Copenhagen Flames close to transfer to Complexity - Report
Multiple reports point to advanced talks between Copenhagen Flames and Complexity regarding the transfer of the Danish roster.
Copenhagen Flames are close to finalizing a transfer of their entire CS:GO roster to Complexity, according to reports by Esport Fire and Jaxon.
Both outlets outlined that the lineup led by Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen was approached by multiple parties following PGL Major Stockholm and that Complexity are the top candidate to buy the roster out of their contracts with the Danish organization.
Jaxon noted that the players are in the process of negotiating their individual deals, information that HLTV.org can confirm and add that, according to our sources, that is what the transfer now mainly hinges on.
Rumors of Copenhagen Flames' potential move to a different organization have been swirling ever since the team went on their surprising campaign at IEM Fall, where they topped a group featuring several big names in G2, BIG, and MOUZ, and went on to place seventh overall to qualify for PGL Major Stockholm.
At the Major, the team impressed even further with a flawless run through the Challengers stage and a competitive look in the Legends stage, which saw their fairytale-like story end on the back of a close loss to Ninjas in Pyjamas in the final round of the second Swiss stage.
After being ranked ninth following the conclusion of the Stockholm event, Copenhagen Flames have since dropped off to 14th place in HLTV.org's ranking as they have struggled to replicate their Major form in tournaments such as the Funspark ULTI Europe Regional Series 4 and Pinnacle Fall Series 3, losing matches to teams such as Savage, TTC, and BLINK.
The team has also since parted ways with their coach, Faruk "pita" Pita, who joined up with former teammates in Dignitas in late November as a replacement for Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl.
The following quintet is currently contracted to Copenhagen Flames:
Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen
Fredrik "roeJ" Jørgensen
Nico "nicoodoz" Tamjidi
Rasmus "Zyphon" Nordfoss
Jakob "jabbi" Nygaard