North American AWPer Peter “ptr” Gurney is expected to sign with compLexity Gaming in the coming days, according to multiple sources. He would replace Derek “desi” Branchen on the active roster, and Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker will move to the rifle.
Ptr played for NRG Esports since the organization’s introduction to the game in early 2016 before exiting the team two weeks ago. In his time with NRG, the team failed to qualify for a Major. His former teammates from NRG (now BIG) made it to the playoffs of the PGL Krakow Major last month. NRG will face compLexity in Season 6 of ESL Pro League after adding a replacement for ptr. Slingshot reported Tuesday of NRG’s interest in Bulgarian AWPer Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov, who has been practicing and expected to sign with Rogue. It is unclear which organization, if any, will land CeRq before the start of ESL Pro League.
CompLexity qualified for Season 6 of ESL Pro League by finishing top 11 last season and last played on LAN at Fragadelphia 11, placing fourth after a loss to Bee’s Money Crew. With ptr, compLexity would attempt to buck the trend of failing to qualify for large events. Its last premier event appearance came in February at DreamHack Las Vegas, where compLexity exited in the group stage. A recent 7-8th place finish at the Americas Minor leaves plenty of room for improvement.
compLexity did not initially respond to request for comment.
UPDATE (4:49 p.m. ET): compLexity confirmed the move with a post on its website.