the Grand Finals tonight at 19:00 CET.

Do you think iLTW is the perfect carry for OG?

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