Team Liquid Set To Sign oSee

Team Liquid Set To Sign oSee

Team Liquid reportedly wants to sign a 22-year-old AWPer Josh “oSee” Ohm to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. The rumors surfaced after it was unveiled that Liquid is looking to rebuild its CS:GO division ahead of the 2022 season.

Closing in on oSee

Following the extension Keith “NAF” Markovic’s contract, Liquid is getting ready for the next big step towards rebuilding its CS:GO roster. As revealed by reputable sources, Liquid are closing in on signing oSee as their new main AWPer.

The 22-year-old is currently tied with a South African-American roster, Extra Salt, for whom he has been playing since December 2020. During his one-year stint with the team, oSee has posted a 1.30 average rating.
OSee, while a well-known name in the CS:GO scene, he hasn’t had a breakthrough year yet. The 22-year-old started his CS:GO esports career in 2016 with Ben’s Anime Team and has been since bouncing around several rosters.

Over the first year of his career, oSee played for several low-profile rosters until he landed in Etherian E-Sports in December 2017. He later played for Gorilla Gang, Team Singularity, and ATK.

In January 2020, oSee got signed by Cloud9 as a part of the team’s new roster. However, the ambitious project never took off, as C9 struggled to achieve much.

Cloud9’s most notable achievement came in April 2020, when they won Flashpoint Season 1. Eventually, after months of disappointing results, the team disbanded as C9 decided to pull the plug on its CS:GO division for the foreseeable future.

After spending the final months of 2020 teamless, oSee got picked up by Extra Salt, where he has remained since. With his new team, oSee dominated the lower-division leagues, also winning the DreamHack Open March 2021: North America.

OSee has played a crucial role in Extra Salt’s success over the year, helping the team peak at no.15 on the global ladder in April. Extra Salt have since dipped a bit and are currently ranked no.25.

Slowly Adding New Pieces

By adding oSee, Liquid would secure the third player on the active roster, following the re-signing of NAF, and Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, who is set to lead Liquid’s new core next season. But it remains to be seen who will fill in the last spots.

Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Jake “Stewie2K” Yip and Michael “Grim” Wince are currently still contracted with Liquid. However, they’re all expected to exit the team by the end of the year.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, a few names have been tossed around as Liquid’s possible replacements. That includes Team Vitality’s Richard “shox” Papillon and Liquid’s former IGL Nick “nitr0” Cannella.

Shox is currently contracted with Vitality but is expected to leave by the end of the year to make room for new arrivals. As reported, Vitality are looking to freshen up their CS:GO esports squad with new members from Astralis.

Meanwhile, Nitr0 is currently competing in Valorant with 100 Thieves. However, while he has achieved plenty in Valorant, Liquid’s former IGL has noted that he wishes to return to CS:GO.

If the rumors prove to be true, Team Liquid’s CS:GO roster will consist of:

  • Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski
  • Keith “NAF” Markovic
  • Josh “oSee” Ohm
  • Nick “nitr0” Cannella
  • Richard “shox” Papillon

The team will be led by coach Eric “adreN” Hoag, who has returned to the North American esports organization in May 2021. AdreN was previously in charge of Liquid between December 2018 – August 2020 and led the team to numerous tournament titles, including Intel Grand Slam Season 2.

Team Liquid has yet to comment on possible roster changes; however, more information should be available by the month’s end.