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Complexity stun Astralis 2-0 in first round of BLAST Premier CSGO event

Published: 7/Feb/2020 23:02 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 10:28

by Scott Robertson


After some tough losses in the Rio major open qualifiers, and being on the wrong end of jokes from the community, Complexity’s new ‘juggernaut’ roster pulled off one of the greatest CS:GO upsets of all time against reigning 3x major champions Astralis.

If there was to be a 2-0 result in a best-of-three between Astralis and Complexity, few would expect the all-Danish side to be the ones on the losing end.

But that’s exactly what happened as the first day of Group B play at BLAST Premier Spring in London came to a close, as the new international roster competing under the Complexity banner stunned Astralis in the opening round.

An ecstatic Complexity roster celebrated their monumental win, with organization owner Jason Lake coming on stage to join his players in celebrating. He had been loudly cheering throughout the whole series as his team won on Dust2, then surprised Astralis on their own pick of Vertigo.

Lake and his team will now get to experience some relief from the string of jokes that had been aimed at the roster and the organization since the end of the StarLadder Berlin major.

After a disastrous showing at that major, the owner stripped completely dismantled his NA lineup and declared to his goal of building a ‘juggernaut’ roster.

Complexity’s current lineup of Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke, Valentin ‘poizon’ Vasilev, Benjamin ‘blameF’ Bremer, Owen ‘oBo’ Schlatter, and Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba isn’t exactly what one would call a juggernaut, but their win over Astralis proved that they have the potential to exceed expectations.

Expert analyst Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields, who was on the broadcast desk while watching the match, said it was potentially one of the greatest upsets in CS:GO history.

His fellow desk analyst, Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill, credited Complexity for their “long con” of baiting Astralis into picking a map they could win.

The upset could also prove to be a turning point for the roster’s goals of making the Rio major, after coming up short in two open qualifier tournaments just before BLAST. There are two more open qualifier chances left for them to take advantage of and the momentum from this victory might carry them one step closer to Brazil.

This result means that Complexity move to the second round of Group B, where they will face Vitality on February 8 for a guaranteed spot in the Spring Finals. If they do make it to the Group B grand final, there’s a chance they could face Astralis again, whose path to redemption begins against Na’Vi in the lower bracket.

The two teams who make it out of this bracket will join FaZe Clan and Team Liquid and two more teams from Group C in the Spring Finals.

You can follow all of the competitive CSGO action by visiting our BLAST Premier Spring 2020 hub, which includes livestreams, the full schedule, scores, and more.


Liazz reportedly joining Gen.G after 100 Thieves CSGO split

Published: 22/Oct/2020 1:45 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 2:11

by Andrew Amos


The former members of 100 Thieves are some of CS:GO’s hottest free agents right now, and Gen.G might have snagged themselves one. Jay ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas is reportedly set to join the North America team, filling in for one of Damian ‘daps’ Steele and Sam ‘s0m’ Oh.

The brakes were pulled on Gen.G’s CS:GO project after the departure of IGL daps and rising star s0m. The duo moved to Valorant, becoming the first two core members of NRG. However, not all hope is lost for the up-and-coming squad.

With 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, most of the highly sought after Aussie core is up for grabs. Gen.G might have just snapped up one of the best prospects.

Liazz is set to join Gen.G CS:GO as their newest member, according to reports from DBLTAP. The 23-year-old Australian was hitting a purple patch just as 100 Thieves dropped his roster on their way out of the title.

Liazz joined the 100 Thieves core back in September 2018, when it was still known as Renegades. He was known as one of the best riflers in Australia, having led the Order squad to the top of Australian CS:GO before going international.

On 100 Thieves, things weren’t as smooth sailing. While it started off well with a second-place at IEM Beijing 2019, and ended well with another runner-up spot at ESL Pro League Season 12 NA, the middle section was patchy.

The core hasn’t won a title since the Katowice Asia Minor back in January 2019, often placing behind the likes of Furia, Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses in North America.

Gen.G have shown a lot of promise, although this has waned with the departure of s0m and daps. While the team got off to a blistering start by winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and the ESL One Road to Rio, they’ve fallen off recently.

Liazz playing for Renegades at StarLadder Season 6
Liazz was a part of the Renegades-100 Thieves core for two years.

Playing with Danny ‘cxzi’ Strzelczyk as a stand-in, they finished ESL Pro League Season 12 NA in 5-6th. The roster shuffle is going to affect their RMR points too, given daps and s0m were on the team during the first qualifiers.

Gen.G is yet to make a public statement on the reports. Liazz also has yet to publicly comment. We will update you as more information arises.