The fans of OG were hit with some devastating news just a few days ago, after learning that Sébastien “Ceb” Debs had to undergo an emergency surgery on his left eye. After a routine check-up, the doctors established that Ceb had a retinal detachment that could cost him his sight unless he was treated immediately.
Ceb went through with the surgery and thankfully it all turned out well. However, it was expected that he might not be able to play at The International 10. OG shared the good news yesterday, confirming that Ceb will in fact attend the event, much to the delight of both fans and his team members.
OG Stands United
Ceb’s unexpected eye surgery was both a shock to him and his team, and this came just days before the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year. Needless to say, such medical procedures are scary for anyone, and especially a professional player like Ceb.
Most importantly, the operation was a success. Ceb expressed how bad the news felt, but chose to look at all the positives instead.
“This bad news felt like the sky collapsing on me, as you can imagine. Ever since I have been fighting every day to try to gain ground on the pain and the fatigue, hoping my recovery process would still allow me to attend TI.”
The entire OG squad has been with him throughout the entire ordeal, offering support and encouragement for their friend and team member. In their recent news, OG said the following:
“Once again proving himself as a role model of dedication to his craft, Ceb IS gonna be playing TI10.”
This confirmed that Ceb will be playing with OG and laid everyone’s fears to rest. He’s one of the best Dota 2 players in the world, and without him, OG wouldn’t be the same at TI10.
Can OG Accomplish the Impossible?
OG is still one the best Dota 2 teams, despite them hardly even competing in this recent Dota Pro Circuit season. But after winning two consecutive The International esports events, one can’t really blame them for taking a small break. The team achieved the absolute peak in 2019 when they picked up the Aegis of Champions for the second time in a row, becoming the back-to-back The International champions and doing what no other Dota 2 team had done before.
With The International 10 just around the corner, the excitement for OG grows by the second, but so does skepticism. Some believe OG stands no chance this year, and that’s a reasonable assumption to make. This year’s TI10 teams are simply incredible. But we must always remember that The International is unlike any other esports tournament in Dota 2. Any team can win. And when the prize pool reaches over $40 million, you better believe everyone’s there to win.
In any case, OG will certainly attempt to achieve the impossible. Becoming a champion for the third time would be an incredible feat that would solidify them as one of the greatest, if not the greatest team in Dota 2 history. Will they have enough drive to pull it off once again, or will this year’s competition prove to be too much of a challenge. We’ll have to wait and see.