After a DBLTAP report indicated the move, Complexity has announced this Friday the acquisition of Justin ‘jks’ Savage, completing the roster that has been one man down since the untimely departure of Owen ‘oBo’ Schlatter.
The news comes after 100 Thieves parted ways with its Counter-Strike roster citing issues related to the global pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding the Major Circuit, with Norwegian talent Joakim ‘jkaem’ Myrbostad being the first one to leave the squad, joining his compatriots over at Apeks.
Jks will complete the ‘Juggernaut’ of Complexity and move to Europe
Having completed, what would be colloquially referred to as, the ‘Juggernaut’ in November 2019, the organization, backed by the Dallas Cowboys, would face a big hurdle as the COVID pandemic forced their two American players, 17 year old Owen ‘oBo’ Schlatter and, Major winner, William ‘RUSH’ Wierzba, to stay in Europe, jumping from hotel to hotel as months went by.
While the roster struggled initially with the transition to online events, as time went by, their level of play became better, culminating on a BLAST Premier: European Finals win against Vitality.
As fears of a second wave started to hit Europe, oBo, citing burnout from his new found nomad lifestyle, decided to move back home and leave the squad behind.
After two years playing together, IEM New York was the last event of the former Renegades and 100 Thieves roster
During his stint with 100 Thieves, jks never got to lift any trophies, falling to Astralis and FURIA in the two finals they reached: IEM Beijing 2019 and IEM New York North America 2020.
This departure will mark the first time that Justin ‘jks’ Savage won’t be in the same roster as Aaron ‘AZR’ Ward in six years, playing together ever since jks replaced SnypeR over at Vox Eminor, in 2014.
The future is very uncertain for the last three remaining members of the former 100 Thieves roster, having lost their coach, as Chet ‘Chet’ Singh transitioned to VALORANT, and now two of their core members within a span of months.
With jks being regarded by experts as one of the most rounded and skilled players on Counter-Strike and with multiple major appearances under his belt while representing Renegades and Vox Eminor, the Australian super-star is bound to shine with future performances from the ‘Juggernaut’.