OG is riding high after winning ESL One Stockholm Major. They defeated TSM.FTX 3-1 in the grand final, securing their fifth Dota 2 Major trophy. And the European organization achieved this incredible feat despite missing two members from its roster.
Team captain Mikhail “Misha” Agatov and coach Evgenii “Chuvash” Makarov were unable to secure visas to travel to Sweden. Fortunately for the young European squad, TI8 and TI9 winners Sébastien “Ceb” Debs and Johan “N0tail” Sundstein came in as stand-ins during their Stockholm Major run.
Though he retired after The International 2020, Ceb proved he can still compete against the best Dota 2 players in the world. The 30-year-old received praise from his teammate Tommy “Taiga” Le for adapting to his new position 5 support role as he continued to improve throughout the tournament.
Topson tells fans OG’s TI8 and TI9 championship roster won’t be teaming up
After witnessing Ceb’s success, fans turned to fellow TI8 and TI9 champion, Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen, and asked if the two-time TI champions would team up again.
The Finnish midlaner responded on his stream and quelled the possibility of OG reuniting for another The International run.
“There is no chance guys,” he said. “Don’t even dream about it, it’s over. All the guys have officially retired.”
After The International 2020, Topson decided to take a break from the competitive Dota 2 scene and settled down in Malaysia to focus on his family. Meanwhile, the rest of the squad have yet to express any interest in coming out of retirement.
N0tail is focused on running OG Esports as the organization’s co-owner, while Anathan “ana” Pham remains retired.
Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka recently mutually parted ways with Evil Geniuses after the Stockholm Major but hasn’t announced if he plans to continue playing. The same goes for Ceb, who has yet to say if he is going to compete again.