After days of speculation, compLexity have finally announced the two new additions to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster ahead of the IEM Katowice Major roster lock.
Changes for the team have been on the horizon since December 20 when rifler Jacob ‘Yay’ Whiteaker was placed on the inactive roster. Only a few days later, on December 23, Brad ‘Android’ Fodor, joined Yay on the inactive roster.
Rumors suggested that compLexity was going after former Major winner Tarik ‘Tarik’ Celik who has been benched by Made in Brazil (MIBR). However, it was revealed that the former Cloud9 and OpTic Gaming star was unlikely to join a team prior to the upcoming IEM Katowice Major.
Now, compLexity have announced the new additions to their roster. Firstly by announcing Australian player Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland and then announcing that former Cloud9 star Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert would be joining for the Major run.
Rickeh, the 27-year-old Australian, who had most recently been a member of the Rogue roster, had been out of action with the North American team after running into some visa issues. He had to return to his homeland to renew his Visa during ESL Pro League Season 8 relegation, meaning Rogue had to find a replacement.
A number of social media teases had pointed to the final member of the roster being n0thing but an announcement had not been made. The news that the Counter-Strike community had been waiting for came on December 29.
In his announcement video, he stated that he is "super stoked" to be back under the compLexity banner for the upcoming Major run and was looking forward to "rocking the compLexity jersey" one more time.
n0thing had a spell with compLexity between August 2013 and June 2014 before joining Cloud9. He had been inactive as a full-time player, despite standing in for mousesports at ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018, since departing the active C9 roster in 2017.
compLexity will enter the IEM Katowice Major at the New Legends Stage, which begins on February 20 and runs until 24, thanks to their top-eight finish at the FACEIT London Major earlier this year.