Ceb with OG at the Epicenter 2019


Ceb Plays 21 Pubs in a Day, Fans Speculate About OG Stand-In Situation Again

Rakshak Kathuria
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OG's former offlane player Sébastien "Ceb" Debs played a whopping 21 ranked games in a single day.
Fans have begun to wonder if Ceb may replace Mikhail "Misha" Agatov on OG at the upcoming PGL Arlington Major due to his increased playtime and the fact that the majority of his games are coming in the support role.
Before OG won the Stockholm Major, a few months prior a similar trend was observed which eventually ended in Ceb replacing Misha.

Dota 2 players have the tendency to play many ranked matches in a row without taking any extended breaks and the legendary former offlane player of OG, Sébastien "Ceb" Debs, recently made the headlines for playing a mind-boggling 21 ranked games in one day. In light of the increase in activity, and the fact that many of these games have come in the support role, some fans have begun to speculate that Ceb might return to OG as a stand-in for the PGL Arlington Major which begins on 4th August. The reason for such speculation is that before the last Major as well, a similar trend was observed which eventually resulted in Ceb filling in for OG as Mikhail "Misha" Agatov’s replacement.

Rumors circulate about Ceb's comeback as an OG stand-in as he plays a number of games in the support role

After turning Dota on for the first time on 27th July, Ceb just went berserk, continuing to play one game after another. In the end, a total of 21 games were recorded by him as per Dota Pro Tracker during the near 15-hour marathon.

Some of Ceb’s focus has also been shifted from the position three role to the support role over the past three to four days. During this period, the player has played 43 games in total and 17 of those games have been on Io, which has mainly been chosen as the support.

Ceb's games in the past eight days

There have been games in which Ceb has played as position three on occasion, but it appears he's been experimenting with other support heroes like Warlock, Earthshaker, Windranger, and even Alchemist as well.

A similar trend was evident in May when Ceb began playing a lot of support heroes since Misha was rumored to have been denied a visa to the Stockholm Major. In the end, Ceb replaced Misha in the position five role despite being an offlaner and even won the event with OG. Ceb's performance was particularly noteworthy since he demonstrated a great understanding of the role within a short time span and made some excellent plays on heroes such as Windranger.

There have been issues with visas for some Russian players as the Russian invasion of Ukraine is ongoing, and it has been speculated that Misha might experience problems again for the PGL Arlington Major.

However, there has not been any formal announcement from either OG or PGL, the tournament organizer for Arlington Major, regarding any possible visa problems for OG. Even though a lot of it is downright conjecture, Ceb's recent changes in Dota 2 ranked game activity have certainly hyped up his fans ahead of the last Major of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22.

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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.

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