Karen “KarY” Rathod of esportsheaven has reported that Tavo is parting ways with the NA organization to form a new Brazilian team
Note: This story was initially reported by KarY of esportsheaven.com, and the original article can be found here.
The post-TI9 roster shuffle has started now, with the first rumors and whispers of changes are beginning to filter in. One of the squads that appear to be heading for a roster shuffle right off the bat is North American squad Complexity Gaming, as the organization is allegedly parting ways with Offlaner Otávio “Tavo” Gabriel. According to the report, the Offlaner will be returning to Brazil in the hopes of putting together a new team in the South American region. The initial news of this change comes from esportsheaven.com, with Karen Rathod citing sources close to Tavo himself in the initial report. Complexity Gaming has not yet confirmed Tavo’s departure from the team’s roster.
Tavo spent the 2018-2019 season split between the North and South American regions. He began the Pro Circuit campaign on the roster of paiN Gaming, attending The Kuala Lumpur Major with the squad before moving along with his teammates to the Chaos Esports Club organization in January. As a member of Chaos Esports Club, Tavo would go on to attend another 3 Majors as a representative of the Southeast Asian region, before parting ways with the organization when it made its move to the European region. In May, Tavo made the move to North American, signing on as a trial player with Complexity Gaming and helping the squad earn an appearance at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2 before falling short in the TI9 North America Qualifiers with a 6th place finish. A professional player since 2014, Tavo stands as one of the most experienced players in the South American region, and his potential return to Brazil to form a new team would certainly come as a boon to the region and its squads. The talent level within Brazil has appeared to be on the rise over the last year or two, and any roster that Tavo manages to put together would have the potential to make waves in the South American region in the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
Complexity Gaming’s roster following the reported departure of Tavo:
Galvin “Meracle” Kang Jian Wen (Carry)
Linus “Limmp” Blomdin (Mid)
Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman (Support)
Adam Erwann Shah “343” bin Akhtar Hussein (Support, Captain)
Murielle “Kips” Huisman (Coach)
Kyle “Beef” Bautista (General Manager)