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N0tail & Ceb Discuss Old G’s Future

Ammar Aryani
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On the latest episode of OG's Monkey Business Show, Sébastien "Ceb" Debs and Johan "N0tail" Sundstein talked about their future as part of the Old G stack.
The duo established the stack alongside Topson, Noone & MSS however were unable to qualify for Division II during the Winter Tour.
While N0tail noted that he was happy playing competitively again, he also noted that he is not willing to sacrifice his time and effort into playing competitively at the moment.

In the latest edition of OG’s Monkey Business podcast, the duo of Sébastien "Ceb" Debs and Johan "N0tail" Sundstein recently discussed their future on their newly established stack, Old G. While the former had been seen taking part in the competitive scene by becoming a part of OG’s support staff, N0tail can be normally seen on the OG podcast throughout the majority of last season.

Fans of the old OG were ecstatic to see both N0tail & Ceb playing together again earlier this year as part of a stack called Old G. The team also featured Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen, Volodymyr "Noone" Minenko & Arif "MSS" Anwar. However, the team failed to qualify for Division II of the Western Europe Dota Pro Circuit (WEU DPC):Winter Tour.

N0tail is not willing to sacrifice everything again

While the Lima Major is finalizing its preparations, the duo of N0tail & Ceb used their free time to talk about their future plans as part of the Old G roster on the latest episode of OG’s Monkey Business podcast.

N0tail started off by addressing Old G’s failure to qualify for Division II of the Western Europe Dota Pro Circuit (WEU DPC):Winter Tour. While Ceb jokingly blamed their losses due to lag, N0tail noted that he was grateful for the opportunity, saying that The International 2022 (TI11) gave him the motivation to return to the competitive scene.

“But truthfully, I was really thankful and very happy to have gotten the experience. I wasn't sure at first, but after watching TI11, I felt things that I have not felt in a long time. It gave me a lot of motivation to try. [laughs] After trying and getting a chance to once again play on a high competitive level, it made me think about a lot of things,” he said.

However, he also hinted that the team might not be sticking together for the rest of the season. While he noted that the team felt more terrible than they should have as the team was committed to playing for their own entertainment, he also noted that he is not willing to sacrifice everything for practicing and playing competitively once again at the moment.

“What I definitely do not want to do right now is to sacrifice everything again to achieve my full potential. I know I will go down this path again if I continue, it’s a treacherous thing. I know all of us in Old G felt the same when we lost twice in the Closed Qualifiers, more than it should have. Overall I’m happy but moving forward, I don’t think I can go down this path again. What’s going to happen to Old G and everyone’s future is still up in the air,” he said.

While it is not yet clear that Old G would be disbanding, it is safe to say that N0tail will not be part of the stack if it is seriously committing towards scrimming and practice sessions, moving forward.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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