The offseason CS:GO roster reshuffling has continued with Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip, Michael “Grim” Wince, and Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo leaving Team Liquid. It had been a move most had seen coming, with almost every single member of the team making no secret of there being disharmony in the camp during the latter part of the year, and Liquid have already announced their first replacement figure in Joshua “oSee” Ohm being brought in from Extra Salt.
The move has drawn plenty of excitement from around the community, so, to give you a better idea of who oSee is and what he might offer Liquid, Gamelevate gives you everything you need to know about the American AWPer.
Who Is oSee?
Joshua “oSee” Ohm is one of North America’s most exciting AWPers, and has been on the fringes of being one of the region’s best players for some time now.
Having made his competitive debut in 2016 for Ben’s Anime Team, oSee rose to prominence during his stints with NA sides Etherian E-Sports, Gorilla Gang, Team Singularity, and ATK. Over the course of 2017 (his main breakthrough year), the American AWPer averaged 0.72 kills per round, a 1.11 rating, and an impressive 1.19 impact.
oSee was picked up by legendary org Cloud9 in January 2020, and would stay with the side as one of its stars for nearly a year before being dropped as the team turned its attention to its infamous ‘Colossus’ project.
With the exception of Ricky “floppy” Kemery the ex-Cloud9 lineup would stay together as Extra Salt were founded, with whom he has once again showcased himself as the team’s main talisman, winning two ESEA Cash Cups, DreamHack Open March 2021: North America, Funspark ULTI and ESEA Season 39: Premier Division – North America, climbing to as high as 15th in the world.
oSee’s 2021 record was exceptional, closing the year with a whopping 1.29 rating, 0.59 deaths, 1.29 impact, 83.9 average damage dealt, and 0.83 kills per round, showcasing exactly why Team Liquid have opted to bring him in as their next AWPer.
Will oSee Help Team Liquid?
oSee’s development over the past year or so has meant that the American has more than earned his shot at performing with one of the world’s best CS:GO sides, and his move should be something that a lot of North American fans should be genuinely excited for.
After the staleness, and occasional awkwardness, that came with Liquid’s previous lineup, oSee’s arrival is perhaps the first breath of fresh air the org were in desperate need of. oSee averages 1.25 and 1.32 on Inferno, Vertigo, and Nuke (Liquid’s three most played maps), meaning there shouldn’t be too much of an issue with having to learn new maps or calls either.
What’s more, few AWPers in the game are as skilled when it comes to quick flicks than oSee, which should help Liquid pull out a few more highlight reels than before.
Overall, it’s clear that Team Liquid were badly in need of a refresh following the internal strife that had developed with the previous lineup. oSee is the first of what we assume to be three new additions, and the new injections of motivation and energy should help revitalize the side as well as give the wider NA region a much stronger representative.