The heart and soul of OG’s Dota 2 team, Sébastien “Ceb” Debs, is moving on from the active roster to focus on internal functions of the organization, the two-time International champions.
Ceb was the most-tenured veteran presence on the team, having started his competitive Dota career at the beginning of Dota 2 and spending time on multiple notable rosters before joining OG as a coach in 2016. After the sudden departure of Gustav “s4” Magnusson and Tal “Fly” Aizik prior to TI8, Ceb stepped in and joined the active roster to help his team win on the biggest stage in Dota.
In Ceb’s own words, this move doesn’t come because of any changes happening around him. Instead, he wants to help other players achieve their fullest potential.
“I feel like it’s time for me to find ways to give back,” Ceb said. “I see players around me with incredible talent and infinite drive. I want to help them achieve their dreams and find the success I believe they rightfully deserve. Making this whole thing about my own personal competitive goals leaves me with a bitter taste.”
Even though he’ll no longer be a part of the main roster, he still has faith in his captain Johan “N0tail” Sundstein and Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen.
“Johan and Topias are looking at their third title, and so am I,” Ceb said. “I will be alongside them once they lift the trophy again. As usual, I’ll do whatever it takes to see the group succeed, and that sometimes means sacrificing some of your own personal targets.”
His new role within the organization will be a flexible position where he’ll be able to jump between helping the Dota and CS:GO rosters, while also being able to focus on his own goals and building out quality staff for each team.