N0tail made these huge plays as hard support in OG’s ESL One LA run

By Steven Rondina


Apr 20, 2020

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OG may not have won ESL One Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean that Johan “N0tail” Sundstein played poorly. 

The OG captain was a serious playmaker throughout the European and CIS league and put on a master class when it comes to showing how to make high-impact plays as a hard support player. Some were big and some were small, but fans can learn a lot of lessons away from the two-time The International champion.

One that had pro players rolling was a crafty play that served to beef up the farming of Syed “SumaiL” Hassan’s Gyrocopter during a series against Vikin.gg:

Playing as Keeper of the Light, N0tail teleported to bottom lane to pull the enemy creep wave away from the tower and dragged them all the way to SumaiL near the mid lane. Along the way, he found the time to capture an outpost, stack some ancients for his team’s cores to farm, and give SumaiL uphill vision that allowed him to farm an additional camp he’d otherwise have missed. All of this turned into hundreds of extra gold for SumaiL.

This was far from the only example. During OG’s series against Team Secret, N0tail kicked off game two by frustrating Yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat as he tried to block the creepwave with an Earthshaker Fissure. Playing as Nyx Assassin, N0tail did just enough to keep YapzOr out of position, ensuring favorable creep equilibrium for Neta “33” Shapira.

OG didn’t end up winning ESL One Los Angeles. The team came up just shy of winning the grand finals, giving Virtus.pro a 3-2 victory after a back-and-forth deciding game.

Fans won’t have to wait long to see OG back in action, as they will come back next week in the WePlay! Pushka League.


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