William “RUSH” Wierzba has been released from his contract with Complexity on Friday, September 3, and entered free agency. The 27-year-old Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro has revealed that he is open for offers from both CS:GO and Valorant teams.
One Of The Most Decorated NA Players
RUSH enters free agency as one of the most decorated North American CS:GO esports pro players. The 27-year-old has won several high-profile tournaments throughout his career, including ELEAGUE Boston Major.
RUSH started his esports career in 2013 with Monomaniac eSports and has since played for several teams before joining eLevate in September 2014. With eLevate, RUSH won his first professional tournament, Alienware Area 51 Cup #1, and consistently placed well in all events he attended.
In June 2015, RUSH left eLevate to join Tempo Storm, but returned after a short stint. RUSH left eLevate for good in August 2015 to play for Sponsorless and Conquest before landing in OpTic Gaming in 2016.
Although RUSH enjoyed a lot of success in the earlier years, his career truly took off when he joined OpTic. In his first tournament appearance with OpTic, RUSH won ELEAGUE Road to Vegas and continued posting impressive results throughout the years.
RUSH remained with OpTic for one year. During his stint, he won ELEAGUE Season 2 and has helped OpTic peak at no.2 in the world rankings.
In August 2017, RUSH left OpTic to join Cloud9, where he reached hew heights of his career. In January 2018, he won the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 and helped Cloud9 become the first North American CS:GO team to win a Major.
A Journey With Complexity
After winning the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018, Cloud9 struggled with their results and hadn’t won a single tournament throughout the year. Struggles continued into 2019, eventually leading the North American esports organization to pull the plug on their CS:GO division.
RUSH left Cloud9 in July 2019 and joined Complexity Gaming, who picked him up in September 2019. With the Dallas-based team, RUSH revived his esports career and started posting good results.
Even though Complexity emerged as one of the top teams in the region, RUSH and his crew consistently underperformed in bigger international events. Things started to look up in June 2020, when Complexity won BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals, but they weren’t able to keep their wheels spinning.
By the end of the year, Complexity attended nine tournaments and haven’t won a single one. Complexity’s underwhelming results continued into 2021, with BLAST Premier remaining as their peak placement.
After a year of disappointing results, Complexity decided to make roster changes. In July 2021, Complexity benched RUSH in favor of Patrick “es3tag” Hansen.
RUSH has since not appeared in the CS:GO competitive esports scene once. Sidelined and unable to compete, RUSH got released from his contract on Friday and now enters free agency.
CS:GO or Valorant?
RUSH announced his free agency on Friday, unveiling that he is ready to continue his esports career. In the post, the 27-year-old stated that he is open to offers from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Valorant teams.
“Officially a free agent and released from my contract with Complexity,” said RUSH.
“Thank you for everything, I really couldn’t have asked for a better org during this COVID era.”
Although nothing is confirmed yet, a transition to Valorant for RUSH is a real possibility. However, he would not be the first established CS:GO pro to choose that path as many before him decided to give Riot Games’ FPS title a go.
That includes his former teammate at Cloud9, Timothy “autimatic” Ta, who transitioned to Valorant in February 2021. The most recent CS:GO Major winner to take the step was Nathan “NBK” Schmitt.
The transition to Valorant seems more likely, since Valorant esports teams have no more VCT tournaments to play this year. This leaves them with plenty of time to trial RUSH and see whether he will fit in their rosters for the 2022 season.