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Today we are excited to announce the #coLDota roster for the 2018-2019 season!— compLexity Gaming (@compLexity) September 11, 2018
Welcome @EternaLEnVy1991, @_Sneyking, Skem as they join @coL_Zfreek and @LimmpDota! https://t.co/XWU6AUAjzJ pic.twitter.com/DkKLF8TOtA
The announcement was made in a video by compLexity Dota 2 Manager Josh “TheEsportsChef” Schmidt, in which explains the decision-making process around the post-TI8 roster shuffle. He reveals that their priority was for the position 1 and 5 slots, and that EternalEnvy had approached Zfreek about joining the side as position 5 and captain, instead of previously playing as a carry.
He also reveals that Skem joins from the SEA region, being a player they identified as having a lot of potential and someone for EE to mentor. Sneyking joins having been part of the VGJ.Storm side that impressed so much in the early stages of The International 2018.
Ambition the order of the day
In the video and accompanying article, Schmidt talks of the desire of the organisation to improve on past performances through hard work and entering as many events as possible. compLexity took part in three Majors in the 2017-18 season, falling at the first hurdle at ESL One Katowice 2018 before recording a 9th-11th finish at The Bucharest Major 2018 and a 9th-10th finish at EPICENTER XL. However, they missed out on qualification for The International 2018 by only placing 5th at the North America Qualifiers.
Full compLexity lineup:
1. Rolen Andrei Gabriel 'ctm' Ong
2. Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin
3. JingJun 'Sneyking' Wu
4. Zakari 'ZfreeK' Freedman
5. Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao
What do you make of the new roster? Can compLexity make an impact?
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