League of Legends player MegaZero joins Complexity

18-year-old Patrick "MegaZero" Glinsman now playing for Complexity.

America-based competitive eSports team Complexity Gaming has announced the signing of the 18-year old League of Legends player Patrick "MegaZero" Glinsman to their roster. Complexity has signed Glinsman to a 8-month deal instead of the industry-standard one-year contract, as to lineup all of Complexity’s players under the same time frame.

Glinsman joins Complexity as their new top-laner, replacing Nicholas Wu "Nickwu" Smith who was removed from the team recently. Glinsman, former star of the now defunct League Championship Series upstart Team MRN, has been staying with the Complexity team at their team house in Los Angeles for the last three weeks since MRN's disbandment. Glinsman’s time at the house has proved to be a fruitful relationship between the Complexity players and management, leading to today’s announcement.

"After the post-LCS closure of Team MRN, Megazero needed a place to stay," Complexity Owner Jason Lake told GameSpot. "Our guys offered a spot at the coL.LoL team house here in LA. There was immediate chemistry and everyone was very impressed with his attitude, work ethic and skill. We're very happy to have Patrick on the team and wish Nickwu the very best in the future."

Since MRN's tumble out of the LCS, Glinsman has been a sub on Cloud 9, currently the only undefeated team in the North American Season 3 Summer Split. Complexity, the other team knocked out of this year's North American LCS, is relying on Glinsman’s big playmaking ability to lead them back into the big leagues. Glinsman feels he has found the right team to mesh with, and his time to return as a starter.

"People are curious as to why I would choose Complexity over other teams, and honestly, they have the highest potential of any team," Glinsman told GameSpot. "Just practicing with them in scrims, I can tell the difference between Complexity and other teams. They take it seriously, and more importantly, they learn from their mistakes and are always improving.

"Just recently, we had a pretty impressive display in the MLG Qualifiers and we hope to win MLG as a whole. Something people don't realize is, if you're going to be living in a house with your team and you want to easily communicate and improve, you have to be friends with your teammates. I love all the members of Complexity and I hope together we will re-qualify for LCS next season!"

Glinsman replaces Smith, brother of his former teammate on MRN, Clark "ClakeyD" Douglas Smith. While both teams only squared off against each other three times during LCS, Glinsman knows he has a tough act to follow.

"Nickwu was an exceptional top-laner and in the LCS, he carried his team through some pretty grim looking games," Glinsman said. "Nick has always been a good friend as he's the brother of my former teammate, ClakeyD. I'll do my best to make everyone proud, especially Nickwu and ClakeyD because they're pretty amazing people!"

With Riot's League Championship Series as the pinnacle of League of Legends competition, returning to the league is Complexity's ultimate goal. Teams who have failed to qualify for LCS have been seen to disband entirely a short time after, or make heavy roster changes. This is not the plan for Complexity.

"LCS is obviously the pinnacle and goal for each team but it's not the only opportunity," Lake said, adamant about supporting players in the industry. "Our sights are set on a return as soon as possible but our plan is to support this squad regardless."

Complexity will make their team debut at Major League Gaming’s Spring Championships in Anaheim, California, later this month.

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222 comments
alucardswrath
alucardswrath

While I'm glad these guys (not the d*ckheads, that you'd seriously beat the crap out of if you saw them in the streets for acting like a complete a$$hole), but the ones like this dude who deserves the spotlight. Still this whole thing is as much of a "sport" as golf is.....Which is still not a real sport.

82jumpchump
82jumpchump

This guy is exactly who I pictured as my opponent in League of Legends.

Pe4s3
Pe4s3

Its great to see a nice guy like MEGAHERO getting together with some other nice gentlemen.

# CoL BELIEVE 2013 

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

In other news I just had cold pizza.

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

Finally a picture of a pro-gamer where they're not trying to look like a tough badass, but instead what they really are: acne-ridden nerds. lololololololololol  I'm McLovin' it!!!

petez34
petez34

McLovin has a side gig

Triton
Triton

I'm happy for him I guess. Does this mean he changes basements?

angelzaviel
angelzaviel

Great read! Nice to see an update on MegaZero, dude's great and he'll go far. Glad that Gamespot is getting more interested in the ever-growing league scene and making some quality stuff. Hope to see more!

greek5
greek5

The people that say they care about this crap should go to a website where its esport news specific, i don't want to read this crap when i just want to see the latest gaming news.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

GameSpot, you forgot to mention that Kim Kardashian is pregnant.

TurambarGS
TurambarGS

Mega is an awesome top/solo. Routinely won his lane even when MRN lost the game. Glad to see him get picked up by Complexity.

Also kinda amusing to see all the kids spamming the comments with 'who cares' or making nerd jokes. A) If you don't care, then why are you wasting your time reading the article? More free time than brains, clearly; and B) You're throwing around nerd insults ... on a website that reports video game news. The irony is amusing.

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

Sorry, but I could care less. Its obvious that too much money has been allocated to these people making them think they are celebs now. Competitive gamers come across like posers. Exploitation of a hobby. Pathetic.

n0matter
n0matter

Why is this considered headline news?  

SciFiRPGfan
SciFiRPGfan

@greek5 People will read the news where they are either posted first or they are posted in the best quality whether it is Gamespot or some purely e-sport (LoL) oriented website.

This is a good article and apparently among the first ones bringing this information. No point in waiting until some other, purely e-sport oriented website reiterates it.

And if you don't want to read it then simply don't read it. Problem solved.


Pe4s3
Pe4s3

@Tatsumaki be careful with words like "we" cause i do care about these guys (someone of them; mega being included)

anakvunky
anakvunky

@Tatsumaki people should learn that not everything in life is intended for one person only. 

frozenux
frozenux

@Tatsumaki  apparently you do....Enough to actually post in this article.

Raide890
Raide890

@Tatsumaki I think you'd be surprised how many people care. I certainly do.

NTenseify
NTenseify

@trollin4bruisin except, this guy got an article devoted to him and nobody has heard of you cus you're nothing

Pe4s3
Pe4s3

@VBVCSHARP trolling once a day keeps the doc away.... or the shrink


OrangeAstronaut
OrangeAstronaut

@StarkJJ You could say the same thing about any pro sport. "Soccer players get too much money, it's just a game you could play with friends in your yard."

The fact is, the players are getting paid based on the "value" of the eSport. LoL is massive now, and so there's a large fanbase that follows the games, so the top players now get paid to play in a top-level league. Just like NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB players all get played to play their games/sports at a high level for fans to watch, so too do eSports players.

Raide890
Raide890

@n0matter Its a large e-sports matter. I know for a fact many people are fans of Mega and want to know about his future.

Doom0nyou
Doom0nyou

@trollin4bruisin I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that he's still a teenager.  It's ok bro, I'm sure you get tons of satisfaction from bashing people who are younger than you and getting paid pretty good money to do something they love to do.  If that's what you have to do in order to feel good about yourself then I guess that's what you have to do.

NTenseify
NTenseify

@trollin4bruisin I read sarcasm from a sad little person trying to belittle the very activity the site he is commenting on is devoted to. I'm out before I loose more brain cells trying to understand this

Raide890
Raide890

@StarkJJ No i mean the 100k people who tune into LCS each week to watch these guys play.