How much more travel can Complexity take?

Complexity manager details insane travel records for team

As a team, Complexity have taken nearly 100 flights just three months into the new year.

North American teams have constantly talked about how much travel they do. It's even become somewhat of a genuine concern for prospective players as the constant travel forced Nick "nitr0" Canella to take a year off from CS:GO to play VALORANT, which had a significantly less demanding schedule.

Now, with a few major tournaments starting in the year, Complexity CS:GO General Manager Graham "messioso" Pitt detailed out how well-traveled the team has been in just a few short months in the 2023 season. According to the manager, the team has taken 99 flights, which included 384 active flying hours with each flight lasting 3 hours and 50 minutes on average.

Overall, there were 53 layovers, for a total of 114 hours waiting in the airport for their connecting flight. Additionally, there were approximately 464 hours of total travel time which does not even include the travel to and from the airport or even the time before the flights start. Just on travel alone, the team has clearly racked up the miles, but also the wear and tear from constantly moving from event to event.

messioso also continued by showing that the team had collectively spent 310 nights in hotels across five countries in five cities with an average stay of eight days per hotel. In doing the math, that means that the team has already spent more than an entire month staying in one hotel.

If messioso's stats seem unusually high, it's because he's calculating it on a cumulative basis instead of an individual one for the entire playing team, Tiaan "T.c" Coertzen, and himself. Additionally, we know that team analyst Anton "AntO_oNNN" Van Gorp frequently makes the trip to events as well.

On an individual basis, if we calculated it for a team of seven, as messisoso describes, we see the stats painted in a different picture. Considering a full team of seven, on average, members have taken 14 flights, been in the air for 55 hours, had almost eight layovers, and have had 16 hours of layovers.

With the majority of the team having to constantly cross the Atlantic, the hours and travel can build up, especially for players like Ricky "floppy" Kemery who fly from Oregon, or Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli coming from northern Norway.

Complexity are looking towards their next flights to Mexico later in April as they compete in the Paris Major Americas RMR in Monterrey.

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