Complexity bench junior, sign hallzerk
The North American squad looks toward a European import for the sniper position.
Announced on Thursday by Complexity on Twitter, Paytyn "junior" Johnson has been moved to a substitute position within the team, while Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli, formerly of Dignitas, has joined. The American AWPer joined the organization at the start of 2022 when Complexity signed the core of Extra Salt, and spent almost seven months with the team.
hallzerk most recently played with the Swedish Dignitas, having joined in 2020 as a part of the NIP reunion lineup. The 22-year-old was one of the best players on the team, sporting a 1.09 rating in the past 12 months.
While Complexity showed promise when being signed in January of 2022, the roster fell short of many expectations. A common target of criticism was junior, who holds a rating of 0.98 over the 75 maps played with this Complexity. The squad did qualify for its first Major, but were only able to defeat the Mongolian IHC in the Challengers stage.
Being a BLAST partner team, Complexity will debut their new lineup at the BLAST Fall Groups in August, a tournament sure to feature many other roster changes as it is the first tier one event following the tournament break.
Here is Complexity's roster:
Tiaan "T.c" Coertzen (coach)
Paytyn "junior" Johnson (inactive)