OG announces laying OG Seed off its panel

OG has announced to release its secondary roster, OG Seed for the Dota 2 division. The team will be competing without any sponsor until the near future, the names include the likes of Zakari William Lee “Zfreek” Freedman and Omar Mohammad “Madara” Dabachachis.

OG in their tweet said, “As the new calendar started shaping into regional tournaments, we saw that having two rosters competing in the same tournament created a potential conflict of interest. We worked with other teams and tournament organizers to try to find a solution, but we realized that it was still probably a little too soon to try to properly implement multi-team ownership.”

Formation of the OG Seed

It was before the qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 13 major when OG Seed was built around the core roster of Complexity Gaming in 2019. The group served a one of a kind job. It allowed the OG organization to stay dynamic during the year, notwithstanding the roster’s reluctance to contend in anything other than the biggest Dota 2 occasions and its tendency towards extensive rests.  

OG Seed being linked to one of the most practiced organizations in the field of Dota 2. However, they failed to bring home any trophies of its own. Its most prominent accomplishment was coming in just short of the win at Dota Summit 12 and being the runners-up there. OG’s announcement recommends the group will keep contending under their name until July 1.

Valve’s crackdown on organizations with multiple teams

In Dota 2, the multi-team organizations are a colossal piece of the scene. Top Chinese brands have handled more than one top team in the same game. In The International 2018, Vici Gaming sent three teams to participate in the competition. It was not just the Chinese teams following this phenomenon. Some other Western teams have contended at The International alongside their sister teams like MVP HOT6ix and Na’Vi North America.

Valve decided to shut down this trend in Dota 2. Moreover, they also worked on bringing it down in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in 2018. They tried forbidding organizations from handling various teams inside one competition because of expected irreconcilable situations. This expanded further, most remarkably to players claiming stakes in other contending organizations.  

In late 2019 various Chinese organizations started framing academy teams once more, and in 2020 western organizations started doing likewise. That consistent killjoy additionally happened in CSGO, which provoked a major crackdown by Valve.  

While it is indistinct whether these cases link to each other, there is a solid chance this is the situation. Provided that this is true, anticipate that various comparable declarations should originate from different organizations sooner rather than later.

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