Creative Complexity Challenge

BY Andrew Miesner / February 8, 2009

1st Annual Creative Complexity Challenge


Have you ever dreamed of being a professional gamer?


Have you ever wanted to be a member of Complexity?


If the answers to the above questions are yes then this is the event for you.  Complexity Gaming, in cooperation with CEVO, is proud to announce the 1st Annual Creative Complexity Challenge (“C3”).  Over the course of two weekends Complexity will run a CEVO powered tournament to find an up and coming Counter-Strike 1.6 team to wear the Complexity tag and jersey for the remainder of 2009. 


The winner of this event will become part of the Complexity family, receive a pro contract and represent Complexity at one domestic event in 2009.  The winners will become our “B” squad alongside coL.cs and have the opportunity to practice with one of the top Counter-Strike teams in the world by playing against Complexity’s premiere professional line up.  As a member of Complexity you will be subject to all of the sponsor products and top tier support that every player in the organization already enjoys.  This is your shot.  If you’ve always wanted to be a professional gamer, then step up and earn your dream.


Thanks to fantastic support from Creative, the top team is not the only winner.  Fantastic prize packs will be given to the 2nd and 3rd place teams.  The prize break down is as follows:


1st – Becomes part of Complexity and receives a contract

2nd – Each team member will receive a Creative XFI XtremeGamer Sound Card and Creative Fatal1ty Brand Headset (Team package valued at over $1000)

3rd – Each team member will receive a Creative Fatal1ty Brand Headset (Team package valued around $400)


The entire event will be managed and supported by CEVO’s world class support team and anti-cheat (CMN). You can register for the event for free on CEVO’s website at the following link:


Complexity is also pleased to announce that Marcus “djWheat” Graham will be broadcasting and commentating for the entirety of the tournament.  So, if playing is not your thing you will still have your chance to get in on the action.  Tune in for the tournament for your chance to win some great Creative prizes.  Keep your browsers locked on for the duration of the event for all the action and give aways.


Tournament Details:


– 128 teams, single elimination.

– Registration is FREE.

– All matches will use the bo3 format.

– Matches played on February 28th/March 1st and March 7th/8th between 2:00 PM EST and 10:00 PM EST.

– Registration is open from Sunday, February 8th – Saturday, February 28th.

– Standard CEVO rules apply, 15 round halves, $800 startmoney, and teams will knife for side choice.

– Maps are de_dust2, de_nuke, de_inferno, de_train, de_tuscan, de_russka, and de_forge (Map Rotation: TBA).

– The CMN will be enabled for all matches.

– Teams are permitted to dispute only ONE player per team per match.


Event Schedule:


Saturday, February 28th & Sunday, March 1st (4 groups of 32)


Round 1 – Saturday 2 PM EST

Round 2 – Saturday 6 PM EST

Round 3 – Sunday 4 PM EST

Round 4 – Sunday 8 PM EST


Saturday, March 7th & Sunday, March 8th (Final 8 teams)


Round 5 – Saturday 6 PM EST

Round 6 – Double Elimination – Sunday 2 PM EST

Round 7 – Double Elimination – Sunday 4 PM EST

Round 8 – Lower Bracket Finals – Sunday 6 PM EST

Grand Finals – Best of 3 – Sunday 8 PM EST


A special thank you needs to go out to both Creative and CEVO.  This event would not be possible without their support.


In order to be eligible to compete in this tournament teams must not be contracted by another organization for the remainder of 2009. Only teams in North and South America are eligible to compete.   The winner will sign a contract with Complexity upon winning the event.  Your entire roster must have registered accounts at and must idle #compLexity on Gamesurge IRC for the duration of the event to facilitate communication.  See the CEVO website for all rules regarding the tournament.  CEVO is in charge of all operational aspects of the tournament and all decisions by CEVO staff are final. 



About Complexity Gaming


Complexity Gaming is the premiere competitive gaming brand in North America.  Owned and operated by some of the finest minds in the industry, Complexity has a long heritage of championship caliber teams, news reporting and gaming entertainment ventures.  The recent acquisition of has made Complexity a premier destination for media content in the gaming sector.


About Creative


Creative is the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for the personal computer (PC) and the Internet. Creative was founded in Singapore in 1981 with the vision that multimedia would revolutionize the way people interact with their PCs.

Famous for its Sound Blaster sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed ZEN line of digital audio players. The company’s innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services enable consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment-anytime, anywhere.


About CEVO


CEVO? It’s competitive electronic gaming, as simple as being your best, trying your hardest, and never giving up, yet as complex as the spirit of the Generation it symbolizes.

Developed by professionals, influenced and designed by gamers, targeting the generation of tomorrow, CEVO is the premier North American online eSports company. CEVO and our events exemplify the spirited races of man against man, and reflex against reflex in games where every skill is measured, every epic analyzed, every fault seen and cheered or booed only to become a statistic. Here the only race that matters is the race to victory, and the doctrine is the event rule book. CEVO is exhilarating. Shot to shot, round to round, half to half, match to match, game to game, season to season. CEVO is the culmination of the dreams and success that have made competitive online gaming grand.