coL return; raid Quantic Gaming

August 5th, 2013 01:24

compLexity have recruited the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team of Quantic Gaming, led by the likes of Braxton "swag" Pierce and Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert.

The last time we saw compLexity involved in Counter-Strike dates back to 2011, when the American organisation supported the former FireGamers team, who featured players like Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and Renato "nak" Nakano.

After a series of mixed results, coL parted ways with the team and decided to invest their money in other games, such as Starcraft II, League of Legends and FIFA.

But after more than two years, coL have opted to give Counter-Strike a new chance and signed Quantic Gaming's team, who finished second in ESEA Invite, with a 12-4 record.

Below you can find a statement from compLexity's founder and owner, Jason "1" Lake, initially posted on the team's website:

The team's first event under the new organisation will be the ESEA Finals, which will take place from August 16th to 18th at the Double Tree by Hilton in Dallas, TX.


United States Spencer "hiko" Martin
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
Canada Kory "semphis" Friesen
United States Sean "sgares" Gares
United States Braxton "swag" Pierce

Denmark mohz 
2013-08-05 01:24
United States criimson 
Shit is getting serious now bro!! :D And i mean in the good way
2013-08-05 01:28
Denmark mohz 
not sure o)
2013-08-05 01:35
Hiko | 
United States entfy 
alright torbull where is 3d now we know alex won't make an EG team!
2013-08-05 05:33
2013-08-05 18:25
he's on another team with warden and storm
2013-08-05 19:18
hes weak who wants him?
2013-08-06 01:55
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United States brieN 
torbull got out while it was still a decent living, jason lake however is still doing it when it bearly gets scraps, like many col teams, i bet in 6 or less months it will have major changes/be cut cause "1" only thinks 1st/2nd place like the old col of 1.6 is acceptable
2013-08-12 19:28
Ukraine gungrave 
2013-08-05 01:24
2013-08-05 01:25
2013-08-05 01:25
Finland gstus 
Yeah! Great! Welcome back to CS coL!
2013-08-05 01:25
Andorra R3hab 
2013-08-05 01:25
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Slovakia mBust3r 
2013-08-05 01:26
2013-08-05 01:26
its alive!
2013-08-05 01:26
2013-08-05 01:28
2013-08-05 01:28
they will win ESEA LAN
2013-08-05 01:29
No. They probably won't even get second.
2013-08-05 04:27
Second for sure
2013-08-05 17:09
That's a pretty sick lineup actually
2013-08-05 01:30
m0e as mascot plz
2013-08-05 01:30
2013-08-05 01:31
Switzerland NEIN 
Jason Lake doing his show again? :D
2013-08-05 01:32
Denmark Pimp 
Haha cool! Are you aware of any other videos like that? :D - Never seen it, its cool :D
2013-08-05 01:46
That intro lmao
2013-08-05 02:23
United States mah9 
Ugh... never seen coL redemption.... awful.
2013-08-05 03:56
Hes a source player, bro.
2013-08-05 08:57
2013-08-05 06:38
I loved this movie when it came out, the nostalgia brings tears to my eyes...
2013-08-05 08:58
2013-08-05 15:05
"FINISH THEEEEM!!!!!!!!!!!!" Remember that documentary back then. Thanks for new link.
2013-08-05 02:01
haha this is awesome
2013-08-05 03:44
"You are one sexy mother fucker"
2013-08-05 06:29
United Kingdom rdd 
Damn you... Watching that has made me start missing 1.6 again :'(
2013-08-05 14:58
i wish he could start doing manager role in the team again. Would love to hear and see that screaming & cheering again.
2013-08-05 18:07
good news today :D 1.Pirates go local with new team 2.WebOne change two (still alive) 3.coL.CSGO
2013-08-05 01:33
The only thing i'm missing is VP, NaVi and fnatic news.. Otherwise i'm with u on the point that it's a great day with good and bad news ^^
2013-08-05 02:07
F****CKING AWESOME NEWS for the scene. there are so many good teams.. like NiP , VG , Astana Dragons , WW , LDLC , coL.CSGO , Curse.NA , CW , SY&b , n! , Lemondogs , k1ck , alternate if csgo join on IEM , WCG etc next year.. csgo gonna be the best FPS game by far
2013-08-05 04:25
"if csgo join on IEM , WCG etc next year.. csgo gonna be the best FPS game by far"
2013-08-05 09:29
wow, you are funny!!!!! i put the magic word " IF " in the beggining...
2013-08-05 09:31
and I just said not gonna happen
2013-08-05 09:47
you are MisuL, so i dont give a f**ck about your thoughts
2013-08-05 09:52
I like you.
2013-08-05 10:25
i like me too xD hehehee ty..
2013-08-05 15:31
you are so TougH
2013-08-05 13:38
webOne fantastic news
2013-08-05 02:11
hahahaha not exactly fantastic, but they change 2! so maybe gonna be full active, and playing more lans..
2013-08-05 02:43
France PouletFurtif 
changing a player doesn't mean the line up get stronger.
2013-08-05 18:20
agree.. my point was that "they change 2" SO.. its an active team. i mean its good news, not bad at all
2013-08-06 00:00
Led by Semphis and Hiko*
2013-08-05 01:33
Bring me the pistols!
2013-08-05 01:33
lol? Why? Why they left Quantic?
2013-08-05 01:34
Because Complexity.
2013-08-05 19:34
2013-08-05 01:35
hope they get dominated by curse for the forseeable future. too much whining and complaining in this team.
2013-08-05 01:36
Portugal Cyborgy 
ive seen curse play in adrens stream and they lack smth
2013-08-05 14:46
Good news , Welcome back coL !!!
2013-08-05 01:35
Pretty big move
2013-08-05 01:37
"Our goal, as always, is to bring the coL Community global championships." ahahahahaah ^^
2013-08-05 01:38
They have the potential
2013-08-05 05:44
they won't be the top USA team....and i said USA because they can't compete vs EU top teams
2013-08-05 12:06
with n0thing + swag + semphis. I think they can be the top NA team
2013-08-05 15:32
they weren'with Quantic, why they should be with compLexity?
2013-08-05 20:17
because nothing is one of the best in the world imo, semphis and swag are also one of the best is NA. perhaps quantic salaries suck and they weren't motivated enough. dunno. but they have the potential to be the best in NA
2013-08-06 02:03
oh and btw n0thing was in team dynamic while semphis was in Area51, so they haven't been playing togheter for a long time
2013-08-06 15:19
the fuck? A US team came in second at last ESEA lan finals
2013-08-05 19:59
2013-08-05 20:16
sigh. Clearly this indicates that NA can compete with EU, as semphis's team beat VG at the last global finals.
2013-08-05 21:13
no worries, logic is lost upon this stefan kid
2013-08-06 00:57
Everyone laughed when Lake said the same thing about coL in 1.6 ~2005... They did become the best team in the world eventually. Complexity will give them the financial stability to dedicate themselves to this game.
2013-08-05 15:44
Switzerland NEIN 
GL in future tournaments coL!
2013-08-05 01:42
Sweden Irip 
Good for the scene
2013-08-05 01:47
2013-08-05 01:47
really good news.
2013-08-05 01:49
They can be one of the best with players like swag and n0thing. Hopefully that comes true.
2013-08-05 01:49
Hiko is a beast too
2013-08-05 04:32
Finally some good news! CSGO NOT DEADED
2013-08-05 01:49
United States Bibby 
Legooo braxxyyy and jordan!
2013-08-05 01:50
yeeeees ! :D
2013-08-05 01:50
Finland joona 
2013-08-05 01:51
This is really good news, happy for the scene.
2013-08-05 01:51
India h8or 
Max 6 months
2013-08-05 01:52
Greece her-1g 
coL is back!! holy shit this is major!!! i want to see jason like that again!!
2013-08-05 01:58
CS:GO is dying.
2013-08-05 01:53
2013-08-05 01:55
2013-08-05 01:56
Cant believe how much money this guy has lost investing in gaming
2013-08-05 01:58
He's also gained plenty of money from it.
2013-08-05 02:01
Cant believe how much money this guy has won investing in gaming
2013-08-05 03:49
lmao, you have any figures? Its widely known he paid his 1.6 guys a nice salary for quite a few years out of his own pocket while waiting for that major sponsor that never arrived. But hey, at least fRoD got a nice BMW out of it ;)
2013-08-05 07:25
He has made plenty of money... Most from LoL etc not as much from CS ofc
2013-08-05 15:46
Do you have any figures to prove he has lost money?
2013-08-05 16:14
Dude its in one of his interviews where he talks openly about it. He sold his half of his business and funded the whole CS division himself over how many years. He talks about waiting for that major sponsor like intel coming along but it never happened. And to give you an idea of what he was paying the players, Bullseye was on $40-45K a year. Now how many players have they had and how many years where they playing CS for. He lost and he lost big. So now hes in LoL and other games? What salary are those players getting? Whats the tournament winnings split? Who is paying for everything?
2013-08-06 02:00
drux money yolo
2013-08-08 11:14
He had a LoL team in LCS, he has plenty of $
2013-08-05 11:59
not only LOL...his COD:BO2 is one of the best team in the world
2013-08-05 12:07
How much money did he make off his LoL players? His 1.6 team was very successful but he lost hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting them through wages alone. And any money that they did win was split between the players (that is if they got paid out at all). So many misconceptions about how $$$ works. Essentially in order for coL.1 to have made money in gaming he has to have made more than he invested.
2013-08-06 06:09
i want frod to come back.
2013-08-05 02:02
frod is playing with warden storm and dizzaman. his team will be at ESEA lan finals
2013-08-05 02:04
i heard jason and frod didnt get along too well.
2013-08-05 02:07
thanks for proving my point.
2013-08-05 03:08
does anyone happen to know why they didnt get along? i know fRoD said it was personal, but it would be cool to know :D
2013-08-05 12:28
probably something with money
2013-08-05 15:47
fRoD, Storm and Warden are in Team Cultivation (cuL). The very first match of ESEA LAN Season 14 will feature coL vs cuL. So the old compLexity goes up against the new compLexity at ESEA LAN 14 which will be streamed LIVE on August 16th. inb4noeuros=nogoodmatches
2013-08-05 04:21
inb4noeuros=nogoodmatches haha i made a funny!
2013-08-05 05:18
Netherlands K1NGBOAZ 
2013-08-05 02:02
are you people retarded? it's just the name that's left of the famous col.
2013-08-05 02:10
it's not just the name. it's what they stand for and what they can offer. NA cs doesn't have an organization like coL. Next up.. EG.csgo
2013-08-05 02:17
i think people are just happy to see a team with "col." tag.
2013-08-05 02:24
EG won't invest in CS:GO since their founder is the owner of CSP, if im not mistaken
2013-08-05 05:47
If the only reason they won't invest in a team is because he is the man behind CSP then that is dumb. CSP is never going to take off as an FPS game let alone an eSports title
2013-08-05 13:13
Yeah well he has high thoughts about himself and CSP...He is clearly a tard
2013-08-05 16:31
World breezy0 
csgo is alive.
2013-08-05 02:11
n0thing and swag = GG TEAM!
2013-08-05 02:11
2013-08-05 02:23
2013-08-05 02:27
Online so who the F cares?
2013-08-05 18:22
World Moya 
nice team.
2013-08-05 02:45
2013-08-05 02:47
India transformer 
really good news good luck coL
2013-08-05 02:48
nice. lets hope they go to events in europe and show dem mfukkers that they are 1 of the best in da world. NA FIGHTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2013-08-05 02:51
gg europe thx 4 playin
2013-08-05 02:52
Go go go muricanos xD
2013-08-05 02:57
too late. cs go däd.
2013-08-05 03:03
in germany yes...
2013-08-05 03:06
I remember this guy from old coL videos... He really put his ass on the line for gaming ! nice guy.. dono what problems frod really had with this him.
2013-08-05 03:14
Estonia 2026 
Question stands: why did Quantic just randomly leave that org?
2013-08-05 03:34
compLexity made a better offer? What is random?
2013-08-05 10:43
Sure but didn't read any statements from players about why just leave and didn't even thank Quantic or HLTV just left something out -_-
2013-08-05 11:29
Sick lineup. The new American top1.
2013-08-05 03:34
They have a loooooooong way to go to be better than Curse..
2013-08-05 11:57
Jason Lake is a legend !
2013-08-05 03:41
2013-08-05 04:09
curse >> coL, you'll see
2013-08-05 04:11
coL.Storm, FroD, Warden, sunman, tr1p.. Will always be my favorite lineup! <3
2013-08-05 04:19
Algeria NezeN 
swag ? lol what a nickname
2013-08-05 04:38
that guy is sick aimer ;one of the best in America for sure..
2013-08-05 11:58
2013-08-05 04:40
2013-08-05 04:42
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
lol'd @ title of news
2013-08-05 04:56
this is EXACTLY what NA needed. Next is EG signs some up and coming team.
2013-08-05 05:15
they should support Curse instead to be honest..only top team in NA..
2013-08-05 05:41
Think of it this way, now there are 2 organisations that can afford to fly teams to Europe
2013-08-05 13:14
that name bring back some good memories! :)
2013-08-05 05:46
nicee :D n0thing but headshots
2013-08-05 06:03
2013-08-05 06:41
Cool actually, great to see such a stable organization come back to the scene. All I remember was Jason Lake screaming behind old coL like a maniac, haha.
2013-08-05 06:47
2013-08-05 07:24
Badass statements: Our goal, as always, is to bring the coL Community global championships. We are very aware that we have begun what will most likely be a long, uphill battle. We welcome such battles. We're aware many critics believe Counter-Strike is dead and not a true viable eSport. We don't care. We're aware Europeans dominate CS:GO. We're here to change that.
2013-08-05 07:35
Would absolutely relish a serious American challenger again. Bring it on, Murrikans.
2013-08-05 11:58
Money doesn't buy teamplay nor aim :D
2013-08-05 07:36
Once again people thought the same thing about coL cs 1.6 at first.
2013-08-05 18:25
2013-08-05 07:40
i'd love to see a movie (or a thread) really explaining what went down with coL - the move to that shitty source championship, the post team leaving and dramas.
2013-08-05 08:07
nice to see complexity back ! gl
2013-08-05 08:15
csgo deaded wait, what?
2013-08-05 08:36
wow! My ex-favourite team back ;) great
2013-08-05 08:48
I'd like to see CS:GO documentary movie soon. I'm also hungry for his cheering :D
2013-08-05 09:09
2013-08-05 09:32
Serbia dekizh =DD 
2013-08-05 09:39
Sweeet sheeet.
2013-08-05 09:50
#SWAG #YOLO btw. how is he playing in cs:go? he was very good in 1.6 as far as i remember.
2013-08-05 09:58
Ahahahaha he usually troll m0e by making bad plays but if he plays serious, he is good
2013-08-05 10:11
This is great news! Good old coL. Still remember watching this:
2013-08-05 10:09
thats a sick LU. glglglgl
2013-08-05 10:15
nice, good lineup
2013-08-05 10:23
2013-08-05 10:31
2013-08-05 10:36
Czech Republic THE_WILLY 
Now it's time for EG, SK and fnatic (again) to get their hands on GO. :)
2013-08-05 10:54
Team 3D and zomblerz back please!! :D
2013-08-05 10:56
Great news, especially for the NA-scene.
2013-08-05 11:03
Is this going to fail purely because n0thing has no motivation to play seriously?
2013-08-05 11:14
If JLake isnt fucking around, he'll drop n0thing fast if he doesnt shape up. There's a lot of good fraggers who could fill his role is n0thing is slacking.
2013-08-05 11:21
Good to know. I only ask due to the spout of rhetoric n0thing had after the last ESEA LAN about how go was shit and he had no motivation and didn't practice at all.
2013-08-05 13:48
I once opened a stream, he was rushing in like a lil retard and dying. and then kept cursing "SHIT GAME, SHIT GAME" "HOW THE FUCK" - "OMG" btw everything he did in that pug wouldn't work on 1.6, even in 1.6 you can't just keep rushing hut and expecting to kill someone.
2013-08-05 17:46
for sure if you got the momentum right and the aim why not. For sure the opponent has to make a mistake sometimes a well.
2013-08-06 01:59
i'm must say nice 2 see them back
2013-08-05 11:25
2013-08-05 11:34
Keep up the good news
2013-08-05 11:37
Nice, always good with more orgas and money being pumped into the scene.
2013-08-05 11:42
aw yiss
2013-08-05 11:54
Now this is a cool news!!
2013-08-05 12:23
amazing lol, gj
2013-08-05 12:26
sgares <3
2013-08-05 12:27
no frod, warden, trip, sun or storm no coL. </3
2013-08-05 12:41
coL <33333333
2013-08-05 12:49
Jason Lake and his red tie is back to CS !
2013-08-05 12:56
2013-08-05 13:00
wish them all the best :)
2013-08-05 13:36
- Virtus Pro + coL A former G7 Organisation, always good for a game like CS GO :) gl coL
2013-08-05 13:38
This lineup is beast they never practice now with col backing them im sure they will be better then curse...
2013-08-05 13:48
if Jason will be willin' to send them to Europe
2013-08-05 13:50
gl in future but seriously team doesnt show dat good results last esea season
2013-08-05 13:50
Cool my comment gets deleted because i had some criticism
2013-08-05 14:03
n1 lol
2013-08-05 14:16
2013-08-05 14:37
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2013-08-05 15:02
holy shit col!
2013-08-05 15:07
2013-08-05 15:11
Wow, this is awesome. That lineup is insane as well!
2013-08-05 16:07
2013-08-05 16:12
EG to pickup Quantic :P
2013-08-05 16:34
heh nice lineup :P i think they can make some noise:P
2013-08-05 16:36
Sweden BenneDoT 
Shit got real!
2013-08-05 17:03
Denmark PEHZEN 
wuuuuuh what up now swedes!
2013-08-05 17:21
2-3 months because of pretty even stable gaming.
2013-08-05 17:33
You are one sexy motherfucker - Jason "1" Lake
2013-08-05 17:42
like we care :d
2013-08-05 17:46
I do?
2013-08-05 18:08
back to win
2013-08-05 17:50
GG welcome back to CS :)
2013-08-05 18:28
United Kingdom smoggy:. 
Their manager was pretty funny to watch on tv during the csg, he was constantly pumped up and pumping the team up. Hope to see more top orgs from NA to pick up teams, GL guys!
2013-08-05 19:08
fr0d was GOD f0rest frod fnxL cmonnnnnn
2013-08-05 19:14
Great news for the scene! Now Valve, wake up.
2013-08-05 19:31
2013-08-05 20:03
Good luck to them, we'll see if tag is going to bring them luck for the ESEA :p
2013-08-05 20:56
2013-08-05 21:49
yes coL, so good to see ya back!
2013-08-05 22:08
Crush em on lan fr0d. Still really good news though.
2013-08-06 00:14
+frod +evolution = fuck
2013-08-06 00:16
Not in the gay way. hahahaha
2013-08-06 00:16
I wonder if quantic will even attempt to sponsor another team with all of the trouble they have had this year with the lineups/performances...
2013-08-06 00:17
this looks awesome! great lineup
2013-08-06 01:55
2013-08-06 06:35
cool Good luck ..
2013-08-06 06:44
n0thing but swag
2013-08-06 08:59
great lineup
2013-08-06 09:38
Now it's your turn Torbull
2013-08-06 11:23
OMG coL is back!
2013-08-06 11:25
2013-08-06 12:11
Good line-up. Good luck!
2013-08-06 13:07
2013-08-06 22:53
I feel happy that more and more teams are starting to play CS:GO.
2013-08-07 00:21
Jason Lake can really spice things up. I love it.
2013-08-07 06:54
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