Jamie | 12. October 2020

Complexity Gaming Close in on Signing of “Jks”

There has been much speculation surrounding the future of Justin “Jks” Savage of late, however it now appears that it will be Complexity Gaming who win the battle to sign the 100 Thieves player. According to Jarek “DeKay” Lewis, the Australian will become the fifth member of Complexity’s CS:GO roster. With DeKay having correctly predicted Chet “ImAPet” Singh’s switch from 100 Thieves to NRG’s Valorant team just last week, it could well be sooner rather than later when both parties confirm the news regarding Jks.
Jks has been at 100 Thieves since October last year, having arrived from Renegades.

However, despite showing signs of his talent, alongside his teammates, 100 Thieves have been unable to reach their potential, which has led to wholesale changes. 100 Thieves finished second at the Intel Extreme Masters XIV Beijing following a defeat at the hands of Astralis, however it has been largely downhill since then, both online and offline.

When Will Jks Be Unveiled by Complexity Gaming?

The Intel Extreme Masters XV New York could well be Savage’s last outing for 100 Thieves, with their loss against Furia at the ESL Pro League having led to rumors surrounding major changes within their ranks, including the departure of Jks. The 24-year-old has certainly been one of the most consistent performers for 100 Thieves of late, with his relationship with Joakim “Jkaem” Mrybostad having been one of the teams few shining lights in recent times. The duo helped the team in making it out of the group stage at many competitions, regularly bailing their teammates out of trouble in the process.

What Does the Future Hold for 100 Thieves?

A host of CS:GO players have decided to move to the increasingly popular Valorant scene over recent months, meaning that the talent pool is shortening. As such, the loss of Jks would be a major one for 100 Thieves, who would not have a huge amount of options in terms of replacements, meaning that they would likely become weaker. It is not just in terms of their playing roster where changes are required at 100 Thieves however, with the team also being on the hunt for a new coach.

100 Thieves’ loss could well be Complexity’s gain however, with the American organization currently having Benjamin “blameF” Bremer, William “RUSH” Wierzba, Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke and Valentin “poizon” Vasilev on their roster, while Brit Jamie “keita” Hall is their coach.