The American esports organization Complexity faces a sudden problem as the 17-year-old American CS:GO player Owen "oBo" Schlatter has decided to step down from the roster out of the blue. He has already returned to the United States of America and will not be playing with Complexity in the upcoming ESL Pro League Season 12: Europe playoffs.
oBo Takes A Decision To Bench Himself
Founder and CEO of Complexity Jason Lake via an emergency CS:GO press conference made the announcement public just a few hours before Complexity was scheduled to participate in the closed qualifiers of DreamHack Open Fall 2020, from which they have now been eliminated following back-to-back ‘2-1’ loses to sAw and SJ Gaming.
In the press conference, Lake said that oBo had expressed reservations to return to America over the player break and had ultimately decided to return after the ESL Pro League playoffs but “Very early this morning London time he informed the team that he was at the airport and was returning home.”
He further clarified that there was no team drama or internal fights between its members, “this was a decision that Owen needed to make for himself.” He went on to thank him for his hard work and contributions while also stating that Complexity has already started searching for its fifth player but for the time being, they are looking for a stand-in who could play the ESL Pro League Season 12 - Europe playoffs with them.
Since the announcement, many pro players and other prominent personalities have come forward to offer support to oBo with the general statement being that it was right on his part to take the call, but a part of the community was not happy with the 17-year-old’s conduct of informing the team at the very last moment that too from the airport which left them in a fix.
Complexity will be helping oBo find a place with a North American team and get him settled there as they look forward to continuing playing in the European region for now. Let’s see how things work out for both the parties involved.