Updated on October 17, 7:43 p.m. (GMT+8): Team Liquid pull off a comeback win after the two-hour technical pause. They went on to win the series 2-0 versus OG.
OG found themselves a player behind in a pivotal TI11 game against regional rivals Team Liquid.
On the third day of the group stage, Mikhail “Misha” Agatov disconnected in the first game of the series. What should be a routine DC and reconnect, however, turned awry.
The position 5 support player couldn’t reconnect to the game, which caused even more confusion. In the midst of both teams discussing the situation, Artem “Yuragi” Golubiev, and Bozhidar “bzm” Bogdanov said they were willing to finish the game without Misha.
However, in a display of sportsmanship, Team Liquid asked OG to wait for Valve to fix the issue before continuing the game.
OG Misha gets disconnected in a crucial TI11 match against Team Liquid
After taking a 24-7 kill lead and amassing a 14,000 gold lead advantage, OG were in good position to win their first game against Team Liquid.
At the 25-minute mark of the game, Misha’s support Enchantress disconnected from the game and couldn’t come back. According to Tommy “Taiga” Le, two things could have happened.
Either Misha’s game was bugged and there was no reconnect button. Or, Misha clicked the reconnect button, but it immediately “gave him an abandon.”
The match resumed two hours later, and Team Liquid proceeded to win the first game with an incredible comeback victory. Liquid ultimately won the series after outplaying their opponents in the second game.
Team Liquid maintained their third-place spot in Group A with a 9-5 record, tying them with Royal Never Give Up. Meanwhile, OG drop to fifth place with a 7-7 record which tied them with Hokori.