Complexity unveil jks
The Australian rifler is already in Europe with the rest of the team and will make his debut in less than a week.
Complexity have announced that they have completed the signing of Justin "?jks?" Savage from 100 Thieves for an undisclosed fee. The Australian star will fill the void created by the departure of Owen "?oBo?" Schlatter, who decided to return to the United States after spending several months in Europe with the team because of the coronavirus pandemic.
This will be jks' first stint in a non-Australian team after he played for Vox Eminor, Renegades and 100 Thieves during the first six years of his professional career. He spent just 11 months under the latter organisation, which withdrew from Counter-Strike after IEM New York, citing the "ambiguity, vagueness and uncertainty" of the scene during the global health crisis.
Complexity hope that jks' signing will take the team to new, greater heights after it peaked at No.5 in the world rankings in September prior to oBo's departure. The Australian was named the 15th best player of 2019, making history as the first Australian to feature in an end-of-the-year player ranking.
"I have pretty big shoes to fill, but hopefully once I get to Europe and start playing with the guys, it will be a seamless transition," jks said. "Once we found out that they [100 Thieves] were going to let go of the team, I kind of got the word out. Jason [Lake] hit me up, said he was super interested, and it all happened pretty quickly. I know that if we do the things that we're supposed to do, I think we will be a pretty good team. Winning trophies is my number-one goal."
jks will make his first official appearance for his new team on October 29, when Complexity will take on Vitality in their first match in the BLAST Premier Fall Series. The European team are also slated to compete in IEM Beijing-Haidian (November 6-22) and DreamHack Masters Winter (November 30-December 6) before the end of the year.
With this move, Complexity now have:
Jamie "?keita?" Hall (coach)
Owen "?oBo?" Schlatter (benched)