OG's two-time TI-winner JerAx retires from Dota 2

OG's Jesse "JerAx" Vainikka has retired from Dota 2, his team have announced.

The 27-year-old enjoyed an illustrious career in esports, most notably securing back-to-back victories at The International.


Finn JerAx won the biggest prize in esports in 2018 and 2019 and earned more than $6m in prize money from Dota 2.

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The news follows the announcement that team-mate Ana will take another break from the game and will not feature again during the current Dota Pro Circuit season.

A statement on the OG website read: "Jesse decided that it was time for him to pursue new things in life, and we couldn’t be prouder to have worked so many years with such an amazing, creative, smart and wholesome guy."

JerAx said his decision to quit Dota came after losing his passion for the game.

Together we traveled the world, we won, we lost as well, we experienced so many things. And being friends also means letting them go sometimes.

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