Esports organization OG, primarily known for winning Dota 2’s The International back to back, announced it will join the competitive VALORANT scene by signing the Monkey Business team.
Together, apes are much stronger. 🐒
Time to unveil the world's best protected secret. Monkey Business is coming home baby!
Very proud to be introducing @OGValorant:
— OG (@OGesports) February 15, 2021
OG Esports VALORANT
OG fans can expect a surprise when hearing that their favorite team joined a new game and esport. After becoming so well known in Dota 2, nobody expected them to join the bandwagon for VALORANT. Consisting of mostly French players, the European organization hopes to succeed in the VALORANT Champions Tour for Europe.
Dylan “aKm” Bignet, a former Overwatch League player for Dallas Fuel, will lead the new team. Other members include Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson, Kevin “TviQ” Lindström, Dragan “elllement” Milanović, Théo “OniBy” Tarlier, and coach/manager Julien “daemoN” Ducros. The majority of the new OG players come from the Monkey Business VALORANT esports team.
Sunflowers of the world,
Welcome onboard, we have loads of bananas to share.
Take a sit and follow us through this new adventure on VALORANT.
— OG Valorant (@OGvalorant) February 15, 2021
The European lineup is truly a competitive one and OG will struggle at first. With powerhouses like G2 Esports and Guild Esports making waves, the new roster may not find their rhythm just yet. Thankfully, since most of the team comes from Monkey Business, reaching the top of VALORANT esports could be easy.
“Sometimes the stars align and you have an opportunity to do something really interesting,” Co-founders and co-owners Sébastien “Ceb” Debs and Sébastien “Ceb” Debs said on the news.
Strangely enough, Monkey Business is the name OG’s Dota 2 roster held before formally becoming an org. From there, the organization turned into arguably the best in Dota 2 esports, winning its peak competition in The International back to back. OG’s most notable teams include rosters on Dota 2 and CS:GO.
Interested fans can see OG’s VALORANT team in their first official performance on February 20 in the VCT Challengers Two closed qualifier. Only eight spots are available for the European Masters event and OG Must prove themselves soon.
Written by Justin Amin
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