compLexity Gaming

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coaches:
USA Matt "Warden" Dickens
Manager:
USA Jason "1" Lake
Team Captain:
USA Alec "Slemmy" White
Total Earnings:
$444,652
Links
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.
  • January 29 - compLexity Gaming replace hero with impulsivE [4]
  • March 19 - compLexity Gaming release their CS 1.6 squad. [5]
  • 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.[6]
  • August 24 - compLexity signs Maximum Effort.[11]
  • November 27 - valens steps down from the roster to focus on his career at Google[12]
  • December 19 - fRoD joins compLexity Gaming.[13] 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. [14]
  • January 14th - ryx and SicK leave compLexity. [15][16]
  • January 19th - The addition of shinobi and dephh is leaked in an interview [17]
  • March 14th - Jason Lake announces that fRoD will be moving to a backup position, and witmer will be trying out in the coming weeks [18]
  • April 5th - nerdRage announce that Surreal will be trialing with compLexity [19]. Two days later, compLexity announce that Surreal will be replacing roca in the lineup, however roca will remain in the team only to complete their ESEA season [20].
  • April 20th - roca leaves to join Echo Fox [21].
  • May 3rd - androidx23 officially joins, replacing shinobi. In addition witmer is no longer on trial. [22]
  • May 6th - compLexity Gaming announce that they have revamped their logo and website, under the name of "compLexity 2016". [23]
  • June 23rd - fRoD retires from Counter-Strike, and joins FaZe's Overwatch team.[24]
  • August 3rd - Uber joins compLexity, sancz moves to backup.[25]
  • September 7th - witmer is released, APE joins after standing in for coL at Northern Arena - Toronto [26]

Player Roster[edit]

Active

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
United Kingdom dephh Rory Jackson 2016-04-05 [20]
Canada androidx23 Brad Foder 2016-05-04 [22]
USA Slemmy Alec White 2017-04-06 [30]
USA yay Jacob Whiteaker 2017-07-26 [32]
USA ptr Peter Gurney 2017-08-10 [33]
USA Warden (Coach) Matt Dickens 2015-08-24 [11]

Former

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA desi Derek Branchen 2017-01-19 [27] 2017-08-10 [33]
United Kingdom Surreal Kia Man 2016-04-05 [20] 2017-07-15 [31] Methodlogo std.png Method
USA Slemmy (Loan)
Selfless Gaming 2logo std.png
Alec White 2017-03-29 [29] 2017-04-06 [30] Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
Canada Uber Michael Stappels 2016-08-03 [25] 2017-03-18 [28]
Canada APE Cory Bate 2016-09-07 [26] 2017-01-19 [27]
USA witmer Shawn Taylor 2016-05-04 [22] 2016-09-07 [26] Mythiclogo std.png Mythic
USA sancz Joshua Ballenger 2015-08-24 [11] 2016-09-02 Muffinlightninglogo std.png Muffin Lightning
USA fRoD Danny Montaner 2015-12-19 [13] 2016-06-23 [24]
Retired
USA witmer (Trial) Shawn Taylor 2016-03-14 [18] 2016-05-03 [22] CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png compLexity Gaming
USA shinobi Josh Abastado 2016-01-19 [17] 2016-05-03 [22] Zepuggodzlogo std.png Ze Pug Godz
USA roca Daniel Gustaferri 2015-08-24 [11] 2016-04-20 [21] Echo Foxlogo std.png Echo Fox
United Kingdom dephh (Trial) Rory Jackson 2016-01-19 [17] 2016-04-05 [20] CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png compLexity Gaming
USA ryx (Substitute) Ronnie Bylicki 2015-12-19 [14] 2016-01-14 [15] Torquedlogo std.png Torqued
USA SicK (Substitute) Hunter Mims 2015-12-19 [14] 2016-01-14 [16] Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA autimatic Timothy Ta 2015-08-24 [11] 2015-12-31 [14] Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Canada Semphis Kory Friesen 2015-08-24 [11] 2015-12-31 [14] Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA valens Captain Soham Chowdhury 2015-08-24 [11] 2015-11-27 [12] Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
USA Warden  
Complexitylogo std.png
Matt Dickens
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USA ptr Peter Gurney ESL One: New York 2017 - NA Open Qualifier
USA Warden  
Complexitylogo std.png
Matt Dickens
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United Kingdom dephh Rory Jackson ESL One: New York 2017 - NA Open Qualifier
Canada jasonR   Jason Ruchelski
None
ECS Season 3 - North America Promotion
ESL Pro League Season 5 - North America (Week 5)
Canada APE  
Team Kaliber logo std.png
Cory Bate
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USA witmer Shawn Taylor Northern Arena 2016 - Toronto
USA aKis   Adam Kisseberth
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United Kingdom Surreal Kia Man Esports Championship Series Season 1 - North America
USA aKis   Adam Kisseberth
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United Kingdom dephh Rory Jackson Esports Championship Series Season 1 - North America
Canada androidx23  
Zepuggodzlogo std.png
Bradley Fodor
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USA shinobi Josh Abastado Esports Championship Series Season 1 - North America
USA roca  
Echo Foxlogo std.png
Daniel Gustaferri
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USA shinobi Josh Abastado ESL Pro League Season 3 - North America
USA Warden  
Complexitylogo std.png
Matt Dickens
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USA shinobi Josh Abastado CEVO Gfinity Season 9 - North America Qualifier #3
USA Warden  
CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png
Matt Dickens
None
ELEAGUE Road to Vegas - North America Closed Qualifier
USA flowsicK  
Winterfoxlogo std.png
Kyle Mendez
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USA sancz Joshua Ballenger RGN Freedom Cup
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Hiko Captain Spencer Martin 2013-08-04 [6] 2014-08-01 [10] C9logo std.png Cloud9
USA n0thing Jordan Gilbert 2013-08-04 [6] 2014-08-01 [10] C9logo std.png Cloud9
USA sgares Sean Gares 2013-08-04 [6] 2014-08-01 [10] C9logo std.png Cloud9
Canada Semphis Kory Friesen 2013-08-04 [6] 2014-08-01 [10] C9logo std.png Cloud9
Canada shroud (Stand-in) Mike Grzesiek 2014-07-07 [9] 2014-08-01 [10] C9logo std.png Cloud9
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA anger Todd Williams 2014-03-26 [7] 2014-07-07 [9] TSTlogo std.png The Stream Team
USA swag Braxton Pierce 2013-08-04 [6] 2014-03-23 [8] Ibuypowerlogo std.png Team iBUYPOWER
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
USA sobo   Christian Soboleske
Arrow.png
USA 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 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA Storm Tyler Wood 2007-06-11 2008-11-18 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA Warden Matt Dickens 2007-06-11 2008-11-18 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA Rambo Ronald Kim 2007-06-11 2008-11-18
Retired
USA Hanes Corey Hanes 2008-05-22 2008-11-18 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden zet Marcus Sundström 2007-06-11 2008-05-22 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Brazil bruno Bruno Ono 2010-09-14 2011-04-18 Firegamerslogo std.png FireGamers
Brazil nak Renato Nakano 2010-09-14 2011-04-18 Firegamerslogo std.png FireGamers
Brazil FalleN Gabriel Toledo 2010-09-14 2011-04-18 Firegamerslogo std.png FireGamers
Brazil urb Matheus Oliveira 2011-04-08 2011-04-18 Firegamerslogo std.png FireGamers
Brazil fnx Lincoln Lau 2010-09-14 2011-04-18 Gamerhouselogo std.png GamerHouse
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Brazil bit Bruno Fukuda 2010-09-14 2011-03-10 PlayArtlogo std.png playArt
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA hero Jeff Mettetal 2010-03-26 2010-09-01 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA dboorN Derek Boorn 2010-03-26 2010-09-01 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA thoMz Thomas Garcia 2010-03-26 2010-09-01 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA Irukandji Andrew Timmerman 2010-07-27 2010-09-01 Csgologo std.png Frag Dominant
France Xp3 David Garrido 2010-03-26 2010-09-01 Csgologo std.png Backfire
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA aZn Kevin Wang 2010-08-31 2010-09-08 Cstrikelogo std.png Paragon of Virtue
USA evolution Scott Cavallero 2010-03-26 2010-07-27 Cstrikelogo std.png Loaded
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Irukandji Andrew Timmerman 2009-05-26 2010-03-19 Csslogo std.png Immortal 7
USA NineSpot Ryan Bell 2009-05-26 2010-03-19 Csslogo std.png Immortal 7
USA dboorN Derek Boorn 2009-05-26 2010-03-19 CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png compLexity Gaming
USA thoMz Thomas Garcia 2009-10-06 2010-03-19 CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png compLexity Gaming
USA impulsivE Derrick Truong 2010-01-29 2010-03-19
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA hero Jeff Mettetal 2009-05-26 2010-01-29
USA evolution Scott Cavallero 2009-06-21 2009-10-06
USA savi0r David Park 2009-05-26 2009-06-21
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA sunman Justin Summy 2009-01-18 2009-05-22 X3ologo std.png X3O Gaming
USA method Mike So 2009-01-18 2009-05-22 Team Pandemiclogo std.png Team Pandemic
USA zid David Chin 2009-01-18 2009-05-22 Back2backlogo std.png Back2Back Gaming
USA Volcano Sal Garozzo 2009-01-18 2009-05-22 Teamdynamiclogo std.png Team Dynamic
USA da_bears Erik Stromberg 2009-01-18 2009-05-22 Cstrikelogo std.png TEC
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA fRoD Danny Montaner 2004-??-?? 2007-06-11 Los Angeles Complexitylogo std.png Los Angeles Complexity
USA Storm Tyler Wood 2004-??-?? 2007-06-11 Los Angeles Complexitylogo std.png Los Angeles Complexity
USA Warden Matt Dickens 2004-??-?? 2007-06-11 Los Angeles Complexitylogo std.png Los Angeles Complexity
USA Rambo Ronald Kim 2007-01-13 2007-06-11 Los Angeles Complexitylogo std.png Los Angeles Complexity
Sweden zet Marcus Sundström 2007-01-13 2007-06-11 Los Angeles Complexitylogo std.png Los Angeles Complexity
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA sunman Justin Summy 2005-??-?? 2007-01-06 Dallas Venomlogo std.png Dallas Venom
USA exodus Derek Heidinger 2005-??-?? 2005-??-??
USA sunman Justin Summy 2004-??-?? 2005-??-?? CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png compLexity Gaming
USA tr1p Corey Dodd 2004-??-?? 2007-01-06 Eglogo std.png 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 Csgo icon.png DreamHack Winter 2013 0 : 2 Fnatic origlogo std.png $22,000
2013-08-18 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESEA Global Finals Season 14 1 : 2 Niplogo std.png $8,000
2010-10-10 A11st A1Premier Cs small.png IEM V American Championship Finals 2 : 0 Eglogo std.png $11,000
2009-12-13 A22nd A1Premier Cs small.png IEM IV American Championship Finals 0 : 2 Eglogo std.png $7,000
2007-12-09 A11st A2Major Css small.png CGS 2007 Individual Tournament 10 - 6 Rio Sinistrologo std.png $25,000
2006-07-23 A11st A1Premier Cs small.png Championship Gaming Invitational 2006 10 - 5 3Dlogo std.png $50,000
2006-07-09 A11st A1Premier Cs small.png 2006 CPL Summer 2 : 0 Alternatelogo std.png $40,000
2006-05-03 A22nd A1Premier Cs small.png WEG Masters 2006 0 : 2 Wnvlogo std.png $20,000
2005-07-10 A11st A1Premier Cs small.png ESWC 2005 16 - 6 Sklogo std.png $40,000
2005-05-01 A22nd A1Premier Cs small.png CPL Spain 2005 2 - 16 Mousesportslogo std.png $6,460
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Media[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. https://www.hltv.org/news/2456/complexity-raid-x3o
  2. https://www.hltv.org/news/2542/complexity-pick-up-evolution
  3. https://www.hltv.org/news/3017/complexity-add-thomz
  4. https://www.hltv.org/news/3606/complexity-change-one
  5. https://www.hltv.org/news/3905/complexity-releases-cs-squad
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 We're Back! compLexity Adds CS:GO complexitygaming.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 compLexity Welcomes Anger complexitygaming.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 coL.cs Parts Ways with Swag complexitygaming.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 compLexity Releases Anger complexitygaming.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Cloud9 HyperX Reloads With Counter-Strike: Global Offensive cloud9.gg
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 aMies (2015-08-24). "compLexity CS:GO 2015". complexitygaming.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  12. 12.0 12.1 aMies (2015-11-27). "Changes to coL.cs". complexitygaming.com. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Tgwri1s (2015-12-19). "compLexity brings back fRoD". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 "compLexity CSGO Roster Updates 2016". complexitygaming.com. 2015-12-19.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Ronnie "ryx" Bylicki (2015-01-14). "ryx Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Hunter "SicK" Mims (2015-01-14). "SicK Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Mark "markalodon" Rose (2016-01-19). "shinobi to compLexity, talks move to pro". topfrag.rip.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Jason "1" Lake (2016-03-14). "For the time being...".
  19. "nerdRage lose one to America!". nerdRage. 2016-04-05.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 "compLexity welcomes Surreal". complexitygaming.com. 2016-04-05.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "roca is acquired by Echo Fox". HLTV.org. 2016-04-20.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 Andrew "aMies" Miesner (2016-05-03). "coL.cs Welcomes Brad "androidx23" Fodor!". compLexity Gaming.
  23. Jason Bass & Jason Lake (2016-05-03). "compLexity 2016". compLexity Gaming.
  24. 24.0 24.1 "FaZe Clan Announce Overwatch Team". dexerto.com. 2016-06-23.
  25. 25.0 25.1 stich (2016-08-03). "Uber signs to compLexity". HLTV.org.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 "Today we are announcing changes to our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster". compLexity Gaming. 2016-09-07.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 "Changes to coL.us". compLexity Gaming. 2017-01-19.
  28. 28.0 28.1 "Changes to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming. 2017-03-18.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Professeur (2017-03-29). "Slemmy joins compLexity on trial". HLTV.org.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Andrew Miesner (2017-04-06). "coL.cs Adds Slemmy". compLexity Gaming.
  31. 31.0 31.1 Andrew Miesner (2017-07-15). "Changes to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming.
  32. 32.0 32.1 Andrew Miesner (2017-07-26). "coL.cs Adds Jacob "yay" Whiteaker". compLexity Gaming.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Andrew Miesner (2017-08-10). "Changes to coL.cs". compLexity Gaming.