North American esports organization Complexity is set to trial Brock “brawk” Somerhalder to complete the team’s VALORANT roster, sources told Upcomer on Sunday.
The move comes days after Complexity abruptly revealed the removal of Magno “Pr0phie” Ramos from the roster. Pr0phie competed for Complexity for around four months prior to his departure.
Complexity are also considering Kevin “mina” Nguyen for the open spot, according to one source.
Brawk will compete with Complexity in the upcoming Nerd Street Gamers Summer Championship, which begins Thursday. The $20,000 prize pool event will feature some prominent rosters in North America such as Rise, Evil Geniuses, Complexity, Built by Gamers and Dark Zero.
The event is separate to Riot’s VALORANT Championship Tour, which operates as its own league.
Complexity failed to qualify for the most recent VCT event Stage 3 Challengers 2. They defeated both Karma and Evil Geniuses but were taken down by Cloud9 Blue in the round of 16. During the match, Pr0phie had the highest average combat score on his team with 201 on Sova.
Brawk, on the other hand, failed to qualify with SoaR during the event. They were defeated by Knights in the round of 32 and were eliminated from the competition.
Statistically, Brawk has been a solid performer in the Tier 2 North American scene. Over the past 90 days, he has put up a 1.25 kills/deaths ratio on Sova, his most-played Agent, according to VLR.gg.
Jason Lake, the CEO of Complexity, recently said on a stream that he doesn’t “know what the future holds” but he has a lot of “confidence” in Riot Games, the developers, to create a successful esport.
Complexity will field the following roster if brawk is to join on trial:
- Brawk (trial)
- Michael “agM” Abood
- Joel “jcrueL” Cruel
- Jacob “valyn” Batio
- Riley “ohai” Nguyen