What many don’t know about Complexity Gaming is their Esports scene longevity. On top of that, they’ve been competitive throughout more than a decade of professional gaming. Beginning your Complexity betting campaign entails knowing the team and their history – your journey into the venerated Complexity Gaming organization starts here.
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Who are Complexity Gaming?
Complexity Gaming was founded in 2003 by Jason “1” Lake. The organization’s origins are rooted in Counter Strike as its first purpose was being a CS 1.6 clan. Since then, Complexity has gone through many phases, both organizationally and competitively.
Being one of the most famous Esports organizations in the world, predominantly through competing in many Esports games, comes with its perks. The biggest of these was managing to attract new owners in 2017 which would, in turn, further expand the organization. And since 2017, Complexity’s owners have been Jerry Jones – Dallas Cowboys owner, and John Goff.
New ownership means new opportunities; the ability to participate in more games in the ever-growing world of Esports, as is tradition for Complexity Gaming. Their competition history includes Esports titles such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter Strike Source, Rocket League, Clash Royale, Dead or Alive 4, Forza Motorsport, FIFA 07, Smite, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft II, and Heroes of Newerth.
Such a decorated organization has earned its eternal spot as one of Esports’ greats. With that said, let’s dive a little deeper into their history and current endeavors.
With so many previous Esports tournament participations, Complexity’s history is a… complex one. As an organization, they have achieved a lot in their time, although there are some who think they should have managed more.
|Corey Dodd||tr1p||36||Counter Strike||$90,467|
Opinions aside, Complexity Gaming was, and still is, a long-lived, respected, and successful Esports organization. Let’s start with their Counter Strike history, shall we?
The team started their Counter Strike campaign in 2004. Just half a year later, the Complexity team won ESWC 2005 against a strong SK Gaming roster. The next year was another positive one with two 1st places at major tournaments (CPL Summer 2006, and Championship Gaming Invitational 2006).
In 2007, the team was exceptional; out of all tournaments they entered (no S-tiers though), they won every single one. Quite a dominant performance that has taken its place in legend.
From 2008 to 2011, Complexity Gaming didn’t manage to continue their previous form. The team recorded just one major tournament win – IEM V American Championship Finals. They did not participate in any Counter Strike tournaments in 2012.
But 2013 would mark a major change in their participation. With the appearance of a new Counter Strike game, the Complexity CSGO roster was originally formed. And immediately started showing promising results (2nd at ESEA Global Finals Season 14, 3rd/4th place at DreamHack Winter 2013).
2014 and 2015 were relatively mellow years where Complexity weren’t quite up to snuff but still managed 3rd and 2nd at ESEA Global Finals Season 15 and ESEA Season 16 – Global Invite Division respectively.
Complexity’s performance completely dropped off in 2016 with just a single 3rd/4th place at the International Gaming League 2016 Grand Finals. 2017 was not so different either; terrible results all around but this time without a single major tournament win. But at least the number of tournaments they participated in more than doubled when compared to 2016.
2018 was also very eventful but this time, towards the second half of the year, Complexity CSGO stepped up. They managed to win the Americas Minor Championship – London 2018 and achieved a 3rd place finish at DreamHack Open Winter 2018. The following year was pretty bad, no need to go into the details.
Fortunately, 2020 brought much-needed improvements to their playstyle and was arguably Complexity’s best CSGO competitive year. After some disappointing results in the first half of the year, Complexity turned it around and won the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals against Team Vitality. Their 2020 results were enriched with a 3rd/4th place finish at DreamHack Open Summer 2020: Europe, and an impressive 3rd/4th in the Intel Extreme Masters XV – Beijing Online: Europe tournament.
Boys looked sharp during @blastpremier 🤩
They're back in action tomorrow for @dreamhack Anaheim
— Complexity Gaming (@Complexity) February 20, 2020
2021 has looked good but the team is still some ways away from being good enough to constantly challenge for tournament victories. Even so, they finished top of their group after disposing of Vitality, G2, and EG in the BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2021. Lastly, Complexity won the Spring Sweet Spring #3 event.
Complexity’s Dota division was formed in 2006 but it wouldn’t take until 2012 for them to win their first larger Dota tournament (this time in Dota 2) – The Defense Season 2.
During all the years before 2016, Complexity wasn’t doing good. They even took part in The International a few times but finished near the bottom of the ladder. And in 2016, they achieved some good results such as 3rd/4th in the Dota Pit League Season 4, and 5th/6th in the Shanghai Major 2016. Unfortunately, they were still plenty off the mark.
2017 was slightly worse with just one meaningful result – 3rd/4th in the StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3. The next year was even worse.
Sadly, things didn’t change much in 2019 so the team disbanded after failing to impress.
Contrary to their Dota 2 adventure, their FIFA history is fairly decorated. It took them a year after forming to win anything but when they did, it was majestic and somewhat unexpected. In 2020, ‘Joksan’ and ‘MaXe vip’ took on their opposition in the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 and managed to come out on top.
CLUB WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS IN ITALY!!!! $40,000 USD a casa!!! I FUCKING LOVE YOU @maxe_vip @complexitygaming The boys from California ❤️🏆 WE BOTH ARE NOW QUALIFIED FOR THE FIFA 20 WORLD CUP 🇲🇽🇧🇬🇺🇸 https://t.co/xVRbZ1igg8 pic.twitter.com/94I3BJcaOL
— Joksan Redona (@JoksanRedona) February 9, 2020
They repeated this feat in 2021 as well with an impeccable performance. ‘Joksan’ also came 1st in the Futhead TNF #34 North America, and the FIFA 21 Global Series NA Qualifier’s 1 and 2 on the PS4. ‘MaXe vip’ on the other hand, came 2nd in the FIFA 20 Summer Cup Series NA.
Complexity Gaming also tried their hand at Apex Legends (and still do) with the team forming in 2019. Their first competitive season wasn’t impressive. 2020 was better with Complexity winning the ALGS Autumn Circuit Playoffs – North America and a nice 2nd place in ALGS Summer Circuit Playoffs – Americas. This year, they didn’t do much and came in a measly 22nd in the ALGS Championship 2021 – North America.
The organization used to have a Rocket League team for 2 years (2018 and 2019) but unfortunately, they couldn’t establish themselves as a competitive one. Their first professional year was good; 4th and 3rd at RLCS Season 5 Europe and RLCS Season 5 Finals respectively.
In RLCS Season 6 Europe they were 8th which was less than ideal. 2019 was also a blank one; 2nd in RLCS Season 7 Europe: RLRS and 3rd at the DreamHack Pro Circuit: Valencia 2019 are the only somewhat respectable results.
As for Hearthstone, they were pretty good in both individual and team events. Regarding individual events, Complexity’s players won the 2016 HCT Europe Spring Championship (Loyan), CN vs NA challenge (Dog), Grandmasters 2019 Season 2 – EMEA (Casie), and the SeatStory Cup IV (SuperJJ). Casie also came in 3rd/4th place at the Grandmasters 2019 Global Finals and Masters Tour 2020 Los Angeles.
The team is still reportedly active but there have been no tournament participations from the Complexity Hearthstone roster in 2021.
Complexity Gaming Successes
|Counter Strike||ESWC 2005||1st||10.07.2005.||sunman, Storm, tr1p, Warden, fRoD|
|CS:GO||BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals||1st||21.06.2020.||oBo, blameF, RUSH, k0nfig, poizon|
|CS:GO||BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2021||1st (top of group)||10.02.2021.||blameF, RUSH, k0nfig, poizon, jks|
|Counter Strike||IEM V American Championship Finals||1st||10.10.2010.||FalleN, fnx, nak, bit, bruno|
|FIFA||FIFA eClub World Cup 2020||1st||09.02.2020.||Joksan, MaXe vip|
What Games do Complexity Gaming Participate in?
As is tradition for Complexity Gaming, they are currently active in many games. They’ve always been an organization oriented towards having a powerful presence across multiple games. As such, they currently have 8 teams – CSGO, FIFA, VALORANT, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Madden, MTG: Arena, and Hearthstone. We’ll cover 5 since there’s currently no information about Madden and MTG: Arena, and their Hearthstone roster consists of Theo, Casie, Sottle, and TheJordude. We already mentioned their Hearthstone achievements so that’s that.
The Complexity Esports image is predominantly filled with Counter Strike. Thanks to their fairly constant performances, they’ve managed to exist in the CS world from 2004 to 2021 (with some break years in between).
In recent years, their CSGO roster has won a couple of tournaments – mainly the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals. However, 2020 wasn’t as satisfying as expected in terms of results.
2021 is a volatile year; they’re either terrible or great. A couple of tournament wins here and there (BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2021 and Spring Sweet Spring #3), but other than that, they’ve not won a lot.
The Complexity CSGO roster is in a turbulent period right now. Their star player ‘k0nfig’ left the team on the 7th of October and the roster generally looks weaker than before. Still, there is some good news, at least for the time being. Legendary CS:GO player ‘coldzera’ has joined the team as a stand-in.
Their current CSGO roster features blameF, poizon, jks, es3tag, and coldzera.
Complexity’s FIFA division was established in 2019 and features the same 3 players in 2021. Some of these players have brought glory to their Esports organization, specifically Joksan and MaXe vip.
Celebrate @EASPORTSFIFA 22 launch day with us 💙
— Complexity Gaming (@Complexity) October 1, 2021
Together, they won the FIFA eClub World Cup in 2020, as well as the FIFAe Club World Cup NA in 2021. Unfortunately, they haven’t been as successful with their individual endeavors, at least regarding the most prestigious tournaments. They still managed to win some FIFA 21 Global Series Qualifiers in 2020 and 2021.
Overall, their FIFA roster isn’t half bad; they have the potential to challenge for the top spot but they’re missing just a little bit extra to achieve that.
The current active players for Complexity’s FIFA division are AlanAvi, Joksan, and MaXe vip.
Complexity’s VALORANT team was less than successful since they started competing in mid-2020. It seems the team is still looking for their footing. The only A-Tier tournament they participated in was the FaZe Clan Invitational but finished in the bottom half of the table.
With no commendable performances after that, many wonder whether or not Complexity will continue their VALORANT campaign.
Their current roster consists of JCruel, Valyn, Ohai, agm, and Meerko.
But there is at least some good news. Complexity recently signed a new VALORANT roster – a fully female one. Hopefully, the women can bring some much-needed results to the organization although, it’s still too early to tell.
Welcome to the New Generation.
Introducing: COL // GX3 Women's VALORANT
— Complexity Gaming (@Complexity) September 9, 2021
In recent times, more and more female-inclusive Esports tournaments were organized. This trend is set to continue and marks a new, better age for Esports all around the globe. Tournaments such as the VCT Game Changers (VALORANT female-only tournaments) aim to promote gaming to girls and place the spotlight on some new names.
The players for the female roster are akaL4CE, alimonstr, Aniemal, maddiesuun, and Bunnyhuh.
The Complexity Fortnite team has all but disbanded, at least if you were to look at their roster. Currently, only one Fortnite player plays for Complexity – Punisher, who’s been loyal to them for 2 years (first joined in 2019).
Punisher and their former player Lanjok took part in the Fortnite World Cup 2019 – Duo Finals and finished 30th. Although they were nowhere near the top steps, this result is still satisfactory. Still, it’s a mystery what the future holds for Complexity’s Fortnite division since they haven’t played any games since 2020 but they are still listed as active.
Apex Legends is a game where Complexity were quite successful before. 2019 was a good year, 2020 was the best one, 2021 seems like a miss. As for 2020, they managed an impressive 1st place at the ALGS Autumn Circuit Playoffs – North America tournament.
Unfortunately, their only S-Tier entry in 2021 was the ALGS Championship 2021 – North America. They finished 22nd.
Complexity are sure to be looking for new opportunities in 2022 and a change of pace. Fans are optimistic and rightfully so; the team needs to play slightly better and they’ll be set for some great tournaments.
3⃣ wins in 6⃣ games 🔥 pic.twitter.com/sgJEOsUlrT
— Complexity Update (@COLUpdate) November 24, 2020
iShiny, Monsoon, and Reptar make up Complexity’s Apex Legends roster.
Upcoming Complexity Gaming Event Participations
|Esports||Event Name||Date||Total Prize Money|
|CSGO||BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2021||12.10.2021. – 17.10.2021.||$162,000|
|CSGO||IEM Winter 2021 Europe Closed Qualifier||18.10.2021. – 19.10.2021.||TBA|
|CSGO||DreamHack Open November 2021||10.11.2021. – 14.11.2021.||$100,000|
|CSGO||ESL Pro League Season 15||09.03.2022. – 10.04.2022.||$750,000|
|CSGO||LAN Sweet LAN 2022||01.04.2022.||$250,000|
|CSGO||ESL Pro League Season 16||31.08.2022. – 02.10.2022.||TBA|
|Apex Legends||ALGS Split 1 Pro League – North America||16.10.2021. – 05.12.2021.||$125,000|
Complexity Gaming Betting for Beginners
The Complexity Esports presence can be constantly felt throughout the professional scene. Not only from the present but from their legacy as well. With that said, the games they participate in are very competitive.
They haven’t managed to cement themselves as a powerhouse team in any game, predominantly because they aren’t very consistent. Of course, you can expect some great performances every now and then but they don’t last.
This can be the main issue for you if you want to start your Complexity betting campaign. Still, they are capable in CSGO even with the slightly chaotic period they’re going through right now. FIFA is another great option but they don’t play too often.
Overall, you can expect some great betting wins but you need to be careful; Complexity is somewhat unpredictable even with thorough research and knowledge of the team. Having said that, you should still make smart bets; find out how they’ve been playing recently, get to know their playstyle and capabilities by watching streams and seeing them play, figure out who’s the weakest link in a team, etc.
Is Betting on Complexity a Good Choice?
As long as you keep to Complexity’s main gaming titles, you should be good. These include CSGO, FIFA, and Apex Legends. Their male VALORANT roster isn’t particularly good right now, and the female team is fresh so betting on them can be very risky. As for Fortnite and the other games, there isn’t a lot of info circulating around about those teams so bet at your own risk.
Which Types of Bets Should you Place?
Bets differ drastically between games as well as there being special and unique bet types that are featured in a few Esports titles. The Complexity Esports history and future is a bright one but you should still be mindful when placing bets on this organization.
We’ll go over their main games and where they’re best as their performances in other games are either bad or too unpredictable.
- The Complexity CSGO roster is inconsistent
- High probability of winning on Mirage (57.6% win rate); some probability of winning on Inferno and Cobblestone (52.2% and 53.2%, respectively)
- Avoid placing outrights on Complexity
- blameF is a great choice for guessing the correct number of player kills
- Moneyline and Special bets (guessing how many goals a player scores) are great choices
- Do not place outright bets at all
- Live-betting can have surprising payouts and is interesting
- Accumulator bets have the best odds but are very difficult to get right when betting on Complexity
- Outrights are a waste of time and money
- Moneyline is an okay bet but be careful
- Special bets (which team/player will have the most kills, longest kill distance, etc.) are risky but have amazing odds
- Avoid betting on the male Complexity VALORANT team
- Keep an eye out for the ladies; they have just started and may end up as a strong team
Best Game for Complexity Betting
The game where your chances of winning are highest is CSGO. Not only does it allow for plenty of flexibility with the bets but Complexity is actually pretty good. Other Esports titles are viable as betting options but are behind CSGO in terms of winnability.
Complexity Betting FAQs
How to get better at Complexity Gaming Betting?
First up, you’ll need to do some research on the team itself and their most recent performances. Look at how they’ve done in 2021 and in the last month or two to get an image of what to expect from Complexity in future events.
After you’ve done that, make sure to think about your bets and options. Some choices might seem inviting and winnable at first but remember – Complexity is not really consistent in their performances.
What is the best bet when Complexity betting?
The best Complexity bet would be the Round Winner/Correct Result in CSGO. They’ve got a good track record at a couple of different maps and it’s these maps where you should make a play.
Which bets should you avoid when betting on Complexity?
Never place outright bets on Complexity. Usually, their teams can snag a couple of wins but rarely do they win the entire tournament or event. Handicap bets are also very risky so don’t expect winning bets there either.
Should you place fewer bets that have higher odds, or more bets with lesser odds?
Depends on the game. But it’s best if you go for the safest bets when betting on Complexity which means more bets with lower odds across each bet. If you’re feeling feisty, a few high-odd bets might get you some winnings though this usually doesn’t work for Complexity betting.
Which games are Complexity Gaming best at?
Currently, they’re pretty good at FIFA and they might have a return to form with their CSGO roster if the players ‘connect’ with each other. Additionally, their Apex Legends team also could bounce back to previous strengths but that’s still a big unknown. Stick with FIFA and CSGO for now.
Esports Betting Pro: Our Verdict
As an expansive and experienced Esports organization, Complexity is a great choice for betting. Being successful at Complexity betting implies knowing the organization’s history and past experiences.
It’s especially useful to know that they’re one of the oldest Esports organizations on the planet and as such, have a rich and victorious history. Still, things change constantly. Sometimes, Complexity will surprise you in a positive way, and sometimes in a negative one.
As long as you use your mind instead of your heart and high expectations, you’ll be able to make winning bets. The organization seems to be following an upwards momentum in terms of performances but there’s still plenty to go before they can be considered a powerhouse, in almost all the games they participate in.
Lastly, we’d like to wish you luck with your Complexity betting career. Make sure to take a look at their most recent results for the games you want to place bets on them; this should give you enough info to know what to expect and which bets to place.