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Ceb Says DreamLeague S20 is His “One Last Ride” With OG

Rakshak Kathuria
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Following OG's first series against beastcoast in DreamLeague Season 20, stand-in Sébastien "Ceb" Debs confirmed in the interview that this “final ride” is the “last one for sure.”
OG brought Ceb as a position four stand-in for DreamLeague Season 20 as support player Evgenii "Chu" Makarov was moved back to the support staff.
In the interview, Ceb, who is also a DPC Division II player for Old G, remarked that his hunger for professional Dota 2 is as strong now as it was during TI8.

Even after announcing his retirement from professional Dota 2 in November 2021, one of the game’s greatest Sébastien "Ceb" Debs has a burning desire to play competitively for OG. Despite discussions that he might have permanently retired, the 31-year-old has consistently astonished the community by making a comeback, which he did once again by joining OG as a substitute player for DreamLeague Season 20. Following the team's first series against beastcoast in the event, Ceb confirmed in the interview that this “final ride” is the “last one for sure.”

At the same time, Ceb, who is also playing for Old G in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Division II, stated that his desire for competitive Dota 2 is as strong now as it was during The International 8 (TI8).

Ceb emphasizes being motivated despite one last ride with OG at DreamLeague S20

Following the opening series draw against beastcoast, it was imperative Ceb was asked about once again competing for OG and he answered in a straightforward and simple manner.

“I mean it’s the one last ride. Everybody knows. This one is the last one. This is the last one for sure guys,” he said to a group of chuckling English panelists.

Ceb was brought in as a position four substitute by OG as support player Evgenii "Chu" Makarov was moved back to the support staff as an assistant coach.

Further in the interview, Ceb described in detail how his motivation was now quite high after all the ups and downs he and OG have endured.

“Right now, I feel like I am as hungry as I was pre TI8. For instance, going into this DreamLeague and playing versus the best teams in the world, I feel that level of motivation for myself. It hasn’t been that high I think in a very long time but that’s because obviously we have tried to kind of dig a little space for ourselves with OG and it’s working. There are ups and downs but we got humbled a lot by many many teams by now so I think that kind of sets you back to, yeah, not being a TI winner.”

Ceb added that not having many accomplishments under his belt other than winning the Stockholm Major last year, fuels him to prove himself on the playing field.

I haven’t been a TI winner for a while and I think I need to prove myself. I mean there was Stockholm Major obviously but yeah, I don’t know, I never really looked myself as a favorite or something. I am confident in what I can do but therefore, I feel like I have to prove myself and that fills me with a lot of fire.”

In DreamLeague Season 20, OG has one win and three losses after day one of group stage 1, and it will have to hit the ground running if it wants to make it to the next group stage. OG will play BetBoom Team and Entity on day two.


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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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