Caroline Rutledge

Caroline Rutledge

Caroline is an esports journalist focusing on CS:GO. Starting out as a casual CS:GO fan, her interest quickly turned into a passion as she spent years studying the game. She has put that knowledge to use as a journalist, now writing about professional CS:GO for multiple websites including TheGamer.

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CSGO: Complexity Release dephh, ShahZaM Benched

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Rory “dephh” Jackson and Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan have been removed from the active Complexity CS:GO roster, the organization announced today. This roster update comes as part of the organization’s overhaul of the CS:GO team following their disappointing exit from the StarLadder Berlin Major.

Rory “dephh” Jackson first joined Complexity in February of 2016 as part of the roster’s rebuild after their release of Timothy “autimatic” Ta and Kory “SEMPHIS” Friesen. The British rifler is described as a “consistent performer and cultural rock” in Complexity’s announcement. AWPer Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan joined along with Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz in April of 2018 after they were released from OpTic Gaming’s mixed North American-Danish lineup.

During Jackson and Khan’s time under the Complexity banner, the team made a quarter-final appearance at the FACEIT London Major in 2018. This was the organization’s best Major result since EMS One Katowice 2014. They later eliminated playoff favorite NRG from the group stage of the IEM Katowice 2019 Major, though were also sent home shortly after. Complexity struggled after Jarguz left the roster in May of this year. A few months later, the squad was eliminated from the StarLadder Berlin Major Main Qualifier in 12-14th place.

In response to the early Major exit, CEO Jason Lake promised imminent changes to the Counter-Strike lineup. Additional changes include the signings of Danish in-game leader Benjamin “blameF” Bremer and Major winning rifler Will “RUSH” Wierzba. 16-year-old Owen “oBo” Schlatter is now the only remaining member from the Berlin roster.

It is currently unclear who will join Complexity in their places, though recent rumors suggest Danish rifler Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke may be making a move to the organization. Complexity is next expected to compete in the second group stage of ESL Pro League Season 10, which is slated to begin in two weeks.

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