The disintegrating Juggernaut comes crashing down.
Complexity revealed today that CS:GO players Justin “jks” Savage and Patrick “es3tag” Hansen have been benched, and the company is looking for a new home for them.
With this latest change, all five of the organization’s starting CS:GO players have now either gone or been demoted to the bench in less than a month. Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke, Valentin “poizon” Vasilev, and Benjamin “blameF” Bremer left the organization in October.
Complexity said in the same tweet that it was “committed to CS:GO and will be evaluating multiple options as we prepare for 2022.” The only other player on the roster currently is Marcelo “coldzera” David, who is expected to wait until his short-term contract with Complexity expires at the end of the year. In 2022, it’s unknown where Complexity intends to go.
The latest benching came at the PGL Stockholm Major, which Complexity’s CS:GO team failed to qualify for due to poor performances at Flashpoint Three and IEM Fall.
The “Juggernaut” era of Complexity CS:GO has come to an end with the addition of jks and es3tag to the transfer list. It all started at the end of the previous Major, StarLadder Berlin when owner Jason Lake tweeted his desire to build a “juggernaut” of tier-one players in the wake of the NA roster’s terrible performance in Berlin.
In terms of Complexity’s future, coach Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu is still on the books through 2022.