BY Andrew Miesner / December 16, 2021

Former Triggers Down Captain Jacob “Hysteria” Reiser Anchors Complexity’s Return to Competitive Halo After a Decade

FRISCO, Texas – December 16, 2021 – Complexity Gaming, a GameSquare esports company and one of North America’s longest-standing esports organizations, today announced the signing of a competitive Halo roster, marking the organization’s highly anticipated return to the Halo esports scene. The roster comprises veteran Halo competitors, including the former Triggers Down captain, and rising stars who will represent Complexity in the Halo Championship Series.

“Halo is a legacy franchise and played a crucial role in esports early development in North America,” said Nick Ridgeway, Assistant General Manager, Complexity Gaming. “Halo Infinite promises a new golden era for Halo esports. Bringing the Complexity brand back to the scene a decade later with this talented roster is a meaningful moment for the entire organization.”

With the launch of Halo Infinite, Complexity will make its return to Halo for the first time since 2011, when they vied for the championship title in Halo: Reach under the Triggers Down banner. Complexity’s new roster includes:

  • Jacob “Hysteria” Reiser: One of the most well-known Halo pros, Hysteria has won five MLG tournaments, was named Stride Championship Series Player of the Year, and, most notably, captained Triggers Down during his Halo tenure.
  • Robert “Rob The Turtle” O’Connor: Rob The Turtle joins the Complexity roster with a ten-year pedigree of competitive Halo, having competed in the title since 2011, predominantly in Halo: Reach and Halo 5.
  • Justin “HuNteR Jjx” Joseph: A notable player and streamer, HuNteR Jjx has been competing in Halo since 2007, including an impressive stint on the MLG Pro Circuit where he reached the 2010 National Championship Free-for-All.
  • James “TritonJB” Bolling: A Halo 5 competitor known for his pinpoint accuracy and slaying ability, TritonJB brings several years of experience to Complexity’s Halo roster.

“The energy and excitement around Halo Infinite is a testament to the franchise’s staying power and the role it has played in the lives of millions of gamers, including myself,” said Jacob “Hysteria” Reiser. “Halo Infinite provides an exciting new chapter in my career and for the franchise at-large. To make my competitive reprise representing a brand like Complexity is a truly unique opportunity.”

Since its multiplayer launch in November, Halo Infinite has restored much of the cultural significance of the franchise when it initially debuted as an Xbox exclusive in 2001. To this day, Halo remains one of the most valuable and recognizable video game franchises in the world, selling more than 81 million copies, according to Microsoft. Competitive Halo’s resurgence marks a tipping point in the industry, enabling Complexity to reach this passionate community and activate its brand among a key portion of the esports audience.

Complexity’s Halo squad joins the organization during a time of competitive growth. Complexity recently signed Call of Duty: Warzone trio, the Baka Bros, former Rocket League Championship Series South America champions, and all-female VALORANT squad GX3. It’s a testament to the Complexity management team’s expertise in scouting organic gaming talent, recruiting players, and providing them the tools, resources, and guidance they need to succeed at the highest level.

Complexity’s Halo roster will debut at the upcoming Halo Championship Series Kickoff Major in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 17-19. To keep up with the squad, follow Complexity on Twitter.


About Complexity Gaming 

Complexity Gaming, a GameSquare Esports Inc. (stock: GSQ, Canadian Securities Exchange) subsidiary, is one of North America’s longest-standing and most successful esports organizations. Complexity’s esports teams have won more than 140 championships in nearly 30 game titles over its 15+ year history. Staunchly committed to passion, professionalism, and a player-first mentality, Complexity has been continuously recognized as a global leader in modern esports. For more information on Complexity, visit and follow the organization on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook.