OG has triumphed over Quincy Crew to remain in contention at The International 10.
The two-time defending champion defeated the North American challenger in a competitive 2-0 series. The match featured a notable showdown between safe lanes. Quincy Crew carry Yawar “YawaR” Hassan is the older brother of OG carry Syed “SumaiL” Hassan. After this dramatic victory, OG will advance through the lower bracket to face Team Spirit. Quincy Crew is officially out of TI10 with a $800,400 prize at ninth place.
The first showdown between the brothers would occur during an early gank in game one. SumaiL and YawaR would both end up dead, but Quincy Crew took two additional kills to start their momentum.
OG off-laner Sébastien “Ceb” Debs was able to delay the inevitable with Nature’s Prophet, trading tier-three towers. From there, Ceb was able to distract Quincy Crew while Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen’s Void Spirit farmed up Aghanim’s Scepter and Ethereal Blade. Despite a 14-3-7 scoreline from YawaR’s Monkey King, game one went the way of OG.
Now just one game from elimination, Quincy Crew drafted a third-pick Medusa for YawaR. OG fired back with carry Templar Assassin and mid Dawnbreaker.
Despite another early lead, OG rallied to end the series in two games. Topson’s Dawnbreaker dished out a ton of damage and healing in the final team fights, which ended in a final all-out brawl. YawaR then congratulated his brother and wished him luck in the coming matches.
YawaR himself played well in the series, going 20-10-21 across both games. SumaiL was targeted by Quincy Crew and finished the set at 9-14-20.
This sibling rivalry will likely continue into the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit season, where the squads will attempt to meet each other at the DPC majors.