Johan ‘N0tail’ Sundstein is the current carry player team OG. He has been present in the pro scene for a long time, and played Heroes of Newerth before moving to Dota 2. He has played a variety of roles over the years between the different teams he has been a part of. ‘N0tail’ is known for his micro skills and his use of the hero Io.
‘N0tail’s career began through Heroes of Newerth, where he met and played with ‘Fly’. Him and ‘Fly’ would play together for years to come. Upon transitioning to Dota 2 in 2012, his current squad were picked up by Fnatic.
N0tail played for Fnatic from early-2012 until mid-2014. Accompanying ‘Fly ‘and ‘N0tail’ was ‘Era’, ‘H4nn1’ and later ‘Trixi’. Together, the team played for Fnatic for roughly 2 years with no roster changes. Fnatic’s success was quite varied, as they had results such as 1st place at Thor Open 2012, MLG T.K.O Europe, and 3rd place at ESL One Frankfurt 2014. However, they placed 7th/8th at The International 2013 and received an even more disappointing finish the year after at The International 2014, where they placed 13th/14th. In addition to this, there were periods where the team failed to qualify for several events. It became clear that any dreams of claiming the Aegis of Champions would be too challenging to achieve with his current teammates and he left Fnatic after The International 2014.
Following his departure from Fnatic, ‘N0tail’ together with ‘Fly’ joined ‘Puppey’ in creating Team Secret. These players were joined by ‘s4’ and ‘KuroKy’, and Team Secret began to see success quite soon after forming. The team placed top 3 at a number of events, including 1st place at XMG Captains Draft 2.0 and at the Dota Pit League Season 2. However, after a 5th/16th place knockout at the StarLadder StarSeries Season 11 qualifier, N0tail left Team Secret to Join Cloud9 in time for the Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 event. N0tail’s friend Fly had left a month prior to join a different team.
‘N0tail played’ for Cloud9 from the beginning of 2015 until after The International 2015. He had joined the team in time to participate at the Dota 2 Asia Championship, and after qualifying for the event, the group placed 5th/6th, unfortunately losing to Team Secret. Cloud9 performed quite well leading up to The International 2015 and placed highly in several tournaments, but after a disappointing 9th/12th place finish at The International, Cloud9 disbanded and ‘N0tail’ formed his next team, (monkey) Business.
‘N0tail’ formed his next team with ex-teammate and long-time friend, ‘Fly’. His other teammates including ‘Cr1t-‘, ‘Miracle-‘, and ‘MoonMeander’. (monkey) Business had managed to score a 3rd/4th place finish at the MLG World Finals and shortly after qualifying for The Summit 4, the team change their name and became known as OG.
OG saw success immediately, as they won the Valve sponsored The Frankfurt Major 2015. Following this incredible achievement, the team had a disappointing result at The Shanghai Major 2016, where they placed 7th/8th, although they later managed to redeem themselves by winning The Manila Major 2016. Heading into The International 2016, they were strong favorites to win the event, although after a disappointing 9th/12th place finish, the team went through several roster changes. ‘N0tail’ and ‘Fly’ are the only players who remained on the team.
After the roster changes, OG became almost unstoppable, placing top 3 at a number of events, winning The Boston Major 2016 and The Kiev Major 2017, and placing 2nd at the Dota 2 Asia Championships. Once again, OG were looking very strong heading into The International 2017, and although they placed a bit higher this year around, they only managed to take home the 7th/8th place. Since then, the group has only made one roster change and continue to be a successful team.
‘N0tail’ has played with OG since mid-2015, and since then has helped his team to win 4 out of 5 of the Valve sponsored Majors. OG also managed to place 7th/8th at The International 2017. Prior to his multiple successes with OG, ‘N0tail’ has significantly fewer achievements.