compLexity Gaming

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coaches:
USA Matt "Warden" Dickens
Manager:
USA Jason "1" Lake
Team Captain:
USA Derek "desi" Branchen
Total Earnings:
$414,202
Links
Achievements
ESWC 2005 CEVO/Main/3
WEG Masters 2006 IEM IV American Championship FinalsESEA/Global Finals/Invite/Season/16
/ DreamHack Winter 2009 CEVO/Professional/4 DreamHack Winter 2013
History
Created:
2004-??-?? Organization

compLexity Gaming, sometimes abbreviated as compLexity or coL, briefly known as Los Angeles Complexity during the Championship Gaming Series, is an American based eSports club; they currently sponsor teams in League of Legends, Dota 2, StarCraft II, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and FIFA.

History[edit]

compLexity Gaming is a premier competitive gaming brand in the Americas. Owned and operated by some of the finest minds in the industry, Complexity has a long heritage of championship caliber teams, superstar players, news reporting and gaming entertainment ventures. compLexity's gamers have been featured by numerous mainstream media outlets like Sports Illustrated, New York Post, Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. They have also appeared on live television programs such as CBS' 60 Minutes and the Championship Gaming Series, have been featured in film documentaries and were a focus of the book Game Boys.

Timeline[edit]

  • compLexity is formed.
  • August 4 - compLexity Gaming announce the signing and purchase of the Quantic Gaming squad. They acquire Spencer "Hiko" Martin, Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert, Braxton "swag" Pierce, Sean "sgares" Gares, and Kory "Semphis" Friesen.[1]
  • August 24 - compLexity signs Maximum Effort.[6]
  • November 27 - valens steps down from the roster to focus on his career at Google[7]
  • December 19 - fRoD joins compLexity Gaming.[8] The same day, compLexity announce that Semphis and autimatic will be departing from the team as of the new year and that ryx and SicK have joined the team as backups. [9]

Player Roster[edit]

Active

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
United Kingdom dephh Rory Jackson 2016-04-05 [15]
United Kingdom Surreal Kia Man 2016-04-05 [15]
Canada androidx23 Brad Foder 2016-05-04 [17]
USA desi Captain Derek Branchen 2017-01-19 [22]
USA Slemmy Alec White 2017-04-06 [25]
USA Warden (Coach) Matt Dickens 2015-08-24 [6]

Former

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Slemmy (Loan )
Selfless Gaming
Alec White 2017-03-29 [24] 2017-04-06 [25] CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
Canada Uber Michael Stappels 2016-08-03 [20] 2017-03-18 [23]
Canada APE Cory Bate 2016-09-07 [21] 2017-01-19 [22]
USA witmer Shawn Taylor 2016-05-04 [17] 2016-09-07 [21] Mythic Mythic
USA sancz Joshua Ballenger 2015-08-24 [6] 2016-09-02 Muffin Lightning Muffin Lightning
USA fRoD Danny Montaner 2015-12-19 [8] 2016-06-23 [19]
Retired
USA witmer (Trial) Shawn Taylor 2016-03-14 [13] 2016-05-03 [17] CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
USA shinobi Josh Abastado 2016-01-19 [12] 2016-05-03 [17] Ze Pug Godz Ze Pug Godz
USA roca Daniel Gustaferri 2015-08-24 [6] 2016-04-20 [16] Echo Fox Echo Fox
United Kingdom dephh (Trial ) Rory Jackson 2016-01-19 [12] 2016-04-05 [15] CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
USA ryx (Substitute) Ronnie Bylicki 2015-12-19 [9] 2016-01-14 [10] Torqued Torqued
USA SicK (Substitute) Hunter Mims 2015-12-19 [9] 2016-01-14 [11] Team SoloMid Team SoloMid
USA autimatic Timothy Ta 2015-08-24 [6] 2015-12-31 [9] Team SoloMid Team SoloMid
Canada Semphis Kory Friesen 2015-08-24 [6] 2015-12-31 [9] Team SoloMid Team SoloMid
USA valens Captain Soham Chowdhury 2015-08-24 [6] 2015-11-27 [7] Team SoloMid Team SoloMid
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Canada jasonR   Jason Ruchelski
None
ECS Season 3 - North America Promotion
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (Week 5)
Canada APE  
Team Kaliber
Cory Bate
United States witmer Shawn Taylor Northern Arena 2016 - Toronto
USA aKis   Adam Kisseberth
United Kingdom Surreal Kia Man Esports Championship Series Season 1 - North America
USA aKis   Adam Kisseberth
United Kingdom dephh Rory Jackson Esports Championship Series Season 1 - North America
Canada androidx23  
Ze Pug Godz
Bradley Fodor
United States shinobi Josh Abastado Esports Championship Series Season 1 - North America
USA roca  
Echo Fox
Daniel Gustaferri
United States shinobi Josh Abastado ESL Pro League Season 3 - North America
USA Warden  
CompLexity Gaming
Matt Dickens
United States shinobi Josh Abastado CEVO Gfinity Season 9 - North America Qualifier #3
USA Warden  
CompLexity Gaming
Matt Dickens
None
ELEAGUE Road to Vegas - North America Closed Qualifier
USA flowsicK  
Winterfox
Kyle Mendez
United States sancz Joshua Ballenger RGN Freedom Cup
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Hiko Captain Spencer Martin 2013-08-04 [1] 2014-08-01 [5] Cloud9 Cloud9
USA n0thing Jordan Gilbert 2013-08-04 [1] 2014-08-01 [5] Cloud9 Cloud9
USA sgares Sean Gares 2013-08-04 [1] 2014-08-01 [5] Cloud9 Cloud9
Canada Semphis Kory Friesen 2013-08-04 [1] 2014-08-01 [5] Cloud9 Cloud9
Canada shroud (Stand-in) Mike Grzesiek 2014-07-07 [4] 2014-08-01 [5] Cloud9 Cloud9
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA anger Todd Williams 2014-03-26 [2] 2014-07-07 [4] The Stream Team The Stream Team
USA swag Braxton Pierce 2013-08-04 [1] 2014-03-23 [3] Team iBUYPOWER Team iBUYPOWER
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
USA sobo   Christian Soboleske
United States sgares Sean Gares MSI Beatit! MSI Beat it! 2013 US Finals
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA fRoD Danny Montaner 2007-06-11 2008-11-18 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
USA Storm Tyler Wood 2007-06-11 2008-11-18 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
USA Warden Matt Dickens 2007-06-11 2008-11-18 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
USA Rambo Ronald Kim 2007-06-11 2008-11-18
Retired
USA Hanes Corey Hanes 2008-05-22 2008-11-18 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden zet Marcus Sundström 2007-06-11 2008-05-22 SK Gaming SK Gaming
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Brazil bruno Bruno Ono 2010-09-14 2011-04-18 FireGamers FireGamers
Brazil nak Renato Nakano 2010-09-14 2011-04-18 FireGamers FireGamers
Brazil FalleN Gabriel Toledo 2010-09-14 2011-04-18 FireGamers FireGamers
Brazil urb Matheus Oliveira 2011-04-08 2011-04-18 FireGamers FireGamers
Brazil fnx Lincoln Lau 2010-09-14 2011-04-18 GamerHouse GamerHouse
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Brazil bit Bruno Fukuda 2010-09-14 2011-03-10 PlayArt playArt
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA hero Jeff Mettetal 2010-03-26 2010-09-01 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
USA dboorN Derek Boorn 2010-03-26 2010-09-01 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
USA thoMz Thomas Garcia 2010-03-26 2010-09-01 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
USA Irukandji Andrew Timmerman 2010-07-27 2010-09-01 Frag Dominant Frag Dominant
France Xp3 David Garrido 2010-03-26 2010-09-01 Backfire Backfire
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA aZn Kevin Wang 2010-08-31 2010-09-08 Paragon of Virtue Paragon of Virtue
USA evolution Scott Cavallero 2010-03-26 2010-07-27 Loaded Loaded
USA NineSpot Ryan Bell 2009-05-26 2010-03-18 SK Gaming SK Gaming
USA impulsivE Derrick Truong 2010-01-28 2010-03-18 Immortal 7 Immortal 7
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA sunman Justin Summy 2009-01-18 2009-05-22 X3O Gaming X3O Gaming
USA method Mike So 2009-01-18 2009-05-22 Team Pandemic Team Pandemic
USA zid David Chin 2009-01-18 2009-05-22 Back2Back Gaming Back2Back Gaming
USA Volcano Sal Garozzo 2009-01-18 2009-05-22 Team Dynamic Team Dynamic
USA da_bears Erik Stromberg 2009-01-18 2009-05-22 TEC TEC
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA fRoD Danny Montaner 2004-??-?? 2007-06-11 Los Angeles Complexity Los Angeles Complexity
USA Storm Tyler Wood 2004-??-?? 2007-06-11 Los Angeles Complexity Los Angeles Complexity
USA Warden Matt Dickens 2004-??-?? 2007-06-11 Los Angeles Complexity Los Angeles Complexity
USA Rambo Ronald Kim 2007-01-13 2007-06-11 Los Angeles Complexity Los Angeles Complexity
Sweden zet Marcus Sundström 2007-01-13 2007-06-11 Los Angeles Complexity Los Angeles Complexity
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA sunman Justin Summy 2004-??-?? 2007-01-06 Dallas Venom Dallas Venom
USA tr1p Corey Dodd 2005-??-?? 2007-01-06 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
USA Bullseye Sean Morgan 2004-??-?? 2004-??-??
Retired

Organization[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
USA 1 Jason Lake Founder & CEO
USA Anomoly Jason Bass Co-Owner & COO
USA Beef Kyle Bautista General Manager
USA aMies Andrew Miesner Chief of Staff & Website Manager
USA GhostOutlaw Brian Jackson Business Development
USA IndependenT Shahrad Shahseta Social Media Manager
USA Popcorn Scott Ford Logistics Manager

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2013-11-30 A33 - 4th A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Winter 2013 0 : 2 Fnatic $22,000
2013-08-18 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESEA Global Finals Season 14 1 : 2 Ninjas in Pyjamas $8,000
2010-10-10 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike IEM V American Championship Finals 2 : 0 Evil Geniuses $11,000
2009-12-13 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike IEM IV American Championship Finals 0 : 2 Evil Geniuses $7,000
2007-12-09 A11st A2Major Counter-Strike: Source CGS 2007 Individual Tournament 10 - 6 Rio Sinistro $25,000
2006-07-23 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike Championship Gaming Invitational 2006 10 - 5 Team 3D $50,000
2006-07-09 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike 2006 CPL Summer 2 : 0 Team ALTERNATE $40,000
2006-05-03 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike WEG Masters 2006 0 : 2 WNv Teamwork $20,000
2005-07-10 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike ESWC 2005 16 - 6 SK Gaming $40,000
2005-05-01 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike CPL Spain 2005 2 - 16 Mousesports $6,460
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Media[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 We're Back! compLexity Adds CS:GO complexitygaming.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 compLexity Welcomes Anger complexitygaming.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 coL.cs Parts Ways with Swag complexitygaming.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 compLexity Releases Anger complexitygaming.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Cloud9 HyperX Reloads With Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cloud9.gg
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 aMies (2015-08-24). "compLexity CS:GO 2015". complexitygaming.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  7. 7.0 7.1 aMies (2015-11-27). "Changes to coL.cs". complexitygaming.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Tgwri1s (2015-12-19). "compLexity brings back fRoD". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 "compLexity CSGO Roster Updates 2016". complexitygaming.com. 2015-12-19.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki (2015-01-14). "ryx Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Hunter "SicK" Mims (2015-01-14). "SicK Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Mark "markalodon" Rose (2016-01-19). "shinobi to compLexity, talks move to pro". topfrag.rip.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Jason "1" Lake (2016-03-14). "For the time being...".
  14. "nerdRage lose one to America!". nerdRage. 2016-04-05.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 "compLexity welcomes Surreal". complexitygaming.com. 2016-04-05.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "roca is acquired by Echo Fox". HLTV.org. 2016-04-20.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2016-05-03). "coL.cs Welcomes Brad "androidx23" Fodor!". compLexity Gaming.
  18. Jason Bass & Jason Lake (2016-05-03). "compLexity 2016". compLexity Gaming.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "FaZe Clan Announce Overwatch Team". dexerto.com. 2016-06-23.
  20. 20.0 20.1 stich (2016-08-03). "Uber signs to compLexity". HLTV.org.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 "Today we are announcing changes to our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster". compLexity Gaming. 2016-09-07.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 "Changes to coL.us". compLexity Gaming. 2017-01-19.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Changes to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming. 2017-03-18.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Professeur (2017-03-29). "Slemmy joins compLexity on trial". HLTV.org.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Andrew Miesner (2017-04-06). "coL.cs Adds Slemmy". compLexity Gaming.