The compLexity Gaming 2017 roster has been unveiled in the last few hours before the rosters become locked for the Fall Major. David “Moo” Hull, Justin “jk” Rosselle and Antonio “canceL^^” Mihai join the Freedman brothers – Kyle “melonzz” Freedman and Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman.
— coL @Dreamhack (@compLexityLive) September 17, 2016
The compLexity Gaming 2017 roster brings three new faces to the organization. David “Moo” Hull, Justin “jk” Rosselle and Antonio “canceL^^” Mihai have joined core members Kyle “melonzz” Freedman and Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman.
North American offlaner David “Moo” Hull received much attention in the last season. Moo started his career on ROOT Gaming, in 2015. He later joined FIRE. The team was picked up by Team Archon, and Moo was given the opportunity to compete in ESL One New York and the Shanghai Major. FIRE disbanded shortly after, leaving Moo to find a new home once again. His stint with Digital Chaos brought him to the International stage for the first time. After taking an unexpected second place at TI6, Moo was released from the squad. Moo has stated that he believes that compLexity Gaming will be a better fit for him than DC ever was – giving fans much hope in anticipation for the new season.
Justin “jk” Rossell started his career in 2014, with Team E-Hug. His career has been filled with short rounds on various North American teams. Having played with various famed North American players such as Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho, Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas and Michael “ixmike88” Ghannam, compLexity Gaming is a big potential break for jk to showcase his skill and find stability.
The only European on the team, Antonio “canceL^^” Mihai is known for his entertaining stream and for ranking high on the MMR leaderboards. The Romanian was last part of Kaipi until he was released from the squad in April. compLexity is looking to secure his P1 Athlete Visa immediately – a lengthy and expensive process that indicates the amount of faith the team has in his talent.
We had a great 10 month run last season, but unfortunately most of what will be remembered was our performance at TI6. Less resilient players would have trouble continuing after that disappointment, but Kyle and Zak picked themselves back up, picked up our good friend Moo, and found some incredible young talent to fill the ranks. Moo and jk will be heading out to our Florida house this week, while we begin working on a P-1A athletic visa for Mihai. I am expecting great things from this team, and I hope that our fans will join me in cheering them on all season. Oh, yeah, Kyle changed his name again, woo.
– compLexity General Manager Kyle “Beef” Bautista
On August 30th compLexity Gaming said goodbye to Swedish players Simon “Handsken” Haag, Linus “Limmp” Blomdin and Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin.
compLexity Gaming 2015-2016 season
compLexity Gaming is one of the oldest and most appreciated esports organizations in North America. The organization was founded in 2003 by Jason “1” Lake and has a long record of championship titles in several different games.
After coming in a commendable 11th place at The International 5, compLexity’s Dota 2 division suffered roster changes and announced their finalized lineup just in time to meet the registration deadline for the first Dota 2 Major, bidding welcome to Peter “wayto” Nguyen and Michael “MJW” Nguyen, on September 2nd.
Following a rather lackluster start to the season and their failure to qualify for the Frankfurt Major, the team was subjected to additional changes.
At the end of November 2015, compLexity brought in some familiar faces: the Blomdin brothers, formerly part of the HoN StayGreen lineup. Fellow Swede Simon “Handsken” Haag also joined the mix.
They had a great synergy together – one of the best in the scene – and were seen performing exceptionally well, taking opponents by surprise, every so often.
Their run at the Shanghai Major was a phenomenal one. The team showed remarkable coordination, leadership, adaptability and individual skill. They fell to Evil Geniuses in the fourth round of the Lower Brackets, placing 5th overall.
Following up shortly after, at the DotaPit LAN, the team reached a noteworthy third-fourth place. They managed to clinch the qualifier spot for the ESL One Manila event where they eventually took 5th-6th place, and went on to claim 4th place at EPICENTER Moscow and 5th-6th at ESL One Frankfurt. The Manila Major was coL’s first direct invite to a Dota 2 Major. Unfortunately, they failed to advance higher than 9th-12th place in the main event.
For most of The International 6 regional qualifiers, coL looked confident, consistent and composed. Had they not dropped a game to FDL during the Round Robin stage, they would have been the first team to qualify for the main event in the Americas region. Unfortunately, they were left with a Wild Card spot and, once in Seattle, they failed to advance to the group stage and main event.
compLexity Gaming 2017 roster
Kyle “melonzz” Freedman
Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman
David “Moo” Hull
Justin “jk” Rosselle
Antonio “canceL^^” Mihai