k0nfig to be out of action for at least 4-6 weeks

The Danish veteran will undergo surgery on Wednesday after breaking his right wrist.

On Tuesday, Complexity announced that they would be using a stand-in for Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke during ESL Pro League Season 14 as the Danish player was dealing with a wrist injury. k0nfig has made a series of posts on Twitter to add more details about his situation, in which he explained that he has broken and dislocated his wrist and that, after he undergoes surgery, he will need to wear a cast for up to six weeks.

This announcement puts a more concrete length on the Dane's time of absence, as k0nfig looks set to miss well over a month of competition rather than just the duration of ESL Pro League. This also has the potential to impact the BLAST Premier Fall Groups, in which Complexity are set to play, starting on September 16.

k0nfig will be out for over a month

HLTV.org reported on Tuesday that Niels Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen will stand in for the team during EPL, with the player having already been added to Complexity's official event roster as a substitute.

Complexity will kick off their Pro League run on Saturday, August 21 against forZe. The team will hope to remain in contention for a top-three spot in Group B and qualification for the playoffs despite their current situation, which will not only see k0nfig take a step back but also Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen play his official debut with the squad.

Below is the expected Complexity lineup for ESL Pro League Season 14:

Denmark Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer
Bulgaria Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev
Australia Justin "⁠jks⁠" Savage
Denmark Patrick "⁠es3tag⁠" Hansen
Denmark Niels Christian "⁠NaToSaphiX⁠" Sillassen (stand-in)

Brazil Luis "⁠peacemaker⁠" Tadeu (coach)

Denmark Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke (medical leave)

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 Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1418
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.69
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
702
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.60
Bulgaria Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Valentin 'poizon' Vasilev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1028
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
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
#1
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Argentina WaSTe_D
yeah i just saw this
2021-08-17 21:27
42 replies
#18
vas | 
Russia zj2
What happened
2021-08-17 21:32
41 replies
Kristian Wienecke @k0nfigCS · I was walking and looked at my phone in a airport and slipped in water on the floor, fell and slammed my hand into a handrail which caused the wrist to shatter. Absolutely sounds like a lie and I can't believe that it even is reality.
2021-08-17 21:32
37 replies
#27
vas | 
Russia zj2
Omg
2021-08-17 21:33
16 replies
Why are there never proofs of these “wrist surgeries” dear pros?? 🤔🤔u share social media stuff but not this?? Olof wrist same. Guardian same. Never believe it till i saw proof…..
2021-08-18 09:29
15 replies
Why would they lie? What do you mean happened instead, it’s clear k0nfig loves this game, why is everyone’s first reaction to talk trash about this great player?
2021-08-18 10:37
2 replies
oh shut up already :) i fkn LOVE konfig, hes insane!!!!!! just stayin why they never post any of the "handwrist" clinical shit on socials......... + 136.
2021-08-18 13:52
1 reply
Obvious bait but theres pics of it on his instagram
2021-08-18 17:33
Tf do you mean by proof? You want him to live stream himself mid-surgery or something?
2021-08-18 10:52
11 replies
We need proofs! Get those airport security cameras checked.
2021-08-18 13:44
not sure if ur baiting???????????? all pros "love" sharing pics of every random shit, why so far NONE of them posted a hospital pic xantares posted his hospital pic that he got treated for excessive sweating 🙌🙌🙌 im just sayin all these "wrist" surgery excuses are fake for transfer business meanwhile, its just a decoy
2021-08-18 13:51
9 replies
Please just go and check @k0nfig on instagram and see his stories..
2021-08-18 16:47
#147
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Germany StormzN9
Regarding that his whole CS career is on the line I wouldnt focus on posting pics of myself tbh
2021-08-18 18:49
1 reply
People are too dumb to understand this. The last thing he will do now is post a pic and go "look how fucked up my wrist is". This is like if a hand model would ruin their hand somehow.
2021-08-19 11:51
Man you are so damn stupid, imagine yourself being in that situation and TAKING A PICTURE OR EVEN FILMING IT. Like what the fuck is wrong with you? Shit happens and you don't have to believe if you don't want to. If you are a true OG CS player/follower and if you are not some random 15-yr kid shit-talking on hltv you will remember when a former CS 1.6 mousesports player called "cyx" died in a car crash (2010), and do you need a proof of his body covered in blood or a picture from his grave to believe that he is dead? Like just think again, what the actual fuck is wrong with you?
2021-08-18 21:10
5 replies
u are absolutely mentally ill lmao, go check a doc, son! what has cyx to do with this "hand wrist" operations from several pros lmao PS proof: twitter.com/XANTAREScsgo/status/14207503.. do i still hear u?????????????????REKT
2021-08-18 21:29
4 replies
This just proves your lack of brain cells. It does have to do with your stupid way of thinking, you would be like "Oh well, give me proof that he died" or I won't believe it. Just like in this case.
2021-08-18 21:42
2 replies
yugoslavia bb son! 😘
2021-08-18 21:48
1 reply
Completely expected from a brain-dead nationalist.
2021-08-19 00:16
#157
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Germany StormzN9
Its anyone's decision and Xantares' operation was a operation that didnt needed to happen because of an accident.
2021-08-19 14:31
#33
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Europe GumGuyHLTV
water, in an airport? DOUBT. Those guys are so safe about lawsuits they always harass you no way there was a random water spill in a place where they steal your water bottles.
2021-08-17 21:38
Sorry but made me laugh, would have been funny to witness
2021-08-17 21:41
#53
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North America hi_mens))
Jesus man, coL cannot catch a fuckin break
2021-08-17 22:00
Sounds like a lie tbh. Probably broke it on a skateboard.
2021-08-17 22:01
3 replies
#125
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Germany StormzN9
Why would he lie which doesn’t even change anything. Nobody cares about HOW he broke his wrist
2021-08-18 09:44
2 replies
Nobody cares how? You believe in that yourself? Stupidity at it’s best.
2021-08-18 16:31
1 reply
#146
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Germany StormzN9
I meant that the way he broke his wrist doesnt change anything at all regarding the reactions of other people and in general. It wasnt meant to be an attack.
2021-08-18 18:42
no way
2021-08-17 22:09
probably got into a fight after drinking.
2021-08-17 22:12
1 reply
+1
2021-08-19 07:53
Probably slapped a woman a bit too hard
2021-08-17 22:18
probably lost an arm wrestle against blameF
2021-08-17 22:27
4 replies
n1
2021-08-17 22:32
xD
2021-08-18 03:06
blameF gave him a very firm handshake and his wrist failed from the sheer force of it (k0nfig is just too embarrassed to admit this)
2021-08-18 03:10
1 reply
this is the most probable situation sadly :( blamef just too strong
2021-08-18 04:50
That's why you don't look at your phone while walking
2021-08-18 00:58
Omegalul
2021-08-18 01:49
Fapped too hard.
2021-08-18 06:39
damn thats unlucky
2021-08-18 12:52
he flicked so fast he broke his wrist
2021-08-17 22:09
1 reply
lmao, for real sad for him tho hope he gets better
2021-08-17 23:15
Xypn9x benched in Astralis in 4-6 weeks
2021-08-18 04:20
#2
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Poland RVBZ
Sadge
2021-08-17 21:28
1 reply
#116
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Canada Fingy123
Sadge
2021-08-18 07:57
Same happened to me i was told 3 months but recovered in 3 weeks hopefully hes lucky like me
2021-08-17 21:28
2 replies
are u csgo pro?
2021-08-17 22:06
1 reply
Yes
2021-08-17 22:12
Fak
2021-08-17 21:28
Thanks God EPL is so long Maybe he'll able to recover before the next tournament
2021-08-17 21:28
13 replies
#29
ropz | 
United States Goob
+1, at least he only misses out on shit EPL
2021-08-17 21:34
12 replies
Problem is , you miss 4-6 weeks improving as a team with konfig. Its kinda hard to get valuable practice when your best fragger on the team is out with a broken wrist. Its good its only one event, but col needs to get maps under their belt with the new player so they can keep improving. Damn this sucks for complexity.
2021-08-17 22:24
3 replies
#77
ropz | 
United States Goob
yeah this does suck for the team, especially because major is coming up soon
2021-08-17 22:40
2 replies
#121
vas | 
Russia zj2
No major this year
2021-08-18 09:16
1 reply
#124
ropz | 
United States Goob
doubt
2021-08-18 09:43
also allows es3tag to mesh with everyone else a little before another big tourney, maybe nato can even prove himself
2021-08-17 22:24
2 replies
#76
ropz | 
United States Goob
doubt nato will do anything tbh
2021-08-17 22:39
#105
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Australia Cheesle2
nato has had like 30 opportunities to prove himself
2021-08-18 04:16
Shit EPL? Lmao you are not smart
2021-08-17 22:27
4 replies
#75
ropz | 
United States Goob
epl is gonna be so lame this season what?
2021-08-17 22:39
#78
ropz | 
United States Goob
also imagine doubting someone’s intelligence because of??? like come on dog
2021-08-17 22:40
EPL is the least important tournament 4sure Blast has its circle and big prize pool, then there is RMR and then major. EPL is just a warmup for everything else
2021-08-17 22:48
1 reply
EPL gives huge amount of points for ESL TOUR
2021-08-18 06:30
unlucky
2021-08-17 21:28
#9
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Brazil chico12
that's what happens when you do a jerking off speed run
2021-08-17 21:29
3 replies
"a lotta gaming"
2021-08-17 21:30
2 replies
#89
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Argentina Saazu
Was that a n0thing reference? Lmao
2021-08-17 23:45
1 reply
yup
2021-08-18 08:16
RIP KONFIG 1987-2021
2021-08-17 21:29
That's bad. Get well, k0nfig
2021-08-17 21:29
#12
ropz | 
United States Goob
rip replacing their support player losing their best player and replacing him nato
2021-08-17 21:29
5 replies
Statistically blame is the better one but konfig is insane as well. As for the support player imo that's an upgrade
2021-08-17 21:41
4 replies
#49
ropz | 
United States Goob
okay sure but blame is literally the baiter of the team, he is supposed to trade and get the free kills, konfig is half of the entry like?? konfig shouldn’t have stats that good also idk time will tell about rush v esetag
2021-08-17 21:51
Eye test K0nfig is better
2021-08-17 21:51
k0nfig gets all the impact frags and entrys
2021-08-17 22:57
Yeah guys I agree konfig is much better I just said that he doesn't have the best stats.. As for blame he doesn't bait he is the lurker of the team he has a very unique playstyle.. Its so hard to call things when u are not at the place
2021-08-18 01:58
#13
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Czech Republic Poloolpp
gg
2021-08-17 21:29
#14
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Finland H0rnPub
star player career taken by a fking water puddle
2021-08-17 21:30
rip career
2021-08-17 21:31
faaaaaaaaak
2021-08-17 21:31
Best of luck, hope he doesn't have the olof/guardian outcome.
2021-08-17 21:32
Get well soon brother
2021-08-17 21:32
#22
vas | 
Russia zj2
WTF
2021-08-17 21:32
This team cant get a rest, God
2021-08-17 21:32
holy shit i wanted so hard to see him playing again
2021-08-17 21:33
Replace this bot already
2021-08-17 21:33
2 replies
#30
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United States NABOT
What are you smoking
2021-08-17 21:34
1 reply
Basil and parsley
2021-08-17 21:42
#31
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Finland hermion
Rip top 20 dreams :(
2021-08-17 21:35
who cars?
2021-08-17 21:37
man coL cant catch a break(( pretty shite situation I hope k0nfig gets well soon, take care mah dude <3
2021-08-17 21:38
4-6 weeks are you crazy?? It will be longer than that. If he is in cast for 4-6 weeks after that comes recovery he cannot just remove the cast and start playing just not possible.
2021-08-17 21:39
2 replies
it will take 4-6 months to recover, another 6 to be like before the accident. I've been in similar situation
2021-08-17 21:48
1 reply
exactly my point.
2021-08-18 01:47
They should try to get BnTeT as stand-in, Extremum has no matches scheduled yet.
2021-08-17 21:39
1 reply
good move(
2021-08-17 21:41
not bad, gl
2021-08-17 21:40
How tf injury his hand
2021-08-17 21:41
so will k0nfig be replaced with natosaphix or blamef because nato is like 100 times cheaper than k0nfig in fantasy league sadge
2021-08-17 21:41
1 reply
NaTo
2021-08-17 21:43
#45
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Finland AliSabid
RIP
2021-08-17 21:44
jesus how much did he masterbate?
2021-08-17 21:47
More like out for 3 months. Man he is so unlucky, he was in such great form
2021-08-17 21:49
#51
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United Kingdom Dinoblitx
n0thing moment
2021-08-17 21:59
unluko maluko, get better soon
2021-08-17 21:59
expected
2021-08-17 22:06
bye bye
2021-08-17 22:09
Sad, hope he recovers soon
2021-08-17 22:18
This is bullshit
2021-08-17 22:19
get well soon mr k0nfig
2021-08-17 22:20
#67
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Wishing a speedy and safe recovery for k0nfig. <3
2021-08-17 22:22
goat will get better soon
2021-08-17 22:30
in other words: Complexity to be out of action for at least 4-6 weeks
2021-08-17 22:30
1 reply
lmao
2021-08-18 01:44
#79
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Turkey yeeGeT
so sad get well soon
2021-08-17 22:43
quick recovery <3
2021-08-17 22:43
Get well soon!
2021-08-17 22:58
get well soon sadge
2021-08-17 23:00
get better soon chief you tha best
2021-08-17 23:06
#88
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Liberia rationale
"breaking his right wrist"? This could spell the end for his career. Did he participate in a fight? OMG. From his twitter: "I was walking and looked at my phone in a airport and slipped in water on the floor, fell and slammed my hand into a handrail which caused the wrist to shatter. Absolutely sounds like a lie and I can't believe that it even is reality." Yeah, Kristian, this sounds too unreal to be true. If it was really in an airport there should be CCTV footage of the accident. I guess we are talking about a two-month recovery.
2021-08-17 23:42
4 replies
Safebet: he did something stupid when he was drunk AF.
2021-08-18 00:26
3 replies
#138
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Liberia rationale
Here's something I don't understand. He's young, he's very handsome, he earns €30K a month, why would he drink in this case? People who drink are all fucking unhappy. You don't need to relax and disconnect from the world if you're content.
2021-08-18 14:28
2 replies
Tell that to all thé Hollywood stars from the past and présent who are drunkyard and/or drug abusées despote having everything...
2021-08-19 09:55
1 reply
#156
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Liberia rationale
They are actors - most of them are not exactly sane.
2021-08-19 14:19
#90
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Denmark Danny D3
Nooo :(
2021-08-17 23:58
End of career.
2021-08-18 01:40
#98
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Peru SuperGOD
rip
2021-08-18 02:07
Sad!
2021-08-18 02:30
couldnt believe you get injured by sitting infront of the computer. maybe u can try to stand up once in a while, aside from taking meals/bath and going to sleep?
2021-08-18 02:32
Well would you not pay attention to your surroundings? Maybe use the phone when you are waiting for someone or something? People are like zombies they keep staring at their phones. Plot-twist it was peacemaker he was texting. K E K!
2021-08-18 02:37
Why he doesnt just use other hand to play?
2021-08-18 03:20
Sad
2021-08-18 05:12
Bad days for complexity
2021-08-18 05:12
Allah will cure config soon
2021-08-18 05:12
And konfigs career is done for. Rip
2021-08-18 06:00
Bugger, hope the recovery goes smoothly for him. Not exactly sure what to expect from CoL now.
2021-08-18 06:06
#118
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Other Bactuga
Theres a big chance he might never be as good as he was before, it will probably take 6+ months for him and his aim to become crispy like it was before since its not like in 6 weeks he will just remove the cast and his hand will become normal, i think theres a chance he will change his sensitivity by alot, just like guardian did in that major final, but maybe permanently
2021-08-18 08:21
3 replies
#141
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Russia pochesun
As a guy who had my bones fractured 5 times (arm and hand - 3 times (2 times hand, 1 time arm), leg - 1 time, finger - 1 time) and i was studying music (played piano) i can assure you that its not that bad. He will probably need 3,5-4 weeks total wearing cast, then about 2 weeks of intensive therapy to fully recover and restore former placticity, so the estimate of 6 weeks is pretty precise. However there might be a case where there is also problems with ligaments - then it might be worse and could take more time. I am afraid that he will have to skip the whole EPL.
2021-08-18 16:34
2 replies
#142
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Other Bactuga
I Think theres a chance he might have to skip EPL, theres a big chance of Complexity not even passing Group Stages since they have new players, new roles, and stand-ins and even if they pass Groups they wont go very far into the playoffs
2021-08-18 16:41
1 reply
#145
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Russia pochesun
yeah absolutely agree, Col performing with substitute and new player (estag) cant hope for much. Plus thier group is pretty tough.
2021-08-18 17:38
Wow thats fkn sad
2021-08-18 08:58
Feels bad. Hope he recovers well.
2021-08-18 09:11
#123
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Russia mshkoda
Very sad
2021-08-18 09:32
inside information: he got mad in a pracc and smashed his wall
2021-08-18 09:44
hope he recovers soon!!!!
2021-08-18 10:21
luckily EPL has a really long format
2021-08-18 12:52
Rip COL
2021-08-18 12:53
Gonna cry? Piss your pants maybe? Maybe shit and cum?
2021-08-18 13:28
Copium for coL fans
2021-08-18 13:42
sad
2021-08-18 15:05
I love standinsaphix!
2021-08-19 22:27
#159
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Denmark Scrym
that sucks. hope K0nfig will get better soon
2021-08-20 14:38
#160
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Indonesia dannt
seems like COL wont be going anywhere in this event w/o him unlucky
2021-08-21 17:04
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