OG to Undergo a Roster Change Ahead of DPC 2023 Tour 2
The Dota 2 teams not competing in the Lima Major 2023 have been carefully considering what changes they will need to take to bounce back before Tour 2 of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023 begins. In the Western European (WEU) region, according to OG's carry player Artem "Yuragi" Golubiev, the team is seemingly reevaluating its roster after having narrowly missed out on the Major slot last month. During a brief interview with Escorenews, Yuragi mentioned there would be just a single change ahead of Tour 2, the details of which will be announced soon to the Dota 2 community.
Yuragi discloses that OG will make one change to its Dota 2 squad
In response to Escorenews' question regarding any planned roster changes, Yuragi, unlike the usual practice of keeping changes hidden, acknowledged that OG was about to have a transition soon.
“Yes, we're going to have one change. [Are you planning to replace some player?] Yes. You'll find out,” he said.
Yuragi has been serving as HellRaisers' stand-in carry at the Lima Major. The squad battled its way to the playoffs by going through a tiebreaker versus Geek Slate and also avoided elimination.
With regards to OG's roster, Yuragi's remarks have surely left fans wondering how things will change. It is interesting to note that Sébastien "Ceb" Debs, former OG offlaner and linchpin of the team, had posted a cryptic tweet on 26th February 2023 indicating that something is afoot.
The tweet followed by a comment from Yuragi has left social media buzzing with the possibility of Ceb returning to the team. Despite a formal retirement in 2021, the player has repeatedly returned to competitive Dota 2 in different roles, so it's not surprising if he is actually considering a comeback.
According to Dota 2 Pro Tracker, Ceb has primarily played as a support and has recently begun picking Windranger, a hero he styled on during his successful stand-in stint with OG at ESL One Stockholm 2022.
However, the player who will be replaced and who will take his place are unknown at the moment.
OG often does not believe in making roster changes at frequent intervals and prefers to remain with an iteration for an extended period of time. Following The International 11 (TI11), since OG experienced one roster change, as offlaner Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf was replaced by Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin, this version will only endure one season.
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