Update: Ceb steps down as a player, becomes coach
The roster change continues: Sebastien 'Ceb' Debs steps down from playing offlane and goes back to coaching, as the organisation announced this Monday.
In a statement on OG's homepage, he explains:
However, unlike JerAx, he leaves the possibility of returning as a pro player open and states that his decision to work as coach does not mean he is completely retiring:
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.
🌻Read more: ➡️ https://t.co/R8hWCyMVw3#DreamOG pic.twitter.com/j0ng4Kk6MB
The best Earth Spirit player in the world decided to retire from professional Dota, as OG announced this Sunday. While the announcement comes as a surprise for fans, JerAx explained his decision was very clear and he had no doubts about it. Reason behind his retirement is the mental burden that comes with playing competitively.
Living in such a competitive environment was too exhausting, as he "[has] grown tired from always trying to compete, getting better and aiming for a win." JerAx will now pursue another path, but as OG declared, he will always be part of the family.
From Boston to Shangai, @iamJERAX allowed us to write a unique story with OG.— OG (@OGesports) January 26, 2020
All good things come to an end, and Jesse has decided to retire from pro Dota 2.
Thank you Jesse!
🌻 Read JerAx's statement ➡️ https://t.co/izeufE6vU4#DreamOG pic.twitter.com/nIxvuP9gxK
Ana extends his break
His former team mate Ana will vanish from the competitive scene as well – but only until next season. As OG announced this Saturday, the IO legend will extend his break and come back for next season. However, Ana is known for taking breaks and returning even stronger than before.
Now the big question: who will replace the two star players? Both of them leave incredibly large gaps to fill. While Sumail 'SumaiL' Syed Hassan currently is a free agent and might seem appropriate to join such a massive organization as OG, the team might also pick up a completely unknown newcomer. Or Henrik 'AdmiralBulldog' Ahnberg.
If you want i can join your team, i'm currently available— Henrik Ahnberg (@AdmiralBulldog) January 25, 2020
Who do you think is going to join OG?
Source: OG homepage
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