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OG Wins The International 2019 and Claims Over R239 Million

OG wins The International 2019

Before The International 2019, there has never been a two-time TI champion. With so many swaps and roster changes throughout the years, not even a single player has lifted the Aegis of Champions. No team has managed to make their way back to a TI grand finals with the same roster and, of course, there has never been a defending champion. Until yesterday, as OG managed to become the first-ever two-time champions.

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What happened during the final day of The International 2019 still feels a bit unreal. Sure, I had OG in my bracket and compendium predictions as the winner, but it still feels like someone is going to wake me up from a dream at this point.

Running on memes, friendship, teamwork and run-at-you Dota, OG faced off against Team Liquid after Liquid managed to take down the Chinese hope PSG.LGD 2-1 in the lower bracket final. Then, Liquid (the TI7 champs) faced off against OG. One of these teams would become the first-ever two-time champions and Liquid looked so incredibly strong, only dropping one game in the entire Main Event.

As Liquid took a massive 25k gold lead and looked like they were about to close out the match until OG managed to make a comeback and nearly beat Liquid. However, OG extended and Liquid managed to go for the throne, making the score 1-0 for the Grand Final.

That was the closest game of The International 2019 Grand Finals, as OG just dominated afterwards. They dove between Tier 1 and 2 towers, sometimes even past Tier 3 towers, putting so much pressure on Liquid as OG just wanted to fight and fight without taking a breath. It was, without a doubt, one of the most entertaining Dota 2 matches I have ever watched and in the end, OG won 3-1 in the Grand Final.

Team Liquid takes home $4,460,353 while OG wins a mind-blowing $15,611,238, which is roughly R239 million.

For those of you who couldn’t watch the matches live, or just want to watch some incredible Dota 2 ending with an IO carry (yes, they actually did it in the Grand Finals of TI9) by Ana, then you can check out all four matches embedded below.

Game One

Game Two

Game Three

Game Four

I would like to thank all our readers for being such a great community and following our coverage of The International 2019. It has been a wonderful experience and we continue to cover everything Dota 2, including the inevitable post-TI shuffle.

What do you think about OG successfully defending their title and becoming the first-ever team to claim the Aegis of Champions twice? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sillicur

Co-Editor at Glitched Africa
Wessel is Glitched Africa's Resident Afrikaans Guy (RAG) with a passion for all things esports, cats and gaming in general. Dota 2 addict, Dark Souls veteran and all around geek.
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