OG Dota 2 Roster Change: Sebastien “Ceb” Debs back in shock return, Syed “Sumail” Hassan out
OG have changed their roster yet again. Sebastien “Ceb” Debs, the cornerstone behind the team’s back to back TI victories, has returned. He’ll replace Syed “Sumail” Hassan, who is now a free agent.
A little more than six months ago, OG’s incredible roster underwent a significant change. In the gaming and esports world, it was akin to The Beatles disbanding.
Ana “Anathan” Phan decided to take a year off. Jesse “Jerax” Vainikka lost his passion and interest to compete at the highest level and announced his retirement. Ceb also decided to stand down to take more of a backseat leadership role in the organization.
Funnily enough, in his time off, Ceb stood in for the team in five different tournaments this year. But it still wasn’t enough to quench his thirst. It seems like his competitive drive got the better of him, and how he’s back once again.
The cold-headed offlane player of a lifetime, the unmatched starving will of OG and chatwheel god @Ceb is back.🌻
Read more : https://t.co/gbsRPU7tEL#DreamOG pic.twitter.com/nhDBRq95Bv
— OG (@OGesports) July 25, 2020
According to the man himself, that wasn’t the only reason. He also missed playing the game he loved with his friends and former teammates. “I actually missed them a lot,” he said. “We’ve been through everything together. Every game they play in which I’m not playing felt like a waste of my time. I enjoy playing with them more than anything else.”
Ceb was undeniably the heart and soul of the team during their highest of highs and lowest of lows. It’s no surprise that he has been welcomed back with open arms. But unfortunately, that means someone had to stand down to make room, and that person was Sumail.
Today, we would also like to thank @SumaaaaiL for his time with OG, we wish him the best of luck for what will come next for him.
He is one of the best players in the world and a fantastic person to work with, we will miss him.#DreamOG pic.twitter.com/oVvpwUJpDO
— OG (@OGesports) July 25, 2020
The team performed quite well with its new additions this year, but they seemed to fall short when it counted and never lived up to their true potential.
Sumail wasn’t the problem, but his residency and the travel restrictions may have influenced the decision. Either way, he is now undoubtedly the most in-demand free-agent available, and it’ll be interesting to see where he goes next.
OG’s updated roster will have a chance to test their mettle in OGA Dota PIT Season 2, which starts on July 27. They’ll be competing against some other powerhouse teams including Team Nigma and Alliance.
Sadly, Team Secret won’t be making an appearance. But that means OG will be one of the favourites to win the tournament, and it could mean Ceb’s return could lead to an instant title.
Alex is a freelance writer based in Adelaide, Australia. He finished a law degree but realised it wasn't the career for him and decided to follow his dream of becoming a writer. Since then, he has finished two postgraduate writing degrees at Swinburne University of Technology. Now he writes about his other passion; esports and gaming.