Thursday, Complexity Gaming announced the departure of veteran member Will “RUSH” Wierzba from their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster.
Complexity Gaming made the announcement on their Twitter account that RUSH would be moving to their inactive roster while they finnd him a home. RUSH was a critical part of Complexity Gaming’s success over the last two years. That includes their first-place finish at the BLAST Premier Spring 2020 European Finals against Team Vitality last year.
“After close to 2 years with Complexity we are going our separate ways,” said RUSH on Twitter. “It’s crazy to think I spent all of COVID hopping from hotel to hotel in the EU. I had hoped we would achieve more with this roster, but we simply didn’t meet our expectations time and time again.”
In place of RUSH, Complexity Gaming has signed former Cloud9 Colossus player Patrick “es3tag” Hansen. The Danish CS:GO player joins two other Danish teammates in Benjamin “blameF” Bremer and Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke. These changes come after a disappointing performance from Complexity Gaming at IEM Cologne 2021.
RUSH searches for a new home after Complexity Gaming
RUSH joined Complexity Gaming in late 2019 a year after lifting the 2018 Boston Major trophy with Cloud9. The original five-man roster that took home the first Major win for North America went their separate ways, with RUSH heading to Complexity. He played with the team for the remainder of 2019 before the team eventually moved to Europe in the middle of 2020.
Thank you @RUSH.
— Complexity Gaming (@Complexity) July 22, 2021
Due to a lack of competition in North America, where Complexity Gaming was formally located, the team moved to Europe to play against more squads. This is where they found early success at BLAST, but fell off as the team dragged on. Despite having a star-studded roster and practicing against top teams, Complexity Gaming was unable to pull through. Now, we’ll see how es3tag does in his place.