ESL One Dota 2 Stockholm Major: OG wins 3-1 over TSM FTX
Western European Dota2 superteam OG topped North American contender TSM FTX 3-1 in the grand finals of the ESL One Stockholm Major on Sunday, May 23. The victory concluded the double-elimination tournament.
OG won the Stockholm Major with stand-ins, making their run even more impressive. Sébastien “Ceb” Debs stood in as the team’s hard support for the Major in the absence of Mikhail “Misha” Agatov and Evgenii “Chuvash” Makarov due to visa issues. In addition, Johan “N0tail” Sundstein served as the coach.
“Speechless. Gave everything I had to offer and it was enough thanks for the amazing team, staff and org. Didn’t think I would experience these feelings again. Another page in @OGesports’ book,” said Ceb on Twitter.
OG qualified for the playoffs after a strong performance in the group stage and faced off against TSM in the first round. However, they were swept by the North American squad in their first match of the tournament, dropping them to the lower bracket. Following this, TSM defeated Gaimin Gladiators 2-0 and Tundra Esports 2-1 on their way to becoming the first team to reach the Stockholm Major grand finals.
In the lower bracket, OG stormed to victory, beating BOOM Esports 2-0 before defeating Fnatic 2-1. Three straight 2-0 wins over Thunder Awaken, Gaimin Gladiators, and Tundra Esports landed them a rematch with TSM for the Stockholm Major championship.
As the North American squad opened up the grand finals with a dominant 33-minute win. They had a 31-9 kill lead in the series opener, successfully taking down Ceb’s Windranger, which had been nearly unbeatable in the previous series. OG looked like they had met their demise, as TSM was able to scale better later on.
Based on TSM’s first game victory, they may have a high chance of winning 3-0. However, OG responded even more fiercely in Game 2.
OG received a grand prize of $200,000 and 680 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) points for their victory. This is also the organization’s fifth Major title. The organization’s last Major title was the Kyiv Major in 2017.
With that said, OG’s relatively young squad won their first major title in Stockholm. Despite this being Ceb’s fifth Major championship, it is his first as a player after winning four of them as OG’s coach.
TSM finishes second in Stockholm after a commendable run. The team was awarded a consolation prize of $100,000 and 610 DPC points.
The DPC points earned by OG and TSM from the Stockholm Major secured them direct entry to The International 11, taking place this October in Singapore.
Stockholm Major Dota 2022 Results
OG took home $200,000 USD and 680 DPC points as the winner of the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022. Consequently, the squad accumulated 1140 points, earning them a spot at The International 11.
Second place TSM received $100,000 USD and 610 DPC points. With 1280 points on the DPC point table, TSM will also be invited to TI11.
Meanwhile, below are the runners-up of Stockholm Major 2022:
– Tundra Esports with $75,000 prize money and 530 DPC points
– Gaimin Gladiators with $50,000 prize money and 460 DPC points
– Thunder Awaken and beastcoast took the 5th-6th spot each earning $25,000 prize money and 385 DPC points
– Fnatic and BetBoom Team in the 7th-8th place receiving the same $12,500 prize money and 240 DPC points