Complexity have announced the signing of Marcelo “coldzera” David to their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. The announcement surfaced on Thursday, September 9, unveiling that the Brazilian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will replace Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke.
Complexity Bolster Their Roster
Coldzera has officially joined Complexity this Thursday, confirming the rumors that surfaced earlier this month. The 26-year-old Brazilian CS:GO esports pro has been acquired to replace k0nfig, who has been out of action due to injury.
As revealed by Complexity, coldzera will make his debut for the team at the upcoming BLAST Premier Fall. Although Complexity signed coldzera from FaZe Clan on a free transfer, the Brazilian has joined the team only as a stand-in, with his future after the return of k0nfig unclear.
With coldzera, Complexity will hope to improve upon their showing at ESL Pro League, which they attended earlier this month. While the tournament is still ongoing, Complexity crashed out of it prematurely.
Complexity started their ESL Pro League Season 14 campaign in Group B, alongside OG, forZe, Virtus.pro, and Sinners Esports. To many people’s surprise, Complexity made it through the group in third place and booked a ticket for the playoffs.
However, their run through the playoffs was short-lived as they crashed out of the first round. There they met with Team Vitality, who they forced to three maps, but they couldn’t deliver and lost 1-2.
Throughout the tournament, Complexity were playing with Niels Christian “NaToSaphiX” Sillassen, who stood in for k0nfig. Unfortunately, the Dane failed to deliver for the team and produced underwhelming showings.
NaToSaphiX ended the ESL Pro League Season 14 with a 0.91 HLTV rating and a -31 KD. The 25-year-old averaged the worst performance metrics on the team, behind Justin “jks” Savage (1.02), Patrick “es3tag” Hansen, Valentin “poison” Vasilev (1.08), and Benjamin “blameF” Bremer (1.18).
Coldzera Set To Remain With The Team Until The Major
Coldzera, while a stand-in player for Complexity, is expected to remain with the team at least until the upcoming Major Championship in November. The team revealed that coldzera would be included in the lineup regardless if k0nfig recovers from his injury in November.
With this, Complexity have confirmed their lineup for the upcoming BLAST Premier Fall and the IEM Fall. The latter tournament is slated to begin on Wednesday, September 29, and will be Complexity’s only hope of qualifying for the Major.
As it stands now, Complexity are ranked 10th in the European Regional Major Rankings, with 560 RMR Points. Although their current position is enough to earn a Contender Status, Complexity could drop below 11th with a poor performance at the IEM Fall.
Even though coldzera has been confirmed to stay with the team at least until November, it’s still unclear whether he will remain on Complexity after the Major. That is assuming k0nfig can recover from his injury and is able to return to the roster.
“First and foremost, this decision was taken with the view of Kristian’s health. We do not want to be placing pressure on him to return before he is ready to do so, where we could further delay his return to full health or cause further damage,” said Graham Pitt, General Manager of Complexity.
He further explained that it is unclear when k0nfig will return to the team, nor does the team known what shape he would be in. At the same time, Mr Pitt has acknowledged that k0nfig will need time to recover from a broken wrist.
A New Chapter for Coldzera
With k0nfig’s satiation up in the air, Complexity had to find a long-term solution. They found just that in coldzera, who has left FaZe Clan in June and has since been a free agent.
It remains to be seen whether coldzera will be the right fit for the team. However, with this signing, Complexity got their hands on one of the most accomplished players in the world.
Coldzera has won two Majors and has been ranked as the best player in the world twice – in 2016 and 2017. Although he hasn’t achieved much with FaZe throughout the last two years, coldzera remains a highly respected figure in the CS:GO esports scene.
By signing with Complexity, coldzera has joined another high-profile esports organization, previously representing FaZe and MIBR. However, his most successful stints came at Luminosity and SK Gaming, which he helped win two Major titles in 2016.