Coach keita leaves Complexity Gaming after 2 years. Jamie “keita” Hall has left Complexity Gaming, with the two parties having mutually agreed to go their separate ways following their disappointing run at the IEM Cologne 2021 Group Stage. Hall joined Complexity’s CS:GO team just last month, however the organization is now already searching for his replacement.
Despite suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of FaZe Clan, Complexity made it through the IEM Cologne play-in stage, with wins over Bad News Bears and Team LDLC helping them on their way. However, following losses against both G2 Esports and Virtus Pro, who went on to qualify for the playoffs, the team was eliminated from Group A.
Why it is the end of an era for Complexity
Brit keita had been the last remaining member of the pre-Complexity juggernaut days, which came to an abrupt end when the likes of “ShahZaM” and “SicK” were dropped from the StarLadder Berlin Major back in August 2019. It was following the event that the organization’s owner, Jason Lake, unveiled plans to create a superstar CS:GO roster.
Even with the likes of Danish duo Benjamin “blameF” Bremer and Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke, ex-100 Thieves and Renegades star Justin “jks” Savage and former Cloud9 major winner Valentin “poizon” Vasilev, Complexity has struggled to find any form of consistency, with results having been up and down over the last 12 months. One of the few successes came at the BLAST Spring, with the team having won the European Finals in 2020, before finishing 1st-3rd at the 2021 Groups.
My time with @Complexity has come to an end. Thank you to everyone at the CoL organization and especially the players I've worked with over the past 2 years. Currently evaluating all options and looking forward to my next chapter!
— keita (@keitaCSGO) July 15, 2021
When do Complexity return to action?
With Complexity due to return to action at the ESL Pro League Season 14, it will be interesting to see how quickly the organization moves to bring in a new coach. Complexity is a partnered team at the event. With Complexity being one of the oldest organizations competing in Counter-Strike, with their history in the game dating back to 2004, they will be keen to return to the top level sooner rather than later.