After the CSGO roster’s poor major performance, the rebuild is now officially complete. Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke and Valentin ‘poizon’ Vasilev join Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer, Owen ‘oBo’ Schlatter, and Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba may well become the “juggernaut” Jason Lake envisioned.
In a little over a month, the compLexity Gaming roster has wholly overhauled its roster. What began with a stripping down of the previous roster has now ended up with a group that wants to compete in a top-heavy NA scene now and for the foreseeable future.
On October 6, compLexity officially announced the acquisitions of k0nfig and poizon, finally completing their five-man roster.
:fire: Announcing the new #COLCS. :fire:
— Complexity Gaming (@compLexity) November 6, 2019
For k0nfig, he joins the compLexity roster after he and the remainder of the OpTic Gaming roster willingly benched themselves due to a lack of organizational support from the new owners in Immortals.
Poizon joins the team after being released from his Windigo Gaming contract following the organization’s closure at the beginning of the month. This confirms the Dexerto report from insider Jared ‘DeKay’ Lewis that both players were en route to signing with compLexity.
k0nfig has shown flashes of stardom while playing with various Danish rosters through the years. poizon is a young, very talented AWPer who was a bright spot for Windigo in his time with them.
This concludes the journey that began with a disappointing showing for compLexity at the StarLadder Berlin major at the end of August. compLexity were eliminated from the Challengers Stage with a dismal 1-3 record, capped off with a 2-0 series loss to Grayhound that ended in a 16-4 rout on Inferno. CEO Jason Lake had seen enough.
I love our players as individuals but these results won’t be tolerated.
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.
— Jason Lake (@JasonBWLake) August 25, 2019
Lake stated on Twitter that those kind of results wouldn’t be tolerated, and put out the call for tier 1 players that wanted to build a juggernaut. He offered a fresh start at “the best facility in the world”, and also offered to pay for buyouts and give players “the world’s highest salaries.”
According to reports, Lake did offer large amounts of money to top tier talent, even going so far as to offer benched ENCE in-game leader Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen a $1m/year deal.
Eventually, the organization started their rebuild with two strong signings in Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer from Heroic, and Will “RUSH” Wierzba from Cloud 9. They elected to keep young NA player Owen ‘oBo’ Schlatter on account of the massive amount of potential in the 16-year-old.
blameF will be given his first chance to lead a team with some real star power after proving his worth with Heroic. RUSH brings championship experience and veteran presence, having won a major with Cloud 9 in early 2018.
compLexity certainly will be met with competition in the United States, as two of the top five teams in the world right now, Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses, are both North American organizations.
compLexity will not be able to debut their new roster in ESL Pro League season 10, as both k0nfig and poizon have both played with other competing teams, per CEO Jason Lake.