compLexity beat ex-Splyce to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 8

compLexity have qualified for the next season of the ESL Pro League after beating ex-Splyce 2-0 in the upper bracket final of the relegation stage, in Leicester.

Prior to the start of the first map, ex-Splyce were handed a heavy blow as David "⁠DAVEY⁠" Stafford was forced to sit the match out after feeling unwell, with team coach Zachary "⁠Eley⁠" Stauffer filling in for the Canadian.

Complexity jumped out to a 4-1 lead on the CT side of Inferno after instantly responding to their opponents' pistol round win. ex-Splyce's offence then kept the coL defence in check several rounds in a row, taking the lead thanks to a Ricardo "⁠Rickeh⁠" Mulholland clutch in a 1v5 situation.

ex-Splyce remained in the driving seat and brought the scoreline to 7-4, but Complexity tightened up their defence in the dying stages of the half to take a one-round lead into the break.

dephh & co will return to the Pro League

Now on the CT side, ex-Splyce picked up the pistol round thanks to a trio of headshots from Kory "⁠SEMPHIS⁠" Friesen, but, just like during the first half, Complexity rallied back immediately to retake the lead. For the rest of the half, Alec "⁠Slemmy⁠" White's troops ripped the defence apart, never allowing their opponents to really build up an economy, with a triple-kill from Jaccob "⁠yay⁠" Whiteaker in a post-plant on the A site putting the game to bed.

Next up was Mirage, where Complexity got off to a great start and took a commanding 11-4 lead after constantly shutting down any chances of ex-Splyce's players stringing rounds together. In the second half, a 1v2 clutch from Taylor "⁠Drone⁠" Johnson still gave the team some hope after they had lost the pistol round, but it would not take long for Complexity to regain control of proceedings and seal the win.

 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United Kingdom Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh 49 - 30 +19 87.5 1.40
United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteakeryay 37 - 33 +4 88.8 1.24
Canada Bradley 'ANDROID' FodorANDROID 38 - 26 +12 77.4 1.21
United States Alec 'Slemmy' WhiteSlemmy 31 - 30 +1 67.3 1.08
United States Andrew 'Professor_Chaos' HeintzProfessor_Chaos 30 - 32 -2 71.1 1.05
 ex-Splyce K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC 35 - 34 +1 77.6 1.10
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' FriesenSEMPHIS 31 - 38 -7 74.6 0.96
United States Taylor 'Drone' JohnsonDrone 33 - 40 -7 72.2 0.93
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh 28 - 34 -6 63.2 0.90
United States Zachary 'Eley' StaufferEley 22 - 39 -17 50.7 0.67

United States Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
Jaccob 'yay' Whiteaker
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
653
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
United States Zachary 'Eley' Stauffer
Zachary 'Eley' Stauffer
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
148
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
United States Alec 'Slemmy' White
Alec 'Slemmy' White
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
445
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
772
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
United States Taylor 'Drone' Johnson
Taylor 'Drone' Johnson
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
820
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Canada David 'DAVEY' Stafford
David 'DAVEY' Stafford
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
708
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
#1
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Poland HotMuslim
not bad #FazeUP
2018-05-10 14:40
1 reply
Expected Faze is overrated
2018-05-10 14:51
#2
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United States ascendaNt88
nice!
2018-05-10 14:38
happy day for me
2018-05-10 14:38
8 replies
Luckily your fav team wins something
2018-05-10 14:40
5 replies
#16
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Brazil LaicaBoss
yeah, your fav team will need much more luck as well
2018-05-10 14:52
4 replies
Fav team can be misinterpreted as favela team. Please avoid this abbreviation in the feature. - HLTV conduct surveillance
2018-05-10 16:27
3 replies
#24
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Brazil LaicaBoss
No, it be can't misinterpreted because you have a context to consider. Nice try btw
2018-05-10 16:48
2 replies
Context? What is context? I thought this was HLTV.
2018-05-10 18:37
1 reply
#29
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Brazil LaicaBoss
well, it's not my problem if you don't consider it
2018-05-10 20:52
#20
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Germany Cyasera
And that with a retired player and an analyst... With Shahzam and Stan they might even be able to play for a spot at the LAN finals next season.
2018-05-10 15:19
1 reply
That's what I'm hoping for. That line-up looks so strong atm. They slipped recently against eU, but we'll have to wait and see in the future!
2018-05-10 15:32
Professor_Chaos top 1 hltv 2018
2018-05-10 14:38
very good with 2 stand-ins and very nice comeback against swag and his bois
2018-05-10 14:39
thanos is right
2018-05-10 14:39
1 reply
yes
2018-05-10 14:40
ez
2018-05-10 14:39
#8
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Malaysia byaIi
Slemmy +1 GOD
2018-05-10 14:39
#11
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Belgium HLTVnewfag
nice that they kept their spot
2018-05-10 14:43
#12
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North America natEdog
coL gonna be tier 1 again here soon. Mark these words
2018-05-10 14:44
#13
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World smash143
Bold prediction: The current coL will crack the top 25 this year. Their strongest roster is many years.
2018-05-10 14:44
1 reply
I agree, Shahzam and Stanislaw will really boost the team. May even make it past Top 25
2018-05-10 14:49
and still.. UK CS XD
2018-05-10 14:56
#18
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Turkmenistan Autista
ez for slemmy
2018-05-10 14:57
coL on TOP again <3
2018-05-10 15:05
#22
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United Kingdom cowbunga
Ez for Dephh
2018-05-10 16:15
If you lose to a team with slemmy AND pc its time to fucking disband
2018-05-10 17:11
Torqued lost to Swole Patrol. Brb killing myself
2018-05-10 17:26
Pretty easy win for UK. Also sad to see Rickeh has fallen so far, he's way better than this team.
2018-05-10 18:09
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