On October 12, OG announced the leaving of their offlaner Dmitry DM Dorokhin. The official reason was the end of the player's contract with the team. However, new details have surfaced in the story that indicate that the contract was broken for Dmitry's violation of the terms of the contract.
On the same day, October 12, 9 Pandas announced that DM will take the coach's seat at the upcoming The International 2023. But as Cyberscore previously reported, Dorokhin had already been spotted coaching the Pandas at the DreamLeague Season 21 tournament. 9P themselves denied DM's involvement with the team. Roman RAMZES666 Kushnaryov commented that:
Yes, we have no coach yet. DM is our buddy. He just sat there and chilled.
According to Dot Esports sources, OG administration addressed ESL, DreamLeague organizers, because according to the tournament rules, only players, their coach and team staff can be at the bootcamp. The organizers demand 9 Pandas to explain what DM was doing in the same room with the players during the match. They replied that they had submitted a request to OG for DM to coach the team, but had not received approval. As a result, OG was not happy with this move by the Pandas and broke the contract with DM.
However, this is only one of the versions of what happened. 9 Pandas claims that it was a regular transfer, while the OG representative refused to comment on the situation.
DM continues to coach 9P at The International 2023. Under his mentorship, the team made it to the playoffs in the upper bracket. You can follow the full situation at TI 12 in our regularly updated material.