Looking Ahead for compLexity DOTA

BY Andrew Miesner / September 5, 2014

by Sören ‘Fantasy’ Vendsahm

Only a few days after announcing the return of compLexity to Dota 2, the project is already showing results. Ever since applying tag, the former stayGreen players are undefeated in official matches, walking through every opponent during the WePlay and ESL One New York Open Qualifiers. With a flawless record through the early portions of these events, the boys from coL have secured themselves a spot in the second stage of the NYC qualifiers – only two wins away from Madison Square Garden – and a shot at the over $200,000 prize pool of the WePlay event.

The first Dota major in the Big Apple is in coL’s sight, but other tournaments are also on the calendar now. With their win in the second qualifier of the WePlay Dota2 League Season 3, the red and black team punched their tickets and gained entry to the main stage of the global event. At first they will have to compete with regional foes like Sneaky Nyx Assassins, Union Gaming, and four invited teams from North America, while offline finals will feature South East Asian, European and even the feared Chinese teams. Play in both the ESL One NYC Qualifiers and The WePlay event is expected to begin within the next two weeks.

Aside from their efforts in qualifiers, the team with captain Swindlemelonzz also picked up an invite for the Excellent Moscow Cup Season 2. There the team will fight notable opponents like Na’Vi, Meet Your Makers, Fnatic and Team Empire for the chance to travel to the capital of Russia to fight for $60,000 USD. The invite came on the heels of Virtus Pro dropping out of their home tournament, blowing the door wide open for coL to get a piece of the action. The Bo2 format Round Robin is in full swing, and the new coL.DOTA team will get their first shot this Sunday against the always fearsome Power Rangers.

Another major invite came in just yesterday, when compLexity became a part of the SynergyLeague. Once more, the team gets the chance to prove themselves online first, followed by a potential trip to a LAN event. This time the destination would be Barnaul, Russia where $50,000 USD are on the line. Before packing their bags, coL has to overcome stiff competition in the European group. Team Tinker, NVMI, Meet Your Makers, Secret Team and the hometown heroes of Team Empire and Virtus.Pro are only a few names of the stacked event. The group play of this event will officially kick off on September, 27th with the offline portion scheduled for the last week of November.

Last but not least, the team was also invited to a more domestic tournament. The third iteration of the Canada Cup put coL.DOTA on their invite list – an opportunity that the newly acquired team does not want to pass up. The tournament will feature top competition from North and South America including Na’Vi NA, Sneaky Nyx Assassins, Union Gaming, ROOT Gaming and Isurus Gaming. A grand total of 16 teams will test their Dota 2 strength for the $4,000 USD in this Online tournament. That event kicks off on September, 8th.

Be sure to stay tuned to compLexityGaming.com for more information on future matches and events that coL.DOTA will take part in!