Ceb Names The Best Carry and Mid Dota 2 Players in Different Regions

Rakshak Kathuria
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Ceb with OG at the Epicenter 2019</p></div>
Ceb with OG at the Epicenter 2019


In a recent Twitch livestream, Sebastien "Ceb" Debs named some of the best players in the mid and carry roles in different regions.
Ceb said that while he chose some world-class players, their playstyle was also an important factor when choosing them.
To eliminate any possibility of bias, Ceb didn't take OG players into consideration when selecting his favorite players.

Sebastien "Ceb" Debs, a former two-time winner of The International (TI) with OG, named some of the best players in the mid and carry roles in a recent Twitch livestream. In response to a question from the Twitch chat, Ceb picked out his favorite carry player(s) from each of the six regions: North America (NA), South America (SA), Western Europe (WEU), Eastern Europe (EEU), Southeast Asia (SEA), and China. Afterward, he went on to name his favorite midlaners in the same manner. Ceb said that while he chose some of the world's top-rated players, he was also influenced by their playstyle in selecting them.

Ceb shares his favorite mid and carry Dota 2 players from around the world

When asked by a viewer in the Twitch chat to name the best carry players among all current and retired players, Ceb responded that it would be too hard to decide and instead shared his favorite names from the list of current players according to region. To eliminate potential bias, he further said he would not take OG players into consideration.

Carry players

Ceb was very clear about his selection of Team Liquid's carry, Lasse Aukusti "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen, for WEU. It was the same with China, where he picked PSG.LGD's Wang "Ame" Chunyu.

When it came to EEU, Ceb was unable to name any single player, noting that at present, EEU carry players are much more powerful than their counterparts in other regions.

“In CIS, it’s gotta be between…I mean, CIS carries are very strong. Probably, on average, the CIS carry level is much higher. I think watson (HellRaisers), V-Tune (NAVI), Yatoro (Spirit). These three are really good in my opinion. Maybe Yatoro and V-Tune, a bit higher. I mean, Daxak is also really good. Pure ( is really good. I mean CIS carry talent is really crazy.”

As far as SEA and SA go, Ceb said that he did not watch enough of these two regions to be able to mention any names. However, he mentioned beastcoast's safelaner Héctor Antonio "K1" Rodríguez, calling him a "legend."

As for NA, Ceb used a little sarcasm. “NA? I mean, NA is like - NA is NA so (laughs), I don’t know. I’ll go with Scourge McDuck (The Cut). I mean, I don’t know. NA has like - maybe Arteezy? Arteezy (EG) or Timado (TSM),” he said.

Mid players

In the midlaners category, Ceb once again didn't consider any OG players. In Europe, he picked Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi and Leon "Nine" Kirilin while he also singled out Michael "miCKe" Vu. “So Div 1 Europe, I am not taking my team into account. I think it’s either Miracle- (Nigma Galaxy) or Nine (Tundra Esports). Special mention to miCKe (Liquid). Maybe he deserves to be up there but I haven’t seen enough from him personally. Haven't watched him closely enough so Miracle- and Nine,” he said.

In EEU, Ceb said that NAVI's Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko and Team Spirit's Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek both ranked quite high when compared to their counterparts. In SEA, he noted he liked Karl "Karl" Matthew Baldovino and Armel Paul "Armel" Tabios, but Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer is the one he thinks shines more these days.

Quinn "Quinn" Callahan is Ceb's favorite mid player in NA. “I think my favorite’s Quinn in NA. I like Quinn a lot. Playstyle-wise, obviously Abed and Bryle are really strong players but I will give it to Quinn.” Among the midlaners in South America, Ceb said that Jean Pierre "Chris Luck" Gonzales is his favorite because he was a lot more "reckless" than other players who were greedier in their playstyles.

Even though Ceb has retired from competitive Dota 2, he still plays a lot of pubs, and he often meets with many of the players in these games. Keep an eye on Ceb's livestream on Twitch so you can see him play high-level Dota 2 games.

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As a passionate Dota 2 fan for eight years, Rakshak has indulged himself completely in its esports circuit for the past two years as a professional. In addition to covering major news developments, he takes a keen interest in understanding team strengths and player personalities.