After OG Esports’ loss at the hands of Team Spirit in the lower bracket, not only their 3-peat chance of running away with yet another Ti was sabotaged, a tweet from Sebastian “Ceb” Debs probably hinted at his retirement from professional Dota 2.
Initially, Ceb came out of retirement back in mid-2020, replacing Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan as the Frenchman felt out to be a waste of time when not playing with the members of the team and decided to get back into competition. Across the time with Ceb, N0tail, midOne, Saksa, and Topson on the roster, OG never found their place at the top which later saw the team release midOne and bring back Anathan “ana” Pham. OG made their way to The International 10 through the Western Europe Qualifier of the marquee event, taking down Tundra Esports in the Grand Finals, and had made a last-minute addition in the face of Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan who then filled in for Anathan “ana” Pham who chose to retire prior to the Qualifier event.
OG indeed battled out the cut-throat Western Europe Qualifier and looked pumped ahead of the Ti 10 but ran out of luck as their journey was shortened first by Team Secret and Team Spirit in the Upper and Lower Brackets respectively. In a post-game tweet, Mr. Sebastian Debs thanked the fans, staff, and friends for believing in him and the entire team and reckoned his efforts to be not enough at his last tournament hinting towards a probable retirement from the game.
Ceb joined OG Esports in 2016 as the team’s head coach only to play for the team before Ti8 in the wake of a major roster revamp. With Ceb, OG went on to win back-to-back Internationals making them the only team to have won two in succession. Later in 2021, despite an urgent eye surgery, Ceb opted to compete at The International 10 and not sit out.
Stay tuned at TalkEsport for further updates on OG and its journey here from The International 10.