To quote Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” 

Retirement doesn’t look good on Sébastien "Ceb" Debs, so it’s lucky that OG seems determined to never let it stick, as the two-time TI-winner returns to the lineup for Riyadh Masters. OG’s roster for the event was revealed on July 16, with the OG Twitter exploding with memes and posts to celebrate Ceb’s return.

The return comes as OG attempts to fill the holes in its depleted roster. The team recently parted ways with Evengii “Chu” Makarov, sometimes coach, sometimes support for OG. Previously, the team had also parted ways with Mikhail “Misha” Agatov. Both players had struggled with visa issues preventing them from traveling to almost any event OG had participated in.

These issues had facilitated the return of Ceb to the roster for, most notably at the Stockholm Major where he’d helped the team take home the surprise victory. More recently, Ceb stood in at DreamLeague Season 20, an event where matches took place online, but most teams competed on-site. 

With OG not finding a replacement for Chu, as of yet, the team is set to move forward with Ceb for the time being. Ceb fill in at Riyadh Masters, but OG’s lineup for TI12 WEU Regional Qualifiers is currently unknown. As a result, we may see Ceb join for an extended period as he helps the OG organization attempt to travel to and potentially compete in yet another edition of TI. 

It’s not like Ceb is rusty though: He’s been keeping his skills sharp with Old G in the DPC WEU 2023 Division II. However, this also puts him, and the rest of OG, in an interesting situation. Old G have the opportunity to compete in the Regional Qualifiers later this year, as they finished fourth in Tour 3. As a result, OG will have to choose between having Ceb on their main roster, or on Old G. Although, with the bizarre situation with Adam “Aramis” Moroz, maybe OG put the Old G experiment to rest for now.

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