Nick J. May 10, 2020
ESL's Road to Rio has been full of surprises so far, but Complexity's Benjamin "blameF" Bremmer's performance during the tournament's last-place decider match has to take the cake.
Complexity has been a difficult team to nail down since putting together its new roster after the StarLadder Berlin Major, with big ups and downs over the first half of 2020. In their recent Road to Rio matchup against Dignitas however, blameF was on fire. After four overtimes, the in-game leader finished Train with some eye-popping statistics. The most obvious was his kill to death ratio, where blameF posted the highest kill total of his career with an astounding 54 kills to only 25 deaths. While he needed four overtimes to do it, that doesn't take away from the fact that he finished the map with a 1.59 rating and 98.6 ADR. That takes consistency.
The stat that everyone will skip over, however, is the most telling of how important he was in the Complexity squad's 2-0 win. blameF walked away from Train with a KAST of 80.8%, meaning he participated in 151 of Complexity's 189 kills. On a map like Train, where a coordinated T assault can leave players stuck rotating to a hostile bombsite, that number is almost more impressive than his total number of kills. The IGL's best play was a clean ace that brought Complexity back from a two-man deficit and was a solid display of post-plant positioning.
Complexity rifler Owen "oBo" Schlatter was also a huge part of Complexity's win, ending Train with a 42-35 scoreline and the highest ADR in the server at 99.5. Fans will know just how difficult it is to hold an ADR that high, especially given the number of rounds the teams played on Train. The surge in production from the two came too late to snag a decent result at Europe's Road to Rio tournament. Complexity finished 12th, picking up just 300 Regional Major Ranking points for their efforts.
Directly after his IGL's ace in the round prior, oBo picked up a quadruple kill anti-eco while separated from his teammates, preventing the cash-starved CTs from walking away with his AK-47.
Fans can catch Complexity compete at the upcoming DreamHack Masters Spring starting on May 22 or in the ongoing Home Sweet Home Cup 4.