coL release swag

March 24th, 2014 01:43

compLexity Gaming have released Braxton "swag" Pierce from the squad, while Ryan "fREAKAZOiD" Abadir has been added as a temporary replacement.

compLexity Gaming have released information on their website stating that Braxton "swag" Pierce is no longer a member of their squad with no further explanation.

After coming home from a relatively successful campaign at EMS One Katowice where they finished in 5th-8th place following a 2-1 loss to NiP in the quarter-final, coL have become the third participant of the Polish tournament to suffer a lineup change, following in the footsteps of their fellow countrymen iBUYPOWER, as well as mousesports.

swag is out of compLexity

17-year-old Pierce was by most accounts the main star of the team in Katowice, putting up 0.81 kills per round for a 1.13 rating, especially doing well in the map-win over NiP (30:17, 1vs4 clutch), but in a surprising turn of events he will no longer be a member of the team.

Ryan "fREAKAZOiD" Abadir, previously member of Homeless and Frost Gaming, was added to compLexity's ESEA roster and according to Spencer "Hiko" Martin's tweet he will be playing for the North American squad only as a stand-in for the time being.

coL's roster is now:

United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin
Canada Kory "semphis" Friesen
United States Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert
United States Sean "sgares" Gares
United States Ryan "fREAKAZAOiD" Abadir (stand-in)

The roster change came at the last minute as compLexity's ESEA Invite Season 16 campaign is set to start this evening with a double header against Mediocre and RELiABLE Gaming.

2014-03-24 01:43
STILL no clue why he left. jesus!
2014-03-24 10:45
Guys at this must be clean they didn't ask for a password !
2014-03-25 13:53
mousetrap pls.
2014-03-25 19:05
2014-03-24 11:05
LOL He's gonna be a second PASHA! fREAKAZAOiDBICEPS :D
2014-03-24 12:16
He's better than PASHA man.
2014-03-24 14:23
2014-03-24 14:45
Yeah we know that you are fat. I feel little bit sad for you, mamas little chubby boy :'(
2014-03-24 17:46
2014-03-24 14:49
Damn freakazoid is bigger than Pasha for sure lol
2014-03-24 20:24
this nigga should be called zyzz
2014-03-24 17:21
swag, swag, swag on you
2014-03-25 08:31
Norway billson 
2014-03-24 01:43
2014-03-24 04:15
Expected. Totally expected.
2014-03-24 09:02
why did they kick him, i dont get it
2014-03-24 10:04
he left the team, he wasn't kicked.
2014-03-24 11:23
his parents didnt like him traveling to europe all the time. and he wanted to focus on school and stuff.
2014-03-24 12:00
lol tho it might not be the case, the first reason sounds typically american :D btw source of info?
2014-03-24 12:05
i dont know for sure. but as a team, why would they remove him? and on the col site someone said. "1)freakazoid is not officially our 5th. 2)it was swag's decision to no longer play with us". so i'm guessing he was pressured by his parents
2014-03-24 12:10
ah k tnx, i didnt read it through.
2014-03-24 12:13
So you're saying education < CSGO? CSGO is great and fun but saying it's a priority over education is stupid.
2014-03-24 16:04
i said the FIRST reason ("his parents didnt like him travelling to europe", followed by AND, not BECAUSE) is stereotypical. the point could be that why would he travel to europe if USA is so great. it was also a joke.
2014-03-24 16:08
That so mf retarded. Travelling > School every f. day. When I see exact opposite I'm angry ;/ sorry. It's not like he's been doing it 24/7. Just one per quarter.
2014-03-24 20:42
yeah and then join ibp who will pretty much attend all lans like col does lol
2014-03-25 09:09
That school thing is pretty no-brainer in US where it costs shitload of money to be in one :d It's different in Europe etc where schools don't cost 10k+ / year :x
2014-03-25 15:14
His parents found his receipts from that brief stop in Amsterdam, they weren't too happy...pho real.
2014-03-24 22:37
2014-03-24 01:43
SWAG must go to school. fREAKAZOiD will punish more.
2014-03-24 14:27
2014-03-24 01:43
Swag carries coL in both tournaments, gets replaced. bad move lol
2014-03-24 01:44
same thought came to
2014-03-24 01:49
ur assuming coL cut swag :/. itz not always org decision...
2014-03-24 02:06
2014-03-24 03:32
He's 17, most likely that he wants (or his parents) to focus on school.
2014-03-24 05:18
fox | 
World WEZZyx 
That is not a problem with swag, because if it was, they would have said it. I think it's something related to team play or something like that. (Same as kennyS when he got kicked from VG)
2014-03-24 07:26
murcians logic
2014-03-24 08:52
Madness :D
2014-03-24 01:44
Czech Republic paja 
wtf? swag was like 50% of that team :0
2014-03-24 01:44
coL didn't kick him. It was stated that swag stepped down. It is most likely his parents telling him to focus on his studies.
2014-03-24 16:05
2014-03-24 22:32
freak is rly good player lan/online but idk about this move :|
2014-03-24 01:44
It's not their decision. Seems to me swag was convinced by iBP that he was carrying coL and he should join iBP and his former teammate AZK. DaZeD talked on his stream about how much he wanted to play with swag last summer but swag just wanted to play with his friends in coL. Maybe now they have convinced him otherwise.
2014-03-24 05:12
Possible but not very likely. It was most likely a decision made by swag's parents to make sure he is focused on his studies.
2014-03-24 16:07
Hong Kong wqnxy1 
Ryan "fREAKAZOiD" Abadir, previously member of Homeless and Frost Gaming, was added to compLexity's ESEA roster and according to Spencer "Hiko" Martin's tweet he will be playing for the North American squad only as a stand-in for the time being.
2014-03-24 09:56
flippin burgers
2014-03-24 01:44
obviously that swag will go to IBP
2014-03-24 01:45
Czech Republic paja 
idk zink man iBP is tier2 team .. coL is tier1
2014-03-24 01:46
2014-03-24 01:50
coL is the better team, and he is correct.
2014-03-24 02:15
Can't say anything anymore. iBP are changing two, coL changing atleast one. Wouldn't be surprised if swag & n0thing go to iBP.
2014-03-24 04:59
Lithuania alon9 
i hope not, lol. coL has been doin' quite well in international tournaments
2014-03-24 11:57
Yes but before all the changes obviously. So changing to the second tier team in the US would be a bad choice, unless it was internal or money involved.
2014-03-24 12:26
iBP were stronger domestically, coL is simply more experienced individually on the international level. iBP would have gotten to the same international level as coL (if not higher) with more experience. Acting like coL is far superior to iBP just shows your lack of knowledge here. It's like saying it would be a bad move to leave NiP & join Titan, both have the potential to be #1.
2014-03-24 23:43
AFAIK coL has slapped iBP every single time except at the ESEA finals. Am I wrong?
2014-03-24 23:46
Yes, you are wrong.
2014-03-24 23:55
Ok, I would love some more read on this because it's all the info I've gotten over here in Europe. All big things we ha heard about over here in Europe was ESEA lan and the coL anniversary tournament.
2014-03-25 00:08
There isn't much LAN play to go by, simply because there are hardly ever LANs in NA. But online(which is majority of play in NA), iBP have proven to generally be stronger.
2014-03-25 00:21
online means nothing, and coL has said multiple times they barely try online, so an online victory vs coL for iBP means absolutely nothing. LAN is where it matters, and iBP has never won a single match outside of the last ESEA LAN Finals. coL has won everything else. numerous news articles had to spell out why coL was the best team in North America. they just are
2014-03-25 15:02
Online is 95% of cs in NA. It means more than in EU.
2014-03-25 20:36
I got that, and I think so to. I just didn't get why he had type like retard.
2014-03-27 15:34
wtf are u talking about ? english please
2014-03-24 02:14
he dont know and he thinks iBP is tier 2 team and coL is tier 1 team.
2014-03-24 02:24
tier1>tier2 A class>B class so coL>iBP
2014-03-24 04:55
World ntgd 
coL loL
2014-03-24 01:45
wat da fak
2014-03-24 01:47
LOL, swag is really one of the best player in US.
2014-03-24 01:48
What were the reasons? is it because he is underage? or inactive due to schooling? because this is a dumb move swag is a big player
2014-03-24 01:48
Denmark qwedsa 
school and forbidden to travel to Europe.
2014-03-24 01:48
even though he traveled to EMS Katowice in Poland..
2014-03-24 02:21
Dude, don't you know. This is HLTV. They don't need logic to argue. But I don't think he is meant by law, but rather by parents as mentioned.
2014-03-24 02:24
Denmark qwedsa 
exactly, his parents are against him playing so much and told him to change priorities. That's unfortunately not good enough for CoL who wants to put a lot of effort in practice and matches and swag just couldn't keep up with it.
2014-03-24 03:08
Denmark qwedsa 
oh gawd. After he came back home his parents told him to focus on school and education and told him that the travels to Europe is a no-no. He just don't have the time to put in on practice and matches as much as CoL wanted, so they had to release for the time being.
2014-03-24 03:06
complexity isn't really active...
2014-03-24 03:58
2014-03-24 05:45
2014-03-24 06:33
Denmark qwedsa 
The troubles started before EMS. Swag told the team he might not even attend EMS, because his parents was against it. In the end they let him go and CoL would deal with this situation after returning home and unfortunately they couldn't find a proper solution with swag continuing in CoL. I'm using a fakeacc, but I'm almost daily in contact with top NA players, so I know few things. I promised I wouldn't tell until the news arrived. Regards.
2014-03-24 12:57
2014-03-24 01:48
Estonia 2026 
What??? So n0thing and swag are separated again? Wow.. :/
2014-03-24 01:48
swag come europe please :(
2014-03-24 01:48
could be great, could be awful
2014-03-24 01:48
Swags performance has been so good, that I'm pretty sure he pissed all his four teammates in the face, to achieve this kick.
2014-03-24 01:51
It wasn't a decision made by coL but rather swag's (or his parents). His parents may want him to focus on school more.
2014-03-24 16:09
Yeah I got that, but when I posted that comment the article consisted of two lines, but leaned more towards a kick.
2014-03-24 16:15
United States Bibby 
R.I.P -iwnl- iBUYPOWER Swag :)
2014-03-24 01:50
You would think his best friend would know he hasn't been online in weeks with no internet.
2014-03-24 02:00
his neighborhood has been without internet since an ice storm before katowice
2014-03-24 16:25
bibby strikes again.
2014-03-24 10:20
Honestly, freakazoid is amazing and it's not like they KICKED swag off the team. Personal circumstances were involved. GL coL
2014-03-24 01:51
wat???????? omg.
2014-03-24 01:54
2014-03-24 01:56
rip col
2014-03-24 01:57
Netherlands washedup28YO 
April fools... has to be. If not they went mental.
2014-03-24 01:57
It's March.
2014-03-24 05:02
rly? ddn now u must be veri inteligent
2014-03-24 11:30
Much intelligence over you.
2014-03-24 23:45
Netherlands washedup28YO 
Oh wait, guess they went mental after all...
2014-03-24 18:14
Or perhaps swag left the team, to focus on school? You don't know the details, so you can't blame the team. You're the one going mental.
2014-03-24 23:46
Sean Gares @seangares 5h When the grass is cut, the snakes will show. seangares on twitter /discuss
2014-03-24 02:01
United States berserker~ 
he finally found his penis
2014-03-24 02:02
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
10/10 laughed
2014-03-24 02:46
2014-03-24 03:06
most logical explanation
2014-03-24 08:08
2014-03-24 09:24
2014-03-24 11:02
haha best comment EU
2014-03-24 11:30
like a boss :DDDD
2014-03-24 11:54
2014-03-24 12:18
2014-03-24 13:30
Sunde | 
Hungary Tibbse 
2014-03-24 17:58
2014-03-25 09:11
World nm:E 
grass = money snake = betrayal iBP offered a huge load of cash, swag decided to take it
2014-03-24 02:03
Estonia 2026 
Most likely, as the name says iBUYPOWER
2014-03-24 02:09
hahaha true
2014-03-24 02:19
2014-03-25 09:12
that actually makes sens.
2014-03-24 02:29
jlake getting outbid? i will believe it when i see it. i think it is more likely swag was frustrated after carrying so hard in katowice and said some things he most likely regrets, which leads us to the current situation.
2014-03-24 08:29
He might get outbid becaue he doesnt want to spend that much on GO keep in mind that coL only picked up this squad a few months back and in the beginning showed no interest on GO, about carrying why would he leave, coL are a better team (recent results on int. tournaments) and i watched the povs of coL all the time because they were the only team i could understand swag barely talked just when he gave info to his teammates. The only logic explanation is that he left for more money hence the tweet both AdreN leaving and iBP not have a 5th.
2014-03-24 13:49
OR perhaps his parents wont allow him to devote so much time to a video game since he is in school (like travelling to Europe) so he has decided to quit the team. Don't forget, he is 17, everything is not in his power yet.
2014-03-24 23:49
...? Is this the beginnings of ibp's big announcement?
2014-03-24 01:59
Really bad move
2014-03-24 02:00
France cedd 
swag to ibp
2014-03-24 02:01
2014-03-24 02:01
:/ rip col
2014-03-24 02:04
2014-03-24 02:04
2014-03-24 02:07
iam waiting for NiP release Fifflaren :D:D
2014-03-24 02:07
2014-03-24 08:32
Zeus | 
Russia cann0n 
swag join IBP info 99. 99999999999999999999 %percent
2014-03-24 02:07
:( swag is a sick player, stupid move
2014-03-24 02:08
shocking news next week probubly iBP pick up swag...none the less fREAKAZOID is a worthy replacement if he can keep his cool & actuelly learn the tactics
2014-03-24 02:08
Freakazoid is a standin for now according to Hiko.
2014-03-24 02:10
i know hes standing in i just stated fREAKAZOID is a worthy pick up for the time being
2014-03-24 02:18
freak has 3 hours in the last 2 weeks, probably why nobody is picking him up on a permanent basis.
2014-03-24 05:10
Netherlands washedup28YO 
If freak plays a lot, I think he can be even better than swag is atm. The other side is that swag is only 17, this kid could become the best player in NA.
2014-03-24 18:17
freak could definitely be a top 3-5 player in NA if he put in the time. His aim is retarded.
2014-03-24 23:51
unexpected XD pisk nx
2014-03-24 02:10
2014-03-24 02:10
Chile Cristoff 
2014-03-24 02:12
i cannot find this post
2014-03-24 22:59
2014-03-24 02:10
all because of that no kit defuse on train ;)
2014-03-24 02:11
He'll be back when hes older and lives under his own roof.
2014-03-24 02:12
United States berserker~ 
I highly doubt he was removed, he's way too good for that.
2014-03-24 02:12
fREAKAZAOiDbiceps :D
2014-03-24 02:13
say what? Did not expect that :o
2014-03-24 02:13
Canada elyK 
I hope he joins iBP and doesn't stop playing. He is unreal.
2014-03-24 02:14
Hopefully n0thing & swag to iBP :D
2014-03-24 05:11
biceps stronk swag wronk xD
2014-03-24 02:15
kicked their the best player ..lolololol
2014-03-24 02:15
where did you read they kicked him?
2014-03-24 03:34
95% of hltv user's don't read the article. They just read the title and then post sh**** comments.
2014-03-24 10:13
Chile feLippe^ 
now swag join iBUYPOWER
2014-03-24 02:16
What the **** what the **** what the ****
2014-03-24 02:17
swags internet has been out since before ems katowice. Multiple esea matches have been delayed. col needed someone fast. We will see what the future holds :D
2014-03-24 02:17
this this this.
2014-03-24 02:32
oops lol replied wrong comment
2014-03-24 02:56
Everyone should stop speculating and wait.
2014-03-24 02:19
^ maybe he left for personal problems or something but everyone got mad
2014-03-24 04:57
You posted like you agreed with GoMeZ and then completely contradict it in the next sentence.
2014-03-24 07:06
haha, hltv :-D
2014-03-24 11:18
chilean what do u expect?
2014-03-24 16:00
no, we like to guess
2014-03-24 11:04
this is the only normal discussions we have on hltv, dont ruin it. I have seen "mEd" r "Saucer in the whole thread.
2014-03-24 18:08
speculation keeps things interesting for the mass
2014-03-24 23:07
As usual, everyone starting to blame the organization and the rest of the team before knowing more about the situation... Besides, carrying a team doesn't mean a lot if the team doesn't achieve the results expected of them. There are still people who don't understand why VG kicked kennyS, even though he was doing huge fragging. You really have to know that most of the time, the team's decision is better than the one you would have taken, simply because you don't play in this team! Is it so hard to understand? Besides, it could very well have been Swag's choice to leave. So please shut the fuck up and wait for more informations. Thanks.
2014-03-24 02:21
why u compare swag to kennyS?VG players said that kennyS was/is inmature and rage alot etc.Swag was barely talking from what i've heard from EMS povs.I dont think thats the problem.Lets wait and see
2014-03-24 02:46
Because the arguments were the same from people talking about the situation without knowing : kennyS is carrying, he's an amazing player, an amazing awp, etc... It's not that they were wrong by saying that, it's just that they don't consider the team's point of view, and therefore don't know enough about the situation. It's the same now with Swag and coL. Indeed, let's just wait.
2014-03-24 03:17
omg what?!
2014-03-24 02:22
2014-03-24 02:24
Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
I cant forget that 1v4 vs NiP, lol. swag just regained his form from 1.6 and now this... coL top20 inc
2014-03-24 02:24
i think he left for reasons we don't know and we shouldn't until the right time comes LOL
2014-03-24 02:33
yeah i think you may be right i guess we'll just have to wait and see what happen LOL
2014-03-24 04:11
ikr LOL
2014-03-24 11:35
2014-03-24 16:02
2014-03-24 02:41
17 years old talent and very good player :/ why tell me why .. he could be one of the best players in the future..
2014-03-24 02:41
Swag really good player... why?
2014-03-24 02:45
Maybe the real question is, coL is a really good team, why?
2014-03-24 05:13
dunno if u are watching coL right now,but they are looking god damn awful.
2014-03-24 02:47
Greece P1KA 
what a bad move from coL. freakazoid , time to retire bro , you dont deserve that spot , get back to the gym.
2014-03-24 02:47
2014-03-24 16:03
Okay, removing one guy(best one?) without any statement. So professional.
2014-03-24 02:47
relax dude,more will be known soon,but i definitely think that he will go to iBP or whatever top american team left.MoNeY^CaLLz
2014-03-24 02:50
There is a statement as linked in the article:
2014-03-24 02:51
I used wrong word.Explanation is the correct one.
2014-03-24 03:15
what the fudge
2014-03-24 02:56
2014-03-24 02:57
Xizt on photo!!!!! :)
2014-03-24 03:00
2014-03-24 03:19
sad for your dark imagination life :(
2014-03-24 04:21
So... when will Swag move to Sweden?
2014-03-24 03:01
Yet another casualty of NiP
2014-03-24 03:01
iBP // swag
2014-03-24 03:06
idiot organization. if it was coL's choice, they should have release sgares. swag was coL's top2 player.
2014-03-24 03:08
sgares is one of the reasons they did good too, I supposed you haven't heard the ems pov's.
2014-03-24 03:37
lol wtf
2014-03-24 03:13
wp and they loose vs Mediocre Gamers 14:16 at ESEA !
2014-03-24 03:14
makes no sense, unless swag dont wanted / unable to play anymore
2014-03-24 03:15
they fucking lost to dboorN's team LOl
2014-03-24 03:16
2014-03-24 03:16
Brazil LIPE1 
2014-03-24 03:17
Brazil Lucasxp 
-Fifflaren +swag
2014-03-24 03:25
2014-03-24 03:43
2014-03-24 10:04
12.7.11 and probably wasnt talking about swag either
2014-03-24 13:43
2014-03-24 15:58
Swap to iBP?
2014-03-24 03:33
2014-03-24 03:34
[ESEA Premium Member] seangares^-^a 1)freakazoid is not officially our 5th. 2)it was swag's decision to no longer play with us =x
2014-03-24 03:43
alright boys seems like that was swag's decision to leave the team,so you know.. M_O_N_E_Y damn you swag
2014-03-24 03:44
why does everybody assume it was money related? the jlake i remember would never let ibp outbid him.
2014-03-24 08:27
gl freak, you're an amazing player and have an amazing group. I hope you do great and it's not temp.
2014-03-24 03:44
cmon bad decision, frekazoid should join iBP and swag stay @ col
2014-03-24 03:46
that would happen if this were a perfect world, but this world is shit.
2014-03-24 03:54
if your life is bad, that doesn't mean the whole world is shit lMaO gAl noob.
2014-03-24 11:45
seangares just said it was swag's decision to leave coL
2014-03-24 03:53
Swag finally decided to pursue his true calling. He's gonna be the best white nigga in the rap industry. Eminem Ver.2.0
2014-03-24 04:09
not cool.
2014-03-24 04:14
fuckin awful lol
2014-03-24 04:16
woooooooooow bad move, very bad move.
2014-03-24 04:18
new ibp please: swag n0thing azk dazed skadoodle screw coL lol.
2014-03-24 04:23
That's the perfect NA lineup which would compete with the likes of NiP/Titan in the finals and would even win a major at some point. Funny how I thought about this lineup when adreN left iBP
2014-03-24 04:29
perfect NA lineup without hiko? lol. -AZK +Hiko and it's fine.
2014-03-24 08:44
AZK is really good tho
2014-03-24 11:39
i know, personally i'd chose AZK over Skadoodle, but Ska is better with awp atm imo.
2014-03-24 13:33
You don't need three players in one team that can play defensive/support role. It seems like coL didn't even needed two
2014-03-24 17:35
hiko ?!
2014-03-24 04:52
AZK is the most consistent player in North America and therefore probably the best overall. Hiko has ups and downs. He was probably the reason why the lost in esea finals lan this season. I also don't think he's a very good teammate, he tends to blame people a lot for his fuckups. On top of that, as a captain of coL hiko would not go to ibp, so swag,n0thing,azk,dazed and skadoodle lineup is way more realistic.
2014-03-24 23:34
cyx | 
Russia airton 
just lol.
2014-03-24 04:51
He didnt do the dishes
2014-03-24 04:52
Bad Move.
2014-03-24 05:35
Taiwan SCVready 
2014-03-24 05:37
Zeus | 
Russia cann0n 
semphis and swag is equally by game sense !
2014-03-24 05:42
+ adreN
2014-03-24 06:06
2014-03-24 06:07
2014-03-24 06:09
i would love to see EG picking up CS again - wonder if n0thing still has a connection there (i know that he was a "representative" member even when they had no squad)
2014-03-24 06:13
World aet 
Adren swap with swag
2014-03-24 06:32
2014-03-24 09:57
2014-03-24 06:33
lol what a weird group, maybe daddy hiko can reel em in a bit
2014-03-24 06:35
This is messed up, why did swag quit, swag was awesome and he was a nice guy, that's messed up. I wonder what happened, and swag is way better than freakazoid, man that is messed up.
2014-03-24 06:39
messed up x3
2014-03-24 16:07
-fiff + swag
2014-03-24 06:42
title appears to be slightly misleading. COL has released #swag. ow ye 8-) ^obvious nonsense and failed troll attempt
2014-03-24 06:54
I was just kidding lel
2014-03-24 16:00
iBP add swag inc
2014-03-24 07:14
The Muscle Man is back!!!!
2014-03-24 07:38
noo why =( i hope he joins iBUYPOWER.
2014-03-24 08:13
2014-03-24 08:24
2014-03-24 09:34
lol I read the news, but I didnt consider that he left on his own. I apologise for my stupid post
2014-03-24 11:32
Ok sry
2014-03-24 11:38
You should tell people that you are just blindly hitting random keys. Maybe, just maybe, you wouldn't come across as such an imbecile.
2014-03-24 11:21
aizy | 
Poland flvcko 
freakzoid too strong, stop crying guys!
2014-03-24 08:29
2014-03-24 08:39
bad move
2014-03-24 08:49
swag to study in europe. -fiff. easy.
2014-03-24 08:57
with swag, nip unbeatable. Swag is like 10 fifflarens. but language barrier is the problem. He doesnt know swedish :/
2014-03-24 09:06
Fifflaren will teach him swedish
2014-03-24 09:33
haha that is even better! brillant!
2014-03-24 09:41
he doens't have to know swedish to shoot and frag. fiffy knows swedish and it doesn't help him at all.
2014-03-24 09:58
well we all saw what happened with trace joining SK. Although, language barrier wasn't the main problem, but it still was one of the problems
2014-03-24 10:11
2014-03-24 09:55
Why does so many people comment bad move? Obviously there is some kind of issue going on that can not make this roster play anymore. We all know that swag is their 2nd best aimer so ofc he is not bad. Sounds to me like a MODDII/kennyS-problem going on..
2014-03-24 10:01
Who is their best iyo ?
2014-03-24 10:21
He left them so the problem wasn't swag.
2014-03-25 04:36
Absolutely stunning news. swag seems to be the most talented player in the US cause of his age, and I can only imagine there is other aspects than his play that forces such a decision. Even though we don't know the reason, it is safe to say that this isn't promising for coL or the US at all. Don't get me wrong, I actually am very fond of fREAKAZOIDs play, and maybe he brings more calm to the team than swag due to his age. But skill wise I don't think he is up there yet, is he? Can't wait to read a statement from coL and/or swag, this seems odd. But good luck to fREAKAZOID, maybe he can do what goodfornothing did for EG when he got in: prove me wrong.
2014-03-24 10:05
swag is best player in NA and that is not some kind of a secret. He is the best, and being only 17 years old - that is amazing. the whole coL team was built on him and nothing. They are two key factors in their team. The others - not so much. So I think this is going to hit nothing as well. freakazoid too low IMO, compared to swag, swag is 3x times better than him
2014-03-24 10:16
reason why this happened is because hiko wants to be best player or atleast 2nd best so he kicked swag because he was better than hiko.
2014-03-24 10:14
well, if hiko wants to be the best in team, he can kick all 4 other members and add some unseen noobs
2014-03-24 10:22
such swag release wow
2014-03-24 10:36
BRACES yourself
2014-03-24 10:58
lol please update us with a reason when it is released. this is bonkers
2014-03-24 11:02
2014-03-24 11:31
someone said that they were scrimming yesterday with anger and freakaZOID instead of swag+nothing?more info about this??
2014-03-24 11:41
Korea ws0 
n0thing had to go to a hockey game.
2014-03-24 17:21
Kicking the best player cuz he is making the rest look bad :D
2014-03-24 11:47
no! Swag was a key player for Col
2014-03-24 11:48
2014-03-24 12:02
Lithuania alon9 
[ESEA Premium Member] seangares^-^a 1)freakazoid is not officially our 5th. 2)it was swag's decision to no longer play with us =x [ESEA Premium Member] Semphis Brax left us out of his own free will, that rap influence was greater than I could of imagined.
2014-03-24 12:09
rap = money?
2014-03-24 16:03
Lithuania alon9 
dunno. We will probably have to wait until official announcement of both coL & iBP lineups. Then it will be clear. But it would be strange to see him leavin' coL for iBP, considering a fact that coL has had much more success.
2014-03-24 16:42
Well now that u mentioned what semphis said it's pretty obvious iBP paid swag A LOT of money. Sure coL was successful but not enough to guarantee top3 therefore I bet iBP salary is pretty huge. Swag is still young so he probably is all on the money ;D
2014-03-24 16:59
Lithuania alon9 
"iBP paying swag a lot of money" If this is true, then i'm a bit shocked how iBUYPOWER organization is still willin' to invest (and pay that money to swag) on them, considering a fact what results iBP has showed so far.
2014-03-24 18:02
First we have to see if he will even join iBP but I don't see any reason why would he leave coL. They were #1 NA team and top5 in the world probably. So there has to be something else there... highly doubt swag would just quit gaming like that.
2014-03-24 18:18
2014-03-24 12:12
+swag +hiko -anger in ibp and let the winning begin
2014-03-24 12:15
I'm pretty new with the american scene, why do people say -anger? Isn't he a good aimer?
2014-03-24 12:22
He hasn't lived up to many peoples expectations.
2014-03-24 18:03
2014-03-24 12:46
so thats why n0thing got sad on stream...
2014-03-24 12:45
Yeah they've always been like the 2 stars ... :/ And now separated again like wtf is that? swag most likely just wants ze money.
2014-03-24 16:02
Its easy, NiP.swag, coL.fifflaren.
2014-03-24 12:50
UM? 65WAT?
2014-03-24 13:12
Russia winner ^^ 
wtf he is the only one player which was prepared and he got kicked ofc fReak deserves his spot /ah probs swag concetrating on studying or just tired to lose with them/
2014-03-24 13:20
he is the only one player which was prepared False. He was the one who didn't have internet for 1 week.
2014-03-24 16:01
Double fake, he didn't get kicked from the team he left himself he made the descision not his team or the organization.
2014-03-25 10:47
adreN leave IBP and now swag decide not to play anymore in coL ... intersting... i guess it will be +swag in iBP and Hiko/n0thing and -anger...
2014-03-24 13:18
I so hope: AZK DaZeD swag nothing Skadoodle Everyone saying that hiko should go to are wrong. Hiko isn't as good as people are thinking.
2014-03-24 13:21
No no he is actually pretty good better than all those players that u mentioned but in his role as a lurker, he is like getright
2014-03-24 13:44
I like hikos stream but let's be real here. The guy hasn't played well at all last 2 major LANs.
2014-03-24 16:00
Exactly! Don't get me wrong! I'm not saying Hiko sucks! He is a really good player but he is playing like crap the last little bit... that's why i wouldn't have him in the team at this point.
2014-03-25 00:29
And I remember once I checked ESEA stream they even said hiko best rifler NA I was like what? rofl.
2014-03-25 10:34
Ya. He was. But right now is either swag or anger. Probably swag has the edge. He (Braxton) is also one of the most consistent players in NA. Him and DaZeD.
2014-03-25 13:48
Well when u watch hikos stream the guy still has good aim.. probably playing wrong position in the game when with team.
2014-03-25 13:54
....... swag was good player in coL
2014-03-24 13:36
iBP | swag
2014-03-24 13:42
2014-03-24 13:45
hahaha this team is doomed what the fuck is sean gares stil doing there ? my god NA whats wrong with you srsly
2014-03-24 13:49
calling strats and leading them maybe?
2014-03-24 13:55
Hope you focus on school and such boy! If so - good decision!
2014-03-24 13:57
I liked the coL line-up i hope they find a decent 5h. I really enjoy compLexity. By the way.. you people are such drama queens..
2014-03-24 14:18
iBP swag coL steel
2014-03-24 14:20
ok coL its time to do it once again!! bring a swedish player in!!
2014-03-24 14:21
2014-03-24 14:33
swag to iBP #Braxton_}l{uBu
2014-03-24 14:35
swag left the Team. He didn't get kicked. It wouldn't make sense for him to leave the best american Team and such a stable Organisation like coL for a Team like iBP. Hopefully they will announce the reason in the upcoming days. It's just sad since coL is such an awesome Team to watch. All five of them.
2014-03-24 16:04
2014-03-24 16:33
Stewie2K | 
United States sxg 
Swag is stupid, coL is a top 5 team easy. They just need to bootcamp before events and they would of been fine. Swag was there MOST consistent player. the problem with coL is n0thing. He doesn't do shit anymore compared to his 1.6 days, Hes had like 2 good matches in 15 games, If n0thing isnt top fragging this team will never win a major.
2014-03-24 16:34
agreed.Nothing have to carry hard from now on since brax is gone :/
2014-03-24 17:43
2014-03-24 22:48
n0thing is better than Semphis. They needed to get rid of Semphis and add someone better and once Hiko and n0thing got into it then they would be unreal!
2014-03-25 00:31
MURICA CS nvr changes
2014-03-24 16:53
sad :( he was a great player imo
2014-03-24 17:27
Braxton “Swag” Pierce, by most accounts the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player in North America, has been traded from Complexity to iBUYPOWER, a source with close knowledge of the issue confirmed to the Daily Dot. In return, Complexity will be picking up Todd “Anger” Williams from their rivals. The trade between two of the top teams in the United States has the potential to shake up the Counter-Strike landscape. Just sad... :(
2014-03-24 17:46
guys tell me 1 thing is swag belong to rich family if not giving him good salary why the fuck he need to leave cs for god sake he can make for money with cs then is job right if this is parents decision so bad decision
2014-03-24 18:00
99% sure that coL doesn't receive salary.
2014-03-24 18:06
Lithuania alon9 
and iBP does ?
2014-03-24 18:24
I'm actually not sure about iBP.
2014-03-24 18:34 anger to coL swag to iBP iBP still needs someone for adrEN though.
2014-03-24 18:14
swag > anger. iBP won with this trade by far !
2014-03-24 18:17
yup and depending on who the 5th is for iBP this could be a powerhouse
2014-03-24 18:44
Steel if he moves back would make them insane!!
2014-03-24 22:44
Good move freak is way better than this kid swag
2014-03-24 18:48
coL was perfectly fine as is... why would swag leave?
2014-03-24 18:58
2014-03-24 20:28
+1 i'm guessing ibp picks up swag\frozt
2014-03-24 23:02
I was expecting freak to go to iBP... Maybe swag is taking a break, maybe he's going to play with AZK
2014-03-24 22:35
Steel needs to join coL!
2014-03-24 23:40
I thougth swag and n0thing were BFF
2014-03-24 23:50
best fuck friends? lol
2014-03-25 09:16
2014-03-25 01:28
2014-03-25 03:30
probably has to focus on his SAT test for enroll college.
2014-03-25 05:06
swag -> iBP anger -> coL
2014-03-25 09:02
ibp will be very bad now i predict. their team was gutted and now there's bad blood knowing that swag is a flighty, unstable player to have. by the time ibp is reaching the level of being able to compete with top teams, who might seduce swag or someone else with another deal?
2014-03-25 09:19
There's only 2 good team in NA. Swag won't have other team to jump to.
2014-03-25 16:25
Brazil bandicoot 
RIP USA CS, Nice apearance i Katowice, too bad for future.
2014-03-25 14:23
2014-03-25 16:43
coL.lurrpis calling it now
2014-03-25 16:44
swag now iBP
2014-03-25 17:06
Would be nice to see Freakazoid attend a lan with this line up :)
2014-03-25 19:06
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