Topson with his OG teammates at the Epicenter 2019

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Topson Denies the Possibility of the Old OG Roster Reuniting

Rakshak Kathuria
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During a recent Twitch livestream, Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen was asked whether the The International (TI) winning roster of OG would reunite.
Topson, asking to not "even dream about it," rejected any notion of the five OG players getting back together in the near future.
Topson has been live streaming from Malaysia for the last few months. He was "kind of ready" to return to professional Dota at the start of May 2022.

The International (TI) winning roster of OG in 2018 and 2019 is undoubtedly one of the most famous and beloved in the history of the game. In the years following TI9, the five players slowly stepped away from the game, and they are all now either retired or free agents. In response to a question about whether they will reunite, Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen stated on his livestream that it wouldn't happen. Topson, asking to not "even dream about it," rejected any notion of the five OG players getting back together in the near future.

Topson says that there is no chance the old OG roster gets together again

A viewer asked Topson during a livestream on 29th May 2022 about the possibility of the five back to back OG TI champions reuniting since all of them were "free agents" now. Topson rejected it immediately, saying there was no chance.

“Old OG. We are all free agents now and are coming back as a team? No. There’s no chance guys. Don’t even dream about it. It’s over. All the guys have officially retired.”

Topson, Anathan "ana" Pham, Sébastien "Ceb" Debs, Jesse "JerAx" Vainikka, and Johan "N0tail" Sundstein all seem to have trodden different paths. Ana's time with the game appears to have been over after he briefly came out of retirement in April 2021, only to leave again shortly thereafter. Following TI10, Ceb and N0tail stepped away, but Ceb recently filled in for the new OG squad and led them to victory at the Stockholm Major.

JerAx came out of retirement after TI10 to play for Evil Geniuses, OG's long-time arch rival. However, they parted ways recently following a poor showing at the Major. Currently, he is looking for teams to work with as a coach or in the position four or position five role.

Lastly, Topson has been live streaming from Malaysia for the past few months after his departure with Ceb and N0tail following TI10. He was "kind of ready" to return to professional Dota at the start of May 2022. Despite this, Topson cited that he is without a team at the moment, and might not make it to this year's TI.

Throughout their time away, the five players have demonstrated a continued love for their game and returned to playing actively in patches. Unluckily, there hasn't been much discussion about them playing together in one team.

Also during the livestream, Topson stated that he would be back in Europe in about a month and would start playing pubs in that region after having spent enough time in Southeast Asian pubs. When he would play again professionally remains to be seen.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.