Ceb Joins OG for TI11 as Coach
Despite his announcement to retire from competitive Dota 2 nearly a year ago, legend Sébastien "Ceb" Debs is seemingly having a hard time staying away from the game. Whether he is playing endless pubs or filling in for various OG roles, the Frenchman has made sure he contributes in some way to the game he loves. Now, just days before The International 11 (TI11) kicks off, Ceb might not be playing this time, but OG announced on Twitter he would take on the role of secondary coach. Therefore, he will work side-by-side, perhaps more like a professional coach, with Evgenii "Chuvash" Makarov, who has been OG's coach for the past year.
Ceb to serve as OG’s secondary coach at TI11
In a snap of the team members bootcamping in Malaysia, OG also showed Ceb, adding the caption, “who let THIS GUY in here.” Following this, the organization clarified quickly in the replies, before fans began to speculate, that Ceb was not filling in for someone but was actually with “the boys as second coach.”
OG's captain/position five player Mikhail "Misha" Agatov, who Ceb replaced as a stand-in previously, was also pictured, demonstrating that the team is likely to compete in full force at TI11.
As a result of visa issues, Misha has not been able to travel with OG for some LAN events in the past year. Consequently, Ceb participated in both the PGL Arlington Major and the ESL One Stockholm Major as his stand-in. In spite of playing as the position five, rather than his usual offlaner role, the legendary player contributed greatly to the team's victory at the Stockholm Major and its fourth place finish in the Arlington Major.
Although Ceb's individual playing skills will not be present, his ability to keep both himself and his peers motivated, coupled with his coaching skills, will prove to be a tremendous asset to the OG squad.
In True Sights narrated by many Dota 2 players, Ceb makes some magical speeches during crucial games that empower the people around him and enable them to overcome pressure. This might be very helpful for three of the five players on OG's squad who are playing their first TI.
As TI11 begins with the group stage on 15th Oct, OG will embark on its quest to become the first team to win the third TI. As a team that will enter the competition after posting great results back-to-back, it will be one of the top contenders.