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Ceb Talks About Aramis’ Absence - Ready to Play 4v5

Dhruv Saikia
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Old G, one of the crowd favorites competing in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) Tour 3: Division II, is currently facing a significant problem.
The team’s most recent addition, Adam "Aramis" Moroz, suddenly stopped playing for unknown reasons, leaving the team without its position 4 player.
Sébastien "Ceb" Debs recently appeared on Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski’s livestream and provided more details about the situation.

Old G, a prominent team competing in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) Tour 3: Division II, has been showcasing an impressive performance so far, currently securing the third position in the standings. However, an unexpected player situation has thrown the team into turmoil. Adam "Aramis" Moroz, the team's position 4 player, has abruptly stopped playing due to unknown reasons, leaving them in a precarious position. Following this, Sébastien "Ceb" Debs recently appeared on Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski’s livestream and spoke more about the situation, and stated how the team is even willing to play 4v5 to overcome this situation.

Insights from Ceb's Livestream Appearance

During a recent livestream on Gorgc's channel, Ceb shared additional insights into the situation the team is dealing with. Ceb acknowledged the uncertainty surrounding Aramis's unavailability, emphasizing that even the team members themselves are not fully aware of the circumstances leading to his departure. He does praise Aramis’ character and personality, giving him the benefit of the doubt.

“Yea, looking okay. We have a small player situation (referring to Aramis being unable to play) <laughs>. No I mean, to be fair, we don’t even know what’s going on ourselves. He might have had some personal issues or something. It happened very suddenly so… He was not like a bad guy or bad-mannered at all <he doesn’t strike me as one>. No he isn’t, so, he just cant play, you know, I mean these things happen. <PGL’s gonna be nice to you surely> Yeah I don’t know about that one <laughs>.” he said.

Expressing concern for Old G's situation, Ceb admitted that the team finds itself in a precarious position. It is heavily relying on Aramis to participate in at least one series to maintain its standing in the DPC. Ceb mentioned the team's willingness to play 4v5 if necessary. Nevertheless, they remain unsure if such an arrangement would be permitted.

“I think we’re in trouble, we kind of need him to play, at least one series, but we’re not sure if he can. So I don’t know what happens in these cases. We’re even down to play 4v5. We just don’t want to get knocked out or disqualified again or something cause what can you do if you’re in  a situation like that, what are we supposed to do? It’s like the state of dota, its 2023 and you cannot register 6 players or stand-ins. We’re gamers so we can play video games they assume that’s it, figure it out,” he added.

Challenges Arise with Aramis's Sudden Departure

Old G has found itself in a delicate predicament as Aramis’ sudden decision caught the team off guard. To compensate for his absence, the team has enlisted Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosian as a temporary stand-in. However, it is essential to note that the DPC regulations permit teams to use stand-ins in a maximum of 4 matches. With Old G having already played two games with stand-ins and three more remaining, the team faces the risk of disqualification if Aramis does not return for at least one more series.

History Repeating: Old G's Struggle with Disqualification

Old G's current predicament is eerily reminiscent of its previous disqualification from the DPC WEU Tour 2: Division II. In that instance, the team was unable to field a valid roster in time and subsequently acquired PuckChamp's slot to continue its journey. Now facing a similar situation, Old G is at the precipice of potential disqualification once again. Finding solutions or persuading Aramis to rejoin the team for at least one more series becomes crucial for Old G's aspirations in the DPC.

Old G finds itself in a challenging position as Aramis's sudden departure has left the team scrambling for solutions. Ceb's comments shed light on the team's uncertainty and the importance of Aramis's participation in upcoming matches. With the team's DPC Tour 3: Division II slot at stake, Old G must explore all possibilities to ensure a valid roster or navigate the competitive landscape with a diminished lineup.

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.

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