Owen “oBo” Schlatter will be joining Complexity Gaming for the Season 7 Esports Championship Series finals later this week. It will be the 15-year-old rifler’s first appearance alongside a professional Counter-Strike team.
Though oBo boasts considerable Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skill, he was unable to compete in past CS:GO majors such as Intel Extreme Masters Katowice, which forbade individuals underneath the age of 16 from entering the venue without parental accompaniment.
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Fortunately for oBo, the ECS is administered by FACEIT, who simply require that participants are above 13 years in age. The FACEIT Pro League is where oBo cut his teeth as a competitive CS:GO player; last summer, he scored four straight wins in the league’s North American division.
OBo will reportedly replace Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz on Complexity’s active roster. Though stanislaw is not specifically to blame, Complexity have failed to place within the top four at a premier-level event this year, and the addition of young blood could be the shake-up they need to return to the podium.
For Complexity, oBo’s signing is a step towards a more successful future. For oBo, who will turn 16 on June 26, an appearance at the Season 7 ECS finals will be a useful look into the high-level competitive events that will become available to him at the end of the month.