NaToSaphiX to stand in for Complexity in ESL Pro League season 14

This will be the second time that the Danish player joins the Juggernaut on a temporary basis.
Photo by Todd Gutierrez via Beyond the Summit

Complexity has confirmed that Niels Christian “⁠NaToSaphiX⁠” Sillassen will replace Kristian “⁠k0nfig⁠” Wienecke in the CS:GO team’s lineup for ESL Pro League season 14 while he recovers from a wrist injury.

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Earlier this week, Complexity revealed that k0nfig would miss the $750,000 tournament and the Danish star later confirmed that he broke and dislocated one of his wrists. He had successful surgery on Wednesday, Aug. 18, and will be out of action for four weeks at least, which is when he’ll remove the metal rods that have been placed inside his hand.

This will be the second time that NaToSaphiX gets to play for Complexity as a stand-in, having previously replaced Owen “oBo” Schlatter last year during the ESL Pro League season 12 playoffs and IEM New York 2020. NaToSaphiX has been waiting for an opportunity in free agency since he played with Robin “flusha” Rönnquist’s project GORILLAZ in May.

The stand-in will have a huge responsibility to fill since k0nfig is one of Complexity’s best players, having averaged a 1.13 rating in 2021, according to HLTV’s statistics. This could be a tough period for Complexity, who replaced two pieces of its CS:GO roster during the summer player break, adding rifler Patrick “es3tag” Hansen and head coach Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu in place of William “RUSH” Wierzba and Jamie “keita” Hall, respectively.

The Juggernaut are placed in ESL Pro League season 14’s Group B alongside G2, Virtus Pro, OG, Sinners, and forZe. They’ll debut against the latter tomorrow at 1pm CT.

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Leonardo Biazzi
Staff writer and CS:GO lead. Leonardo has been passionate about games since he was a kid and graduated in Journalism in 2018. Before Leonardo joined Dot Esports in 2019, he worked for Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte. Leonardo also worked for HLTV.org between 2020 and 2021 as a senior writer, until he returned to Dot Esports and became part of the staff team.