oBo: "I never thought I'd be in Europe to play at a CS:GO event"

After Complexity concluded their run at the ECS Season 7 Finals we spoke with Owen "oBo" Schlatter, who told us about his first international LAN experience and his role on Complexity.

Going into the ECS Season 7 Finals, Complexity were an unknown entity, due to last-minute adjustments in the form of the addition of oBo, who replaced Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz on the starting roster. Additionally, in-game leading was assumed by Rory "dephh" Jackson, meaning a multi-layered restructuring of an established system.

oBo said he was happy with both his own performance and that of his team

After Complexity concluded their run in London, we spoke with oBo, who gave us his thoughts on his performance in London and his in-game role on Complexity, gave insight into what went wrong against Vitality and described the process of joining the organisation.

The ECS Season 7 Finals were your first international LAN experience, tell me what it's been like for you.

For my first event, it's absolutely amazing for me, I never thought I'd be in Europe to play at a CS:GO event. I'm super happy that Complexity gave me an offer to play.

Tell us about the process of joining Complexity, how did it happen?

I used to just play FPL, I streamed it and that's how people saw me. A lot of the Complexity players played FPL, and I think them plus the management saw me and they just wanted to give me a chance to play.

Going into the tournament you had approximately a week to prepare. Could you give me a rundown of what the crash course was for you? What were the most important aspects of Complexity's in-game system that you learned in this period of time?

The most important parts were just learning my role and learning how the whole team works in general. It's very important for me to know how to play my role the best I can.

And in terms of your in-game role, could you describe it?

It's different between individual maps, but on CT I'm usually an anchor-type player, and on T I'm more of an entry-fragger, in general.

In light of your last-minute addition to the team, expectations for the team were up in the air. Nevertheless, Complexity played out a best-of-one and two best-of-three series, in one of which you beat some of the most seasoned players in CS:GO history in MIBR. Would you say expectations for the event were met?

Our main goal was to make it out of groups, but we knew it was going to be a hard road, and playing MIBR, we knew it was going to be a hard match, but we played well and I'm happy we won it.

You faced Vitality on two occasions - in your opening match and in the group B decider. On both occasions you experienced struggles against the Frenchmen, talk me through what some of the main issues were facing them.

There were a lot of in-game mistakes during both matches against Vitality - a lot of miscommunication, bad trading and bad spacing in general. It was just more bad play from us than great play from them, even though they played a great match.

Lastly, would you say you're happy the performance you put up here in London? We saw some incredible individual plays coming out from you, an example of which was the pistol ace against MIBR on Train.

I'm pretty happy with how I played. My role in the team - I'm super comfortable in it - and I think I played pretty well for my first event and I'm happy with my performance and happy with the team.

United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jackson
Rory 'dephh' Jackson
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
15
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
54
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.15
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
910
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
#1
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Germany Deutschland! 
Many more events to come! Future top10 player. I will never forget how he rekt mibr!
2019-06-09 14:29
#7
JD | 
Poland Banzanic 
+1
2019-06-09 14:29
#15
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Austria shaakeh 
+1
2019-06-09 14:31
+1, very deserved
2019-06-09 14:34
+1
2019-06-09 14:38
+1
2019-06-09 14:39
#48
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Brazil thiagop00 
+1
2019-06-09 15:20
plus juan
2019-06-09 15:31
+1
2019-06-09 15:41
+1
2019-06-09 16:45
#71
s1mple | 
India AMKW 
+1
2019-06-09 16:50
#76
n0thing | 
Peru firev_ 
+1
2019-06-09 16:55
+1 plusOne
2019-06-09 17:02
+1
2019-06-09 18:44
+1
2019-06-09 18:54
+1
2019-06-09 22:26
+1
2019-06-09 22:48
+1
2019-06-10 01:54
#122
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Germany bykadzu 
+1
2019-06-11 10:27
#61
arT | 
South America misterf 
Traitor
2019-06-09 16:01
tHaTs NoT mIbR!
2019-06-09 18:55
#35
Khaos | 
Sweden Unluko 
oBo > NiKo for sure!
2019-06-09 14:58
+1
2019-06-09 15:50
#87
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Philippines sup4hBas1c 
Obo not even close to niko
2019-06-09 17:34
Not yet, but it is very possible that he can develop to be better.
2019-06-09 18:51
Agree
2019-06-09 19:05
Cry
2019-06-09 15:07
tf are u talking
2019-06-09 16:51
No brain men))) forgive him.
2019-06-09 17:03
#117
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United States ecvo 
can you go f yourself, f cunt?
2019-06-10 14:10
#103
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United States @FyreCS 
+111!!!
2019-06-09 22:38
#105
arT | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
+1
2019-06-09 22:48
#116
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Germany Bicepsislove 
+1
2019-06-10 13:55
#119
oBo | 
Brazil noodle777 
+1
2019-06-10 21:03
Nice
2019-06-09 14:28
#4
Valiance | 
Myanmar xdcc 
is it though?
2019-06-09 14:29
Not really He thought he would be in Europe to conquer it.
2019-06-09 22:49
#3
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Mongolia GinKou 
NewYoungProPlayers Are comming guys
2019-06-09 14:29
#23
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Bulgaria Omaiguudnes 
Yeah... but some die young, so be careful
2019-06-09 14:36
XD
2019-06-09 14:51
+1 best joke
2019-06-09 14:54
+1 I understood that reference
2019-06-09 15:11
You must be a genius!
2019-06-09 19:49
Thanks Chernobyl
2019-06-10 05:15
Welcome, the nation from Sid Meier's game
2019-06-10 23:22
nice
2019-06-09 16:49
#5
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France FanchD 
Future top 10 player
2019-06-09 14:29
#6
kennyS | 
Netherlands PasscaLl 
Cool
2019-06-09 14:29
LUl
2019-06-09 14:29
#9
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Australia krittyx 
future swag
2019-06-09 14:30
Lets hope not
2019-06-09 16:19
He'll end up banned?
2019-06-09 17:04
#84
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United States k3ar 
I don't want oBo to be banned m8
2019-06-09 17:17
what a young god
2019-06-09 14:29
#11
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Bulgaria Omaiguudnes 
Wp
2019-06-09 14:30
#12
woxic | 
Turkey yhachoop 
Me neither
2019-06-09 14:30
#13
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Turkey 1g_police 
everything possible)
2019-06-09 14:30
35kg kid
2019-06-09 14:30
#16
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Sweden Nokkeri 
The man the myth
2019-06-09 14:33
#17
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China teguP 
Oh bo play that oboe
2019-06-09 14:33
future twistzz
2019-06-09 14:33
+1
2019-06-09 15:23
pretty sure even better
2019-06-09 16:51
This guy performed so well, hope to see what the future has for him
2019-06-09 14:33
Congrats obo, well deserved :)
2019-06-09 14:34
#22
Sonic | 
United States Stoical 
1.17 rating at his very 1st Big event 😳
2019-06-09 14:35
#24
s1mple | 
Germany P4iN 
Legend
2019-06-09 14:36
Owen "oBo" Schlatter>>>>>>>Owen "sm00ya" Butterfield
2019-06-09 14:37
+1
2019-06-09 15:23
#26
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United States G0LDEAR 
Ez 4 obo
2019-06-09 14:37
#29
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Europe martwica 
Toxic kid destroyed col
2019-06-09 14:42
clarinet not toxic wtf
2019-06-09 14:46
-1
2019-06-09 15:11
#66
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Europe Nomarosa 
You have no idea what you're saying, I bless you.
2019-06-09 16:44
#31
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Israel soez4niko 
Nice, I'il look out for him in the future PogChamp
2019-06-09 14:48
coL had a nice run, they could climb the ranks this year. The youngsters are only gonna get better.
2019-06-09 14:52
#36
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France DesmondHumes 
Already toxic : " There were a lot of in-game mistakes during both matches against Vitality - a lot of miscommunication, bad trading and bad spacing in general. It was just more bad play from us than great play from them "
2019-06-09 14:58
#37
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
Miscommunication doesn't mean they're toxic
2019-06-09 15:00
he means "more bad play from us than great play from them" he is toxic to vitality not giving them credit tbh idgaf
2019-06-09 15:06
#39
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
thats not toxic at all but k
2019-06-09 15:06
french people and their pride,you know
2019-06-09 15:10
#46
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
:p
2019-06-09 15:14
"It was just more bad play from us than great play from them, even though they played a great match." There's the whole sentence. He even praises them at the end - wouldn't call that toxic at all.
2019-06-09 23:30
Just accept the truth: Vitality wasn't especially great... Chauvinism is a typically French mentality... and btw, oBo is 15, you'll probably understand that he can make errors...
2019-06-09 15:33
#60
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France niouke 
cmon they got rekt in every department
2019-06-09 15:56
#68
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
But a young 15 year old playing at this level for the first time doesn't understand how a team that much superior to yours forces your team into bad positioning and spacing through fakes and utility. Of course they're gonna have poor communication with a new structure. The kid will learn.
2019-06-09 16:47
#79
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France DesmondHumes 
" Chauvinism is a typically French mentality..." ferme ta gueule, vraiment
2019-06-09 17:02
#101
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France reakq  
Btw he's right. Why you react like this ? I personally take that as a compliment.
2019-06-09 21:34
You're on an english speaking website mad baguette, and if I can add that you're untolerant (so that you react like this) and, above all, of bad faith, you're the one that should shut up to prevent ruining the almost-bad reputation of the French. Chauvinism is a true thing in France but keep denying it. I'm not fakeflagging and I'm dead serious. You act like 15yo that can't take criticism and you only insult as an answer. You can't fkin know how hard it is to live 24/7/365 in a country with so many idiots like you (hopefuly not everyone is like this), really, because you seem to act like a jerk. And don't say "stop the French bashing", because it happens because of people like you. Now go drink some water and think more about your attitude and how you represent your own country. Chauvinist. PS - Don't mind replying to this post, because you can only throw shadow on your own country with your poor mentality.
2019-06-10 11:05
#115
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France DesmondHumes 
DIdnt read
2019-06-10 13:29
#59
apEX | 
Malaysia kiosaken 
truth tho. vitality dont even need to make great plays to beat coL. they just take advantage of coL's mistakes. the match against nrg is where they need those big plays and they did it.
2019-06-09 15:55
You actually think that's being toxic? Flag checks out
2019-06-09 16:04
toxic = criticizing facts n1 brain
2019-06-09 16:53
#77
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France DesmondHumes 
yeah stfu
2019-06-09 17:01
expected low iq answer from lowiq
2019-06-09 17:02
#121
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Asia angexlotte 
toxicity at this age isn't necessarily bad. when he matures like s1mple did, he could be anything
2019-06-11 10:15
#41
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United States DervGuy 
Pog B Pog
2019-06-09 15:09
Hobo
2019-06-09 15:16
#56
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United States DervGuy 
No
2019-06-09 15:32
#43
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United States Fin4life 
the boy who made mibr cry....ajajaj
2019-06-09 15:10
#52
sergej | 
Turkey kebaboi 
yung device
2019-06-09 15:31
Lovely talented kid! U got a bright future ahead if u read this!! <3
2019-06-09 15:32
POGBO
2019-06-09 15:32
#63
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Hungary Opahm 
Sorry for my bad english,for first. As i see,u totally deserve where u are actually.Behind this,u sacrifice too much time and energy to improve yourself.U are a bright star in the sky of the CS:GO E-sport Scene.Nothing happening w/o reason.Keep it up! I want to see u 1-2 year later too,when i waste my money to betin lmao.Gg for everything!
2019-06-09 16:05
Hey a humble interview and insane first event, earned a fan for sure. I hope he can finally start inspiring more young talent in NA, cause holy hell; they need it.
2019-06-09 16:05
#69
Canada ssau 
Kid is going to be insane
2019-06-09 16:49
+1
2019-06-09 17:39
3 years behind zywoo and can almost reach him already he will be a big name in the future
2019-06-09 16:54
#83
Twistzz | 
Ireland IX! 
Incredibly well-spoken interviewee and a sick player to boot, good future for him!
2019-06-09 17:07
Good plays hobo
2019-06-09 17:17
good luck
2019-06-09 17:28
god player best of luck!
2019-06-09 17:49
He never was in europe LMAOOO
2019-06-09 18:07
#96
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United Kingdom Peath 
How the fuck is HLTV actually being nice to a kid for once?! How much did you get paid and why didn't I get any? Seriously though, seems like a nice kid and he played well, especially that young at a first event.
2019-06-09 19:06
#97
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United States jay_320 
For a 15 year old. Like literally a high school freshman those are some pretty good answers. Tells me he has pretty good parents. Tells me he has a good base to pull from. I like him. Also showed very well in an international LAN he was just thrown into.
2019-06-09 19:09
#99
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Argentina XaiDN 
I think he's happy
2019-06-09 19:54
#100
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United States danyals4241 
how the FUCK IS HE JUST 15?????????
2019-06-09 20:40
he is cloned from Astralis DNA thats why they lost their power for a while
2019-06-10 06:33
Obo is gonna be complexity new franchise player for years.
2019-06-09 22:47
#110
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
But when he turns 18 this game will be dead already lmao
2019-06-10 04:36
#118
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Brazil hugoooo 
People says it will die since 2014 and it only grows, get over it.
2019-06-10 19:07
#123
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
It's not growing now idiot
2019-06-12 00:36
prodigy and robot child, huge respect
2019-06-10 07:05
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