oSee joins Team Liquid’s new CSGO roster, but who’s next?
Dec 29, 2021
After weeks of rumors, Joshua “oSee” Ohm has officially joined Team Liquid’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster.
Team Liquid has announced the newest member for its highly-anticipated CSGO roster rebuild. oSee of Extra Salt will join the team as the designated AWPer. The American player previously dominated the North American circuit with Extra Salt. oSee is one of three new players joining the storied squad. He and the rest of Team Liquid’s new roster will most likely debut at IEM XVI Katowice starting February 15, 2022.
Of all the players rumored to join Team Liquid, oSee was the easiest to pick. The American AWPer has performed above and beyond as a member of Extra Salt, earning a phenomenal .83 kills and 83.9 damage per round across the 2021 season. With his sniping skills, Extra Salt earned a total of $258,600 in prize money with 10 championship victories. oSee’s biggest payday was at Funspark ULTI 2020 where a second-place finish earned his team $50,000.
oSee’s play style is aggressive for an AWPer. He is known for playing an active role with unusual positioning and repeeks. Only time will tell if his aggression will hold up in top-level tournaments against the world’s best competition.
Who will join oSee on the Team Liquid 2022 roster?
The other two players headed to the Team Liquid roster in 2022 are not known for sure, but early reports and rumors point to Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella joining the squad next.
nitr0 previously played for Team Liquid during the squad’s dominant 2019 streak. His skills as an in-game leader and rifler played an important role in winning an Intel Grand Slam in record time. nitr0 has already left his previous Valorant sponsor 100 Thieves, but he is not guaranteed to join Team Liquid or even to return to CSGO. If the rumors turn out to be correct, the new Team Liquid 2022 roster could look something like this.
- Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski
- Keith “NAF” Markovic
- Joshua “oSee” Ohm
- Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella
- Eric “adreN” Hoag (coach)
Team Liquid’s roster changes come at a strange time. The old roster performed fairly well at its last event BLAST Premier: World Final 2021. After defeating Natus Vincere and Astralis, Liquid eventually settled for an impressive fourth-place finish. But the team had already announced plans to change its roster after the event and hadn’t even been practicing together leading up to it. Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip, Michael “Grim” Wince, and Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo have all officially left the team. Even with oSee, Team Liquid CSGO is still early in the process of rebuilding for 2022.
It’s difficult to say how well the team will perform in top international tournaments. ELiGE and NAF have plenty of experience at the top level and remain capable players, but oSee will be an international rookie and nitr0 is transferring in from a completely different game. Liquid’s 2022 CSGO roster could maintain its spot in the top 10 teams in the world, or it could drop significantly. Team Liquid still needs a fifth player by early February to be able to compete at IEM XVI Katowice.
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