yay and Rambo in happier times
compLexity have announced the benching of Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker, and that they will not be extending the contract of coach Ron "Rambo" Kim. Along with the statement comes a video statement from compLexity CEO Jason Lake.
Today we're announcing changes to #coLcs.— Complexity Gaming (@Complexity) December 20, 2018
We will be placing @yay_csgo on the inactive roster and will not be extending coach @RonRamboKim's contract for 2019.
We'd like to thank both of them for their commitment and wish them the best moving forward. pic.twitter.com/AvY1hz0wF4
compLexity's roster is now:
- Rory "dephh" Jackson
- Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor
- Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz
- Shahzeeb "ShahZaM" Khan
- Matt "Warden" Dickens (Manager)
- Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker (Inactive)
Lake expressed regret that these changes were announced so close to the holidays, however cited the January 1st roster lock for IEM Katowice as a motivating factor. He urged any organization looking to acquire yay's services to contact him ASAP.
The moves come as compLexity have trended downward since their quarterfinal appearance at the FACEIT Major earlier in the year. After returning from their surprise finish in London, the team finished out of LAN position in both EPL and ECS, and were not able to take home a win at either of the DreamHack Open events they attended.
Their year was capped off by suffering a reverse sweep at the hands of Envy in the StarSeries i-League Season 7 North America qualifier.
Update: Jason Lake posted a follow-up tweet to comment on rumors that Tarik "tarik" Celik, saying that the organization did talk with the current MIBR player, but that it is not expected he will be joining the team.
I want to be transparent with our fans and clarify something about #coLcs:— Jason Lake (@JasonBWLake) December 20, 2018
We did have serious conversations with @tarik but I do not expect him to be joining us before the Jan. 1 roster lock. I remain an admirer of his and wish him the very best.