In a surprising, yet somewhat expected, move earlier today NerdRage have announced that Kia “Surreal” Man would be leaving their team to go and trial for the North American side Team compLexity, where he is set to link up with his former CAZ eSports teammate Rory “dephh” Jackson, who joined the team earlier this year. He is set to join up with a compLexity roster that is widely expected to take part in the upcoming $1.2 million Turner eLeague, which is due to start towards the end of next month.
— Kia M (@Surreal_csgo) April 5, 2016
Kia is reportedly set to replace the American player Daniel “roca” Gustaferri on the roster after the player apparently received an offer to join a different team. This change would make compLexity’s current roster stand as follows:
- Joshua “sancz” Ballenger
- Rory “dephh” Jackson
- Kia “Surreal” Man
- Shawn “witmer” Taylor
- Josh “shinobi” Abastado
The move comes as a shock to many as NerdRage only picked up the team four days ago, after the core of the team won at i57. The team was expected to stay together for a while but Kia got an offer he simply couldn’t refuse.
Guess the news will be out soon! Wish @Surrealcs all the best as he leaves us for new journeys! We'll be supporting you all the way <3
— Neil Murphy (@NeiL_Mcs) April 5, 2016
The NerdRage team is now left with:
- Neil “nEiLZiNHo” Finlay
- Phil “Whindanski” Nicholas
- Joey “CRUC1AL” Steusel
- Somprasert “som” Haddow
- Neil “NeiL_M” Murphy (Coach)
- Connor “Sliggy” Blomfield (Manager)
The team is now actively looking for a replacement, but will be using a stand-in for any upcoming official games until a replacement is found.
We at UKCSGO wish Surreal the best of luck over in his North American adventure and keep up his performances in this new territory.