compLexity Gaming

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Col big logo.png
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Manager:
Kyle "Beef" Bautista
Team Captain:
Kyle "melonzz" Freedman
Total Earnings:
$706,459
Links
Achievements
The Defense Season 2
History
Created:
2012-02-16
Upcoming Matches
No upcoming games

Overview[edit]

compLexity Gaming, abbreviated as coL, is one of the most long-standing and respected eSports teams in North America. The organization, founded in 2003 by Jason "1" Lake, has a long history of championship caliber teams in many different games. While coL has a rich history of championship FPS teams, in recent years their attention has somewhat turned to games in the MOBA/ARTS genre with ventures into DOTA 2, League of Legends, and Heroes of Newerth. Currently, compLexity has divisions for the following games:[1]

  • Dota 2
  • Counter-Strike:Global Offensive
  • Call Of Duty
  • Hearthstone
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Starcraft II
  • Heroes of Newerth

History[edit]

In late 2011, a team called "FIRE" exploded onto the Dota 2 scene. The players on the team were all North American and relatively unknown. On the 16th of February, FIRE got picked up by compLexity Gaming, and with that creating its first Dota 2 squad.[2] After Jeyo leaving the team being confirmed, on October 9, it was revealed that coL Dota was temporarily inactive, "in order to assemble their own ranks".[3] coL's Dota 2 team became active again with their appearance in joinDOTA Special Masters II, with BuLba and Korok playing as temporary members.[4]

On August 27, 2014, compLexity announced that it would return to Dota 2 by signing stayGreen, a former Heroes of Newerth team consisting of swindlemelonzz, Limmp, Zfreek, Riser, and MoonMeander.[5] Fly and Zyzz joined CompLexity shortly before The International 2015 American Qualifiers, and the team dominated the qualifier, only losing 1 of the 13 games they played. The team was unable to carry their success to the main stage, however, finishing 9-12th after a promising 3rd place group stage finish. Shortly after, Fly and MoonMeander left to form Monkey Business.[6]

CompLexity struggled during the months following the departure of Fly and MoonMeander, failing to qualify for the Frankfurt Major, which their two former teammates would go on to win as OG. Shortly after, on November 24th, three members of a team that had also failed to qualify for the event, Ninjas in Pyjamas, joined the team; Swedish players Limmp, Handsken and Chessie.[7] This roster had varying degrees of success, and remained unchanged until the three Swedish players left after The International 2016, where CompLexity failed to make it out of the Wildcards.[8]

Timeline[edit]

  • August 27th - Complexity announces the signing of stayGreen.[5]
  • November 3rd - Riser steps down from coL due to injury (Tendonitis) and is replaced by Bloody Nine.[23]
  • November 21st - Bloody Nine unceremoniously announces on his twitter that he was dropped from coL.DotA. He believes lack of results to be the reason.[24]
  • November 21st - The team starts trying out Canadian player DragonFist as a replacement for Bloody Nine. MoonMeander moves to support as DragonFist will be playing mid/carry.
  • December 12th - Swedish player Wagamama announces on his twitter that he will begin playing for compLexity as a tryout in the place of DragonFist.
  • February 16th - Complexity acquires team FIRE.[2]
  • December 7th - Team Liquid acquires the remnants of coL.Dota2.

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
USA Moo David Hull 1 2016-09-17 [16]
Jordan Feero Feras Hroob 2 2017-05-23 [14]
USA melonzz Captain Kyle Freedman 3 2014-08-27 [5]
USA DeMoN Jimmy Ho 4 2017-05-23 [14]
USA Zfreek Zakari Freedman 5 2014-08-27 [5]

Former[edit]

Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
USA DeMoN   Jimmy Ho
None
EPICENTER/Season_2/America_Qualifier EPICENTER 2017 AM Qualifier
The Summit/7/American_Qualifier DOTA Summit 7 AM Qualifier
Jordan Feero   Feras Hroob
None
EPICENTER/Season_2/America_Qualifier EPICENTER 2017 AM Qualifier
The Summit/7/American_Qualifier DOTA Summit 7 AM Qualifier
Russia vlad   Vladislav Yurchenko
None
EPICENTER/Season_2/America_Qualifier EPICENTER 2017 AM Qualifier
The Summit/7/American_Qualifier DOTA Summit 7 AM Qualifier
USA 747   Eric Dong
None
Elimination Mode/3 Elimination Mode 3.0
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA 747 Eric Dong 2 2017-02-23 [12] 2017-04-23 [13] Danish Bears logo std.png Danish Bears
USA monkeys-forever Jaron Clinton 3 2016-11-09 2017-04-23 [13] Teamredlogo std.png Team Red
Romania canceL^^ Mihai Antonio 2 2016-09-17 [16] 2017-02-16 [11]
USA Justin Justin Rosselle 1 2016-09-17 [16] 2017-01-05 [10] Fdlwordmarklogo std.png FDL
Sweden Chessie Rasmus Blomdin 1 2015-11-24 [7] 2017-01-02 [9] Wantedlogo std.png WanteD
compLexity Gaming TI6 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden Chessie Rasmus Blomdin 1 2015-11-24 [7] 2016-08-30 [8] Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming (Inactive)
Sweden Limmp Linus Blomdin 2 2015-11-24 [7] 2016-08-30 [8] Alliancelogo std.png Alliance
USA swindlemelonzz Captain Kyle Freedman 3 2014-08-27 [5] - Logo filler std.png
USA Zfreek Zakari Freedman 4 2014-08-27 [5] - Logo filler std.png
Sweden Handsken Simon Haag 5 2015-11-24 [7] 2016-08-30 [8] Alliancelogo std.png Alliance
USA Beef Kyle Bautista Sub 2015-12-07 [25] -
coL.Dota2 at The International 2015 - From left to right: MoonMeander, Zfreek, swindlemelonzz, Fly, Zyzz.
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Mexico Zyzz Luis Perez 1 2015-05-07 [20] 2015-11-30 [26] Team Leviathan std.png Leviathan
USA mjw Michael Nguyen 3 2015-09-02 [21] 2015-10-21 [22] Dotalogo std.png Power of Friendship
Canada wayto Peter Nguyen 5 2015-09-02 [21] 2015-10-21 [22] Dotalogo std.png Power of Friendship
compLexity Gaming TI5 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Mexico Zyzz Luis Perez 1 2015-05-07 [20] -
USA swindlemelonzz Captain Kyle Freedman 2 2014-08-27 [5] -
Canada MoonMeander David Tan 3 2015-05-07 [20] 2015-08-28 [6] Monkey Businesslogo std.png (monkey) Business
USA Zfreek Zakari Freedman 4 2014-08-27 [5] -
Israel Fly Tal Aizik 5 2015-05-07 [20] 2015-08-28 [6] Monkey Businesslogo std.png (monkey) Business
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden Limmp Linus Blomdin 1/2 2014-08-27 [5] 2015-02-23 [19] Niplogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
Canada MoonMeander David Tan 3 2014-08-27 [18] 2015-01-23 [18] Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
Canada DragonFist 1/2 2014-11-21 2014-12-11 Firelogo std.png FIRE
USA Bloody Nine Daniel Foster 4/5 2014-11-03 [23] 2014-11-21 [24] Ehuglogo std.png Team eHug
USA Riser Andrew Bronze 4/5 2014-08-27 [5] 2014-11-03 [23]
coL.Dota2 at The International 2012 - From left to right: TC, ixmike88, HANNAH_MONTANA, FLUFFNSTUFF, Jeyo.
compLexity Gaming TI2 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada TC Tyler Cook 1 2012-02-16 [2] 2012-12-07 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA FLUFFNSTUFF Captain Brian Lee 4 2012-02-16 [2] 2012-12-07 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA ixmike88 Michael Ghannam 5 2012-02-16 [2] 2012-12-07 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Canada Jeyo Jio Madayag 2 2012-02-16 [2] 2012-10-19 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA HANNAH_MONTANA Tony Talavera 3 2012-02-16 [2] 2012-??-?? Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic.NA

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position
USA 1 Jason Lake Founder & CEO
USA Anomoly Jason Bass COO & Co-Owner
USA Beef Kyle Bautista Manager
USA Chef Josh Joshua Schmidt Chef/Assistant Manager
Malaysia 343 Adam Erwann Shah bin Akhtar Hussein Coach

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position
Canada Nahaz Alan Bester Coach

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2016-12-07 A99 - 16th A1Premier The Boston Major 2016 0 : 2 Wgunitylogo std.png $62,500
2016-06-18 A55 - 6th A1Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2016 0 : 2 Navilogo std.png $12,582
2016-06-09 A99 - 12th A1Premier The Manila Major 2016 0 : 2 Liquidlogo std.png $45,000
2016-05-14 A44th A1Premier EPICENTER 2016 0 : 2 Newbeelogo std.png $30,000
2016-03-20 A33 - 4th A1Premier Dota Pit League Season 4 0 : 2 MVPPhoenixlogo std.png $25,386
2016-03-05 A55 - 6th A1Premier The Shanghai Major 2016 0 : 2 Eglogo std.png $202,500
2016-02-08 A11st A2Major Dota 2 Canada Cup - Season 6 3 : 0 EliteWolvesLogo std.png $24,458
2015-12-02 A55 - 6th A1Premier Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1 0/3/2 Grp. S. $15,000
2015-08-05 A99 - 12th A1Premier The International 2015 1 : 2 Virtuslogo std.png $221,155
2012-08-12 A11st A1Premier The Defense Season 2 3 : 1 Mousesportslogo std.png $7,374.63
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

External links[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. compLexity Gaming Roster
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "compLexity Returns to DotA" compLexityGaming.com. February 16th, 2012
  3. "MYM in, coL out"
  4. joinDOTA Masters Special Edition returns
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 "CompLexity Returns To Dota". CompLexity Gaming. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Andrew "aMies" Miesner (28 August 2015). "Changes to coL.Dota". www.complexitygaming.com. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Andrew "aMies" Miesner (24 November 2015). "Changes to coL.Dota". compLexity Gaming. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 "coL.Dota Moving Forward". compLexity Gaming. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Peter Dager (2017-01-02). "Going to be playing in a FEW dota tournaments this year w/ @QOdota @Jeyostyle @ChessieDota @borsterr Maybe even qualify for the Kiev Major!". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "DOTA 2 MAJORS REGISTRATION". Valve. Archived from the original on 05 January 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Changes to coL.Dota". compLexity Gaming. 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  12. 12.0 12.1 @compLexityLive (2017-02-23). "Welcoming @747dota to the #coLDota house.". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "Changes to coL.Dota". compLexity Gaming. 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Jimmy Ho (2017-05-23). "Feero and DeMoN to coL". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  15. @compLexityLive (2017-06-10). "Welcome to Feero, @DotaDeMoN and coach @_adamdota!". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 "coL.Dota 2017 Roster Unveiled". compLexity Gaming. 2016-09-17. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  17. Kyle Bautista. "A compLexity Dota 2 Update". compLexityGaming.com. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Changes to coL.Dota; MoonMeander Steps Down
  19. 19.0 19.1 Changes in the DotA 2 Line-up
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 New Roster
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Andrew "aMies" Miesner (September 2, 2015). "compLexity Dota Adds wayto and MJW". www.complexitygaming.com. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Kyle "swindlemelonzz" Freedman (21 October 2015). "wayto and mjw are no longer going to playing with us.". www.twitter.com. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Changes to coL.DOTA; Riser Steps Down
  24. 24.0 24.1 Bloody Nine dropped from coL.DotA
  25. http://www.dota2.com/majorsregistration/list
  26. http://www.complexitygaming.com/articles/news/general/4570/col.dota-lan-update