Jason Lake: "We will see if it's possible to attend the Americas Minor, but if not we will be ready to navigate the one in Europe"
Complexity owner Jason Lake has confirmed to HLTV.org that his team will attempt to qualify for the first Major of 2020 via the Americas Minor Championship.
The North American organisation formally completed their team on Wednesday with the double signing of Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke and Valentin "poizon" Vasilev, bringing the number of European players on the roster to three.
A rule introduced ahead of the StarLadder Major would allow a team to participate in a qualifier in a region other than their own "if the organizer can be convinced that there is a valid reason why the team would be unable to attend all required parts of the qualifier in their home region and why the team should be allowed to play the qualifier in the region."
An example of this situation, StarLadder adds, is a team that stays "in another region for at least two months prior to the start of the tournament" and that can prove that "this condition has not been created to be able to take part in a qualifier of another region."
With Complexity's headquarters being located in Frisco, Texas, the team will spend most of the year there and will compete in several North American leagues and tournaments. This would qualify the team to be granted an exception under the StarLadder Major's rules, but it is unclear at this point whether the qualifiers for the first Major of 2020 - which has not yet been announced - will follow the same guidelines.
"We will see if it's possible to attend the Americas Minor, but if not we'll be prepared to navigate the difficult one in Europe," Jason Lake told HLTV.org.
"Our goal was to build the best roster we could and I was not going to allow a difficult qualifier to deter us."