CompLexity founder and CEO Jason Lake has stated that he “won’t tolerate” his current Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster’s performance at the StarLadder Berlin Major – threatening a huge team overhaul.
The Challengers Stage of the StarLadder Berlin Major is quickly drawing to a close, with teams who had hopes of progressing further crashing out already. One such team is compLexity, who surprised everyone with their showing at the FACEIT London Major, before failing to replicate their performance at IEM Katowice.
Yet, entering the StarLadder Major, many fans and pundits would have expected the lineup to at least progress to the new Legends stage. However, with them failing to do so, the future of the roster is in severe trouble following strong words from Jason Lake.
After compLexity were dumped out of the Challengers’ Stage by Grayhound Gaming in a 1-2 record match-up, Lake tweeted: “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 (hit me up). I’ll pay your buyout and give you the world’s highest salaries. Let’s build a juggernaut. Spread the word.”
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
While some fans and onlookers questioned if the long-time compLexity CEO had acted rashly and tweeted without informing his players, he quickly set the record straight.
He added: “To be clear, I discussed this tweet and our way forward with our players before tweeting it. I care about our guys but I also have a job to do. NOBODY in the world loves this game more than me and it’s time to win again.”
What exactly compLexity will do with their roster remains to be seen, especially as the Major is in full swing and a true shuffle won’t come until the conclusion of the event.
Of course, there are former Major winning talents like Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David and Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba sat on the benches on MIBR and Cloud9 respectively, but as compLexity have historically had a majority North American roster, it would be a significant shift to see them go for a full international-mix.