Announcing an update to #COLCS— Complexity Gaming (@compLexity) October 28, 2019
Today, we say farewell to @dephh_csgo and the placement of @ShahZaMk on our inactive roster.
We’d like to thank both for their dedication and wish them the best moving forward. https://t.co/JOE2XNu3mcpic.twitter.com/nV3YiTADBg
Complexity Gaming have announced the removal of long-standing British player Rory "dephh" Jackson and the benching of AWPer Shahzeeb "ShahZaM" Khan from their CS:GO roster.
After disappointing results throughout the last few months that cumulated in an early exit at the StarSeries Berlin Major, Complexity CEO Jason Lake put out a firm Tweet about his plans for the future of the organisation in Global Offensive.
I love our players as individuals but these results won’t be tolerated.— Jason Lake (@JasonBWLake) August 25, 2019
If you’re a Tier 1 player looking for a fresh start at the best facility in the world, HMU. I’ll pay your buyout and give you the world’s highest salaries.
Let’s build a juggernaut.
Spread the word.
Many poked fun at the idea of a Complexity juggernaut after the organisation's impact on the scene had been relatively small in the last few years outside of a Legends run at the FACEIT Major 2018 in London.
A report from 1pv.fr suggest that Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke is poised to join the organisation following his self-benching on OpTic after months of struggle to find a new organisation as a full lineup.
He would join fellow Danish player Benjamin "blameF" Bremer who made the surprising move from a successful Heroic team to the developing 'juggernaut'.
The fifth addition will see Complexity either remain North American or become a primarily European roster as they will be split between the regions if k0nfig does indeed sign for them.
Most tournament organisers base the 'region' of a team on where the players reside and while Complexity are based in Dallas, an EU shift could see them forced to compete in European qualifiers for the Major cycle.
A signing from either the CIS or Oceania regions is less likely but would see Complexity get the choice of either American or European qualifiers for future Majors.
For now, Complexity remain a trio and have an upcoming LAN next month. The second round of ESL Pro League Season 10 will pit Complexity against ATK, DETONA Gaming and Team Envy for a coveted EPL Finals spot in Odense, Denmark in December.