The North American organization has removed its long time captain from the lineup.
A surprising change has come to North American Dota today, as the region has seen a change to one of its leading squads. CompLexity Gaming announced that it would be making a change to its roster for the remainder of the season, with the team’s long time captain Kyle “Kyle” a.k.a “melonzz” Freedman being removed from the team. The moved comes after reported personality conflicts between Kyle and the rest of the compLexity Gaming roster that the organization felt were too severe to resolve. As of right now, there has been no announcement of who will take the former captain’s position within the lineup.
The move brings Kyle’s tenure with compLexity Gaming to an end after nearly for years with the organization. CompLexity Gaming has been the only organization that the support and captain has been with in his Dota 2 career, having joined the NA team almost immediately after switching over from Heroes of Newerth. Kyle has seen considerable action at the highest level of professional Dota 2, and brings a level of experience and talent that only a few in the North American region can match. As he begins life as a free agent in the NA scene, Kyle has the potential to bring valuable assets to a team looking to improve its fortunes this season. However, any team that picks him up would have the trade-off of having to go through the Open Qualifiers for TI8.
Speaking of Open Qualifiers, Kyle’s now former team has a date with the TI8 North America Open Qualifier as well. The removal of Kyle from the team counts as a change after the roster lock period, which makes it unable to receive an invite to the main regional qualifiers. As previously mentioned, the team did not make an announcement of Kyle’s replacement in the lineup or who the new captain would be. The team has been one of the leading squads within the North American region, but the Open Qualifiers always introduce a high level of uncertainty and risk for any team. Whoever the team adds to its roster, compLexity Gaming needs to be confident that its new player can help the team maintain its position with the North American region and put it in a position of strength heading into its now inevitable Open Qualifier run.
The roster of compLexity Gaming following the removal of Kyle from the lineup:
- Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin (Carry)
- Linus “Limmp” Blomdin (Mid)
- David “Moo” Hull (Offlane)
- Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman (Support)