Evil Geniuses signs oBo to CS:GO roster

OBo has joined the dark side.

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Evil Geniuses has wasted little time filling the vacancy in its CS:GO division. The organization signed Owen “oBo” Schlatter today to fill out its roster.

OBo joins EG after he was released by Complexity at the end of January. The 17-year-old was the lone remaining player from the North American Complexity lineup that was dismantled before the current “Juggernaut” was created. After less than a year with the new lineup, oBo requested to be moved to the bench, citing feelings of homesickness after moving to Europe.

He now joins an EG roster that just saw a spot open up by the sudden departure of Ethan Arnold. Ethan left EG and CS:GO altogether on Feb. 28 to play VALORANT for 100 Thieves.

In EG’s most recent performance, and their last with Ethan, they earned a top-12 finish at IEM Katowice after group stage losses to Astralis and G2 Esports. They did, however, hand eventual champions Gambit Esports their only loss of the event.

EG had a rather successful 2020 with wins at ESL One Cologne NA and the BLAST Spring Finals. But they’ve been sluggish so far to begin 2021.

EG will have a couple of weeks at least to practice with oBo before he makes his debut with the squad in Group D of the ESL Pro League, starting March 25. They’ll have their work cut out for them, though, in a group featuring Astralis, Team Liquid, and Virtus Pro.


Scott Robertson
VALORANT lead staff writer, also covering CS:GO, FPS games, other titles, and the wider esports industry. Watching and writing esports since 2014. Previously wrote for Dexerto, Upcomer, Splyce, and somehow MySpace. Jack of all games, master of none.

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