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compLexity Gaming

[e][h]Complexity
Team Information
Location:
Links
Achievements
Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VII
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
6
1
1
4
History
Created:
2010-12-28
Recent Player Trades:
2016-03-03 - Drunkenboi leaves
2015-12-08 - KoMA leaves
2015-10-14 - qxc retires


Overview[edit]

Complexity, formerly stylized as compLexity Gaming and abbreviated as COL is one of the oldest[1] active e-sports teams in North America, having been first formed in 2003. Complexity was one of the founding members of the CGS where they played under the name compLexity LA. They have fielded teams for games such as Dota 2, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken and Call Of Duty: Ghosts, in addition to their StarCraft II division. Complexity was a G7 Team, alongside teams like EG, fnatic and SK Gaming. Its alumni include Capcom senior community specialist Peter Rosas (ComboFiend), Cross Counter CEO and Terran player Ryan Gutierrez (Gootecks) and SF4 and Dota 2 player Mike Ross.

History[edit]

Timeline[edit]

  • February 16th, compLexity signs NaDa.[23]
  • February 17th, compLexity signs Heart.[24]
  • February 18th, compLexity signs Killer.[25]
  • March 27th, compLexity signs GanZi.[26]
  • April 17th, it is announced that compLexity and MVP are abating the partnership between their organizations, citing competing sponsor products. While they will no longer operate as a joint squad, the teams will continue to be "informally affiliated" and the MVP house will continue to house compLexity players in South Korea.[27]
  • May 8th, compLexity announces a new team house for their StarCraft II team in Houston, Texas.[28]
  • May 15th, compLexity parts ways with CatZ and Drewbie.[29]
  • June 19th, NaDa leaves compLexity and retires.[30]
  • July 21st, compLexity Gaming officially launches Gamma Gamer House.[31]
  • September 6th, compLexity Gaming announces that Killer and compLexity have parted ways.[32]
  • September 22nd, compLexity Gaming announces that Sasquatch has been promoted to coL's main roster from the academy.[33]
  • December 9th, compLexity announces that GanZi and goswser have both left compLexity.[34]
  • January 27th, compLexity signs American Starcraft II player, CrunCher.[35]
  • February 7th, compLexity signs Canadian player Ryze.[36]
  • May 25th, compLexity announces the opening of its academy, which focuses on developing NA talent.[37]
  • June 12th, compLexity announces its acquisition of ROOT Gaming.[38]
  • June 16th, compLexity announces Cross Counter TV as a sponsor as part of a partnership with Gootecks and Mike Ross to launch a fighting game division.[39]
  • June 28th, compLexity signs TriMaster.[40]
  • July 3rd, DdoRo leaves compLexity and joins Team Vile.[41]
  • July 3rd, compLexity finishes 2nd in the Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V
  • July 22nd, It is announced that DongRaeGu and Genius from the team MvP will be part of a partnership with compLexity called coL.MVP"[42]
  • August 23rd, All of the players on the team MvP will be part of the coL.MVP partnership.[43]
  • September 19th, compLexity signs Stephano[44], but later came to an agreement with Millenium that left Stephano on Millenium[45]. See main page about the controversy. They also released FireZerg and Steak .
  • September 21st, compLexity signs NaNiwa.[46]
  • November 16th, Goswser becomes the first graduated player from compLexity Academy, and signs an A-team player contract with compLexity.[47]
  • December 1st, qxc announces he will be joining compLexity.[48]
  • December 8th, compLexity sells NaNiwa's contract to Quantic Gaming, citing divergences between NaNiwa values and core values of the team.[49]
  • August 15th, compLexity opens Starcraft II division, signing Silver.[50]
  • October 15th, compLexity's only Starcraft II player, Silver, leaves competitive gaming due to "personal reasons".[51]
  • December 18th, compLexity's Starcraft II division signs the team formerly known as NOVA, acquiring Stalife, Antimage, FireZerg, Ganon, and Ryan.[52]

Player Roster[edit]

Inactive[edit]

Best Yearly Result:

Inactive Players
IDNameJoin DateInactive Date2010201120122013201420152016
CanadahendraliskHenry Zheng--17 - 20th World Cyber Games13 - 16th World Cyber Games9 - 16th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta--
CanadaMiddaySamuel He----33 - 64th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit--
USAMoosegillsMichael Wolff----17 - 32nd 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit--
USARyanRyan Rushia-------
CanadaRyzeBrendon Walker--81 - 96th 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Winter/Championship----
USATriMaster CaptainJoshua Niven-16th 2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Raleigh45 - 60th 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship97 - 128th 2013_MLG_Spring_Championship---

Former[edit]

Main Team[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
CanadaAntimageVictor Poon2010-12-?? Retirement
PeruCatZPaulo Vizcarra2011-06-122012-05-15 ROOT Gaming
United States of AmericaCrunCherAbdulaziz Abed2011-01-272012-01-01 incredible Panic
CanadaDdoRoMoon Jung Ho2011-06-122011-07-03 Team Vile
United States of AmericaDestinySteven Kenneth Bonnell II2011-06-122011-06-23 Quantic Gaming
CanadaDrewbieAndrew Moysey2011-06-122012-05-15 ROOT Gaming
CanadaDrunkenboiHenry Luu2014-01-312016-03-03 Flipsid3 Tactics
CanadaFireZergSam Prowse2010-11-??2011-08-?? Cyber Gaming
CanadaGanonJohn Kang2010-12-?? Retirement
Korea (South)GanZiKim Dong Ju2012-03-272012-12-09 AZUBU
United States of AmericaGoswserMichael Dobler2011-11-162012-12-09 Millenium
Korea (South)HeartKim Min Hyuk2012-02-172013-01-09 Axiom
Korea (South)KillerShin Sang Ho2012-01-??2012-09-12 MVP
CanadaKoMABrandon Spinosa2014-01-312015-12-08 Flipsid3 Tactics
United States of AmericaMinigunChad Jones2011-06-122013-01-15 ROOT Gaming
Korea (South)NaDaLee Yoon Yeol2012-02-162012-06-16 Retirement
SwedenNaNiwaJohan Lucchesi2011-09-212011-12-08 Quantic Gaming
United States of AmericaqxcKevin Riley2011-12-012015-10-14 Retirement
CanadarsvpJulian Xu Retirement
United States of AmericaSasquatchGage Dubose2012-09-222013-11-06 ROOT Gaming
CanadaSilverStrieb Roman2010-07-??2010-09-?? Retirement
CanadaSteakSung Min 'Simon' Park2010-12-182011-09-18 LighT eSports
CanadaSUGGYRyan Hrycznski2011-01-?? Retirement
Korea (South)TheStCChoi Yun Sik2013-01-182014-01-01 Retirement
SwedenviProRasmus Ostersjo2013-06-102014-01-15 Retirement

Academy[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
USAAGIANTSMURFMarcus Bazan2013-02-122014-01-01
CanadaDeathEnDMartin Roberge2013-08-312014-11-20 compLexity Gaming
CanadaDusterTariq Patel
USAFuzzyNick Degtiarev
USAKawikakiraKawika Akira
USAKiF1rEJohn Vahary
USAKoNtiNuESean Andersson2013-08-312013-11-09 Clarity Gaming
USAKyoLuke Yocum
CanadaMiddaySamuel He2014-01-31 compLexity Gaming
CanadaPooAlek Hrycaiko2013-02-12 Clarity Gaming
USAPyreJonathan Topielski
USAUNCjerJerred Miklowcic

Organization[edit]

ID Name Position
USA 1 Jason Lake Founder & CEO
USA Anomoly Jason Bass COO & Co-Owner
USA aMies Andrew Miesner Staff & Website Manager
USA Popcorn1 Scott Ford Player Manager
USA Twixz Michael Shane Academy Commissioner
USA confire Chris Luong Player Marketing Manager
USA Hubwub Anne Celestino Social Media Manager
USA Ghostclaw Brian Jackson Business Development
USA Samsc2 Samuel Kasperek Official Academy Caster

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Result Prize
2014
2014-04-28 2nd A7Show M. SHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2014 #5 1 : 4 $0
2014-04-13 3rd A3Minor 2014 Deimos Esports Team League 4 : 1 $91.15
2014-03-17 1st A7Show M. SHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #5 4 : 0 $500
2014-02-08 9 - 12th A3Minor RaidCall ESL Euro Series Winter 2013 2-1 Grp. S. $0
2013
2013-10-04 5 - 8th A3Minor RaidCall ESL Euro Series Summer 2013 1 : 3 $0
2013-06-21 3rd A3Minor RaidCall EMS Spring 2013 2 : 0 $1,000
2013-03-28 9 - 12th A2Major 2013 IGN Pro Team League $250
2012
2012-11-21 9 - 12th A2Major 2012 IGN Pro Team League 2-1 Grp. S. $250
2011
2011-06-17 2nd A2Major Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V 0 : 3 $3,000
2011-05-14 1st A3Minor ESEA SC2 League Season 1 3 : 1 $2,800

Team Championships[edit]

Logos[edit]

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.complexitygaming.com/index.php?c=news&id=2281
  2. Flipsid3 SC2 Roster Changes
  3. compLexity qxc Retires
  4. KoMA joins Flipsid3!
  5. compLexity SC2 Year End Updates
  6. compLexity Partners with CyberpowerPC
  7. Rasmus "viPro" Ostersjo Retires
  8. compLexity Adds 5 to coL.SC2
  9. Complexity & Heart Part Ways
  10. Brent Ruiz (2013-01-12). "compLexity gaming house closes". esfiworld.com.
  11. compLexity & Minigun Part Ways
  12. coLaMies (2013-01-18). "compLexity Welcomes TheStC". complexitygaming.com.
  13. Kenny_oro (2013-01-18). "TheStC joins compLexity Gaming". TL.net.
  14. Yuenanimous (2013-02-12). "Poo & AGIANTSMURF Join the compLexity Academy". complexitygaming.com.
  15. compLexityGaming (2013-03-14). "Newegg Sponsors Complexity Gaming". TL.net. Retrieved 2013-03-15.
  16. aMies (2013-04-21). "coL.SC2 Welcomes Hendralisk". complexitygaming.com.
  17. TeamFallacy (2013-05-07). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/TeamFallacy/status/331878734950981632. Retrieved 2013-03-07.
  18. Yuenanimous (2013-05-21). "The compLexity Academy Welcomes Samuel "Midday" He". complexitygaming.com. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  19. compLexityGaming (2013-06-03). "compLexity Sponsored by L337 Gaming Motherboard". TL.net. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  20. hubwub (2013-06-10). "compLexity signs ViPro". TL.net. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  21. http://www.sc2l.gg/Teams_and_Players/t,22,coLDignitas/%7Ctitle=coL-Dignitas%7Cdate=2013-07-09%7Caccessdate=2013-07-09%7Cpublisher=SC2L.gg}}
  22. http://www.complexitygaming.com/news/4247/
  23. "compLexity Welcomes NaDa" compLexityGaming.com, 16 February 2012. Thread on TL.net
  24. "compLexity Welcomes Heart" compLexityGaming.com, 17 February 2012. Thread on TL.net
  25. "compLexity Welcomes Killer" compLexityGaming.com, 18 February 2012. Thread on TL.net
  26. "compLexity Welcomes GanZi". compLexityGaming.com, 27 March 2012. Thread on TL.net
  27. compLexity MVP Partnership Revised
  28. CompLexity announces team house
  29. compLexity parts ways with CatZ and Drewbie
  30. [1]
  31. [2]
  32. compLexity and Killer part ways
  33. Sasquatch Signs to Complexity
  34. Ganzi and Goswser leave complexity
  35. http://www.complexitygaming.com/index.php?c=news&id=2370
  36. "coL.SC2 Welcomes Ryze". complexitygaming.com. 2011-02-07.
  37. compLexity Academy Launched complexitygaming.com
  38. compLexity acquires ROOT Gaming
  39. http://www.complexitygaming.com/news/2846/ compLexity CrossCounter Launches
  40. http://www.complexitygaming.com/news/2893/#
  41. https://tl.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=240190
  42. compLexity & MVP Partner - DRG & Genius - coL.MVP
  43. compLexity Gaming and Team MVP expand partnership
  44. compLexity adds Stephano
  45. http://www.complexitygaming.com/news/3136/#
  46. compLexity adds NaNiwa
  47. compLexity Promotes Goswser from coL Academy
  48. complexity adds qxc
  49. Complexity transfers NaNiwa to Quantic Gaming
  50. http://www.complexitygaming.com/news/2049/
  51. http://www.sk-gaming.com/content/30917-compLexitys_SC2_player_quits
  52. Popcorn1 (2010-12-18). "Complexity welcomes SC2!". complexitygaming.com.