Complexity Gaming announced on Twitter that they are saying goodbye to Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke. According to the post, k0nfig has “chosen a different direction for 2022.” The Danish rifler had been on the team since June 11, 2019.
The 24-year-old has been on medical leave from the team since Aug. 17, 2021, when he injured his wrist and underwent surgery to repair the damage. It was reported by Jaxon, as early as Sept., that k0nfig wouldn’t be renewing his contract with Complexity, which is set to expire soon.
Today, we say goodbye to the SP34RM4N as he has chosen a different direction for 2022.
— Complexity Gaming (@Complexity) October 7, 2021
Following the announcement, k0nfig took to Twitter to thank Complexity and his former teammates Benjamin “blameF” Bremer, Valentin “poizon” Vasilev, Justin “jks” Savage, Patrick “es3tag” Hansen and William “RUSH” Wierzba.
“I’ll regain strength for next year and show dominance,” he said.
Thanks @Complexity for being a great home. Thanks to the team @blameFFFFF @es3tag @RUSH @poizonCSGO @COL_jks , great friendships and incredible teammates. I wish you guys the best and hopefully our paths will cross.
I’ll regain strength for next year and show dominance ❤️
— Kristian Wienecke (@k0nfigCS) October 7, 2021
This announcement adds to the circulating speculation of k0nfig’s intention to sign with Astralis. The Danish organization has been in flux since the departure of Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz. The squad added Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen in July of 2020 and young AWPer Philip “Lucky” Ewald in Aug. 2021. While their In-Game Leader Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander recently renewed his contract with a new three-year deal, the rest of the team’s veteran players — Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth and Emil “Magisk” Reif — and their Coach Danny “zonic” Sørensen, all have contracts expiring in the new year. None have committed yet to returning.
As for Complexity, the Dallas-based organization has been struggling with inconsistency since k0nfig’s medical leave. Most recently, the team failed to qualify for the 2021 PGL Stockholm Major after a dismal 1-4 performance at the IEM Fall Regional Major Rankings event. The team brought in Brazilian legend Marcelo “coldzera” David to as a stand-in for the Danish rifler, though his future on the team remains uncertain. There are certain positional clashes with team members blameF and jks.
Prior to being placed on medical leave, k0nfig boasted a 1.10 rating. He peaked at #14 on HLTV’s top 20 players list in 2017. Before joining Complexity in 2019, k0nfig played for North and OpTic Gaming.