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Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

In Season 2, Episode 5 of the Scar and Toph show, Laudandus was the special guest. Laudandus, for those who don’t know, is a Sheik player who got 5th-6th at Pound. So what does all of this have to do with Dota 2? In the episode, Laudandus goes on a rant about how playing Fox players was much like an episode of Naruto. Specifically, it is the episode where Naruto fights Neji in a tournament. Neji is a hard-working prodigy, Naruto is the main character who spent his youth lazing around and happens to have the Nine-tails inside of his stomach which is the most powerful being in the show. They fight and Neji rightfully beats up Naruto as he is more skilled and worked harder. Then Naruto uses the Nine-tails power and beats up Neji. He then gives an entire speech about hard work and dedication and friendship overcoming fate.

That is how I feel about OG when people talk about their victories. It is always sold by fans as this feat of friendship and how the stuck together and through their friendship overcame all of these cynical glory-seeking teams. When really they were just one of the best teams. Fly/cr1t was one of the best support duos and cr1t could take over a game by himself. Moonmeander was an above average off-laner and Notail had a unique flair to his carry that made him hard to deal with.  Oh and they had a Nine-tails in their stomach called Miracle-, who was credited as the best player of the year for the majority of it.

The ninetails himself, Miracle-

Now I’m sad that the team disbanded since they could still be contending for championships, but at least I’ll never have to hear about how their friendship overcame all odds.


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