In an interview with the Finish publication Ilta-Sanomat, the back to back TI champion, Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka opened up about OG’s future and his personal plans and concerns.
Despite displaying an overall positive attitude towards what’s next for his team, JerAx said that he doesn’t expect OG to “compete in the same formula at the next The International, adding that “anything can happen, however.” On the same trail of thoughts, he mentioned that the team members already talked about if they would continue together or not in the new competitive season, but a troublesome issue for him personally is that “if the team breaks,” he doesn’t “even know how to play with someone else.”
JerAx joined OG in the post TI6 shuffle. Three years later he holds two Major trophies and two The Internationals titles with OG. “I still want to do many different things. It’s hard to say whether it’s Dota or something else in the future, but I want to develop as a human being in every way,” he explained to Nico Hartikainen from Ilta-Sanomat. In the same interview. he also said he was the first from the OG members to return home after TI9, on Tuesday, August 27, two days after the grand finals in Shanghai, China. His teammates chose to take a vacation right away, going to different travel destinations.
Valve announced this week the schedule for the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit. The qualifiers for the first set of Major and Minor tournaments are set in stone for September 30 – October 5, with the actual LAN dates for the first two events being November 7-10 for the Minor and 16th to 24th November for the first Major. The professional teams planning to enter the qualifiers for those have about two weeks to announce their final rosters for the new season. So, OG fans don’t have that much to wait before their favorite team will officially announce if they will take part or not in the start of the new DPC season.
Ilta-Sanomat’s full article can be read fully here