Complexity oust fnatic from Flashpoint 3

Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer's team has escaped early elimination from the first Regional Major Ranking event.

Complexity have advanced to the second round of the Flashpoint 3 lower bracket after securing a 2-0 victory over fnatic, who have exited the tournament in joint-last place. The European mixture now await their next opponent, the loser of the upper-bracket quarter-final match between G2 and Heroic, whom they will face on Friday.

After the match, the cameras in fnatic's facility told the story of the Swedish team's struggles as of late, showing the players sitting motionless, staring into nothing or with their faces in their hands. The last-place finish at the first European RMR event came as yet another tough blow to the squad, who are now ranked only 25th in the world following a series of early exits at 2021's biggest tournaments.

"We play a lot against [fnatic], and last year at the beginning of the year we struggled a lot against them in a couple of matches, so we definitely had our problems with them," blameF said about facing fnatic. "I feel like they were a little bit more on point individually back then, and I also know they do a lot of the same stuff, so maybe they're not adding a lot of new stuff — I'm not sure, honestly. I do know they play fairly similar, but I also see that they've changed up positions lately, so maybe they're trying to do something about that."

poizon spearheaded Complexity's triumph over fnatic

Complexity came out of the gates swinging on the T side of Mirage. A forcebuy win kickstarted a massive run for the European mixture, with Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke finding entries across the map to put his team in early advantages time and time again and spearhead a convincing performance in the first half.

There was little hope for fnatic when they switched over to the offense down 4-11, but the Swedish side rallied against the odds with an unanswered eight-round run to take their first lead in the match since they won the opening pistol. It all came crashing down once they ran into a saved weapon in the hands of William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba, however, with the American's quad-kill breathing life back into Complexity as they claimed the opener 16-12 from then on.

Another solid start from blameF & co. put the pressure on fnatic and the Swedes crumbled, unable to find any momentum as they went down 4-11 once again. A comeback wasn't on the cards for Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim's team this time, with Complexity closing the map before things got sweaty at 16-10.

Flashpoint 3Best of 3
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15th May 2021
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Mirage
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16
Inferno
10
 Complexity K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
50 - 33 +17 101.6 1.49
44 - 25 +19 88.4 1.37
43 - 37 +6 84.1 1.25
39 - 32 +7 73.6 1.11
37 - 35 +2 68.5 1.02
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
40 - 39 +1 83.2 1.12
39 - 42 -3 85.6 1.02
37 - 44 -7 68.7 0.91
27 - 49 -22 54.3 0.58
18 - 41 -23 48.2 0.55
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
820
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1319
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
661
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
Pog
2021-05-15 23:40
7 replies
-jks
2021-05-15 23:40
6 replies
jks, RUSH and k0nfig only good players in CoL
2021-05-15 23:41
3 replies
delusional
2021-05-15 23:43
keita best
2021-05-15 23:44
1 reply
#67
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Indonesia lumayan
+1
2021-05-16 09:11
No please don't say that! I'm so sad and angry now 😔🤬
2021-05-15 23:47
1 reply
bro kick jks , he come in extremum and ez major semi finals
2021-05-16 00:33
#2
sh1ro | 
Argentina Xaby
press F
2021-05-15 23:40
2 replies
f
2021-05-15 23:53
1 reply
n
2021-05-16 08:44
News about changes when? 1 weeek? two weeks?
2021-05-15 23:41
3 replies
two weeks from now: Fnatic to cease operations
2021-05-16 01:11
2 replies
two weeks from now: JW signs new 4-year contract with Fnatic
2021-05-16 05:40
1 reply
lmao
2021-05-16 06:15
SAD!
2021-05-15 23:40
#6
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Israel Putin69
#freekrimz
2021-05-15 23:41
1 reply
+1
2021-05-15 23:42
I feel so sad for JW and co. They genuinely looked so sad afterwards, please just respect them for now
2021-05-15 23:41
8 replies
With all respect, it's time for him and golden to go. They're carrying the team down too much.
2021-05-15 23:44
7 replies
+1 Sad but I have to admit that too. I wish I could see old jw again, the confident one but I guess I'll never see him that way again.
2021-05-15 23:45
JW has always been my favorite player in this game since 2015 but it is true. He is damaging his status staying in this team as week as he is as a player right now.
2021-05-15 23:53
i would replace golden first, give jw a couple more months
2021-05-15 23:55
4 replies
JW has been nearly irrelevant since 2015. He really struggled at points last year, and then kind of recovered, and now he's even worse than back then. The point I'm making is: JW's had literal years to improve and hasn't. It's time for fnatic to move on.
2021-05-16 00:25
3 replies
+1 Even if he wasnt terrible in those years he was avarage at best. As big org as Fnatic they should just -jw
2021-05-16 00:33
1 reply
There's a pretty solid reason that fnatic have been sparse on results since 2015, and JW's a large part of that equation, no matter how you look at it.
2021-05-16 02:22
i know that and you are right in every way but i really dont want him to leave a part of me still believes he will return to form again but it probably wont happen
2021-05-16 11:43
Golden
2021-05-15 23:41
no surprise here
2021-05-15 23:41
ezzzzz
2021-05-15 23:42
Sad but expected
2021-05-15 23:42
expected since flashpoint started
2021-05-15 23:42
#15
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Brazil F_FOR_MIBR
F_FOR_FNATIC
2021-05-15 23:42
lol disband
2021-05-15 23:44
fnatic so bad
2021-05-15 23:45
#23
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North America joeS
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell 0.58 ADR Maikil 'Golden' Selim 0.55 ADR
2021-05-15 23:48
3 replies
#47
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Germany Xrageon
You know what ADR means?
2021-05-16 01:06
2 replies
#54
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Norway JakkeJ
It shows irrelevance and JW is topping that.
2021-05-16 03:22
1 reply
#68
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Germany Xrageon
Drunk?
2021-05-16 11:29
jw needs to retire and focus on his streaming future with his friend loba and blackeagle
2021-05-15 23:48
2 replies
+1 JW needs to gain his old confidence back and turn to old JW, the one who didn't give a shit and was a legend
2021-05-15 23:49
1 reply
Yeah, he should come back in another team, fnatic is not working for and with him.
2021-05-15 23:54
#26
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Belarus ChecksOut
Sadge
2021-05-15 23:52
get rid of jw and golden already
2021-05-15 23:53
5 replies
First JW - they have to find a new IGL before they could release golden. Jackinho, Brollan and KRIMZ look nice tough.
2021-05-15 23:55
4 replies
at this point i think anyone can do it better than golden. But yeah they do need to find a new IGL very soon.
2021-05-16 00:03
3 replies
It is a huge risk bit they should consider LNZ. He might be cheap and a good fix.
2021-05-16 00:08
2 replies
#62
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Denmark twinseN
True LNZ been looking good
2021-05-16 07:37
#74
Polin | 
Europe Daudy
Rusty is also someone that could work for them
2021-05-16 16:57
-Golden +forest or lekro if possible. forest would be good as igl because of his experiance and with lekro JW and Krimz could do the calling with a player who can actually frag and defend bombsites.
2021-05-15 23:58
3 replies
LekrO and forest won’t leave dignitas - why should they? It might be a risk bit they should try out LNZ. Start from nothing.
2021-05-16 00:09
1 reply
Well, Dev1ce downgraded for personal reasons and Lekr0 have played in fnatic before. I haven't seen LNZ much but i do know that Jackinho have been playing good and consistant. It might be worth trying LNZ or Peppzor.
2021-05-19 09:37
Why would they leave Dignitas? At this point Dignitas is a better team than Fnatic.
2021-05-16 00:41
#34
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Europe _Aurora_
Sad for fnatic
2021-05-15 23:59
1 reply
Sadge
2021-05-16 00:38
Golden and JW go byebye
2021-05-16 00:03
That mirage comeback ☹️
2021-05-16 00:08
1 reply
Valve ruined Astralis 6 major title. They stopped major championships to avoid Astralis major winstreak. Illuminati talked to Gaben for some reasons.
2021-05-16 00:37
golden please pack your bags
2021-05-16 00:17
#49
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Portugal dracø
it's time fnatic
2021-05-16 01:43
#50
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United States _intaKe
fnatic losing ;-;
2021-05-16 01:47
Watch fnatic go up in the ranking just because they participated in flashpoint, lmao.
2021-05-16 01:48
1 reply
what?
2021-05-16 05:00
I dont understan what fnatic do. Only btollan and krimz normal players whao need other 3?
2021-05-16 02:46
#55
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United States ekwi
JW or golden are just not fit for tier 1 at the moment. maybe they can be the grizzled veterans in a team with 3 young guns in tier 3 CS, something like galaxy racer or so. And then they can build back up. Maybe their remaining time in CSGO will be spent mentoring the next gen, or maybe they could even get their individual level up again. Hell, if rpk could hold his weight in vitality for as long as he did, before finally leaving, maybe golden and JW can do it too, in a team in the future.
2021-05-16 04:27
How did golden become so bad?
2021-05-16 05:49
Jw is pretty much like get_right at this point. Both players remained in their respective teams wayyy longer than they should have (jw still continues to).
2021-05-16 06:41
Sad so see fnatic in such a slump, actually horrible.
2021-05-16 06:59
Wow
2021-05-16 08:18
#64
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India slavloli
JW bot, kick when? Maybe Fnatic doesn't care about their csgo roster anymore
2021-05-16 08:21
Golden 0.73 rating past 3 month, the lowest rating i’ve seen
2021-05-16 08:44
krimz tried so hard already cry with me everybody ;'(
2021-05-16 12:19
-JW and later -Golden Golden’s strength is his IGL skills due his teammates, but eventhough you’re IGL you cant record 0.5 hltv rating in every match.
2021-05-16 12:33
-Jw0nderch0ld -s0lver +2 young new swedish talents
2021-05-16 13:52
#73
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Poland SebL
Complexity is still making some stupid mistakes that lose them rounds a lot of the times. But fnatic man, do they really think that they can be good with Golden and JW in the roster? Seems funny.
2021-05-16 14:48
2 replies
The problem is Golden. JW don't want to make his iconic plays because of being worried that if he dies Golden isn't the player who would get a 2k like flusha. I think it's mostly mentaly for JW at the moment.
2021-05-19 09:43
1 reply
#78
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Poland SebL
I don't know if it's mental or no, but what I know is that he has to go, he has never been that bad before.
2021-05-19 18:08
the lack of complexity make fnatic stay static
2021-05-16 20:19
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