Complexity fall just before quarterfinals
Complexity falls to Monte in one of the hardest matches they've played in a long time when you consider the lengthy delay, the map consisting of only default loadouts, and then a jarring back-to-action map that went back and forth through to the end. Despite all that, they kept the match close in a strong effort but were eliminated from ESL Pro League just before the quarterfinals match.
Complexity sought to steal away Monte's map pick of Ancient, but faced a lot more troubles than they thought. The opening half was all Monte, all the way as they opened up the match with a pistol round win and were in control the whole time as they cruised to a 9-6 half. The Ukrainians continued that dominance through to the second half as their defense did not allow Complexity more than a single-round win as they won their own map pick, 16-7.
The dominance was startling for Complexity, but they earned a reprieve after an hour-long delay due to the global servers for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive being shut down ahead of Counter-Strike 2's release. Once back in the server, the two sides were able to play, but with only default loadouts which meant that there was no M4A1-S, putting the CT's at a disadvantage.
This was incredibly apparent as Complexity dominated Monte on their T-side of Overpass as they rushed to a 13-2 first half. The second half became much more difficult for the Americans, thanks to the aforementioned loadout issues. Without their usual skins or loadouts, Complexity dropped seven T-side rounds before finally closing it out 16-9.
Finally, on Anubis, the two sides were able to get their loadouts back which was much to the benefit of Monte, who started out on the CT-side. Back with their familiar weapons, the Ukrainian team jumped ahead to lead the half 9-6 and were in control towards the end of the game. Monte continued their momentum through to the end of the map as they closed out the match 16-12 and the series, 2-1.
Complexity now has to travel back to the United States as they play in the upcoming BLAST Americas Fall Showdown and then onward to IEM Sydney.
|Complexity||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Ricky 'floppy' Kemery||43 - 55||-12||77.9||67.1%||0.94|
|Michael 'Grim' Wince||50 - 52||-2||64.6||61.8%||0.91|
|Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli||46 - 51||-5||58.7||67.1%||0.87|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski||50 - 60||-10||75.5||56.6%||0.86|
|Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou||41 - 58||-17||67.7||67.1%||0.85|
|Monte||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Volodymyr 'Woro2k' Veletniuk||68 - 43||+25||96.6||72.4%||1.41|
|Alexander 'br0' Bro||58 - 44||+14||79.9||80.3%||1.29|
|Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev||59 - 47||+12||84.1||68.4%||1.19|
|Szymon 'kRaSnaL' Mrozek||45 - 45||+0||73.4||76.3%||1.08|
|Sergiy 'DemQQ' Demchenko||43 - 52||-9||66.4||75.0%||0.98|