compLexity Gaming

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Manager:
USA Joshua Schmidt
Total Earnings:
$825,959
Pro Circuit Rank:
Links
Achievements
The Defense Season 2
History
Created:
Organization: 2003
Dota 2: 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
  • Company of Heroes 2

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]

  • March 16th - Kyle is removed from the roster.[9]
  • 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.[27]
  • 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.[28]
  • 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 Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
Sweden Chessie
(
Rasmus Blomdin
)
1
Join Date: 
2017-09-06[19]
Sweden Limmp
(
Linus Blomdin
)
2
Join Date: 
2017-09-06[19]
USA Moo
(
David Hull
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-09-17[20]
USA Zfreek
(
Zakari Freedman
)
4
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Macedonia Saksa   Martin Sazdov
None
ESL One ESL One Birmingham NA Qualifier
Supermajor/2018/North_America China Dota2 Supermajor - NA Qualifier
USA kitrak   Kartik Rathi
None
GESC/Thailand_Minor/2018/North_America GESC: Thailand Dota2 Minor - NA Qualifier
Mars_Dota_2_League/Changsha_Major/2018/North_America MDL Changsha Major NA Qualifier

Former[edit]

Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
USA Kyle
(
Kyle Freedman
)
5
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Leave Date: 
2018-03-16[9]
The International 2017 Qualifiers Squad The International 2017 Qualifiers Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
USA Moo
(
David Hull
)
1
Join Date: 
2016-09-17[20]
Leave Date: 
-
Jordan Feero
(
Feras Hroob
)
2
Join Date: 
2017-05-23[15]
Leave Date: 
2017-08-21[18]
 
WarriorsGaming.Unity
USA melonzz Captain
(
Kyle Freedman
)
3
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Leave Date: 
-
USA DeMoN
(
Jimmy Ho
)
4
Join Date: 
2017-05-23[15]
Leave Date: 
2017-08-11[17]
 
Tuho
USA Zfreek
(
Zakari Freedman
)
5
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Leave Date: 
-
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
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
USA 747
(
Eric Dong
)
2
Join Date: 
2017-02-23[13]
Leave Date: 
2017-04-23[14]
 
Danish Bears
USA monkeys-forever
(
Jaron Clinton
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-11-09
Leave Date: 
2017-04-23[14]
 
Team Red
Romania canceL^^
(
Mihai Antonio
)
2
Join Date: 
2016-09-17[20]
Leave Date: 
2017-02-16[12]
 
MidOrFeed
USA Justin
(
Justin Rosselle
)
1
Join Date: 
2016-09-17[20]
Leave Date: 
2017-01-05[11]
 
FDL
Sweden Chessie
(
Rasmus Blomdin
)
1
Join Date: 
2015-11-24[7]
Leave Date: 
2017-01-02[10]
 
WanteD
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
USA 747   Eric Dong
None
Elimination Mode/3 Elimination Mode 3.0
compLexity Gaming TI6 Squad compLexity Gaming TI6 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden Chessie
(
Rasmus Blomdin
)
1
Join Date: 
2015-11-24[7]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-30[8]
 
compLexity Gaming (Inactive)
Sweden Limmp
(
Linus Blomdin
)
2
Join Date: 
2015-11-24[7]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-30[8]
 
Alliance
USA swindlemelonzz Captain
(
Kyle Freedman
)
3
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Leave Date: 
-
USA Zfreek
(
Zakari Freedman
)
4
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Leave Date: 
-
Sweden Handsken
(
Simon Haag
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-11-24[7]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-30[8]
 
Alliance
USA Beef Substitution
(
Kyle Bautista
)
Sub
Join Date: 
2015-12-07[29]
Leave Date: 
-
coL.Dota2 at The International 2015 - From left to right: MoonMeander, Zfreek, swindlemelonzz, Fly, Zyzz.
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Mexico Zyzz
(
Luis Perez
)
1
Join Date: 
2015-05-07[24]
Leave Date: 
2015-11-30[30]
 
Team Leviathan
USA mjw
(
Michael Nguyen
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-09-02[25]
Leave Date: 
2015-10-21[26]
 
Power of Friendship
Canada wayto
(
Peter Nguyen
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-09-02[25]
Leave Date: 
2015-10-21[26]
 
Power of Friendship
compLexity Gaming TI5 Squad compLexity Gaming TI5 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Mexico Zyzz
(
Luis Perez
)
1
Join Date: 
2015-05-07[24]
Leave Date: 
-
USA swindlemelonzz Captain
(
Kyle Freedman
)
2
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Leave Date: 
-
Canada MoonMeander
(
David Tan
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-05-07[24]
Leave Date: 
2015-08-28[6]
 
(monkey) Business
USA Zfreek
(
Zakari Freedman
)
4
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Leave Date: 
-
Israel Fly
(
Tal Aizik
)
5
Join Date: 
2015-05-07[24]
Leave Date: 
2015-08-28[6]
 
(monkey) Business
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden Limmp
(
Linus Blomdin
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Leave Date: 
2015-02-23[23]
 
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Canada MoonMeander
(
David Tan
)
3
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[22]
Leave Date: 
2015-01-23[22]
 
compLexity Gaming
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden Limmp
(
Linus Blomdin
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Leave Date: 
-
Canada DragonFist 1/2
Join Date: 
2014-11-21
Leave Date: 
2014-12-11
 
Team FIRE
Canada MoonMeander
(
David Tan
)
3
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[22]
Leave Date: 
-
USA Bloody Nine
(
Daniel Foster
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2014-11-03[27]
Leave Date: 
2014-11-21[28]
 
Team eHug
USA Riser
(
Andrew Bronze
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2014-08-27[5]
Leave Date: 
2014-11-03[27]
coL.Dota2 at The International 2012 - From left to right: TC, ixmike88, HANNAH_MONTANA, FLUFFNSTUFF, Jeyo.
compLexity Gaming TI2 Squad compLexity Gaming TI2 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Canada TC
(
Tyler Cook
)
1
Join Date: 
2012-02-16[2]
Leave Date: 
2012-12-07
 
Team Liquid
USA FLUFFNSTUFF Captain
(
Brian Lee
)
4
Join Date: 
2012-02-16[2]
Leave Date: 
2012-12-07
 
Team Liquid
USA ixmike88
(
Michael Ghannam
)
5
Join Date: 
2012-02-16[2]
Leave Date: 
2012-12-07
 
Team Liquid
Canada Jeyo
(
Jio Madayag
)
2
Join Date: 
2012-02-16[2]
Leave Date: 
2012-10-19
 
Evil Geniuses
USA HANNAH_MONTANA
(
Tony Talavera
)
3
Join Date: 
2012-02-16[2]
Leave Date: 
2012-??-??
 
Fnatic.NA

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
USA 1
(
Jason Lake
)
Founder & CEO
Join Date: 
USA Anomoly
(
Jason Bass
)
COO & Co-Owner
Join Date: 
USA Beef
(
Kyle Bautista
)
General Manager
Join Date: 
USA Chef Josh
(
Joshua Schmidt
)
Manager/Chef
Join Date: 
United Arab Emirates Attacker
(
Mohammed Almheiri
)
Streamer
Join Date: 
Sweden Wagamama
(
Niklas Högström
)
Streamer
Join Date: 
USA BananaSlamJamma
(
Brian Canavan
)
Streamer
Join Date: 
2017-05-06[31]
Romania canceL^^
(
Mihai Antonio
)
Streamer
Join Date: 

Former[edit]

Former Organization Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Malaysia 343
(
Adam Shah
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2017-06-10
Leave Date: 
2017-08-14
 
Fire Dragoon (Player)
USA Nahaz
(
Alan Bester
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2016-07-18 [32]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-13

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-10-15 A33 - 4th A2Major StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3 1 : 2 $30,000
2016-12-07 A99 - 16th A1Premier The Boston Major 2016 0 : 2 $62,500
2016-06-09 A99 - 12th A1Premier The Manila Major 2016 0 : 2 $45,000
2016-05-14 A44th A1Premier EPICENTER 2016 0 : 2 $30,000
2016-03-20 A33 - 4th A1Premier Dota Pit League Season 4 0 : 2 $25,386
2016-03-05 A55 - 6th A1Premier The Shanghai Major 2016 0 : 2 $202,500
2016-02-08 A11st A2Major Dota 2 Canada Cup - Season 6 3 : 0 $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 $221,155
2012-08-12 A11st A1Premier The Defense Season 2 3 : 1 $7,375
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[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. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 "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 "Thank You, Kyle". compLexity Gaming. 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  10. 10.0 10.1 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.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "DOTA 2 MAJORS REGISTRATION". Valve Corporation. Archived from the original on 05 January 2017.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Changes to coL.Dota". compLexity Gaming. 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  13. 13.0 13.1 @compLexityLive (2017-02-23). "Welcoming @747dota to the #coLDota house.". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Changes to coL.Dota". compLexity Gaming. 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Jimmy Ho (2017-05-23). "Feero and DeMoN to coL". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  16. @compLexityLive (2017-06-10). "Welcome to Feero, @DotaDeMoN and coach @_adamdota!". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "free agent - no longer with @compLexityLive". Twitter. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  18. 18.0 18.1 WarriorsGaming.Unity (20 August 2017). "WarriorsGaming.Unity announce their new line up". Facebook. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 "coL.Dota 2017-2018 Roster Announcement". compLexity Gaming. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 "coL.Dota 2017 Roster Unveiled". compLexity Gaming. 2016-09-17. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  21. Kyle Bautista. "A compLexity Dota 2 Update". compLexityGaming.com. Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Changes to coL.Dota; MoonMeander Steps Down
  23. 23.0 23.1 Changes in the DotA 2 Line-up
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 New Roster
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Andrew "aMies" Miesner (September 2, 2015). "compLexity Dota Adds wayto and MJW". www.complexitygaming.com. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Kyle "swindlemelonzz" Freedman (21 October 2015). "wayto and mjw are no longer going to playing with us.". www.twitter.com. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Changes to coL.DOTA; Riser Steps Down
  28. 28.0 28.1 Bloody Nine dropped from coL.DotA
  29. http://www.dota2.com/majorsregistration/list
  30. http://www.complexitygaming.com/articles/news/general/4570/col.dota-lan-update
  31. "Stream Team Adds BSJ". compLexity Gaming. 2017-05-06. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  32. compLexity Gaming (18 July 2016). "We are proud to announce that @NahazDota will be joining compLexity as the #coLDota Coach!". Twitter. Retrieved 19 July 2016.