Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David has officially parted with FaZe Clan and joined Complexity’s CSGO roster, confirming previous reports.
Update: Sept 9
Complexity announced coldzera as their new stand-in for their next tournaments, starting with the BLAST Premier Fall Groups. He joins the revamped Colossus on a short-term deal that will last through the PGL Stockholm Major.
“Marcelo has been working with us for a few days already to get up to speed ahead of time,” Graham “messioso” Pitt, Complexity’s General Manager for CSGO, wrote on Twitter. “He arrived in Europe today to begin practicing full-time.
“We are now with a full roster for the coming months and fully focused trying to bring home championships.”
This signals the end of Coldzera’s two-year run with FaZe Clan after being moved to the bench in June following a run of poor results. He was replaced on the team by Olof ‘olofmeister’ Kajbjer, who had been inactive since February.
coldzera will make his debut for Complexity on September 24 in the BLAST Premier Fall Groups against his old team, FaZe.
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The Brazilian star will fill the slot of injured star player Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke, who recently had to undergo surgery on a broken wrist after a freak accident at an airport.
K0nfig is expected to be out of action for several more weeks, with the exact timeline for his recovery still unknown. He revealed in August that he would have to wear a cast for “four to six weeks” after undergoing surgery and then start “some training to get back on track.”
Niels Christian ’NaToSaphiX’ Sillassen will play out the remainder of ESL Pro League Season 14 for Complexity as a stand-in, with the team scheduled to face Vitality in the tournament’s Round of 12.
Coldzera is expected to make his Complexity debut in the BLAST Premier Fall Groups against his former team of FaZe on September 24.
A new chance
Coldzera, who was named the best player in the world in 2016 and 2017, will be hoping to get his career back on track after being benched by FaZe in June following a run of poor results.
He told the GGCast podcast in August that he had got “carried away” by his friendship with Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač when he decided to join FaZe in September 2019. The Bosnian star quit the team a year later to sign with G2 Esports, leaving coldzera in a difficult situation and with the task of rebuilding the squad.
Coldzera also said that he had received “seven or eight offers” since being benched and that he would be more careful with the choice of his next project.
On Complexity, coldzera will link up with compatriot Luis ‘peacemaker’ Tadeu, who took over as the team’s coach in July.
Contacted by Dexerto, Complexity declined to comment.