N0tail and Topson Reunite at Old G
Two-time The International (TI) champions with OG - Johan "N0tail" Sundstein and Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen have reunited to create a stack called Old G, just hours before the roster lock for the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2022-23 season. There was information about this new roster on the Dota 2 Majors Registration Page. The two players will be joined by two popular Dota 2 professionals, Volodymyr "Noone" Minenko and Arif "MSS" Anwar, making for an extremely stacked roster on paper. The final player of the team is yet to be revealed, but it is likely that Sebastian "Ceb" Debs may be making his way back into pro-Dota 2 as the fifth and final player in the roster.
The players have yet to make an official announcement about the Old G roster.
N0tail, and Topson join forces with Noone and MSS for DPC 2022-23
With lineups for the DPC 2022-23 season set to be locked on 8th Dec, the Dota 2 Majors Registration Page has been flooded with teams submitting their finalized squads. Amidst this, an intriguing new roster by the name of Old G emerged, bringing together some of the best players in professional Dota 2.
The new roster spotted on the Dota 2 Majors registration page showcases the following roster
Volodymyr "Noone" Minenko
Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen
Arif "MSS" Anwar
Johan "N0tail" Sundstein
While the roles are currently unknown, it is likely that Noone and Topson will play as the team's midlaner and the carry. The other two are expected to play their customary positions, and with Topson's usual emphasis on space creation as a midlaner, he may be the fourth player to keep his role, leaving Noone to convert into the carry.
For the first time since TI10, Topson and N0tail will be playing together. N0tail has been inactive since then, while Ceb formally retired although he went on to serve various positions for OG as needed during the last season. Topson too took a long vacation before submitting to the competitive itch and attempting to qualify for TI11 with T1.
While Topson had expressed a desire to return to competitive play in the last season, N0tail had been enjoying his time off, but it appears that, like his former teammates, it is challenging to stay for an extended amount of time without playing competitively.
MSS, who most recently played for Soniqs, will most likely play at position four, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a clear brain to the lineup. Furthermore, Noone joins after a stint with NAVI, bringing a fantastic combination of top raw skill and extensive experience.
This lineup will most likely play in Western Europe, however, it is currently unclear if it will buy a slot from a team in Division 1 or 2 or participate in the open qualifiers.