When OG announced that it would be fully rebuilding its roster for the 2021/2022 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season, many believed that a young and inexperienced roster might crumble at the hands of more experienced teams. However, the decision turned out to be a good one as OG went on to win two ESL One tournaments while also securing top four finishes regionally & internationally.
In the latest episode of OG’s Monkey Business podcast with the caster duo of Trent “Trent” MacKenzie & Gabriel “Lyrical” Cruz , OG CEO JMR Luna talked about the duo of Artem “Yuragi” Golubiev & Bozhidar “bzm” Bogdanov.
JMR Luna had nothing but praises for both Yuragi & bzm
OG CEO JMR Luna started off the conversation by praising Yuragi. He stated that despite Yuragi’s young age, he has shown enough to be considered as one of the best carries in the world at the moment. However, he also noted that the Ukrainian carry needs more time to figure out his own playstyle.
“And then Yuragi for me, I’ve said it before I’m gonna say it again is probably one of the three best carries in the world. I think Yuragi is spectacular as to how this kid plays but he’s only 18 so he needs to also figure out how he sees the game and how he sees that.”
He then went on to also praise bzm for performing above expectations in his debut season with OG. JMR Luna stated that at one point Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen would have made his return into the roster’s lineup following his hiatus, but bzm’s performances throughout the season were enough for him to retain the Bulgarian youngster instead of welcoming Topson back into the team.
“But then we have Yuragi, we have bzm. This kid [bzm] is a f**cking beast. I mean, I’ve made it public that at one point Topson wanted to come back into the team and we’re like “no, we’re staying with bzm”. So that’s the reason behind Topson’s decision to play for T1 before TI11 started. Like bzm is a monster.”