compLexity Academy Recruitment Tournament

BY Andrew Miesner / August 24, 2011

compLexity Academy Expulsion List and Recruitment Tournament

The compLexity Academy is a program that features 10 up and coming StarCraft 2 players as they develop their skills in an attempt to become true professional gamers. The members will compete for LAN travel, prizes and coveted pro contracts. They also will need to fight to maintain their status in the academy during Expulsion Tournaments.

For the role of Commissioner Michael “Twixz” Shane, eSports leader and former compLexity.Black star will be returning for a second season. Mr. Shane handles all facets of the academy.

1) To identify and support potential future stars of StarCraft 2 by providing them with the gear, training partners and travel opportunities needed to elevate them to professional status

2) To foster an environment necessary to ensure the continued growth and development of the professional StarCraft 2 eSports scene in North America

1) An internal ranking system will be implemented. The initial ranking will be determined by a Ranking Tournament amongst the players. Every 3 months the bottom 4 players in CA will compete in our Expulsion Tournament with only the winner remaining in CA. The other 3 spots will be filled via an Open Recruitment Tournament (3 spots) and by an invite from Mr. Shane (1 spot).

2) If a player is given a professional contract, his spot will be filled during the next CA Open Recruitment Tournament.

3) One month before each MLG LAN event, CA will hold a Qualifying Tournament from which the Top 1-2 players will be given airfare and hotel to the next MLG event. (In addition, the winning member of each Qualifying Tournament will receive a PNY video card.)

4) Every month a randomly seeded Ranking Tournament will be held to determine member ranks. The seedings for the Qualifying Tournaments will be based off this ranking.

Over the past few months the compLexity Academy has hosted two academy MLG tournaments and a tournament to get into the academy. We have given ten players the opportunity to become professional Starcraft 2 players. A few of them took it and ran with it, while others fell towards the bottom.  

The Current Standings are as follows:

Player list and Seedings
1.   Lizzuma [58]
2.   Gensulitor [44]
3.   Goswser [34]
4.   Cheec[h] [32]
5.   Brobocop [24]
6.   Lagragian [20]
7.   Strength [18]
8.   Fallen [13]
9.   Damncats [9]

There is one tournament left for these players to fight their way above the bottom four. The bottom four players will be expelled and removed from the compLexity Academy.

 The four spots have to be filled so the compLexity academy is holding a tournament to find the new four players. The tournament will be taking place on September 17th at 1pm Eastern Standard Time. The requirements to participate in the tournaments is one must be 18 years of age or older and at least have a masters level account in Starcraft 2. The format of the tournament is a best of three, single elimination.

The top three finishers in the tournament will receive a spot in the academy. One player will be hand-picked by none other than the compLexity Academy commissioner, Michael “Twixz” Shane. The four who are selected will receive a compLexity QPAD Mousepad and a Creative Headset. They will also sign a 9 month option contract.  If said option is exercised, the member will be given a full pro gamer contract and a new gaming computer from ORIGIN PC.

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Best of luck to all competitors, and be sure to check out the sub-site of the compLexity Academy is officially LIVE. Here you’ll find up to the minute rankings  of the top 10, as well as the latest news, forum threads, blogs and information about the compLexity Academy. To visit the sub-site, click here.