stanislaw: "It is going to be up to n0thing to see where he wants to take this"

We caught up with Peter "⁠stanislaw⁠" Jarguz after Complexity managed a two-map upset victory over NRG, staying alive at IEM Katowice 2019.

After opening the tournament with losses to Astralis and MIBR, Complexity were set to fight another favorite for the playoffs, NRG, for their tournament lives. In the North American derby, Complexity came out on top, 2-0, after overtimes on both Nuke and Cache.

Skipping the next Minor is a big relief for compLexity

In the aftermath of his team's victory, we sat down with stanislaw to discuss the roster changes, what Ricardo "⁠Rickeh⁠" Mulholland and Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert bring to the side, and the in-game leader's 45-kill performance on Nuke.

Going back to the roster changes that you made, adding n0thing as kind of a stand-in thing and bringing in Rickeh. Can you tell me about what was behind that, why you decided to change people and why you decided for these two players that you have right now?

So aside from the Major from last year, we achieved nothing with that roster. I think we went through all options as a team, changing roles, spots, and all that stuff. Once you exhaust all options on your team, you kind of have to make a change because the pieces of the puzzle just don't fit together. We knew we wanted Rickeh because he was available and he is a great player, we all knew that. And then n0thing was good timing, I guess. He was bouncing between analyst roles and doing production stuff, we contacted him and he still wanted to play, and I'm super happy we got both of them.

Is the n0thing thing long-term, short-term, what is the deal there? Because people mainly think he is here just for the Major, is the possibility for him to stay?

We still don't know the answer. It is going to be up to him to see where he wants to take this. It is all his personal life which he has to figure out.

Talking about Rickeh, he is someone that used to AWP, secondary AWP. In this team, at least in these couple of maps, we didn't see that much AWPing from him. So what is the role you see him fitting in?

What has impressed me the most about Rickeh is his versatility. Since we brought him in, I think we changed his role 4-5 times. First he was secondary AWPing and then we took him away from that because we didn't really need a secondary AWPer, we already have dephh who was AWPing before. I also wanted to try stepping up in AWPing because I've done it in the past. So we changed Rickeh out of that role and he has been one of the best teammates ever, not complaining once, just plugging into those spots and doing his job.

The first two events you had were the iBUYPOWER Masters and the ELEAGUE Invitational. Obviously it didn't go that well, that is why coming into this event people didn't expect much from you. What was your mentality after that, what did you think about the team after the first two events?

The first two events were terrible, we finished last in both. iBUYPOWER had its own problems, I won't go into that, so we just kind of wrote that event off, and for ELEAGUE, again, we didn't have much practice between the two events and we were just a few weeks old after those two tournaments. So now that we have a whole bootcamp under our belts, we have a few months of practice, now we are showing what we are actually capable of. And, so far, we haven't done too well here. We've beat NRG 2-0, which is great, they are a good team, but we just have to keep practicing. It is not a enough time yet, we need a bit more.

Going into the last Major, a few of you mentioned the bootcamp being a big thing for you, evolving, figuring out stuff. What was the bootcamp before this Major like? What did you discover about the team?

For the bootcamp, we finally figured out where everyone is going to play, who is going to be AWPing, all that stuff. Then we just used the nine days to put it all into practice. We scrimmed 6-7 times a day and then you just talk CS all day, every day, and you just improve super-fast.

Tell me about picking Nuke against Astralis. A lot of people obviously thought it was kind of silly since they are undefeated for a year, what was your logic there?

I'm the one that suggested we should try to pick Nuke. They haven't played it in an official in two months so I figured that they are not so practiced in officials on it, they didn't have much chance because everyone just bans it. And in the recent bootcamp, things have been going well for us on most maps so I figured why not try it out. It didn't work out, but I guess against Astralis you kind of have to take risks.

Obviously, NRG then picked Nuke against you, in the elimination match, with big stakes. Do you think that played into your hand pretty well, since you consider that a good map for you guys?

I think we play all maps currently, so we are just happy with whatever goes down. I think that they didn't expect us to ban Train for some reason, they were taking a long time during the veto process, but they picked Nuke. And the way things work here is you get to then choose the starting side, so we had CT which was kind of cool. And then we took our map which was Cache, and we are just confident now, on all maps.

You had 45 kills on Nuke, an overtime game. It was a bit better than just a "good game" from you, so what inspired you to play so well?

Nothing really, I didn't really look at how many kills I'm getting, I was just doing my thing really, making the calls, making sure we are doing the right thing. I actually think we should've closed out that match sooner than we did, towards the end, it was 14-something when we were set-up for a lobby push and CeRq opened the door late and picked off ShahZam. We should've been ready for that. But I don't really care about my individual performance, I'm just happy we won.

You managed at least one win, which means you are not going back to the Minor, you are in the next Major cycle already. Is that some weight lifted off your shoulders now?

It is a huge relief, you have to play less CS, and knowing that the next Major in Berlin is right after the player break, hopefully, we will get a nice little break now. Less CS is better just so you can come better prepared.

Anything to add, did we go over everything?

No, just thank you to the fans and keep on supporting us.

Australia Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
Ricardo 'Rickeh' Mulholland
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United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
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Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
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pls lose to faze, thanks
2019-02-22 01:46
2019-02-22 01:46
tweeday | 
New Zealand Rabb5t 
up to nothing
2019-02-22 01:47
2019-02-22 07:27
Germany JeanKanne 
rip pickems wp to col tho was a nice match to watch
2019-02-22 01:48
F*ck CoL RIP pickems, anyway 1-3
2019-02-22 01:49
tweeday | 
New Zealand Rabb5t 
Blame NRG
2019-02-22 08:19
Not a win by col yes a choke from NRG this interview makes no sense
2019-02-22 01:50
Spain Silber_ 
Gl n0thing
2019-02-22 01:51
Are they gonna go 1-3 just to throw our pickem or what
2019-02-22 01:52
Other Zytoep 
I mean, if they went 2-3 that would mess up everyone's pick 'ems even more
2019-02-22 01:57
The ultimate troll.
2019-02-22 02:01
Nice from coL but really sad for my pick'em
2019-02-22 01:54
Brazil davidzor 
I really like coL as an org but I dislike very much its currently players.
2019-02-22 01:59
France LanaRhoades 
I like n0thing
2019-02-22 02:51
2019-02-22 05:30
Brazil davidzor 
Oh yes, It's just that I don't consider him one of their players because he's as a stand-in, but yeah Jordan is great.
2019-02-22 15:52
Brazil Dedstars 
fuck my pick, col eternal underdogs...
2019-02-22 02:30
nrg eternal chokers
2019-02-22 02:40
Brazil Dedstars 
lol chokers boot on it. I never imagined NRG 0-3 sincerely.
2019-02-22 03:11
i actually had them to qualify, imagine that
2019-02-22 03:12
Brazil Dedstars 
so, I think almost everyone pick where I watched, they put them passing
2019-02-22 03:18
what a blunder. -HenryG, 2019
2019-02-22 03:20
Brazil Dedstars 
lol, And what do you think MIBR or NIP?
2019-02-22 03:24
dunno. based on current performance i'd say nip over mibr but i very much hope for mibr to win
2019-02-22 03:26
Brazil Dedstars 
Really ? would you like MIBR to win? I believe that it will be disputed, we will depend on the cold, if it shines we have chance, if not shine and gg NIP
2019-02-22 03:37
United States FlagMaster 
I don’t really like Rickeh in this roster but I think they should keep N0thing long term for his veteran experience. I’d love to see Complexity try to bring in Tarik and or Smooya and this roster will be a legit top 20 team and not a one hit wonder
2019-02-22 02:45
>top 20 >bring smooya in Pick one
2019-02-22 03:26
No smooya ffs
2019-02-22 04:07
I remember when rikeh was a good player. It kinda sucks to see him roped into role playing That said, smooya and tarik would actually make this a new premier NA team. Stanislaw is not the best out there as we saw from his time on liquid, but hes perfectly capable of leading a top 20 team
2019-02-22 04:26
Myanmar xdcc 
Smooya wants to be the main awper. Ain't happening with shahzam on the team.
2019-02-22 13:43
United States FlagMaster 
True then Tarik is probably the must get player
2019-02-22 14:36
gl in the future
2019-02-22 02:49
They ruined a legendary name
2019-02-22 03:03
it's been ruined for quite a while my man
2019-02-22 03:26
Ruined since after fRoD in 1.6
2019-02-22 12:38
"So aside from the Major from last year, we achieved nothing with that roster" Nice pun rofl
2019-02-22 03:03
Finland Smoonah 
such a toolbag comment. Just get 1-3 already by Faze and quit dragging it out.
2019-02-22 03:26
Because n0thing plays with them I root for them now, but at least to some degree agree with #27. coL used to be such a legendary team (trip, frod, sunman, storm, warden) and would be nice to see them gate a beast lineup again some day.
2019-02-22 03:52
Kazakhstan k4harman 
lucky noobs. go fakin out of this major.
2019-02-22 04:11
I like n0thing!
2019-02-22 07:22
Well, so far, n0thing is the second highest rated player on coL and for someone who has played so little at tier 1 lans the past 2 years I think he deserves a shot. He's a legend in CS history and I think still has a bit more to prove. Give the man a shot!
2019-02-22 07:53
France cedd 
cutting android was a big mistake. i hope they bring him back. smooya for dephh would also likely be an upgrade
2019-02-22 08:24
Did you guys forgot that complexity had won 3 last games against NRG? And still complexity had 5.00 odds, thx NRG fanboyz <3
2019-02-22 09:02
2019-02-22 09:46
Didnt really trust in NRG, but both teams ruined my pickem. Fuck.
2019-02-22 09:49
Sounds like n0thing is set in stone.
2019-02-22 10:00
Finland Misttaa 
Bring back yay and Android and complexity will be good
2019-02-22 10:01
valde | 
Denmark QBE_ 
NRG omegalul
2019-02-22 10:25
2019-02-22 11:05
Denmark MakeItHappen 
FeelsGoodMan when almost all of the chat spamming complexity 0-3 , underestimating n0thing and co. look where they give u now? another rip pick em >:)
2019-02-22 11:58
TLDR: I dont really care about my personal performance coz my back hurts like hell right now
2019-02-22 11:58
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