Complexity will take the place of paiN at the IEM Cologne 2023 after the Brazilian organization decided to pull out of the competition
In an unexpected turn of events, Complexity will be making their way to Germany to participate in the highly anticipated IEM Cologne 2023. Following paiN's decision to withdraw from the tournament due to the unavailability of one of their members, Complexity have received a surprise call-up to take their place.
#IEM Cologne 2023 Team Update:
Due to a member of @paiNGamingBR being unavailable for IEM Cologne, the Brazilians have opted to withdraw from the tournament.
— Intel® Extreme Masters (@IEM) July 6, 2023
Speculations indicate that paiN, aiming for a roster overhaul, are likely to undergo a major exodus of players during the offseason as they strategically restructure for the future. This development brings disappointment to the organization, which had recently experienced a notable high by participating in the 2023 BLAST.tv Paris Major and narrowly missing out on the Legends Stage of the competition.
Securing a place in the tournament is a tremendous achievement for Complexity, serving as a much-needed boost for the organization after narrowly missing qualification due to their poor ESL World Ranking. Their recent addition of Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, who replaced Justin “FaNg” Coakly, underscores their commitment to solidifying their status as a top-tier international team. With Liquid moving away from a North American core, Complexity now take the mantle as the prominent representative of the region.
With an action-packed European schedule that includes their ongoing bootcamp, the upcoming BLAST Premier Fall Groups, and their participation in IEM Cologne 2023, Complexity will be spending a considerable amount of time on the continent. The organization is keen on utilizing this valuable period effectively, dedicating themselves to quality practice sessions and meticulous preparations. With the addition of Liquid's former star player, Complexity is driven to exceed expectations and achieve impressive feats.