The Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 is the first official event from Valve. A new color was also presented when the competing teams had to pass the qualification route with the latest DPC requirements which differed greatly from last season.
Then, the ranks of the winning team also colored the match to advance to the event main event the Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 event. Many teams have colored the qualifications of each region, such as Team Liquid, Alliance, PSG.LGD, Virtus.pro, Mineski, TNC, Team Serenity and others.
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However, some people realized one thing that was missing from the ranks of the teams that competed in the Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 qualifiers. Who else if not the champion of The International 8, OG. N0tail and friends apparently did not attend the Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 event.
PGL immediately confirmed the news after announcing the ranks of the teams that were ready to compete in the Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 qualification. Many parties regretted OG’s decision to refuse to attend the first 18/19 DPC major event.
– PGL (@pglesports) September 9, 2018
Apart from the confusing news regarding OG’s decision, apparently n0tail and JerAx also open a voice on the decision. The captain announced the decision while he was stream on his Twitch channel.
N0tail says that OG is taking a hiatus after a pretty ‘crazy’ year. He mentioned that 2018 was the worst time for the OG team when it had to change the line-up of players at crucial times.
In addition to providing vacation time, N0tail feels that this can affect the health of the OG players’ bodies. Therefore, OG prioritizes physical and mental health to face the next DPC season.
Unlike the captain, JerAx said OG’s decision to miss the Kuala Lumpur Major was a joint decision. Many of the OG players and management took the decision to take a day off.
Hey! Wanted to quickly comment about not playing in the first major. Most of us had the feeling, that we needed to take our time off from dota / traveling, and spend time for the other things we love. It’s been an insane road and now it’s time for a pit stop. See you soon again! 🔋
– Jesse Vainikka (@iamJERAX) September 9, 2018
JerAx also said that every player is given time off to hang out with their loved ones. Ana herself is reported to have returned to Australia to gather with her family.
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OG was hit by bad results, but they were able to win The International 8 in an unexpected way. Success doing comeback in important matches, OG transforms into a new force when the match reaches late game.
OG players do need a tiring post-match break at Rogers Arena. Naturally, they made the decision not to compete in the Kuala Lumpur Major 2018.
Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 itself will be held on 9-18 November 2018 in Malaysia. A total of 16 teams will compete for it US $ 1,000,000 and 15,000 DPC points. Neither team is competing off the track direct invite according to the latest Dota Pro Circuit regulations.