valens leaves compLexity
North American team compLexity part ways with Soham 'valens' Chowdhury following the player's own decision to step down from the roster.
compLexity cut a tormented picture in the past few weeks when, following a moderately strong showing at the iBUYPOWER Cup (overtime against Liquid, defeating Conquest), Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen and his crew were unceremoniously knocked out of the RGN Pro Series group stage by Method.
valens steps down from coL's active lineup
The player informed compLexity that he was failing to reach his own expectations as a CS:GO player and would return to a focus on his career as a software engineer at Google, and would thus step down.
compLexity owner Jason Lake released a statement on valens's decision:
"We’d like to thank Soham for his hard work and contributions to the squad...He is a fantastic person and it has been a pleasure working with him," Lake said.
The team's remaining roster is now:
valens has also indicated that he may return to the scene in the role of analyst or coach in the future.
compLexity will now head into the new year in a similar situation to that of other North American teams such as Cloud9 and Method with a hunt for a fifth permanent player looming on the horizon.
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