BOOM Esports signs 13-year-old as CS:GO tournament backup

CS:GO rush

BOOM Esports is bringing on a 13-year old as a backup player for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The Brazilian kid João “⁠Snowzin⁠” Vinicius won’t be part of the main team for BOOM but his potential to be a pro player full time is already being discussed (via HLTV).

Snowzin apparently streams his skills regularly and has started to impress many viewers. This led BOOM to invite him to be part of its Gamers Club Masters V roster – a competition that will see many of the best South American CS teams compete against one another.

According to a short interview posted on the BOOM Esports Twitter account, Snowzin started playing CS:GO three years ago and his main inspirations are Epitácio “TACO” de Melo, Ricardo ‘Boltz’ Prass, and João ‘Felps⁠’ Vasconcellos.

“I feel very happy, it really is a dream coming true and I believe this is a result of my dedication,” says the young pro, commenting on what it’s like to be part of the team even if it’s only for one game.

Although he isn’t yet a permanent part of a CS:GO roster, we’re all going to have to keep an eye out for the prodigy soon – just give it a couple of years.