compLexity to try out witmer

compLexity have revealed that they will bring in Shawn 'witmer' Taylor of Denial as a tryout in lieu of Danny 'fRoD' Montaner with the latter player being moved to a backup role.

The announcement by North American organisation compLexity in late December 2015 of signing Danny "fRoD" Montaner and building a roster around the legendary 1.6 player (named North American player of the decade by HLTV.org) and Daniel "roca" Gustaferri was met with a dose of skepticism from the community as fRoD had not made as much of a mark in CS:GO as in previous iterations of Counter-Strike.

With Complexity currently holding a 2-10 record in the ESL Pro League and with fRoD himself generally showcasing a poor series of performances throughout his games with the team, calls began to grow for a roster change from various corners.


fRoD struggled to make an impact for coL in their Pro League games

Jason Lake, compLexity's CEO, has taken to Twitter to announce that fRoD will be moved to a backup role in order to continue improving while the team will bring in Shawn "witmer" Taylor in a tryout role as the team's AWPer.

witmer was part of the Denial lineup that won ESEA Premier Season 20 (and is thus rejoining his old teammate Josh "shinobi" Abastado on compLexity) before that lineup fell apart.

Denial then recently re-entered CS:GO with a new team centered around witmer (and including the likes of Warren "hades" Rettich) and will now have to see one of their centerpieces snatched merely four days into their new lineup.

compLexity's lineup is therefore currently:

United States Daniel "roca" Gustaferri
United States Joshua "sancz" Ballenger
United Kingdom Rory "dephh" Jackson
United States Josh "shinobi" Abastado
United States Shawn "witmer" Taylor (tryout)

United States Danny "fRoD" Montaner (backup)
United States Matt "Warden" Dickens (coach)

Meanwhile, the Denial organisation have wasted no time finding a replacement in their own lineup by announcing the addition of Belal "FGB" Ahmad, who was last seen playing for SKDC. The Denial lineup looks as follows:

Canada Warren "hades" Rettich
Canada Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor
Canada Jimmy "Marved" Nguyen
United States Christopher "cJ" Jones
United States Belal "FGB" Ahmad 

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

United States Josh 'shinobi' Abastado
Josh 'shinobi' Abastado
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
316
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jackson
Rory 'dephh' Jackson
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
768
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
United States Christopher 'cJ' Jones
Christopher 'cJ' Jones
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
111
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.13
Canada Warren 'hades' Rettich
Warren 'hades' Rettich
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
286
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.13
Canada Jimmy 'Marved' Nguyen
Jimmy 'Marved' Nguyen
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
60
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.12
United States Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
33
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.15
United States Matt 'Warden' Dickens
Matt 'Warden' Dickens
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
55
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.17
United States Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Shawn 'witmer' Taylor
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
317
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.12
United States Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
315
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Bradley 'ANDROID' Fodor
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
777
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Belal 'FGB' Ahmad
Belal 'FGB' Ahmad
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
75
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
United States Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri
Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
620
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#1
France qaLa 
First of all , I would like to thank my mom, and 2nd, I love you all <3333
2016-03-15 03:27
#23
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Europe m9_ 
"whitmer" oh yayayaya nj ceo u must really care :DDD
2016-03-15 03:33
racist
2016-03-15 04:32
#86
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
Haha, thought the same
2016-03-15 13:42
gg
2016-03-15 03:26
nice
2016-03-15 03:26
n1
2016-03-15 03:26
gl for col
2016-03-15 03:26
nice
2016-03-15 03:26
#8
United States ghd99 
no really?
2016-03-15 03:26
t5 to t4 confirmed
2016-03-15 03:27
#11
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Sweden lagcats 
finally they did something about frod
2016-03-15 03:26
sad
2016-03-15 03:26
#13
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
:s
2016-03-15 03:26
#14
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Canada Turborat 
Finally old Frod is out
2016-03-15 03:26
#15
dUdLeY | 
United Kingdom dUdLeY 
LOL
2016-03-15 03:26
witmer last na hope?????????????????
2016-03-15 03:28
fRoD returns youtube.com/watch?v=Hz471N5bznY Eh..... That did not happen :( Back to banking world?
2016-03-15 03:28
#55
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Sweden Rec123 
;-;
2016-03-15 06:21
feelsbadman
2016-03-15 11:49
HAHAHAHAH THAT VID
2016-03-15 20:54
#113
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United States y0rk 
oooof that hurts my heart so bad
2016-03-16 13:48
#18
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Japan mameloff 
not bad. fRoD is Legend player but 29ys old. coL need new age player.
2016-03-15 03:29
douzo yoroshiku mameloff
2016-03-15 03:34
#26
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Japan mameloff 
yorosiku stich :D
2016-03-15 03:36
Age doesn't mean much in CS. mOE is 29 and he is one of the best awpers in the world.
2016-03-15 13:27
hahaha
2016-03-15 14:49
witmer is good trust me edit: rip frod, the guy is a legend, but so many years without playing have consequences
2016-03-15 03:30
#20
tarik | 
Yugoslavia bleaq 
WOW THIS IS HUGE
2016-03-15 03:30
I honestly don't understand how fRoD got on coL to begin with? The man literally tried to advertise himself to any team in Invite/Premier and no one would pick him. I hoped fRoD would start low with a main team, then premier and maybe in the end of the year he can play in an Pro team after at least spending enough time playing the game.
2016-03-15 03:31
fRoD basically built the compLexity brand off the back of his awp. It would have been a great story line if it had worked out though. The prodigal son returns... lots of buzz, lots of traffic for compLexity. Unfortunately gaming is a young mans game and fRoD is starting from the bottom again with all these 17 year old kids with really sharp reflexes and nutty aim. He may have the experience but CS:GO is more skill reliant than other versions of CS. I can understand his passion for gaming but at 29 years old, the odds are definitely against him.
2016-03-15 04:03
+1 fRoD is a living legend and deserved a chance to bring his coL back to the top, it didn't work out, allgood. But it was worth the try
2016-03-15 06:17
All these reasonable comments.. Is this HLTV?
2016-03-15 07:24
Dude I grew up with coL been my favorite team aside from fnatic/NiP. Can't ever disrespect anyone who was in that era.
2016-03-15 08:34
Did you like the Brazilian coL?
2016-03-15 14:32
What have they got to do with anything?? lol I'm talking about 2004-2006
2016-03-15 14:43
whats reasonable about his comment? its all fuckin nostalgia. no, fuckin frod did not deserve the chance to play in a team that was looking to do damage in NA. he hasnt proven anythin in years. ur not recruiting heaton for nip bcs he built that brand and say he deserves that chance. im not against all these grandpas making comebacks, i couldnt care less. but when people overhype the crap out of them and expect them to do anything after years being out of the game, thats just retarded.
2016-03-15 09:42
Far has he fallen, to be replaced by witmer.
2016-03-15 03:36
not that bad, witmer is nutty bro
2016-03-15 04:40
LOL yeee right
2016-03-15 09:43
literally no one besides NA has heard this guy
2016-03-15 15:23
I'm in NA and I never heard of him
2016-03-15 16:06
well whatever, shroud and other NA pros say that he's going to be good but i don't really know. he was good in the matches I saw.
2016-03-15 17:18
tryout new word
2016-03-15 03:38
I wanted to go with neophyte but I think I need more chill on the words
2016-03-15 03:40
#31
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
i wish dephh all the best but i can't see this team ever making an impact :(
2016-03-15 03:46
witbier?
2016-03-15 03:54
#33
Brazil jlp 
Most overrated player ever by reddit tards, 0.9 k/d in FPL, IN FPL, EVEN SUMMIT IS POSITIVE IN FPL And kick this shinobi kid aswell, so fucking bad, never saw him positive
2016-03-15 04:01
Shinobi is a young, promising igl.
2016-03-16 14:32
#115
Brazil jlp 
yeah sure and you're a healthy american amiright?
2016-03-17 04:15
finally taking out frod he was just simply too bad
2016-03-15 03:58
Denial is still a team?
2016-03-15 04:03
#42
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Canada mellowk 
They just got picked up by them. Brand new.
2016-03-15 04:30
#107
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
As of 5 days ago
2016-03-15 17:34
#37
Keiti | 
Canada Lizzie 
finally
2016-03-15 04:04
hahahahahahahahhah
2016-03-15 04:06
#39
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Europe TriHard_8R 
n1
2016-03-15 04:12
n1
2016-03-15 04:21
gl witmer! Mortality <3
2016-03-15 04:24
hahahahahahaha thats fukin hilarious hahahahahahaha
2016-03-15 04:42
but 0:20 youtube.com/watch?v=Hz471N5bznY he had big plans bhahahahah
2016-03-15 04:46
frod never a top player even in his 1.6 prime
2016-03-15 04:52
n1 b8
2016-03-15 14:33
rip oldtimer
2016-03-15 05:09
#49
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United States ferdog 
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2016-03-15 05:39
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2016-03-15 05:41
Always surprised these big teams don't just have second teams to bring through players, especially in NA where the quality is quite small at the top comparative to scene size. Having a player like frod, regardless if he ever got back to playing main lineup, would be big for any up and coming player as he has bags of experience even if he is coated in rust ;)
2016-03-15 05:43
#52
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United States hehexddd 
Damn Daniel
2016-03-15 05:54
#53
AdreN | 
Myanmar RedRay 
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2016-03-15 06:13
LAAAAAAAAAUGH MY ASS OFFF!!!
2016-03-15 06:22
#57
Australia cr8 
cunts shit
2016-03-15 06:29
Why is complexity housing a t3 team? I remember them being on the top back in the old cs..And wtf happened Montaner?!
2016-03-15 06:35
because coL isn't an elite organisation. TSM, CLG, Cloud9, EnVyUs and others are miles ahead of them.
2016-03-15 15:26
who
2016-03-15 06:50
About time, if only more orgs were willing to dump the trash more often, GG Whitmer
2016-03-15 06:58
"Whitmer" lol
2016-03-15 07:39
ok guys my mm team is gonna try out DimaEbalo isn't it interesting
2016-03-15 08:23
>seeing 'in lieu of' in the text >opening the post just to confirm that it was written by STICH >confirmed
2016-03-15 08:45
you're going to love my counter pit league preview then
2016-03-15 20:31
Hm, gl
2016-03-15 09:38
gl
2016-03-15 09:39
finally bot frod out
2016-03-15 10:47
ez CJ
2016-03-15 11:06
#78
Finland JKRr 
Good luck witmer
2016-03-15 11:25
#79
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Sweden D1ze 
HUNDEN better.
2016-03-15 11:40
Witmer the Gold Nova III ;D gl!
2016-03-15 11:47
roca and hades no future sadly :((
2016-03-15 12:04
good move
2016-03-15 12:58
#84
yxo | 
Ukraine piratz0r 
is it expected to say "expected"?
2016-03-15 13:27
#88
Sweden clyf 
GL
2016-03-15 13:59
Respect to fRoD but he should probably start his CSGO career by starting out low and humble like everyone else with a small team, slowly making his way to upper tiers instead of using his past fame to get in a team of a level that he cannot keep up with.
2016-03-15 14:07
slowly..hes a grandpa has no time to slow
2016-03-15 15:36
roca is literally wasting his talent with this team lol what an idiot.
2016-03-15 14:08
he is bound by contract he has no choice
2016-03-15 17:10
This is why you dont quit your day job as an old cs 1.6 pro to "come back" into cs:go.
2016-03-15 14:18
coL.1 cant even spell witmers nickname correctly
2016-03-15 15:02
Its cool how they handle player changes imo.
2016-03-15 15:28
#101
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Greece her-1g 
well they should hire gob b as igl, keep roca witmer and dephh and add 1 good backup player someone like what tck was in the beginning
2016-03-15 15:52
witmer is trash. col will continue to be bottom of the barrel
2016-03-15 17:09
deph and witmer solo Q heroes no? want to see them play vs eu teams
2016-03-15 17:16
#108
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Brazil Marcola 
Disband
2016-03-15 18:55
Good move
2016-03-15 19:41
FeelsGoodMan
2016-03-16 01:37
Nifty > witmer
2016-03-20 02:27
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