compLexity Gaming

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compLexity Gaming
CompLexity Gaming logo.svg
Short name CoL
Divisions Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Heroes of Newerth
Heroes of the Storm
StarCraft II
Founded 2003
Location Frisco, Texas, United States
Manager Kyle Bautista (Vice President & General Manager)
Partners SoundBlaster
Corsair Gaming
Parent group Jerry Jones, John Goff

compLexity Gaming (coL) is a professional American eSports organization that competes in Heroes of the Storm, Call of Duty, Dota 2, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Heroes of Newerth, StarCraft II, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League. From 2006 to 2009 they were a franchise of the Championship Gaming Series known as the Los Angeles Complexity, they have previously sponsored players and teams competing in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Source, Dead or Alive 4, Forza Motorsport 2, FIFA 07, and Smite. compLexity was founded by Jason "1" Lake in 2003 as a Counter-Strike 1.6 clan.


logo used from 2003-2016

Complexity was founded in Buckhead, Georgia in 2003 by Jason "1" Lake, a Le Mars, Iowa native who had previously come to Georgia to attend Emory Law School.[1] Lake got into 'Counter-Strike' through his roommate, and soon founded his own team to compete in online CS leagues. Complexity Gaming was first formed in 2003 by Jason "1" Lake, Paolo Bergantino, and Ariel Perez from Team FBI,[2] the team was supported by Jordan "p4t" Taylor as the mIRC admin, website admin, and founder of coLcast the short lived online radio.

In 2007 it became the official Los Angeles franchise for the Championship Gaming Series until 2009 when the league folded. It fielded teams in Project Gotham Racing 3, Counter-Strike 1.6, Call Of Duty, Defense of the Ancients, Quake 4, Day of Defeat, and Day of Defeat: Source. The team was one of the subjects of Michael Kane's 2009 book Game Boys, which chronicled their Counter-Strike rivalry with Team 3D.

The team was a member of the G7 Teams, they were removed after joining the Championship Gaming Series, and were re-added after its demise. They have become a member of the North American eSports scene, they have new CS 1.6 roster which placed first and second in major tournaments, including ESEA CEVO and most recently IEM. They placed third in DreamHack winter.[when?] They delved back into Quake with Quake Live where they picked up Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager and Brian "dkt" Flanders. They played Madden NFL 2010, Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, and FIFA 10.

On April 11, 2013, Complexity was the winner of Call of Duty: Black Ops II at ESWC 2013.[3]

On April 6, 2014 coL sold their Call of Duty team to Evil Geniuses.[4]

On March 22, 2015 compLexity announced that they had acquired the Heroes of the Storm team Barrel Boys with a roster of Stafford "McIntyre" McIntyre, Alexei "Blinks" Bazhenov, Drew "Trummel" Trummel, Aaron "Erho" Kappes, Edward "TigerJK" Hong.[5]

compLexity's Dota 2 team was not invited to The International 2015 but qualified in the regional qualifying tournament. compLexity's Dota team is based in a gaming house near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[6]

On March 1, 2018, compLexity added the Rocket League team of Metsanauris, Mognus, and al0t (formerly members of Method). [7]

League of Legends history[edit]


On April 29, 2011 compLexity Gaming acquired the players of Epic Charmanders, whose roster consisted of Atlanta, FitterHappier, Gynsingg, Nubbypoohbear, RicePanda, and Shales.[8] compLexity qualified for the League of Legends Championship Series in their inaugural Spring 2013 split, which began in April. During the regular season they finished last in 8th place with a 9-19 record, eliminating them from the Spring Playoffs, their last place finish meant that they were automatically relegated to the Challenger League instead of playing the LCS Summer Split. In the Challenger League season one coL finished 19-7 in the Ancient Golem Conference, giving them a bye to the playoff semifinals; in the playoffs, they defeated Team Curse, but then lost to Team Coast 3–1 to finish 2nd in the CS. In August, Yuhn, IWillDominate, and Hao joined the team. Atlanta and FitterHappier left.[citation needed] On November 29, Patoy and DontMashMe joined. Yuhn, Shales, and Gynsingg left.[9]


January 1, IWillDominate transferred to Team Dignitas.[10] January 12, RicePanda, Nubbypoohbear, Hao, DontMashMe, and Patoy left the team,[11] during most of 2012 coL did not have a LoL team. On December 6 the team announced a second LoL team, compLexity Academy.[12]


On February 2 compLexity Gaming acquired the roster of The Brunch Club, Nickwu, Lautemortis, Chuuper, MeyeA, Brunch Ü, and Bischu.[13] February, Meteos joins.[citation needed] March 14, Newegg began sponsoring compLexity Gaming.[14] April 2, PR0LLY joins. Chuuper moves to sub.[15] April 20, Brunch U retires, Chuuper moves to AD,[16] on June 17 Nickwu left.[17] On June 18 MegaZero joined;[18] in September Aniratak joined. On October 3, Lautemortis stepped down from starter and captain position,[19] on November 23 PR0LLY left compLexity.[20]


January 9, compLexity released their League of Legends roster.[21] MegaZero, Chuuper, and MeyeA leave.[22] April 29, compLexity.Black becomes compLexity Gaming.[23] June 5, Brokenshard replaced by Kez as starting jungler due to visa complications.[24] October 4, goldenglue joins as starter while ROBERTxLEE and Pr0lly goes to sub position.[25] November 23, Kubz leaves [26] December 23, Westrice leaves and later joined Cloud9.[27]

Current roster[edit]

Call of Duty[edit]

Alias Name Join date
Censor Doug Martin 2018-04-13
Blazt Rasim Ogresevic 2018-04-13
Ricky Richard Stacy 2018-04-13
Dashy Brandon Otell 2018-01-20

Rocket League[edit]

Alias Name Join date
al0t Linus Möllergren 2018-03-01
Metsanauris Otto Kaipiainen 2018-03-01
Mognus Joonas Salo 2018-03-01

Heroes of the Storm[edit]

Alias Name Join date
Blinks Alexei Bazhenov 3-22-2015
Trummel Drew Trummel 3-22-2015
TigerJK Edward Hong 3-22-2015
Cattlepillar Ben Bunk Unknown

Dota 2[edit]

Alias Name Position Join date
Chessie Rasmus Blomdin 1 2017-09-06
Limmp Linus Blomdin 2 2017-09-06
Moo David Hull 3 2016-09-17
Zfreek Zakari Freedman 4 2017-05-23

Heroes of Newerth[edit]

Alias Name Position Join date
Formless Chris Landwehr Unknown Unknown
WhaT_YoU_GoT Chris Benas Unknown Unknown
FuzzySloth Noah Landon Unknown Unknown
Oscah Oscar Chavez Unknown Unknown
Babaganoush Keven Krajewski Unknown Unknown

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft[edit]

Alias Name Joined
superjj Jan Janßen Unknown
TheJordude Jordan Hong Tai Unknown
Waffster Robert Myers 2015-07-22
SylvanHunter Grace Naces 2015-09-14
Sottle Simon Welch 2015-11-04

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Alias Name Joined
dephh Rory Jackson 2016-01-19 [28]
yay Jaccob Whiteaker 2017-07-26 [29]
androidx23 Brad Fodor 2016-05-03[30]
ShahZaM Shahzeb Khan 2018-04-27[31]
stanislaw Peter Jarguz 2018-04-27[31]

StarCraft II[edit]

Alias Name Race Joined
qxc Kevin Riley Terran Unknown
hendralisk Henry Zheng Zerg Unknown
drunkenboi Henry Luu Terran Unknown
KoMA Brandon Spinosa Terran Unknown
Moosegills Michael Wolff Zerg Unknown
Midday Samuel He Zerg Unknown


Name Alias
Jason Lake 1
Andy Popkins fro
Greg Ferro haticK
Andrew Miesner aMies
Matt DiVito divito
Daniel Herz HerzDaddy


  1. ^ Kane, Michael (2008). Game Boys. Viking Press. p. 75. 
  2. ^ Kane, Michael (June 30, 2009). Game Boys: Triumph, Heartbreak, and the Quest for Cash in the Battleground of Competitive Videogaming. Plume. 
  3. ^ "THE AMERICANS COMPLEXITY GAMING WORLD CHAMPIONS OF COD BLACK OPS2". Electronic Sports World Cup. April 11, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ aMies. "compLexity Sells COD Squad to Evil Geniuses". comLexity Gaming. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ aMies (March 22, 2015). "compLexity Enters the Nexus; Welcomes Heroes of the Storm!". compLexity Gaming. Retrieved June 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Enter to Win COMPLEXITY VIP EXPERIENCE Presented by DraftKings!". 
  7. ^  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "CompLexity Adds League of Legends". April 29, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ coL.LoL Roster Changes Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ IWillDominate Transferred to Dignitas Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.""
  11. ^ compLexity Releases LoL Team Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.""
  12. ^ compLexity academy adopts LoL Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ compLexity Adds League of Legends Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Newegg Sponsors Complexity Gaming Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ coL.LoL Announces Changes Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ coL.LoL roster changes Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ Nickwu Twitter Post
  18. ^ Changes to coL.LoL; Nickwu Departs, MegaZero Enters Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ coL Lautemortis Steps Down Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ PR0LLY's Twitter post
  21. ^ Nordmark, Sam 'Wndwrt' (January 10, 2014). "compLexity gaming drops League of Legends roster". onGamers. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  22. ^ compLexity releases their League of Legends roster Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ coL.Red Released; coL.Black now compLexity.LoL Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback
  24. ^ coL.LoL Changes Junglers Due to Visa Complications Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-05. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  26. ^
  27. ^ Westrice's Facebook Update
  28. ^ "compLexity CSGO Launches for 2016". compLexity Gaming. Retrieved 2018-05-23. 
  29. ^ "coL.cs Adds Jacob "yay" Whiteaker". compLexity Gaming. Retrieved 2018-05-23. 
  30. ^ Miesner, Andrew. "coL.cs Welcomes Brad "androidx23" Fodor!". Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  31. ^ a b "compLexity Welcomes Stanislaw and ShahZaM". compLexity Gaming. Retrieved 2018-05-23. 

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Preceded by
Fariko Impact
Call of Duty Championship winner
Succeeded by
Denial eSports