OG has determined to switch help participant Mikhail “Misha” Agatov with Dota 2 coach Evgenii “Chu” Makarov following the group’s failure to qualify for the Lima Main. Misha has been a core a part of OG because the unique roster retired, and he’ll proceed serving to the group as a coach.
Regardless of serving to OG safe wonderful DPC tour finishes all through 2022, Misha ended up lacking a lot of the LAN occasions on account of Visa issues. This prompted OG to play with stand-ins in offline tournaments. That is the second roster change for OG after a profitable 2022 season, as OG beforehand added Dmitry “DM” Dorokhin to the offlane place.
Visa points haven’t impacted OG’s simply but in 2023, however that was primarily as a result of the group didn’t qualify for the primary Main. Lacking the journey to Peru could have prompted OG to take a deeper inside look, deciding that one other roster change could have been so as earlier than the second tour.
Contemplating Western Europe developed into probably the most aggressive Dota 2 area over time, competing groups should convey their A-game all through a complete 12 months. Within the final couple of months, Misha’s total sport influence as a place 5 participant began getting criticized by the followers, and given OG’s observe file of performing simply effective with out Misha, the group seems to have determined to experiment along with his slot to see whether or not they can discover a higher system.
In an October 2022 interview with Dot Esports, n0tail spoke very extremely of Misha, as he was the person who they wished to construct a group round after the unique roster retired. The truth that Misha stays on the roster as a coach goes to point out how a lot OG respects his sport data and concepts, and Misha agreeing to change positions appears to point out respect for the group.