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compLexity bench yay, opt not to renew Rambo's contract
With the IEM Katowice roster lock looming, Jason Lake says the team is "not performing at the level" they need to be.
Written by: tolkienfanatic    December 20th 2018 5:19 pm    #compLexity #yay #Rambo #JasonLake #FACEITMajor2018 #IEMKatowice2019 #StarSeriesi-LeagueS7 #EPLS9 #ECSS7  

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.

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compLexity's roster is now:

  • uk Rory "dephh" Jackson
  • ca Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor
  • ca Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz
  • us Shahzeeb "ShahZaM" Khan
  • us Matt "Warden" Dickens (Manager)
  • us 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.

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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.

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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.

#1 Joe
2018-12-20 17:29
Poor timing but it was inevitable for yay :/

Kind of surprised about Rambo tho, I guess he didnt have the impact they wanted?
#2 006_tv
2018-12-20 18:40
Same. I saw yay coming, but Rambo? Thought he’s held in pretty high esteem.
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