Ceb Takes Aim at Old G's Doubters, Calls Out Kitrak Haters
Old G has made it to the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe 2023 Tour 2: Division II by securing a convincing 2-0 victory over Team Betrayed in the Closed Qualifiers Winner Bracket Finals. Following this, the team will now compete against the likes of Team Secret and Alliance in the lower division which is scheduled to kick off on 5th April, following the conclusion of Division 1.
Ahead of the Closed Qualifier match, Sébastien “Ceb” Debs talked about how Old G has been performing with the new roster in a recent livestream. While discussing the team’s scrim results, Ceb also touched upon Kitrak and called out fans who doubted his signing.
With Old G progressing through to DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division II, it already looks like the roster changes are paying off.
Ceb says the new Old G roster is doing good
During a recent livestream, Ceb talked about how the new iteration of Old G is doing. He said, “We’re doing pretty well in scrims. This roster is playing pretty well, I think.” When a viewer on his stream asked if the team has an “established playstyle,” Ceb said that they have been playing a variety of things. He said, “No, not really. I mean we’ve actually been playing a lot of different things.”
Ceb calls out doubters, defends Kitrak
When the revamped roster for Old G was announced, fans were confused and surprised by the signing of North American player Kitrak. On the Reddit thread titled, “” fans were seemingly doubting the player. One comment , “NA insania but a cheap edition,” while talking about Kitrak.
When one user defended Kitrak by calling him a beast of a player, another Redditor , “What exactly has he achieved to warrant that reputation? It looks like he had a pretty mediocre pro career and that was 4 years ago. Look how hard Jerax fell off after only 2 years out of the pro scene, and he was an actual beast of a player.”
Ceb talked about how good Kitrak is and addressed the Reddit thread where fans seemed to throw flak at him. He said, “Kitrak is really good. I saw the Reddit thread when we registered, Kitrak got so much flak. Ah, people, people!” and pointed out how fans always flamed the newcomers.
Ceb reasoned that fans “flamed” when they got Anathan "ana" Pham and Topson, and when they made the new OG roster that won a Major. “How long is it going to take for people to learn and trust us with who we choose? Like seriously. It’s so lame actually.”
To add more weight to his opinion, Ceb also pointed out that Kitrak is a good friend of ana. “We’ve known Kitrak for a while. He’s Ana’s good friend. Ana always spoke really highly of him. When Ana was speaking, he spoke highly of Kitrak, so, you know,” said Ceb.
In December 2022, two-time The International (TI) champions Johan "N0tail" Sundstein and Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen, formerly of OG, joined hands to create a five-stack called Old G to play in the Tour 1 of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023 season. But the team got knocked out in the closed qualifiers in the Western Europe (WEU) Winter Tour. Instead of completely disbanding the team, Old G made significant changes to its roster by bringing in some new players.
The new Old G roster features:
Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen
Volodymyr “No[o]ne” Minenko
Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok
Sébastien “Ceb” Debs
Kartik “Kitrak” Rathi