During The International 7’s group stage, Johan “N0tail” Sundstein and Gustav “s4” Magnusson from OG became the second and third players in the history of Dota 2 to reach 900 professional wins in their career.
Both trail career wins leader, Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi of Team Liquid, who has 935 and is also competing at TI7. Likewise, N0tail and Tal “Fly” Aizik are the winningest pair of teammates in Dota 2 history as they have 772 wins together.
Both players are very highly regarded in the Dota 2 community for showing off impressive statistics during their careers. S4 boasts a win rate of 65.5 percent, which ranks him fourth on a list of 538 professional Dota 2 players. N0tail has played a total of 103 unique heroes out of the possible 112 over 1,462 games of Dota 2.
OG entered TI7 as one of the favorites, as the four time Major winners were among the six teams to receive invites to the largest Dota 2 tournament of the year. OG has played five matches in Group B, winning two and losing one with two ties, for an overall record of 6-4. OG is on the bubble of advancing to the upper bracket of the playoffs but seems to be a safe bet to make the bracket stage.
N0tail and s4 became teammates last August when s4 joined OG after The International 6. He previously played for Alliance and Team Secret. N0tail has been with the organization since the roster was purchased from (monkey) Business in October 2015. OG has become one of the most respected Dota 2 teams in history but still seeks an elusive TI title. At least for now, it can also boast having two of the three winningest pros in the game’s history.
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