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DeKay’s Sources: RUSH set to join Complexity CSGO

Published: 26/Sep/2019 17:51 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 10:29

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis


North American Counter-Strike player Will “RUSH” Wierzba is set to join the Complexity active roster, according to multiple sources close to the team.

It is unclear at this time if he will be loaned from Cloud9 or if he will be transferred.

RUSH is one of five North American Counter-Strike players to have won a CS:GO Major, at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018. He has been inactive since early July and Cloud9 have since built a new roster without him.

With the recent announcement of the acquisition of Benjamin “blameF” Bremer from Heroic, only one member of the new Complexity roster is confirmed. 

It is unclear at this time who else will fill out the rest of the Complexity roster, but multiple sources have indicated that Owen “oBo” Schlatter will remain. 

One source mentioned the remaining core of Rory “dephh” Jackson and Shahzeeb “ShahZaM” Khan could remain on the roster as well. 

StarLadderComplexity’s Berlin Major didn’t go to plan.

After a poor showing at the StarLadder Berlin Major, Complexity’s Jason Lake publicly stated that the results would not be tolerated and that they were in search of new players to form a championship-caliber lineup.

blameF and RUSH appear to be the first parts of that puzzle, but it’s unclear if further moves are planned.


Jamppi to Valorant? VAC banned CSGO pro considering switch following legal proceedings

Published: 15/Jan/2021 12:58 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 13:00

by Connor Bennett


A new report from a Finnish newspaper has suggested that VAC banned CSGO pro Elias ‘Jamppi⁠’ Olkkonen is considering a switch to Valorant as he steps down from ENCE. 

For a few year, Jamppi has been considered as one of Counter-Strike’s biggest rising stars. The 19-year-old was set to join the OG roster following their step into CS:GO, however, that move fell through.

The problem is, the Finnish star has a VAC ban to his name, so, he can’t play in CS:GO’s premier events – the Majors – even though a number of tournament organizers have allowed him to play in their own events.

With him and his family contesting the ban, Jamppi joined ENCE in the hopes that, at some point, he’d be able to play at Majors. However, there have been a few missteps in his argument, and he hasn’t come any closer to having the VAC ban taken away. That, alongside some roster turmoil with ENCE, has got him seemingly considering his options.

Jamppi was VAC banned in 2015 at the age of 14.

According to a report from the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, the 19-year-old is apparently considering a switch to VALORANT as ENCE considers a number of roster moves.

It comes after a report from DBLTap’s Jarek ‘DeKay’ Lewis stated that ENCE were in discussions with Danish duo Marco ‘Snappi’ Pfeiffer and Thomas ‘TMB’ Bundsbæk about joining up with their active lineup alongside Aleksi ‘allu⁠’ Jalli, Joonas ‘doto⁠’ Forss, and Tuomas ‘SADDYX⁠’ Louhimaa.

That, ultimately, leaves Jamppi without a spot as the CS:GO 2021 season starts to ramp up in preparation for the PGL Stockholm Major in October.

CS:GO pro Jamppi in ENCE interview
ENCE TV, YouTube
Jamppi is considering a switch to VALORANT, according to reports.

If he decides to go to VALORANT, as IS reports, Jamppi would join a list of other CS:GO pros who have been banned from playing at a Major – including Joshua ‘steel’ Nissan and Braxton ‘Swag’ Pierce.

As for where he could go, well, there are a few teams who would certainly make space for the 19-year-old – especially if he could show as much promise in the Riot Games shooter as he does in CS:GO. So, we’ll just have to wait and see.