DeKay's Sources: 15-year-old oBo to trial for Complexity CS:GO at ECS Finals - Dexerto
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DeKay’s Sources: 15-year-old oBo to trial for Complexity CS:GO at ECS Finals

Published: 3/Jun/2019 15:14 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 10:29

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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Fifteen year-old North American Counter-Strike player Owen “oBo” Schlatter is expected to play for Complexity Gaming at the Season 7 ECS Finals in London later this week, according to multiple sources.

Dexerto first reported last week that the team had been exploring candidates to replace Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz on the active roster.

oBo has never played on a professional team before, due to not being old enough to play in most CS:GO tournaments. 

DreamHackComplexity are reportedly on the hunt for a stanislaw replacement.

With less than a month until he turns sixteen, he has spent a majority of his time playing FACEIT Pro League where he has placed first on multiple occasions. His only team experience comes from playing ESEA Main in late 2017 and early 2018.

Stanislaw has been a member of Complexity since early 2018, following a brief second stint with OpTic Gaming. The nature of his recent benching is unknown by Dexerto at this time, but is not believed to be a result of him joining a new roster. 

During his time with the team, their best result was a playoff appearance at the FACEIT Major: London. Since that accomplishment, the team has failed to replicate those results on an international level.

The Season 7 ECS Finals are set to begin on June 6, featuring eight teams from both Europe and North America.

The prize pool for the event is listed as $500,000 USD but the distribution for those values are not listed publicly at this time. Complexity is in Group B alongside Made in Brazil, North, and Team Vitality.

Complexity CS:GO roster (Rumored):

  • Owen ‘oBo’ Schlatter
  • Shahzeb ‘ShahZaM’ Khan
  •  Hunter ‘SicK’ Mims
  • Rory ‘dephh’ Jackson
  • Ricardo ‘Rickeh’ Mulholland
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Newly added CSGO Source 2 code has players hopeful for major update soon

Published: 23/Oct/2020 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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CS:GO players ⁠— it’s time to get your hopes up again. New strings of Source 2 code have been found in a recent Artifact update, and it’s got everyone hopeful that a major update is just around the corner.

Source 2 is coming to CS:GO. Or is it? At this point, the project has been greenlit, then reportedly canceled, then put back on so many times it’s hard to keep track.

CS:GO’s port to the newer Source 2 engine seemed dead in the water in July, even after speculation earlier in 2020 that it was just around the corner. Now it’s been given a new timeframe of the end of 2021.

However, for the first time in almost six months, there’s physical evidence that Valve are still kicking along with the project. New code found in one of Valve’s other titles has given players hope for Source 2 ⁠— and potentially a major update in the coming weeks.

The CS:GO Source 2 code string was found in the latest Artifact update. Valve data miner ‘GabeFollower’ shared the details on October 22. It was just a one-liner to do with shadows, but to CS:GO players, it’s something.

Given there hasn’t been any major changes to CS:GO since 2019’s Operation Shattered Web, any news is good news. However, it’s unlikely one string of Source 2 code is going to spell out a major in-game event.

It also doesn’t give players a better understanding of exactly what Source 2 will do for CS:GO.

According to Tyler McVickers of Valve News Network, Source 2 isn’t going to impact players too much. In fact, he stated that the game would be “95%” the same after the port.

“Source 2 still retains that backwards compatibility to Source 1, meaning even if a lot of the core mechanics change, ever so slightly, and upset the competitive side, the casual side — expecting ‘CSGO remade’ — will be disappointed as well,” he told players back in July.

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Source 2 won’t really have an effect on players, according to VNN.

However, there will be some changes to how maps and models are created, as well as some bug fixes that come with fixing the old engine.

Dota 2 is already on Source 2, while elements of CS:GO like the Panorama UI use the newer engine. We will update you on everything Source 2 as new information arises.