Heretics send OG to Europe Minor closed qualifier lower bracket

OG's start in the Europe Minor closed qualifier has gone awry after Heretics stunned the European side to send them to the lower bracket of the tournament.

The French side put on a convincing performance in the opening round of the closed qualifier with a swift victory over the Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen-led squad, winning the series 2-0 with 16-9 scorelines on Dust2 and Mirage.

Matched up against the second-lowest-ranked team of the qualifier in the opening round, OG had been a big favorite not only in the series but the tournament as a whole as currently the world's 16th-best side, a position they earned following their successful run at BLAST Premier in February.

kioShiMa & co. dealt a big blow to OG to kick off the qualifier

The European mixture now need to win two series in a row in the lower bracket to make up for the poor start and qualify for the Europe Minor. Their next opponent will be another heavy underdog, KOVA, who made it through to the closed part as one of the surprises of the open qualifiers.

 OG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA 38 - 36 +2 75.3 1.03
United Kingdom Mateusz 'mantuu' Wilczewskimantuu 29 - 29 0 64.0 0.93
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 31 - 36 -5 66.9 0.89
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib 21 - 38 -17 64.1 0.76
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 22 - 34 -12 50.5 0.66
 Heretics K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Bryan 'Maka' CandaMaka 40 - 32 +8 81.0 1.24
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 30 - 26 +4 78.4 1.19
France Jérémy 'jeyN' NguyenjeyN 39 - 30 +9 78.3 1.18
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa 31 - 26 +5 72.1 1.09
France Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms 33 - 28 +5 62.9 1.09

So far, the other favorites who have already played their matches have been successful; in the first half of the opening round, fnatic, Dignitas, and Heroic advanced to the spot-deciding upper bracket quarter-finals after wins over SMASH, Movistar Riders, and KOVA, respectively.

The rest of the opening round will follow from 15:00 . Four names advancing to the Europe Minor undefeated will be known by the end of Saturday, while Sunday will see the lower bracket play out and decide the other four participants.

Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
760
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
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cool but Heretics = onliners
2020-03-07 14:40
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Sweden crittaN
onliners that play esea open LUL
2020-03-07 14:40
Trash OG
2020-03-07 14:42
Juste because of DavidP's vendetta
2020-03-07 14:45
the spot of davidP // not heretic
2020-03-07 16:33
Maka earned it aswell
2020-03-07 18:37
SNAKE DAVIDP Trash player Trash personnality
2020-03-07 16:55
What now crybabies who said heretics were a wasted spot when OG just moneyhatted thier way into the minor
2020-03-07 15:17
They not gonna qualify anyway
2020-03-07 15:24
they at least made it to the next stage already
2020-03-07 20:29
End is still the same
2020-03-08 00:31
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Finland Wege
oof
2020-03-07 14:40
Hahahahahahahha Lmao OG got clapped by the problem in french cs
2020-03-07 14:40
LUL
2020-03-07 15:09
#68
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North America 007DBR9
bro stfu kio is great
2020-03-07 21:24
No bro u stfu I'm not saying kio is bad, I'm saying he's known as the problem
2020-03-08 03:21
#72
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North America 007DBR9
no
2020-03-08 03:32
Yes
2020-03-08 05:42
#75
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North America 007DBR9
hec
2020-03-08 06:10
Wadu
2020-03-08 07:37
#5
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Switzerland x676
OG is a disgrace
2020-03-07 14:40
kio <3
2020-03-07 14:41
#18
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France 0_iq_take
nt
2020-03-07 14:45
-ISSAA -mantuu -AleksiB -NBK- -valde +n0tail +jerax +ceb +t0pson +ana EZ TOP 1
2020-03-07 14:41
JerAx and Ceb retired 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 Ana on vacation T_T
2020-03-07 14:44
here we meet again n♿️rth fan
2020-03-07 14:44
Heroic > heretics :D
2020-03-07 16:16
Astralis>Heroic>Heretics :D
2020-03-08 13:31
Who are any of those players?
2020-03-07 16:16
write on google OG dota
2020-03-07 16:16
Ah makes sense, thanks.
2020-03-07 18:28
nonamers
2020-03-07 16:58
The OG Dota team or the old team some of them like Jerax retired I think but I think Topson and N0tail still play
2020-03-07 17:45
KIO THE SOLUTION FOR OG KEKW
2020-03-07 14:41
well played Heretics! one more!
2020-03-07 14:42
Why OG playing so bad in online? They playing not bad or even good on LANs, but in online they're playing terrible. They need to fix this aspect. P.S. Where is the news about Dignitas?
2020-03-07 14:45
Pretty embarassing.
2020-03-07 14:45
#73
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Other aland
how? wanna elsborate :>
2020-03-08 04:34
-Aleksib +suNny
2020-03-07 14:45
#22
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Finland orgrinrt
:D
2020-03-07 14:51
Adding Sunny gives you instant +infinity Fun and -infinity firepower
2020-03-07 17:46
#19
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Netherlands Polakva
more invites for OG, LUL
2020-03-07 14:48
Lesgooo
2020-03-07 14:48
OG in need of more firepower perhaps?
2020-03-07 14:51
Might be they need a little SUN eh :v
2020-03-07 15:10
2 teams are still getting ivites but they do t play anything. There are OG and Virtus. pro
2020-03-07 14:52
So destroying EG twice is not considered relevant?
2020-03-07 14:54
EG sucks irrelevant trash team that had one good stretch
2020-03-07 16:59
They are still a solid top 10 team
2020-03-07 17:47
Good perf from Heretics oO
2020-03-07 14:53
OG is overrated
2020-03-07 14:59
-1 but also +1 they are not that good rn but If they would replace NBK with someone who can shoot like Sergej or maybe even Zywoo now that he has no reason to stay at Vitality they would be top 10 ez...
2020-03-07 17:48
heretics became tier 2
2020-03-07 15:04
#28
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Spain JLenny47
Da Big D was the problem KEKW
2020-03-07 15:04
#29
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Mongolia Sythapilla
Frankie is hot af. Aleksib just go to her.
2020-03-07 15:06
Expected
2020-03-07 15:06
im not fan of OG but OG online like retard LUL
2020-03-07 15:23
lol
2020-03-07 15:36
so overrated all hype for this i knew it. OG dota still Pog
2020-03-07 15:51
#39
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Andorra chill_sage
Poggers
2020-03-07 16:03
#40
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African Union mikecool
OG Omegalul
2020-03-07 16:08
The question is, how long this og lu has...LUL
2020-03-07 16:09
AleksiB best IGL btw Kekw
2020-03-07 16:09
He is the best igl of all time 😈 btw... THAI CS LUL
2020-03-07 16:11
Best at gettin backstabbed more like Finnish cs btw KEKW
2020-03-07 16:55
#44
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United States girls
lol
2020-03-07 16:13
AleksiB and NBK better start to perform or else shit happens
2020-03-07 16:16
#49
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Brazil SecondKS
+Kioshima -NBK?
2020-03-07 16:28
#50
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Hungary Shiron212
Wow! I didn't expect that
2020-03-07 16:29
New french hope
2020-03-07 16:31
#53
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Brazil JgzMcz
Kyoshima is a god. if u put him and fnx in a team u win a major with out playing.
2020-03-07 16:41
KYO
2020-03-07 16:49
SEND THEM HOME
2020-03-07 16:49
Nice heretics! Jeyn= new shoxie Kioshima= the solution
2020-03-07 16:55
As we can see... putting money in all stars players doesnt make a team.... sad for valde....
2020-03-08 13:35
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