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CompLexity Drops Counter Strike 1.6 Team

DALLAS, Texas -- CompLexity Gaming, at CompLexityGaming.com, has dropped their 1.6 team effective immediately, due to players intentionally missing a flight to the MSI BEAT IT event in China.

The team has revealed that one player had left his VISA at home, meaning he would miss his flight to the event.  Two others decided to not fly at that point as well, likely due to their friend staying behind.

CompLexity Gaming, however, feels that their actions -- including such things as threatening to retire if they don't get their way or "fingerpointing", as CompLexity called it -- was more than enough to dismiss the team.

CompLexity expressed frustration at the team as a whole ont heir website today:

"This type of incompetence and outright disrespect for a tournament organizer flies in the face of everything compLexity stands for and will not be tolerated.

Because this is the second time in less than a year we have released the entire squad, we strongly feel we owe our loyal fans an honest explanation.  First, we would like to stress that each player who has contributed to our Counter-Strike efforts over the past year is a good person individually.  We have enjoyed getting to know each person and appreciate each individual effort. 

However, that being said, the group as a collective has been the most difficult we, as managers, have ever dealt with.  There was constant turmoil,  in-fighting and finger pointing.  Rather than taking our advice and direction to develop a core group of five loyal players, the team consistently insisted on roster changes, even threatening to retire if not given their way.  Against our better judgment, and in the interest of maintaining a North American Counter-Strike team, we acquiesced and gave our newest roster one more chance at proving themselves.  This final act of disrespect to our organization, eSports and the tournament organizers at MSI BEAT IT has left us with no choice but to release the squad.

The entire compLexity organization would like to apologize to our fans and to MSI BEAT IT for this unfortunate incident.  We want the coL Community to know that we will continue to steadfastly hold firm to our core ideals of excellence, professionalism, dedication and loyalty and will diligently pursue gamers who share those values.  It remains our goal to maintain a championship caliber Counter-Strike squad.  Over the past eight months we have been speaking with different players from around the world and hope to have an announcement soon.

Thanks as always for your support."

As for who CompLexity could be talking to, it is well up in the air at this point.  Not many players are available in the United States -- though Steno, Rambo, and Zid have come up -- so the possibility of an international or European team is a definite possibility.

Insider eSports is working to discover more details from the players, namely who opted to not travel and who left their VISA.

 

Former CompLexity Roster:

  Andrew "Irukandji" Timmerman
  Derek "dboorN" Boorn
  Thomas "Thomz" Garcia
  Jeff "Hero" Mettetal
  David "Xp3" Garrido
  Kevin "aZn" Wang (Backup for MSI Beat It and World Cyber Games)

 

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quote#1 US PuttsMoBilesiCit 01/09/2010 - 16:57:28
This is really a shame. It is just unfair to the players, I'm sure that it was a honest mistake.

quote#2 US peawok 01/09/2010 - 22:33:00
Originally posted by This is really a shame. It is just unfair to the players, I'm sure that it was a honest mistake.

im not sure if it was a msitake, but i feel bad for those 2 guys in china.. is col paying for them to get back

quote#3 US AGar 02/09/2010 - 06:36:58
Originally posted by This is really a shame. It is just unfair to the players, I'm sure that it was a honest mistake.

I dunno, when you're getting paid to do this kind of thing, and your a team that's traveling frequently outside of the country, remembering your Visa should be almost second nature. Pro athletes make "honest" mistakes all the time, and if it costs the team big, it doesn't matter how honest it was. Refusing to travel is also not an "honest" mistake at that point.

Also, from the sound of the article, this is more "the straw that broke the camels back" than a single event triggering the entire backlash.

quote#4 US peawok 02/09/2010 - 08:53:50
Originally posted by US AGarOriginally posted by This is really a shame. It is just unfair to the players, I'm sure that it was a honest mistake.



I dunno, when you're getting paid to do this kind of thing, and your a team that's traveling frequently outside of the country, remembering your Visa should be almost second nature. Pro athletes make "honest" mistakes all the time, and if it costs the team big, it doesn't matter how honest it was. Refusing to travel is also not an "honest" mistake at that point.



Also, from the sound of the article, this is more "the straw that broke the camels back" than a single event triggering the entire backlash.


Exactly. And the team should be fired. If I forgot to do something that cost my jobs like 2 or 3000... yeah.. I am fired on the spot, no matter how smart I am.

quote#5 US Var1ables 02/09/2010 - 14:18:45
Originally posted by This is really a shame. It is just unfair to the players, I'm sure that it was a honest mistake.
I seriously doubt it. It seems that the players skill and their highly publicized and relatively successful careers have gone to their head making them think they are bigger than one of the biggest north american organizations.

Dropping EVO despite the fact he was actually one of the stronger players are ESEA(playoffs and season) and Arbalet as well as ESWC was the first thing - and how two of them handled that situation. Now they cost their sponsor a few thousand dollars in flights, entry fees, food, and room and board.

I just hope the two players in china can get back home alright :/

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