Complexity to use a stand-in in ESL Pro League as k0nfig deals with wrist injury*

Niels Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen is expected to step into the European roster again until Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke recovers.

Update: Complexity have confirmed that k0nfig is currently recovering from a hand injury after a minor accident and that the team will use a stand-in until further notice.


Complexity will be forced to use a stand-in during ESL Pro League Season 14 after k0nfig suffered an injury to his wrist in the lead-up to the event, HLTV.org has learned.

It's unclear for how long k0nfig will be out of action, but until he recovers, NaToSaphiX is expected to step into the roster. He was added to Complexity's official lineup as a substitute only a few days ahead of the start of their campaign in the tournament.

k0nfig's wrist injury will put him out of action for some time

The loss of k0nfig will come as a tough blow to Complexity's chances in ESL Pro League, as the Dane has been one of their best players, averaging a 1.13 rating in 2021. The European side were looking to turn their luck around in the $750,000 competition, having just brought in Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen to replace William "⁠RUSH⁠" Wierzba during the off-season with hopes of improving their form following an unremarkable year so far.

The Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer-led side have been placed in Group B, which is set to kick off on Saturday, August 21. Complexity will first face the two lowest-ranked teams of the group in forZe and SINNERS before they take on group favorites G2, Virtus.pro, and finally OG.

NaToSaphiX is no stranger to Complexity, having previously stood in for them in the playoffs of ESL Pro League Season 12 and in IEM New York back in late 2020 as a temporary replacement for Owen "⁠oBo⁠" Schlatter, who had decided to step down.

The 24-year-old also played alongside blameF and the team's new addition, es3tag, in 2019, when the trio briefly represented Heroic together and most notably placed in the top eight at ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals and at ESL One Cologne 2019. NaToSaphiX is currently teamless after his short stint with GORILLAZ came to an end in July.

Denmark Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Patrick 'es3tag' Hansen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1167
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
Denmark Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Niels Christian 'NaToSaphiX' Sillassen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
913
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.61
United States Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Owen 'oBo' Schlatter
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
702
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1360
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
no shot
2021-08-17 00:19
13 replies
USE RUSH NOT NATO
2021-08-17 00:21
12 replies
#29
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United States Festive_
Rush is in NA I think
2021-08-17 00:23
11 replies
Natosaphix is the best standin in csgo history, he is too good
2021-08-17 00:57
10 replies
#69
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United States StubdUrToe
Literally started dying man ur real good at sarcasm
2021-08-17 01:01
6 replies
COL CHRISJ
2021-08-17 01:10
5 replies
Has Chrisj said something about his future?
2021-08-17 01:30
3 replies
#161
HS | 
Austria luxxnn
Yea he will change to be a professional vaccine and corona conspiracist
2021-08-17 10:59
2 replies
#187
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Europe josephcs
ChrisJ is a conspiracist?
2021-08-17 14:39
1 reply
#200
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United States urm@m
idk but he looks like one
2021-08-17 17:55
+1
2021-08-17 03:07
nah it would be "Mr. Worldwide" FejtZ
2021-08-17 04:18
1 reply
#133
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Russia d0lbaeb
Yeah lmao
2021-08-17 08:21
s1mple is better stand-in
2021-08-17 09:02
Rip
2021-08-17 00:19
10 replies
CoL might be the unluckiest team in terms of injuries, sickness, and roster issues. Their original roster had so much potential they just never seemed to recover from things like poizon surgery or obo leaving((
2021-08-17 00:34
4 replies
Literally had the same thought after reading this. Well put, friend!
2021-08-17 02:24
1 reply
Thank you mens))
2021-08-17 18:48
#145
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Sri Lanka arsigod
Sure 😕 rip Col
2021-08-17 09:05
true, its a bit an anti climax juggernaut
2021-08-17 11:00
this. ffs
2021-08-17 07:40
#130
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Czech Republic JameS_19
I feel exactly the same. Look, I always want to cheer for complexity, the team looks so good, I always want to see their matches, I like the team a lot. But it’s fucking annoying to see the team with those stand-ins. oBo left, and they were playing for around a month with stand-in. Poizon had his injury, and they were playing for around 3 months with stand-in. Then once he came back, they won their group in BLAST, and the beat NaVi and VP in EPL. Now k0nfig is out. Bro it’s so annoying to watch how you aren’t getting 100% out of them, when the have stand-in, since stand-in doesn’t know all their strats, he isn’t playing with them for long, it never works as good, you will never get 100% out of them like this. It’s really hard to cheer for them.
2021-08-17 07:53
3 replies
Thing is it's not even their fault lmao, Someone keeps Getting injured Or have troubles with Travelling Every event
2021-08-17 17:43
2 replies
#203
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Czech Republic JameS_19
I am not saying that it is their fault, but its not annoying. I really like this team, its so hard to watch them when you know they cant play on 100%
2021-08-17 18:57
1 reply
Yeah Ik, Always not being able to Perform fully may sound absurd but Its reality, Always a handicap every event, painful
2021-08-17 19:09
#3
ropz | 
United States dAGoD
coldzera
2021-08-17 00:19
last place inc!
2021-08-17 00:19
9 replies
#123
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China RADNIKEY
It’s last place corporation technically
2021-08-17 06:53
8 replies
he meant inc = incoming
2021-08-17 08:18
7 replies
r/woosh
2021-08-17 09:45
6 replies
REDDIT USER OMEGALUL
2021-08-17 10:56
5 replies
+1
2021-08-17 12:16
HLTV USER OMEGALUL What you gonna do? Complain how you are stuck in DMG because of your bad teammates? or -[INSERT NAME] everytime your favourite team losses ONE match???
2021-08-21 00:18
3 replies
You're also an hltv user, and gtfo, ty
2021-08-21 00:34
2 replies
Unlike you, I don't check HLTV daily, also I'll include trigger warning for you next time
2021-08-21 00:36
1 reply
Your baiting game is weak, stop malding and go sleep weirdo
2021-08-21 00:38
#5
Craft | 
Brazil MlNE
cool
2021-08-17 00:19
1 reply
Bro this fake excuse has been used in the past too🤣🤣 Olof wrist Guardian wrist surgery So is krimz ….😂😂
2021-08-17 22:54
#6
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Finland ManLikeRopz
GOD stand-in
2021-08-17 00:19
#7
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Czech Republic Tr3jx_S
EZ 4 SINNERS
2021-08-17 00:19
#8
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Peru tosta
the god stand in does it again
2021-08-17 00:19
Ez4Nato
2021-08-17 00:19
unluko kkkkkk
2021-08-17 00:19
ez stand-in
2021-08-17 00:20
#12
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Slovakia Daev0n
Damn I was really looking forward to es3tag's debut
2021-08-17 00:20
#13
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France Uexo
oof that hurts
2021-08-17 00:20
1 reply
#113
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France Uexo
good recovery to him first tho
2021-08-17 05:50
rip fantasy participants :-)
2021-08-17 00:20
8 replies
Thought the same
2021-08-17 01:19
5 replies
#84
nitr0 | 
United States Zake_
I picked konfig so unlucko to me
2021-08-17 01:21
4 replies
#95
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United States Trapper20
Same :( not only is he out, but we get -3 points, we don't get points for NaTo, and we can't reassign boosters. pls fix
2021-08-17 02:20
#101
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Romania Anqhor
me too, very sad day
2021-08-17 03:22
2 replies
picked Konfig and es3tag... now they will get 0-5 in group stage... GG
2021-08-17 09:54
1 reply
#156
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Poland B0rdo
same
2021-08-17 10:36
+1
2021-08-17 11:11
I think the -3 for him being eliminated is probably more than I'd get from my role and booster choices
2021-08-17 11:41
#15
ropz | 
Brazil oBraga
Wanker
2021-08-17 00:20
WHAT THE FUCK This team is literally cursed, they all came to Serbia and now this happens Get well soon anyway K0nfig
2021-08-17 00:22
natosaphix = professional standin
2021-08-17 00:21
#19
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Professional Stand-In CSGO Pro back into action! unluko for Complexity fans
2021-08-17 00:21
Nooo
2021-08-17 00:21
#21
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Poland B0rdo
sadge
2021-08-17 00:21
#22
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Serbia who_asked
NATO invasion again
2021-08-17 00:21
we've all been there k0nfig get well soon
2021-08-17 00:21
omg i'm soo lucky i didnt put him in my fantasy team
2021-08-17 00:21
2 replies
i literally tried like 2 lineups that had him because he was so worth it, thank god somehow my final lineup ended up not having k0nfig or any other coL player
2021-08-17 00:33
1 reply
+1 although i have es3tag as a support i think he will do a good job
2021-08-17 00:36
#25
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United States kami917
Hope it’s not Olof tier
2021-08-17 00:22
this team is officially cursed. you CANNOT change my opinion.
2021-08-17 00:22
1 reply
Absolutely, can't bring myself to be a fan when their fortunes are this bad
2021-08-17 00:34
sad, hopefully k0nfig fully recovers and he can come back in good form soon.
2021-08-17 00:23
1 reply
hopefully is not that big of a deal
2021-08-17 00:31
use ptr
2021-08-17 00:23
i'm predicting a 0.86 average rated performance by natosaphix following by several tweets saying how he's very motivated to finding a good team at the top level
2021-08-17 00:23
5 replies
hahahahaha
2021-08-17 00:27
Xd
2021-08-17 00:30
After he will join a t2 team, he will leave after telling us that he was the best player.
2021-08-17 00:45
+1
2021-08-17 01:14
savage
2021-08-17 01:38
#31
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Spain Nepomu
Well they not winning a single game then
2021-08-17 00:23
I feel bad for them there always having to use stand-ins.
2021-08-17 00:24
#33
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Russia pochesun
omg, not again. Col, why you always do it to me???
2021-08-17 00:24
#34
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Germany sniffy1997
nice braindead player k0nfig is not playing pro league.
2021-08-17 00:26
Rip. Best Col player
2021-08-17 00:26
They will not win a single map now lmfao.
2021-08-17 00:26
OH FOR FUCK SAKE, NOT NATOSAPHIX PLS GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
2021-08-17 00:28
gg
2021-08-17 00:28
coL T side is fucked LOL no K0nfig or Rush going in first for BaitF
2021-08-17 00:28
1 reply
#41
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Australia Dadecum
es3tag entry bitch roles jks follow up headhunter nato throw nades baitf on other side of map
2021-08-17 00:30
!gg
2021-08-17 00:31
#44
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Germany JonnyEGood
wrist injury from signing Astralis papers :(
2021-08-17 00:31
LMAO it's always Nato isnt it
2021-08-17 00:33
gg rip col
2021-08-17 00:34
#51
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Australia Zilox
My fantasy team noooooo
2021-08-17 00:35
2 replies
+1 same, but I root for Complexity and Nato too, I know he has potential :D.
2021-08-17 00:38
#181
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
Oof, feels bad
2021-08-17 13:50
#54
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Brazil setsz
rip fantasy
2021-08-17 00:38
Does Nato ever have a proper team or is he always a stand-in lmao
2021-08-17 00:40
1 reply
Nato = matt damon, no full movies only cameo, no perma team, only standins
2021-08-17 03:32
RIP COOMPLEXITY
2021-08-17 00:40
#58
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Australia Cheesle2
every single time :(
2021-08-17 00:46
Nice to see nato again))
2021-08-17 00:47
I HATE EVERYTHING IM GONNA CRY SO HARD OMGFG
2021-08-17 00:48
1 reply
it's ok mens they'll win other tournaments :(
2021-08-17 00:50
#61
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Finland H0rnPub
fking coomer ruined my fantasy team
2021-08-17 00:50
1 reply
hahaha
2021-08-17 00:51
expected
2021-08-17 00:55
#66
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Peru Alexvalper
I had him and Xyp9x :)
2021-08-17 00:57
#67
OK | 
Brazil okemas
coldzera inc
2021-08-17 00:59
hey i can be your stand in 7k hours lvl 1 but i play like lvl 3 tho Supreme on wingman 1st on retakes 0,85KD past 20 matches on faceit also better than simple becouse i dont bait
2021-08-17 00:59
1 reply
Xd
2021-08-17 01:28
Nice,that's another win for VP. Thanks mr konfig
2021-08-17 01:01
too much...
2021-08-17 01:03
the end of the tournament for Col((( sadge
2021-08-17 01:07
#73
b1t | 
Germany Droidd
most unlucky team
2021-08-17 01:08
Nato professional stand-in already
2021-08-17 01:08
#75
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Finland AliSabid
rip
2021-08-17 01:08
#76
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Chile cristiaan
sad
2021-08-17 01:09
-poizon +nato permanent solution poizon so bad please god
2021-08-17 01:10
Natosaphix lul
2021-08-17 01:16
Nato the forever stand-in guy
2021-08-17 01:19
that explains why they were playing with a random guy in practise and konfig wasn't there.
2021-08-17 01:18
#85
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Portugal Troll_JuJu
why is it always natosaphix??????
2021-08-17 01:25
1 reply
#173
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Friends with BlameF, guy is always free cause never a permanent member of any team and is actually good as a standin, lol.
2021-08-17 12:30
#86
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Hong Kong sti11fac
Bet365 gonna refund ropz vs konfig bets?
2021-08-17 01:27
natosaphix is cromen of 2021:(
2021-08-17 01:28
#91
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
so basically 2 awpers 2 lurkers and 1 sudo support player
2021-08-17 01:52
3 replies
Aggressive rifler/entry 😂😂😂
2021-08-17 06:40
2 replies
#121
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Malaysia AtPdTrZ
roles in this team i tell you don't make sense
2021-08-17 06:47
1 reply
For sure, but I don't expect the roster to be the same at the end of the year.
2021-08-17 06:54
EZ4PROFESSIONALSTANDIN
2021-08-17 02:06
Why nato of all people
2021-08-17 02:07
1 reply
Because he’s a friend of blameF and es3tag, also helped them several times in the past already.
2021-08-17 04:12
Noooooooooo!!!!!! :(
2021-08-17 02:15
Ladies nad gentelman,award for unluckiest team in history goes to COMPLEXITYYYYY! Give them clap! Congrats Col on this award,how you feel?
2021-08-17 02:58
3 replies
When we're they unlucky before this?
2021-08-17 06:40
2 replies
oBo left without warning in the middle of a tournament meaning they had to play with their coach and last minute stand-ins. Poizon also had his injury and was out for 3 months where they yet again had to play with stand-ins.
2021-08-17 11:20
1 reply
2021-08-17 13:16
Ofc I had him on my fantasy team
2021-08-17 03:02
Why not add chrisJ? ez top 1
2021-08-17 03:07
LMAO cant wait to see their t sides
2021-08-17 03:29
#104
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United States Rayduh
Rip Complexity hahahaha
2021-08-17 03:43
damn was looking forward to seeing k0nfig oh well
2021-08-17 03:45
cold >>>
2021-08-17 04:34
professional stand-in service
2021-08-17 05:20
No NATO plsss.. he sucks too much
2021-08-17 05:29
Mr. replacement is hired again to do another mission
2021-08-17 05:33
Col always has to deal with so much shit
2021-08-17 05:43
#114
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Ukraine futplxyer
Nato was awping last time, let’s see how he does rifling
2021-08-17 05:52
RIP fantasy game
2021-08-17 06:02
Very unlucky. Cursed team
2021-08-17 06:18
Fuck me. Complexity just can't catch a break! Rest up Spearman and get well soon
2021-08-17 06:36
I am going to be the nit-pickiest of people who nit-pick: NaToSaphix isn't 24. He turned 25 yesterday
2021-08-17 06:38
Why you gotta jerk so much konfig.
2021-08-17 06:53
Awful... would be nice if you could replace him in the Fantasy game
2021-08-17 07:09
coL are somehow getting more and more unlucky as times go on. one of the few t1 teams to ever have an injured player and ofc its right before a major tournament.
2021-08-17 07:26
5 replies
People keep saying this. But when have they been unlucky before?
2021-08-17 08:15
4 replies
poizon, oBo team has only existed since end of 2019 and they have had to play with stand ins for like half its life span.
2021-08-17 08:22
3 replies
oBo isn't unlucky. That's just bad management and no real surprise it happened two week after their manager left. IIRC Poizon's injury was a known one when they signed him
2021-08-17 13:15
2 replies
Still I dont expect them to be ready for him to need random surgery. Also, no one can expect such actions + it was a 16yo + covid. I mean luck was not on their side even with bad management. Now with the current roster a sure bet like jks has flopped and poizon have been consistently a poor awper. Everything has gone to shit right when the roster was hitting a consistent great level and may have been able to fight for top 1 and more titles if not for all the problems.
2021-08-17 13:17
1 reply
How interesting that all of this happened after Warden left, right?
2021-08-17 14:13
easy for og
2021-08-17 07:29
not only k0nfig wont play,also natosaphix will stand in ... how more unlucky can this get
2021-08-17 08:25
K0nfig wank less.
2021-08-17 08:36
Fuck
2021-08-17 08:38
Rip my fantasy shiiit
2021-08-17 08:43
injury from a minor accident this past week = too much fap
2021-08-17 08:44
RIP Fantasy team.
2021-08-17 08:46
Omg maybe find another standin, there are a lot of good players
2021-08-17 08:48
xd
2021-08-17 09:00
I'm not a fan of complexity but i must recognised they are unlucky
2021-08-17 09:05
#146
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Sri Lanka arsigod
-pozion +natosaphix Ez for Danish team with Jks
2021-08-17 09:06
Unlucky :( Get well soon k0nfig <3
2021-08-17 09:32
Natosaphix bestest 2021 bestest player for me
2021-08-17 09:33
RIP my fantasy :(
2021-08-17 10:02
literally no chance for coL without k0nfig
2021-08-17 10:06
great news for my fantasy team, picked 2 col players :((((
2021-08-17 10:12
Uhhh RIP COL, Hopefully not RIP k0nfig for LONG, RIP my fantasy.
2021-08-17 10:36
cursed
2021-08-17 10:40
#158
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Finland KieZuZ
Slam desk?
2021-08-17 10:41
ok
2021-08-17 10:44
A downgrade for sure. But at least they didn't pick Jugi
2021-08-17 11:16
Wrist injury from carrying the team so much recently. I'll be shocked if they make it out of groups
2021-08-17 11:25
Complexity is cursed I am sure. Every time things start looking good for them something happens (obo, poizon and now k0nfig).
2021-08-17 11:31
that sucks for complexity, a lot of people were hyped to see them at EPL in full force.
2021-08-17 11:49
Shit...we've seen it once already.
2021-08-17 11:59
coL is the most unlucky team... everytime they seem promising disaster strikes one of their players. Imagine the butterfly effect of oBo leaving out of nowhere
2021-08-17 12:14
rip alot of fantasy teams lol
2021-08-17 12:42
That's rough... k0nfig hard-carries CoL currently... I wish all the best for k0nfig's recovery.
2021-08-17 12:50
In a time where people leave the Cs scene as quickly as they enter it, gotta give props to Jason Lake. Guy continues to put in money in a game and has so much passion for the game. During 2000s even though i cheered for 3d, seeing him be right there with his team and be so involved was great to see. Hope to see konfig back soon and hope that col starts to challenge top teams.
2021-08-17 13:00
Who
2021-08-17 13:40
#182
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
Complexity unlucky as always
2021-08-17 13:53
-k0nfig no win
2021-08-17 13:56
terrible timing for col
2021-08-17 14:20
no k0nfig no win, sad but thats true get well soon brother <3
2021-08-17 14:24
Lets go pick ottond again best player in the world
2021-08-17 14:41
2 replies
who?
2021-08-17 15:17
1 reply
ottond the awper he was a stand in for complexity before
2021-08-17 15:44
In other news complexity loses their only player with carry potential
2021-08-17 14:51
Stop punching your wall K0nfig
2021-08-17 15:31
Flicka da wrist starts playing
2021-08-17 16:04
Only way they can actually win is if they get Xizt
2021-08-17 16:11
They wont even get out of groups now without konfig. Wish him a fast recovery tho
2021-08-17 16:17
Axaxa its a fucking video game, bro cant play with little injury
2021-08-17 16:40
Fucking natosaphix. Youtuber who wanted to become pro and is t3 at best yet still continues to make appearances. Shameful really.
2021-08-17 16:50
sad
2021-08-17 16:56
EASY FOR NATO
2021-08-17 18:56
NaToSaphiX the stand-in guy, it's his 3rd stint with them right? He played when poizon had surgery, then when oBo left, and now will play while k0nfig recovers. I'm really sad for coL, they really have a hard time with those incidents and everything, I feel so bad. I hope k0nfig recovers fast.
2021-08-17 21:41
Unlucko for coL
2021-08-17 21:56
Most anluko team there is. They don't even get a chance man
2021-08-18 00:17
Wish k0nfig a speedy recovery
2021-08-18 13:38
#210
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United States xiquo
i wanted to believe this was bs. read his tweet as well and all i can say is i hope he recovers soon.
2021-08-18 16:47
this is why u need proper hand posture on your mouse. use your arm.not your wrist
2021-08-18 16:51
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