Sometimes building a legacy requires to step out from the light.— OG (@OGesports) January 27, 2020
While still active in the roster @Ceb_dota is changing direction and will focus on helping OG players reach their potential.
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In a statement on the official OG website, Ceb explained his decision to move into a role that would be supporting the team away from the mouse and keyboard:
“It is time for me to take a step back, and remove myself from the active roster. I will be taking a role within OG in which I will be able to help all teams and players with increasing their performance. Whether it is DotA or CSGO, OG is now a home for great champions to come. I’ll be able to put my experience to even better use alongside these talents. I do not want this to sound like a definitive retirement, even though it could very well end up being it. I love the surprises that comes with life, therefore I’ll always keep every door open.”
This news comes after Anathan "ana" Pham was going on an extended break throughout the rest of 2020 and Jesse "JerAx" Vainikka retired from professional play after losing his passion for Dota 2.
The OG team became the first two-time TI champions and were able to accomplish the feat back-to-back by winning in 2018 and 2019 with the same squad.
With three players gone, there is not a core remaining to defend the Aegis, instead Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen and Johan "N0tail" Sundstein are the only remaining active players that could claim the third TI title for OG.
Fans won't have to wait too long to find out what OG will be doing ahead of the third Major, ESL One Los Angeles, that they were expected to attempt to qualify for after secondary team OG Seed competed in earlier Dota Pro Circuit events.
The statement ends with the message below:
“Make sure to be there for True Sight on the 28th of January at 7:00 CET, as well as our OG Night show the next day at 8:00 CET (https://www.twitch.tv/redbull/) to share these #DreamOG moments with us.
We PROMISE you’ll get answers. See you there OGs.”