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Cloud9 CS:GO Makes Another Roster Change Following Subpar Results

Published: 28/May/2018 10:53 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:59

by Ross Deason

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The rumors about Pujan ‘FNS’ Mehta’s stint as the in-game leader for Cloud9 CS:GO coming to a premature end have proven to be true as he has been listed for transfer.

FNS joined Cloud9 in April as the replacement for Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip, who left the team for a new opportunity with SK Gaming, but the team did not have the instant success that they were hoping for.

A 5th – 8th at DreamHack Masters Marseille was followed by a 9th – 12th at the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals in Dallas and information soon started to leak out about Cloud9 looking to replace him.

According to reports, the North American team was looking at G2’s Nathan ‘NBK-’ Schmitt or Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire as potential replacements but no official statement about FNS’ future was made until May 26th.

Cloud9 confirmed that FNS would be designated as inactive, stating that “the strategic visions we had were not as compatible as we had initially hoped” and that “the differences in philosophies proved to be too great to form the cohesion we needed”.

With that said, FNS will still be playing for the team at the ECS Season 5 Finals in London from June 8th – 10th but only as a player as Tarik ‘tarik’ Celic will be returning to the role of in-game leader.

No further information has been revealed but it looks like NBK- and apEX are still the frontrunners for the potential replacements should the rumors about them being removed from G2 prove to be true.

Community members have pointed out that apEX would be a particularly good addition for the team as he could slot into Stewie2K’s old role well and give the team some more aggression in their T side executes.

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Poizon: Complexity’s CS:GO prodigy turned AWP God

Published: 22/Oct/2020 19:28

by Lauren Bergin

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From the ashes rise the phoenix: how Poizon helped Complexity upset the CS:GO pro scene.

With a history stretching as far back as 2013, Complexity Gaming have become one of the staple teams in the European CS:GO scene. However, CEO Jason Lake made the decision that 2020 was going to be the year Complexity became more than just a staple: they were here to dominate.

Picking up Valentin ‘poizon’ Vasilev from the tier 2 scene to add some precision to the squad in the AWS position. Although, some fans weren’t sure whether poizon was the player for the job.

The Blast Premier Spring 2020 Regular Season allowed poizon to show off his skills, ending in Complexity making it to second place, followed by a strong performance at DreamHack Open Anaheim.

This, coupled with a deal with ESL, secured a coveted place at ESL Pro League Season 11. Despite poizon being seriously injured, his prowess led to the team securing 10th to 12th place. This set them up beautifully for their dominant performance in the European finals, which they ultimately won due to insane plays from poizon.

It’s safe to say that poizon is Complexity’s secret weapon, and it’ll be exciting to watch his journey.