Dota 2: OG Down To 2 As Ceb Makes The Move To Inactive Status

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Down to two.
Down to two. OG

Dota 2 fans, particularly those of the team OG, have yet to recover from the news of two members not playing this season. Looks like the bad news will keep on coming as the latest announcement from the team is that Sébastien "Ceb" Debs made the decisoin to remove himself from OG's active roster. That leaves two members in the roster with team captain Johan "N0tail" Sundstein and Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen.

This early on, it looks like OG is not only going to have a difficult time getting that three-peat, but will likely struggle just getting into this year's The International. Then again, based on the previous two TI's, it's never good to take OG for granted.

The Dota 2 community was surprised when Anatham “ana” Pham revealed that not only was he taking a break, it is going to be a longer one than expected, and that he will be coming back next season. The bigger surprise, however, was the announcement that Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka was retiring from the Dota 2 competitive scene. You can read more of that here.

So what happened with Ceb? In a statement, Ceb said that changes are always healthy and when both ana and Topson joined OG, Dota was never the same. However, making your way to the top was not easy and needed some sacrifices. He added that excellence has always been "one of the core values of the OG spirit" and this resulted in the team members asking the very best from one another.

In order to prepare for the new season, Ceb said that it was important for the members to reflect on their respective careers and this "reflection can obviously have different outcomes." With ana needing more time away from competing and JerAx making the decision to quit, Ceb revealed that while OG's five-man roster will never be competing together again, he was also very "happy that they were strong enough to make that decision."

Ceb went on to say that while he does strive in an environment that offers high-level competition, he added that attaining something with a group makes it that much more exciting. As a result, Ceb said he believes that it's "time for me to find ways to give back" and help players that have incredible talent to "achieve their dreams and find the success I believe they rightfully deserve."

Thus, while he is no longer on the team's active roster, Ceb explained that his role in OG is going to be helping "all teams and players with increasing their performance" This is not going to be limited to Dota 2, as Ceb will also give his expertise to also other games like CS:GO. While this move could end with him retiring, Ceb assured fans that he'll "always keep every door open."

Ceb ended his statement by saying "it's a lot of changes, and probably too much to cope for you OGs, but as you trusted us in the past, do so again."

There is still no update as to who will be joining OG for this season. What about you? Who do you think is a good fit for the team? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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