Complexity crumble at IEM Dallas, finish tied for last after loss to Ninjas in Pyjamas

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Complexity’s run at IEM Dallas 2022 is over in quick fashion after losing three out of three maps played and finishing tied for last place with a lower bracket round one exit. The CS:GO roster representing the esports organization owned by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones fell far short of playing in front of a hometown crowd in the playoffs.

The IEM Dallas group stage started as poorly as it could have for Complexity with a stunning 16-4 loss to MIBR on Nuke. Complexity then needed to win three best-of-three series in a row to reach the playoffs, and that marathon started against a dangerous NiP team fresh off a playoff appearance at the PGL Antwerp Major.

That series didn’t start well for Complexity, though. The NA side got run over on their opening map pick of Vertigo. A back-and-forth start quickly turned into an avalanche of NiP rounds through halftime, with REZ leading the way for the Ninjas with 32 kills in a 16-9 NiP victory.

Complexity got off to a good start on Overpass, but like on Vertigo, they couldn’t maintain momentum throughout the first half and led only 8-7 at halftime after their CT side. NiP started their CT side with a flawless pistol round and began building a daunting lead. And despite Complexity stringing some T-side rounds together, it wasn’t enough to catch up. NiP claimed the series with a 16-12 win on Overpass.

For Complexity, this is another stinging loss at the end of a poor showing at an international competition, made even more painful by missing out on performing in front of a hometown crowd. The NA team only has a short break now before they travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for a Global Esports Tour event that begins on June 9.