In August 2019, Jason Lake had a dream of building a juggernaut. Following a tough result at the StarLadder Berlin Major, the Complexity founder offered to pay the buyout of tier 1 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players looking for a fresh start in the scene. Now, after a few roster changes here and there, Complexity has finally won its first big event – the BLAST Premier Spring Series.
The team took down Team Vitality 2-1 in the finals, but their path to glory wasn’t as easy as some of their previous matchups against the likes of OG, and FaZe Clan. The French team destroyed Complexity 16-2 on Vertigo, and on Mirage, Complexity’s pick, the two teams went back and forth repeatedly, trading rounds almost interchangably. At one point, Vitality had a chance to close the match out, but thanks to an ill-timed B rush, Complexity were able to win the round and eventually went on to take the match 19-16.
On Nuke, Complexity got off to a bad start, but great plays by the likes of Valentin ‘poizon’ Vasilev and Benjamin ‘BlameF’ Bremer kept the team motivated, and they were able to turn it around and complete a reverse sweep.
Although the tournament was played online due to COVID-19, player cameras caught the reaction of the team directly after they wrapped up the series, and it was pure euphoria. Lake even shed a tear on his fan camera seeing his team become the juggernaut he believed in.
— BLAST Premier (@BLASTPremier) June 22, 2020
As well as taking home $335,000, Complexity has booked a place in the Global Finals later in the year. We’ll see how the juggernaut stacks up then.