After almost a decade of witnessing N0tail in the pro scene, it is time to bid goodbye to the captain of OG; at least for now.
Teams and organizations of Dota 2 are gradually revealing their rosters for the next DPC season. OG’s most recent change sees Johan “N0tail” Sundstein out of the roster as he will be taking a health break. Together with OG’s former offlaner, Sébastien “Ceb” Debs, the now-former captain of OG will stick around to mentor a new generation of Dota players for the organization. OG’s full roster for 2021-22 DPC has not yet been announced, although the revelation will come VERY SOON.
N0tail takes a break from competitive Dota due to personal fatigue
After almost a decade of highs and lows, N0tail will step down from competitive Dota indefinitely. The 28-year old wants to take a “health break” and he disclosed his plans to guide a new generation of players with his knowledge and experience.
I’m personally taking at least a year off, taking a health break so to speak… For now, all I know is that I need a break. I’m very content, very happy. I’m lucky to have played with the guys I’ve played with for the past two years. I feel fulfilled. But I need a break.Johan “N0tail” Sundstein
Since 2013, N0tail has made his presence known at the highest tiers of Dota 2. From different teams to different roles, he has experienced the wild rides of competitions. He has played under the banners of the greatest teams including Fnatic, Team Secret, and Cloud9. In 2015 he founded (monkey)Business which then transitioned into OG, a team that would then create remarkable history.
Flash forward to the present, N0tail is now the most decorated Dota 2 player in history, holding 4 Major titles and 2 TI championships on his belt. His most notable run would be in The International 2018 where he, against all odds, managed to lift the Aegis. In 2019, he triumphed in TI once again, with the same squad of TI8. With the back-to-back TI champion title, he also became the highest-earning esports athlete of all time.
OG is undoubtedly centered around N0tail and as the heart of the best Dota 2 team of all time, it would be a reluctant farewell for the community. However, it has been a long journey for the Danish veteran and he deserves all the space he needs.
Johan is the light that guides OG forward. But being that source of light is specially draining on him. He is always there for everyone, always giving. But during the last year we could see how exhausted he was. You could feel it. He needs a break. And no one deserves it more, because no one gives more than him. To every task, to every project, and to every person around him. He needs a break and he is going to have all our love and support while we make a little space for him.JMR Luna
Ceb steps down from OG, retires from 'Highest level of competition'
OG fans were dealt a painful blow yesterday as Ceb announced his retirement from "the highest levels of Dota 2 competition"
OG will return with a fully new roster
With the announcement of N0tail’s departure, it is now confirmed that OG will return to the next season’s DPC with a new roster. OG initially announced the departure of position 4 Martin “Saksa” Sazdov and position 1 Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan. Gradually after, the organization revealed the retirement of Ceb and also Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen’s temporary break.
Fans will witness a new phase of OG Dota and fret not, they will be in good hands. The new set of players will be under N0tail and Ceb’s guidance as they wish to “transfer all the wisdom and knowledge they have gathered during this long journey.”
N0tail’s departure is definitely a hard pill to swallow for fans but on the bright side, the announcement mentioned that he will focus more on streaming and content-creating throughout his break. Fans should definitely be excited as to what he has in stock and we shall wait for OG’s upcoming roster reveal!
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