Ceb Explains Why SumaiL Was the Lacking Piece in Changing Ana

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The Worldwide (TI10)’s Western Europe (WEU) qualifier was Ceb and OG’s first huge win after a string of subpar performances in the course of the Dota Professional Circuit (DPC) 2021.

OG’s mainstay offlaner, Ceb, in a dialog with a French information portal, L’Équipe, defined why SumaiL was the lacking piece on this carry puzzle they’d been making an attempt to determine for the final six months.

Ceb in contrast SumaiL and Ana’s circumstances to point out why the previous had a greater consequence with them this time round.


The Worldwide (TI10)’s Western Europe (WEU) qualifier was Sébastien “Ceb” Debs and OG’s first huge win after a string of subpar performances in the course of the Dota Professional Circuit (DPC) 2021. The 2-time TI champions had been having difficulties with the carry function as they initially performed the season with Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng, then with Anathan “ana” Pham, and eventually with Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan. On the finish of the day, OG seemed the very best with SumaiL and booked a spot at TI10. The group’s mainstay offlaner, Ceb, in a dialog with a French newspaper, L’Équipe, defined why SumaiL was the lacking piece on this carry puzzle. Ceb in contrast SumaiL and Ana’s circumstances to point out why the previous had a greater consequence with them this time round.

Ceb talks about ana and SumaiL’s recruitment within the DPC 2021

OG had been trying lackluster this previous yr and this DPC 2021 season. The group missed out on the primary Main after which missed out on the second, together with barely avoiding relegation to the Decrease Division. This consequence was because of a variety of components, together with the pandemic, location points, an absence of stakes, and the absence of TI10, as Ceb famous.

We had a really sophisticated yr. There was a mix of unfavorable circumstances, however that is turning into a recurring sample from which we should draw conclusions,” mentioned Ceb talking to L’Équipe. “The Covid disaster, the geographical scenario of a few of our gamers, the dearth of stakes, the absence of The Worldwide in 2020, tournaments that observe each other and look the identical… There was a lack of motivation, a crossing of the desert that we wished to compensate with adjustments. They did not repay. The tough outcomes created different issues: confidence, even burn-outs for some,” he added.

OG parted methods with MidOne in March 2021 after enjoying with him for almost 14 months. The group then determined to deliver ana again. Ana had beforehand taken a break from aggressive Dota 2 however returned to the squad to assist it obtain success. Nevertheless, this time, it didn’t work out as OG had hoped.

Ceb defined that Ana was not initially certain if he wished to play competitively. Regardless of their effort, their alliance didn’t succeed this time, and so they parted methods.

Commenting on OG’s recruitment of ana, Ceb reportedly said: “We tried to deliver again ana (Anatham Pham), who was a part of the profitable adventures in 2018 and 2019 at TI), nevertheless it was extra romantic than anything… He was eager about it, however he was questioning if he was capable of give as a lot as he used to, if he would get the need again. We went to get him, we helped him make the choice and on reflection it was a mistake as a result of it takes an excessive amount of effort.

With ana, OG received TI8 and TI9.

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In time, OG recruited SumaiL, who had simply left Staff Liquid after a stand-in stint. With him, OG put up considered one of its finest performances of the yr at TI10’s WEU qualifier, which led to the group’s spot at TI10.

SumaiL returned to OG in June 2021

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“Lastly, there was an alignment of the planets: SumaiL (Syed Sumail Hassan) got here again in numerous situations than firstly of the pandemic, he may be a part of us bodily. He too feeds off the strain, he steps up when the stakes get greater. He was the lacking piece. After which we stumbled a lot that we additionally had one thing to show to ourselves,” mentioned Ceb to L’Équipe.

Be aware: Translations had been made through Deepl and as such might comprise errors.

Within the grand finals, OG had overwhelmed Tundra Esports 3-2 to win TI10’s WEU qualifier. In the intervening time, no Dota 2 tournaments are lined up for the 2 time TI champions. A few months are nonetheless left till TI10 takes place in Bucharest, Romania, from Seventh-Seventeenth Oct, 2021.