Complexity Rush to BLAST Victory in Stunning Form

About a year ago, Complexity made their offline debut at the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Group Stage. Back then,... Fabio | 11. February 2021

About a year ago, Complexity made their offline debut at the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Group Stage. Back then, they were wholly unproven and still delivered victories over Astralis and Vitality. At this year’s Spring Groups, they managed to end on a high note as well.

After Valentin “poizon” Vasilev had spent the last two months on the bench, expectations were set pretty low for Complexity. Nobody expected them to show up in full force at the first event with their full roster, but it seemed as though poizon had never left.


The Frenchmen had kicked off their 2021 journey with a third place at the BLAST Premier: Global Finals. Even though this didn’t exactly look like a dominant display, their victory over Complexity was all but inevitable. Actually, they did kick off their Mirage campaign with a one-sided first half.

A 10-5 scoreline sent Dan “apEX” Madesclaire and his men onto the T side. Once there, however, they completely collapsed and with the exception of one single round, they failed to win anything. Often times, Complexity stopped them long before they could hit a site and didn’t even let them plant the bomb. On the CT side, Benjamin “blameF” Bremer and his players pulled through to a 16-11 finish, with Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke recording 30 whole kills. Even Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut failed to match this level of performance.

But on Overpass, things got even worse for Vitality. On the CT side, Complexity held everything under a tight lockdown and only let two rounds slip through. After the second pistol round, the fate of the Frenchmen was sealed. Rather quickly, blameF and the boys raced towards a 16-2 win. The Danish in-game-leader put up a phenomenal show and earned himself a 2.19 rating for his efforts. In unprecedented fashion, ZywOo, the arguably best player in the world, only secured two meager kills. This is something we have never seen out of this French talent.


So at their first official match since the return of poizon, they had delivered an absolute banger of a series. In Vitality, they had most definitely beaten the top favorite for Group B already as well. Now, it only stood to question whether they would be able to do the same with the rest of the playing field. G2 Esports were next in line.

Last year, G2 had signed Nikola “NiKo” Kovač to help them unlock the next level. While he did deliver on this individual premise, the rest of the team failed to keep up. After a 9-6 Mirage half, they still had to concede the map eventually. Complexity once again delivered a stellar CT side, which saw k0nfig take the lead again. NiKo brought 25 kills to the table, but players like Kenny “kennyS” Schrub and Nemanja “nexa” Isaković failed to compete. After a close 16-14 scoreline in favor of Complexity, the two teams headed for the second map. There, blameF led his team through a T side that eventually helped them to a 16-12 victory. Once again, NiKo secured a strong 1.26 rating, but that didn’t really make a difference, as the rest of the team heavily underperformed.


In the Grand Finals, they faced off against the last remaining competitor of Group B, Evil Geniuses. The North Americans had had a weak start to the tournament, but had later stabilized in victories over Vitality and G2. At this point, Complexity and EG had already qualified for the upcoming Spring Finals through their placements, but the first place of their group was still up for grabs.

The Justin “jks” Savage, blameF, and k0nfig trio made sure that their team got the victory on Inferno. With over 20 kills each, the players converted an 8-7 half into a 16-12 scoreline, which brought the teams onto Mirage next. So far, they had only displayed monster performances there and EG were surely nervous to see what was expecting them.

They were right to be afraid. Right out of the gate, Complexity squeezed them for an 11-4 first half. Peter “stanislaw” Jarguz and his men were unable to find an answer on the offense and soon conceded the second map of the Grand Finals on a 5-16 scoreline.

A year after Complexity had turned heads with their fantastic BLAST Premier: Spring debut, they were able to celebrate yet another successful run. It’s a great sign for the future of the team to see them enter the server in such a dangerous form right after the return of poizon. Their Spring event calendar will feature numerous tournaments and if they finally manage to field a stable roster for once, they might really be able break through this year.