compLexity sign APE, release witmer

compLexity have officially signed Cory 'APE' Bate, formerly of Kaliber and a stand-in for compLexity at Northern Arena this past weekend, while also releasing Shawn 'witmer' Taylor from the lineup.

The first sign of changes in the compLexity lineup arose before Northern Arena, when it was revealed that the team's American player Shawn "witmer" Taylor would be unable to attend the event because of personal issues and that the team would bring Cory "APE" Bate of Kaliber as a stand-in instead.

This compLexity lineup surprised many by managing to defeat Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez's Rogue in the Group C decider match and by also taking Echo Fox to a close 2-1 series in the quarter-finals of the $100,000 event.


APE joins compLexity in a somewhat suspected move

After the event, rumours began to swirl that APE was not just a stand-in for Northern Arena but that the 24-year-old Canadian would officially join the roster and replace 20-year-old witmer, who has been with the team since early March after he replaced Danny "fRoD" Montaner on the lineup.

compLexity have now confirmed this roster move and also stated that APE will be on his way to coL's new team house in Denver, Colorado shortly.

compLexity's lineup has now lost its American flavour and looks as follows:

United Kingdom Rory "dephh" Jackson
United Kingdom Kia "Surreal" Man
Canada Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor
Canada Michael "Uber" Stapells
Canada Cory "APE" Bate

*Update: witmer has released a statement on Twitter where he mentions personal issues, including his father's health, impacting his gameplay lately; in addition, he is a free agent for the future.

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

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
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
Canada Cory 'APE' Bate
Cory 'APE' Bate
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
228
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
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
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' Man
Kia 'Surreal' Man
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
769
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
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
Canada Michael 'Uber' Stapells
Michael 'Uber' Stapells
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
395
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
LOL RIP WITMER HE EVEN SAID ON STREAM IT WOULDNT HAPPEN AND THEY WOULD TELL HIM IF IT WOULD LUL
2016-09-08 04:31
Yeah. His mods were getting all hot and bothered everytime someone put it up. Boom, he gets dropped. I really like his attitude going about it though. As someone as confident as he was that he wasn't getting dropped, he handled it well. Hope to see him pick up some consistency.
2016-09-08 19:23
witmer to tsm
2016-09-08 04:31
good team Kappa
2016-09-08 04:30
LUL
2016-09-08 04:31
Ez for mclovin
2016-09-08 04:33
#11
f0rest | 
United States Hollis 
APEAPEAPEAPEAPE
2016-09-08 04:33
expected
2016-09-08 04:33
Makes sense, they had there first decent result in the almost 2 years with APE instead of witmer
2016-09-08 04:33
dosent mean they will have, it was short journey
2016-09-08 05:04
The only direction this team can go it up, they are already rock bottom Might as well build off the one good result instead of the multiple bad ones
2016-09-08 05:05
#14
OCEAN | 
Jordan KKona 
so expected
2016-09-08 04:35
Two Brits. Three Canadians. ... THE COMMONWEALTH-PLEXITY. Edit: Petition to have coL's HLTV flag changed to the Commonwealth flag, pls. God Save the Queen.
2016-09-08 04:39
I like you :)
2016-09-08 12:13
This message was approved by Justin Trudeau
2016-09-08 19:24
Fakeflagger?
2016-09-08 23:47
You know your career is going nowhere when you get replaced by APE.
2016-09-08 04:40
Sad to see witmer go, but damn he just wasn't performing in coL. gl to APE
2016-09-08 04:47
APEAPEAPEAPEAPEAPE BEST PLAYER WORLD
2016-09-08 05:02
Statutory APE
2016-09-08 05:09
YEASSSSSSSSS!! STATUTORY_APE
2016-09-08 06:02
#24
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
lol
2016-09-08 05:19
#25
World ydjj 
who the hell are these people...
2016-09-08 06:02
witmer needed to go, that's for sure
2016-09-08 06:05
nice shitmer bb
2016-09-08 06:07
lmao
2016-09-08 06:14
#30
 | 
Brazil hugoooo 
UK/CA flag plz
2016-09-08 06:38
#31
 | 
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Actually he is better than witmer, expect better days to complexity now! Good luck boys!
2016-09-08 06:50
#32
 | 
Slovakia TatKo 
Not a big change tbh
2016-09-08 06:51
roca roca roca
2016-09-08 07:06
Is this ape statutory ape?
2016-09-08 07:43
No that is a different player entirely.
2016-09-08 08:15
Yes it is
2016-09-08 13:35
#36
 | 
United States y0rk 
As soon as I saw coL performing better without him that this move would happen. Hopefully Witmer can find a better fit somewhere else. Perhaps Selfless?
2016-09-08 08:41
nifty is a much better awper
2016-09-08 13:05
#37
 | 
United States ferdog 
expected. witmer doesn't belong on an epl team
2016-09-08 08:58
WHO?
2016-09-08 09:02
Empathy on HLTV? Nah.....
2016-09-08 10:54
"Bradley "androidx23" Fodor" Hodors brother?
2016-09-08 11:18
Just when I thought coL couldn't get any worse...
2016-09-08 12:19
#48
 | 
Sweden lagcats 
"ape" dat nickname tho
2016-09-08 13:11
I think he used to be called statutory ape. Pretty funny name imo.
2016-09-08 13:42
Teamhouse in colorado so they can smoke weed. Ez life
2016-09-08 14:58
Ez 4 HARAMBE the APE
2016-09-08 15:41
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