BOOM recruit 13-year-old talent Snowzin for GC Masters V
The Brazilian youngster joins the team as a backup player before one of the biggest tournaments of the year in the country.
BOOM have announced that they have added João "Snowzin" Vinicius to their Counter-Strike squad. The 13-year-old joins the team as a backup option ahead of Gamers Club Masters V, an online tournament featuring some of the best South American sides.
Snowzin has recently emerged as one of the hottest prospects in Brazilian Counter-Strike. His performances in pugs, which he often streams, caught the eye of BOOM's players, who see plenty of potential in the youngster.
"I feel very happy to join BOOM Esports even if it is for one tournament," the 13-year-old said in a statement. "It really is a dream come true and I believe this is a result of my dedication. I'm ready to show my skills for the team."
BOOM, who are currently leading the Regional Major Rankings (RMR) in South America after winning ESL One: Road to Rio, will use this tournament as preparation for ESL Pro League Season 12, which will kick off on September 2. ESL is looking into the possibility of hosting the prestigious league on LAN, a decision which will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in the coming weeks.
With this move, BOOM will field the following lineup in GC Masters V:
Alessandro "Apoka" Marcucci (coach)