According to reports this week, Complexity are on the verge of acquiring the Copenhagen Flames CS:GO roster, with the two parties believed to already be in advanced negotiations. The news was first delivered by Esports Fire, with Copenhagen Flames having been one of the surprise packages at the recent PGL Stockholm Major, where they finished in 9th-11th position.
The Danish team had been weighing up offers for its roster since the middle of October, with their stock having risen yet further following victories over the likes of Heroic, BIG, Astralis and FaZe Clan, results which almost saw them reach the playoffs. Having performed so well at what was the leading CS:GO tournament in recent years, it comes as little surprise that an org the size of Complexity has come calling.
Which Players Will Make the Switch to Complexity from the Copenhagen Flames?
Complexity are expected to make an official announcement in the coming days, having beaten off competition from a host of other orgs. Negotiations are believed to have started following the end of the Major in early November, with Fredrik “roeJ” Jørgensen, Nico “nicoodoz” Tamjidi, Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen, Rasmus “Zyphon” Nordfoss, and Jakob “jabbi” Nygaard all being in the process of agreeing individual deals with Complexity.
Report: CPH Flames are closing in on a transfer of their roster to Complexity.
— Jaxon (@JaxonMVP) December 2, 2021
Complexity does not currently have a CS:GO roster to its name, with the org having released Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke, Valentin “poizon” Vasilev and Benjamin “blameF” Bremer back in October. Meanwhile, Ninjas in Pyjamas recently signed Patrick “es3tag” Hansen and Justin “jks” Savage, with Marcelo “coldzera” David having also departed when his contract expired.
Why Complexity Would Need to Hire a New Coach for the Team
Should their expected move for the Copenhagen Flames roster go through, Complexity would automatically have a top-15 team on their books. A coach would need to be added, with the Danish outfit having seen Faruk Pita make the switch to Dignitas just last week, where he would once again team up with Patrick “f0rest” Lindberg, Adam Friberg and Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson.
If Copenhagen Flames gets bought out my Complexity it’s just going to be like 2015 Complexity all over again a tier 2 team that can’t win anything and can’t even make it to finals
— CdK (@CdKcsgo) December 2, 2021
The former Complexity CS:GO lineup won a host of events, including the Spring Sweet Spring #3, BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2021 and BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals. However, it is looking like a new era will soon get underway, with an all-Danish roster. With their history in the Counter-Strike scene dating back to 2004, Complexity will undoubtedly be hoping that they can return to the top sooner rather than later.