Retirement isn’t stopping Ceb from helping OG at TI11

Ceb always gets pulled back in.

Sébastien “Ceb” Debs, Dota 2’s most active retired player, is back!

The two-time TI champion stepped away from competitive Dota 2 in November last year. But he always finds a way to return to OG and help them in their pursuit to lift another Aegis of Champions.

After being spotted at the team’s The International 2022 boot camp in Malaysia, OG explained that Ceb isn’t replacing anyone this time around.

Ceb is back with OG for TI11 as the team’s second coach

Screenshot by Nigel Zalamea/ONE Esports

Mikhail “Misha” Agatov has been plagued with visa issues this year. The position 5 support player has missed out on the team’s last four international LAN events because of this.

To avoid this problem, OG began Misha’s visa application process to Singapore earlier while the team was competing at ESL One Genting. This allowed the Russian player to finally travel with the team as they prepared for The International 2022.

It wasn’t all bad when Ceb came in as a last-second stand-in. In the previous two Majors where he played the position 5 support, instead of his usual offlane role, OG was able to win its fifth Dota 2 Major by defeating TSM 3-1 in the grand final of ESL One Stockholm.

The 30-year-old has also filled in for the Western European team at the PGL Arlington Major where they finished fourth behind Team Spirit, PSG.LGD, and Team Aster. 

However, OG won’t be relying on Ceb’s play at The International 2022. Instead, he will be guiding the young squad as the team’s secondary coach.

Aside from his talent as a player, Ceb is also known for his speeches that motivate and inspire his teammates. This was seen in the two True Sight documentaries after OG won consecutive TI championships.

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