Complexity announced the signing of Marcelo “coldzera” David as a stand-in player for the next Counter-Strike: Global offensive major cycle on Thursday.
The team is still competing in ESL Pro League Season 14 with Niels Christian “NaToSaphiX” Sillassen as a stand-in for the injured Kristian ‘”k0nfig” Wienecke but will add coldzera ahead of their next event at the BLAST Premier Fall Group Stage later this month.
Who turned down the temperature?
— Complexity Gaming (@Complexity) September 9, 2021
In a Twitter thread about the announcement, Graham Pitt, the general manager for Complexity’s CS:GO team, said the team does not know when k0nfig’s wrist will heal. Combined with roster locks ahead of Regional Major Rankings events, signing coldzera as a long-term stand-in was a choice he happily made.
Marcelo has been working with us a few days already to get up to speed ahead of time, and arrived in Europe today to begin practicing fulltime. We are now with a full roster for the coming months and fully focused trying to bring home championships. #WeAreCOL #COLdzera
— Graham Pitt (@messioso) September 9, 2021
“[Coldzera] has been working with us a few days already to get up to speed ahead of time, and arrived in Europe today to begin practicing fulltime,” he wrote online. “We are now with a full roster for the coming months and fully focused on trying to bring home championships.”
Coldzera goes from FaZe Clan to Complexity
The legendary Brazilian player moved to FaZe Clan’s bench back in early June to assess his options as his contract came to an end. The move seemed acrimonious as FaZe brought back Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson to their starting lineup. Since then, the former No. 1 rated player by HLTV two years in a row was silent on his options, with some even wondering if he would consider retiring after more than seven years of competing.
However, he will now continue playing for a different North American organization on their journey to the PGL Major, tentatively set for an Oct. 23 start date in Stockholm, Sweden. His first event with his new team will be the BLAST Premier Fall Group Stage on Sept. 24 against his former team in FaZe Clan.