An exam delayed The Tour 1 Tiebreaker. A professional life in the Dota scene is difficult. Schedules are tight, expectations and high, and a player has little time in between them all. This is made harder when you are still not of legal age.
Most pro players are above schooling age and usually aren’t in any form of education while competing. But for OG Midlaner Bozhidar “bzm” Bogdanov, being one of the youngest to ever compete in the game, at the age of 17, has its challenges.
In the WEU DPC, a tiebreaker occurred between Tundra, Entity, and OG for the last two slots of the winter major. This is due to the teams having 4 wins and 3 losses each. After two rounds of tiebreakers, the teams were consistently beating each other at two wins a piece. Organizers were determined to play until a result was reached, but an unexpected problem arose.
ATF Revealed The Delay of the Tour 1 Tiebreaker
Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf revealed that bzm delayed the third round due to his exams coming up hours from then. This came to light in the stream of Janne “Gorgc” Stefanovski, who co-streamed the league as well as the tiebreaker rounds. Gorgc and his chat humored the thought of exams delaying an entire round of games, but there was nothing the organizers could do. That competition day ended after OG beat Entity in the second round of tiebreakers.
ATF got this information from OG Carry player Artem “Yuragi” Golubiev while the panel was discussing post-game. The third round of tiebreakers would happen the next day, and OG wouldn’t stay afloat as unfortunate results haunted them. OG misses out on major contention, but stays in the division 1 league at 5th place, with 30 DPC points to their name. For now, they will prepare for the spring tour in the hopes to qualify for the next major.
In the tiebreakers that OG participated in, it came down to three rounds. The first round started with Tundra beating OG, then Entity beating Tundra, and OG beating Entity. Similar results would carry over to the next round, where humor around the simulation-like results started spreading. Tundra would end it after winning twice, and Entity beating OG.
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