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|Divisions||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Heroes of Newerth
Heroes of the Storm
|Location||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Colors||Crimson, Platinum, Black
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compLexity Gaming (coL) is a professional American eSports organization that competes in Heroes of the Storm, Call of Duty, Dota 2, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Heroes of Newerth, StarCraft II and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. From 2006 to 2009 they were a franchise of the Championship Gaming Series known as the Los Angeles Complexity. They have previously sponsored players and teams competing in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Source, Dead or Alive 4, Forza Motorsport 2, FIFA 07, and Smite. compLexity was founded by Jason "1" Lake in 2003 as a Counter-Strike 1.6 clan.
Complexity was founded in Buckhead, Georgia in 2003 by Jason "1" Lake, a Le Mars, Iowa native who had previously come to Georgia to attend Emory Law School. Lake got into 'Counter-Strike' through his roommate, and soon founded his own team to compete in online CS leagues. Complexity Gaming was first formed in 2003 by Jason "1" Lake, Paolo Bergantino, and Ariel Perez from Team FBI. The team was supported by Jordan "p4t" Taylor as the mIRC admin, website admin, and founder of coLcast the short lived online radio.
In 2007 it became the official Los Angeles franchise for the Championship Gaming Series until 2009 when the league folded. It fielded teams in Project Gotham Racing 3, Counter-Strike 1.6, Call Of Duty, Defense of the Ancients, Quake 4, Day of Defeat, and Day of Defeat: Source. The team was one of the subjects of Michael Kane's 2009 book Game Boys, which chronicled their Counter-Strike rivalry with Team 3D.
The team was a member of the G7 Teams. They were removed after joining the Championship Gaming Series, and were re-added after its demise. They have become a member of the North American eSports scene. They have new CS 1.6 roster which placed first and second in major tournaments, including ESEA CEVO and most recently IEM. They placed third in DreamHack winter.[when?] They delved back into Quake with Quake Live where they picked up Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager and Brian "dkt" Flanders. They played Madden NFL 2010, Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, and FIFA 10.
On March 22, 2015 compLexity announced that they had acquired the Heroes of the Storm team Barrel Boys with a roster of Stafford "McIntyre" McIntyre, Alexei "Blinks" Bazhenov, Drew "Trummel" Trummel, Aaron "Erho" Kappes, Edward "TigerJK" Hong.
compLexity's Dota 2 team was not invited to The International 2015 but qualified in the regional qualifying tournament. compLexity's Dota team is based in a gaming house near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
League of Legends history
On April 29, 2011 compLexity Gaming acquired the players of Epic Charmanders, whose roster consisted of Atlanta, FitterHappier, Gynsingg, Nubbypoohbear, RicePanda, and Shales. compLexity qualified for the League of Legends Championship Series in their inaugural Spring 2013 split, which began in April. During the regular season they finished last in 8th place with a 9-19 record, eliminating them from the Spring Playoffs. Their last place finish meant that they were automatically relegated to the Challenger League instead of playing the LCS Summer Split. In the Challenger League season one coL finished 19-7 in the Ancient Golem Conference, giving them a bye to the playoff semifinals. In the playoffs, they defeated Team Curse, but then lost to Team Coast 3–1 to finish 2nd in the CS. In August, Yuhn, IWillDominate, and Hao joined the team. Atlanta and FitterHappier left. On November 29, Patoy and DontMashMe joined. Yuhn, Shales, and Gynsingg left.
January 1, IWillDominate transferred to Team Dignitas. January 12, RicePanda, Nubbypoohbear, Hao, DontMashMe, and Patoy left the team. During most of 2012 coL did not have a LoL team. On December 6 the team announced a second LoL team, compLexity Academy.
On February 2 compLexity Gaming acquired the roster of The Brunch Club, Nickwu, Lautemortis, Chuuper, MeyeA, Brunch Ü, and Bischu. February, Meteos joins. March 14, Newegg began sponsoring compLexity Gaming. April 2, PR0LLY joins. Chuuper moves to sub. April 20, Brunch U retires, Chuuper moves to AD. On June 17 Nickwu left. On June 18 MegaZero joined. In September Aniratak joined. On October 3, Lautemortis stepped down from starter and captain position. On November 23 PR0LLY left compLexity.
January 9, compLexity released their League of Legends roster. MegaZero, Chuuper, and MeyeA leave. April 29, compLexity.Black becomes compLexity Gaming. June 5, Brokenshard replaced by Kez as starting jungler due to visa complications. October 4, goldenglue joins as starter while ROBERTxLEE and Pr0lly goes to sub position. November 23, Kubz leaves  December 23, Westrice leaves and later joined Cloud9.
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of Newerth
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
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- Nickwu Twitter Post twitter.com
- Changes to coL.LoL; Nickwu Departs, MegaZero Enters Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine. complexitygaming.com
- coL Lautemortis Steps Down Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.
- PR0LLY's Twitter post twitter.com
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- compLexity releases their League of Legends roster Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine. complexitygaming.com
- coL.Red Released; coL.Black now compLexity.LoL Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.complexitygaming.com
- coL.LoL Changes Junglers Due to Visa Complications Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine.complexitygaming.com
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-05. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
- Westrice's Facebook Update facebook.com
- Miesner, Andrew. "coL.cs Welcomes Brad "androidx23" Fodor!". complexitygaming.com. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
|Call of Duty Championship winner