The North American organization has announced major changes to its lineup, will rebuild Dota 2 roster
In a move that quite a few people in the Dota 2 world may have been expecting to see, North American organization compLexity Gaming has announced some big changes to its roster today. In the wake of a less than impressive start to the season on the international level and some drama surrounding one of its players, the organization decided that it needed to make some changes. To start things off, Support player and Team Captain Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao and Offlaner Jinhjun “Sneyking“ Wu have both requested to be released from the team, and will no longer be a part of the compLexity Gaming roster or organization. Additionally, Carry Rolen Andrei Gabriel “Skemberlu” Ong has been shifted into an inactive role with the team, and the organization revealed that it will be looking to move him to another team in the coming days.
For the players involved, the move represents a rather dramatic shift in the trajectories of their season. Despite the drama and issues on the international level, this compLexity Gaming roster appeared to be one of the stronger teams within the North American region. The good news for the newly created free agents is that there are still a myriad of teams looking to add experienced players, and a decent number of free agent talents that could be recruited to potentially form a new team. On top of those opportunities is a potential scenario in which one or more of the former compLexity Gaming players opts to leave the North American region altogether. Regardless of where they end up, this is likely not the last we’ll be seeing of any of the former compLexity Gaming members this season.
As for the team itself, the process of rebuilding the roster begins anew. Just 2 months removed from its last restructuring of its roster, the North American organization must now fill 3 gaps in its lineup, and it will need to do that relatively soon. The team does have the benefit of having been directly invited to The Chongqing Major North America Qualifier, but that still gives the team just 2 weeks to either form a new roster or find a group of stand-ins that it is comfortable playing with for an extended period of time. In its announcement of its roster changes, compLexity Gaming stated that it will have additional details on its new members in the coming days, which would imply that the organization already has some idea of who will be filling those gaps left by EternaLEnVy, Sneyking, and Skemberlu. Time will tell if the team can rebuild its roster and continue to stand as a leading squad in the North American region as the Pro Circuit season marches on.
The roster of compLexity Gaming following the release of EternaLEnVy, Sneyking, and Skemberlu:
Linus “Limmp” Blomdin (Mid)
Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman (Support)
Joshua “Chef Josh” Schmidt (Manager)