Team OG arose from the ashes of an obscure team known as (Monkey) Business. The team's founders, Tal Aizik (Fly) and Johan Sundstein (N0tail) met while playing Heroes of Newerth. They eventually joined a Dota 2 team, Fnatic. Having switched teams without success for long, they decided to change strategy. In August 2015, they formed a new team by the name (monkey) Business, thinking they would use it as the vehicle to success in the eSports world.
Two months later, that team was disbanded for lack of results. Little did the Tal and Johan know this was the beginning of their legendary Team OG. The duo believed that if the team stayed together long enough, nothing would be too hard for them to win. This was the principle on which the group was founded. And yes, this strategy may work on paper, but it is nearly impossible in practice- for most people, that is. However, this was not so for these legendary eSports stars.
The rise of the giant
This occurred during the 2015/2016 season. Team OG achieved a feat other teams could only dream of in their first season. During that season, they were first in DreamLeague Season 4 and won the Frankfurt Major 2015. After this success, the team stagnated for a few months but came out strong to lift the DreamLeague Season 5 title and the Manila Major 2016 and ESL Frankfurt 2016.
Consequently, OG qualified for The International 2016, a tournament in which they were widely regarded as the favorites. However, they did not win the tournament and were eliminated after two losses.
Having become unhappy with the result, OG had to change the roster. Miracle-, Cr1t, MoonMeander were replaced by Anathan "ana" Pham, Jesse "Jerax" Vainikka, and Gustav "s4" Magnusson.