s4
Gustav Magnusson 
Sweden
OG
Back to Brewmaster in the off lane
August 9, 2017
s4 had a solid performance in OG's win against Infamous in the elimination match of The International 2017. He finished the series with a KDA of 4/1/14.
ANALYSIS
s4 did an excellent job in the off lane with his Brewmaster. Matching up against Troll Warlord and Lich in his lane was no issue, as he still managed to farm up a Blink Dagger in under 10 minutes. Once he had his Blink, his initiations became lethal with Primal Split. Showing off his micro skills with the spirits, he managed to disrupt multiple heroes from Infamous in every confrontation, allowing his Chaos Knight and Invoker to deal the main damage. He ended the game third in the net-worth chart, just behind teammates Ana and n0tail.
Veteran struggles to find form
August 5, 2017
s4 had a rough series in OG's draw against Execration in The International 2017. The Swedish star finished with a KDA of 5/9/24.
ANALYSIS
s4 opened the series with Batrider. S4 died before the first bounty rune and he really struggled to pressure the lane. He got one kill against the Shadow Shaman early, but it was still an uphill battle from there. His 16-minute Blink Dagger without a Drums of Endurance summed up his underwhelming showing. In Game 2, he had a much better performance on Clockwerk. His early game went very well and he rotated efficiently. His initiations helped OG keep Execration at bay while Ana did his thing.
Makes the Brewmaster work in the off lane
August 4, 2017
s4 finished OG's 1-1 draw with Newbee during the group stages of The International 7 with a final KDA of 9/16/29
ANALYSIS
S4 played Clockwerk and Brewmaster in Games 1 and 2 of the series respectively. In Game 1, Clockwerk was the wrong pick to deal with Newbee. Cordoning off a space to fight around Power Cogs enabled all of Newbee's heroes with an easy opportunity to throw down big nuke spells with a guaranteed hit. In Game 2, s4 was able to outlane Newbee's tragic Alchemist with the help of rotations from JerAx's Earthshaker. This allowed OG all the space they needed in the other lanes to dominate the game and even the series.
Same role, different hero
August 3, 2017
s4 finished OG's 2-0 victory over Cloud9 during the group stages of The International 7 with a final KDA of 14/8/21.
ANALYSIS
s4 played Centaur Warrunner and Axe in Games 1 and 2 respectively. He performed the same job admirably on both heroes. He survived his lane, found his farm and was able to keep the enemy team locked down while his allies pounded them into dust.
Rough day in the office for OG off lane
July 7, 2017
s4 played a below-average series for OG in their loss to LGD in MDL 2017. The soft-spoken off laner finished with a KDA of 8/13/17
ANALYSIS
s4 kicked off the series with the Tidehunter in the off lane. s4 heavily struggled early on despite being on a tanky hero. He tried his best to stay in lane, but he could have jungled instead to help his economy. LGD took advantage of s4's mistake as they killed him off seven times in the game. He even picked up a 20-minute Buckler, which was very surprising. In Game 2, s4 stepped it up on his Enigma. His farm game was much more on point with his nine-minute Hand of Midas. He had some okay Black Holes in the game as he racked up six kills and 12 assists, but it still wasn't enough.
Commendable initiation from the OG off lane
July 6, 2017
s4 finished with a 0/6/23 KDA in a win over LFY in the MDL 2017 group stages.
ANALYSIS
s4 played Centaur Warrunner. s4 had a rough game, but his suffering was the part of something good for his team. His initiation was solid all game, but it often resulted in his own death. Despite his KDA not looking very impressive, s4's ability to start fights was crucial to OG's success. His disable also contributed a lot to Ana's Invoker's ability to deal maximum damage with his spells.
Rough game for OG's aging off laner
July 5, 2017
s4 finished OG's 1-0 loss to Evil Geniuses during the group stage of MDL 2017 with a KDA of 2/4/12.
ANALYSIS
s4 played Faceless void in the off lane. Unable to wear down a squishy Drow Ranger thanks to Cr1t's Io, s4 suffered. Arteezy continually put him down with help from SumaiL as well. If the off laner is supposedly the backbone of any good team, EG snapped OG's backbone in half this go round.
Terrible game for the OG off lane
July 5, 2017
s4 finished a miserable game vs LGD in the MDL 2017 group stages with a 1/13/6 KDA
ANALYSIS
s4 played Batrider. This game was nothing short of a total disaster for s4. He started out the game with five deaths before 10 minutes and things never improved. He couldn't initiate without dying, and in most cases he couldn't even get off a Flaming Lasso.
Shaky performance from OG's offlane
May 27, 2017
s4 had a rough series overall in OG's 1-2 elimination match loss to Faceless at the Manila Masters. He finished with an overall KDA of 15/22/33.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 s4 played Earthshaker. He played a solid game as the primary source of initiation and counter-initiation for OG. Despite giving up a lot of deaths, eight, s4 was still very effective in fights. Usually his deaths came after he had used all his spells, leaving Faceless weakened and easy for the rest of OG to finish off. s4 finished with a 5/8/11 KDA. In Game 2 s4 played Dark Seer. He had a good lane, but was the only one on his team to do so. This meant that even when s4 found initiations, there wasn't enough damage to back him up. After a few failed fights early, s4 fell too far behind to even position himself to initiate. He finished the game with a 2/5/9 KDA. In Game 3 s4 played Clockwerk. He had a very rough time this game. He was somewhat effective in fights, but usually ended up dying instantly at the start of a fight or to random damage. As the game dragged on, his effectiveness continued to taper off even more. s4 finished the game with an 8/9/13 KDA.
Clinched his team a spot in the grand finals
April 30, 2017
s4 put together a solid showing as OG defeated Evil Geniuses 2-0 in the semifinals of the Kiev Major. OG advances on to the grand final to face Virtus.pro. s4 finished the series with a 8/13/31 KDA and destroyed a tower in the series.
ANALYSIS
Starting on Legion Commander, s4 had a solid showing in Game 1 as all of OG was able to be in control the entire game. They grabbed the lead early and never gave it up. Game 2, however, demanded OG to play from behind in the mid game as EG jumped out first. As the series ended in a 2-0 sweep, OG was able to mount the comeback but it wasn't anything flashy by s4 that allowed that. His statline was nearly identical in each game, playing Axe in Game 2, but it was great to see OG thrive from behind. s4 can and will play better as they advance to the grand finals.
Tries to force the Clockwerk
April 25, 2017
s4 finished OG's 2-0 loss to Invictus Gaming during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 12/14/19.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, s4 never had a chance as Clockwerk. A few bad maneuvers in the early game led to iG abusing him in lane for as long as he was willing to stay. In Game 2, s4 had a better time as Clockwerk in the off lane. Doing everything he could to enable N0tail's Spectre, there never seemed to be enough burst damage to follow his hooks and OG were swept away.
OG's off lane delivers two games of excellent initiation
March 31, 2017
s4 played two good games in OG's 2-0 win over Newbee on the first day of DAC 2017 playoffs. He finished with an overall KDA of 10/8/34.
ANALYSIS
s4 played Enigma in Game 1. He went for the same early Hand of Midas build that he did in the group stages, and it seemed to work just as well. OG won some crazy early fights, but couldn't close it out early enough for comfort. Even when the game went super late though, OG had the teamfight advantage as long as s4 could deliver. s4 finished the game with a 7/4/20 KDA. s4 played Enigma again in Game 2. He had a much more difficult game this time against Newbee's Rubick, but s4 proved that even hero counters can't stop his Enigma. He once again delivered multiple amazing Black Holes, netting OG a clean 2-0 series in. s4 finished with a 3/4/14 KDA.
Impressive offlane performance
March 28, 2017
s4 was the only member of his team with good stats in both games of OG's 1-1 tie with VG.J in the Dota 2 Asia Championships. He finished with an overall KDA of 20/7/27.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 s4 played his legendary Batrider. He had a rough start, giving up two back-two-back deaths, and things never really picked up for him. Although he could initiate, he didn't have the damage or backup to actually finish off kills that mattered. s4 finished with an 11/7/12 KDA. In Game 2 s4 played Enigma. He went for a very greedy start, abandoning the offlane in favor of the jungle and going for a Hand of Midas as his first item. This paid off in spades for s4 and OG. He was able to quickly get up a Black King Bar and Blink Dagger, giving OG an unstoppable initiation advantage over VG.J. He finished with a 9/0/15 KDA.
Not the best series for OG offlane
March 28, 2017
s4 played a subpar series for OG in their win over Team Empire in the Dota Asia Championship 2017. The veteran Swede finished with a KDA of 7/12/26.
ANALYSIS
s4 kicked off the series with Axe in the offlane. s4 has recently had a good run with the hero, but this was a rare bad game for the International 3 Champion. His initiations after picking up a 10-minute Blink Dagger weren't very effective. His item progression was slow despite being on the winning team. s4 was on Centaur Warrunner in the second game. He had a rough early game and couldn't pressure the enemy Troll Warlord very effectively. s4 was forced to jungle early and picked up a late Blink Dagger at 16 minutes. But he made up for it with good initiation and Stampede usage in the latter stages of the game.
OG starts off DAC with a convincing win
March 26, 2017
s4 initiated his way to victory in both games of OG's 2-0 win over Wings in the Dota 2 Asia Championships group stage. He finished with a 7/7/32 KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 s4 played Centaur Warrunner. He had a rough lane up against iceice's Shadow Shaman and his recent plus-18 damage buff. His Blink Dagger came later than he would have liked, but once s4 got it, he became a very powerful initiator. This gave OG yet another means of getting right on top of someone, securing their late-game advantage. s4 finished with a 6/2/15 KDA. s4 played Centaur Warrunner against in Game 2. He had another excellent game. After securing Blink Dagger, OG took such a massive lead that there was almost no way for them to lose. Once again, s4 supplied the initiation advantage that proved critical to actually winning the game. s4 finished with a 1/5/17 KDA.