Taiga Talks About the Potential Return of the Former OG Players
The Dota 2 community witnessed the remaining players of the legendary OG roster leave the team to take a step back from the competitive scene at the start of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22. While these two-time The International (TI) champions returned in some capacity to the game in the DPC 2021-22, the future of most of them, as it stands currently, remains largely uncertain as far as competitive play is concerned. However, Tommy "Taiga" Le, OG's current position four player, recently mentioned that there is a possibility of seeing some former members return. But Taiga did not disclose any of the players' names.
Some of the former OG members might be returning to competitive play according to Taiga
Recently, on Max "qojqva" Bröcker's Twitch livestream, Taiga, a former teammate of qojqva, communicated with the Twitch chat and may have also offered some spoilers about the upcoming roster shuffle.
“High chance you will see members of old OG playing DPC again,” he wrote it in all caps, leaving viewers filling the channel's chat with names of former OG players. Sébastien "Ceb" Debs, the team's former offlaner, was singled out among the mentions.
Ceb has emerged as one of the most adored members of the classic OG lineup, which also included Johan "N0tail" Sundstein, Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen, Jesse "JerAx" Vainikka, and Anathan "ana" Pham in recent years. He served the squad in a variety of capacities over the previous season, including as a player when he won the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022. He also served as a mentor and as a coach.
As for the five players' journeys in 2022, JerAx returned from retirement to join Evil Geniuses and in June, he joined Team Liquid as a coach. In a similar fashion to Ceb, Topson and Ana expressed an interest in competing at different times in 2022 and both of them even competed for T1 together towards the end of the DPC 2021-22.
The only one who has distanced himself from competitive play is N0tail, who has clarified he is not yet ready to return.
With a new season ahead, it will be interesting to see which of these players, who all have strong competitive drives and passion for the game, decide to compete again. In addition, it remains to be seen which teams they will represent or even join forces with, as OG is likely to keep its new roster for the DPC 2022-23.