compLexity Gaming are down to two members yet again after they decided to bench Andrei Gabriel “Skemberlu” Ong while Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao, and Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu left at their own request, the organization announced.
— Complexity Gaming (@Complexity) November 14, 2018
The three joined coL in the post TI8 shuffle when, according to the team manager, EE was the first to approach the organization and ask to join them. Envy brought Skem with him and introduced the young Filipino player to the competitive scene as one of the most promising up and coming carry players. Unfortunately, coL and Skem encountered a lot of issues in securing the NA or even Canadian Visa so he could join his teammates at the coL boot camp before the first qualifiers of the season. Even so, coL managed to qualify for ESL One Hamburg and the DreamLeague Season 10 Minor playing with stand-ins. They made the trip to Europe with Skem, who made his debut in Hamburg where coL had an impressive last day in the group stage. They defeated 2-0 Ninjas in Pyjamas to secure a spot in the tournament playoffs and finished top eight.
From Hamburg coL flew directly to the first Minor of the 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit where, unfortunately, the lack of experience on Skem’s part caused an ugly conflict with Valve and the Chinese community. Skem used a racist word towards the Chinese people in coL’s series against Royal Never Give Up and although he immediately got fined by the organization, the incident was not taken lightly by both Valve and the Chinese community.
Two weeks later the player, along with his mentor, EternaLEnVy and the team offlaner, Sneyking, are announced to have departed the team. compLexity were announced last week to have been invited in the closed regional qualifiers for the Chongqing Major. The qualifiers for North America will be held at the end of the month, November 28-30 which gives coL nearly two weeks to restructure.
compLexity Gaming current roster:
Linus “Limmp” Blomdin
Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman
EternaLEnVy is most likely to form a new team, but he has to act fast if he wants to enter the open qualifiers gauntlet for the next Major. Yesterday he said on Twitter that he is “looking for offlaners,” which can only mean that Sneyking will not be joining him on the new team.
looking for offlaners XD
— EternaLEnVy (@EternaLEnVy1991) November 14, 2018
The open qualifiers for the Chongqing Major are held in two waves: November 15-16 and November 16-17 and it will be interesting to see if EE-sama will assemble a team in such a short time.