The compLexity Gaming roster has undergone their second change in the last half of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit 2017-2018 season. Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin is out of the lineup and both Adam “Adam” Shah and David “Moonmeander” Tan have stepped in.
The North American roster first saw a dramatic change in their lineup in March, when the organization made the bold move to part ways with poster child Kyle ‘Kyle/swindlemelonzz‘ Freedman. The change in roster not only shook up the team, but it also made them ineligible for a TI8 direct or regional invite.
Since then, the team was unable to clinch any more spots in the DPC events and took a dismal 9-10th place at EPICENTER XL after failing to make it past the group stage. They struggled to find the perfect fit in Kyle’s absence and it made sense that more changes were required with nothing left to lose.
For Moon it’s the return to his roots. Moon was an instrumental part of the fairytale story that was our run at The International 5 back in 2015, after which he chose to part ways to pursue a venture which became Team OG. Throughout his competitive history, Moon has always remained close with the organization through friendships established during his time here.
The second man to return, this time as a player, is Adam “Adam” Shah, who served as a coach for the squad prior to The International 7. Adam’s leadership and tactical prowess in Dota 2 make him the perfect fit to fill that void left after the removal of long time captain Kyle Freedman. The Malaysian strategist and former Fnatic player/coach looks to be the final puzzle piece for the team, putting the team on track for The International.”
More surprising it might seem, is the split of two more brothers within the team —Rasmus ‘Chessie‘ Blomdin and Linus ‘Limmp‘ Blomdin. The Swedes were always part of the iconic duos in the ‘band of brothers’ team starting in November 2015 and then again in their second round starting in September 2016.
…As much as it sucks to leave all of this behind, at the end of the day we didn’t get the results we had hoped for and the team felt these changes were necessary to increase the chances to qualify for TI which I respect. This is a business and your livelihood, and to stay on top sometimes you need to make tough decisions. No hard feelings at all, it is what it is. I will definitely keep playing Dota. I feel good about my skill level and will be looking for a new team with new adventures as soon as possible…”
-Rasmus ‘Chessie’ Blomdin
compLexity will use the next few weeks to train extensively for the North American open qualifiers scheduled to start June 14th.
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