Old G lose against Nigma after Aramis disconnects

The match between Old G and Nigma Galaxy was expected to be absolutely epic. The captains of the teams,... Radu M. | 21. June 2023

The match between Old G and Nigma Galaxy was expected to be absolutely epic. The captains of the teams, Sebastien “Ceb” Debs and Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi played against each other in the Grand Final of TI9. Ceb won that match and OG became the only team in the history of Dota 2 to win TI back-to-back.

Now the two men are competing at a much lower level, in Western Europe’s Division II. Because of that, the match between them might not seem to be relevant. But in some ways it was. After all, the top two teams from this division will get the opportunity to compete in Division I next season. And from there, who knows what might happen?

The bizarre incident

Unfortunately for Ceb and Old G, one of their players, Adam “Aramis” Moroz, disconnected during game 1 of the match and forced them to forfeit the second game. What’s shocking is that this was not caused by a technical issue. Aramis simply didn’t want to compete for some reason.

Even Ceb stated recently that he doesn’t understand what’s going on. Out of the blue, the player announced that he no longer wanted to compete for OG and he wasn’t bad-mannered about it. His decision seems to have been caused by some personal problems. But nobody knows for sure.

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Old G risk getting disqualified and will almost certainly lose their chance to get promoted to Division I after this loss. Their current record is 3 W – 2 L, which isn’t great given that ex-Monaspa and Level UP’s records are 4 W – 1 L. With only two matches left to be played, the situation looks dire for the former TI winners.

According to reports, several days ago, Volodymyr “No[o]ne” Minenko made a statement that seems to suggest Aramis’ decision to stop playing for Old G was caused by some undisclosed frustrations.

“I hope that Aramis will come to his senses like a reasonable person and will not act primitively. He needs to understand that this is a team game, and if you make commitments, you should fulfill them.”

Nobody knows at this point what will happen next. What’s certain is that Old G are in a really bad situation. Even if Valve doesn’t disqualify them for this incident, their chances of reaching their objective are slim.

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