1296 days of being part of a team, is not a short time. This is experienced by Kyle Freedman which was eventually released by management compLexity Gaming after defending the team for 3.5 years. This is admittedly so hard to take the team manager.
The announcement of the release of the player who is positioned as support appears through a press release on the compLexity Gaming official website. Vice president and team manager, Kyle “Beef” Bautista, explain clearly about this. The following is a translation of the Beef explanation which can be found at this link.
Today I inform you that Kyle Freedman is officially released from the team Dota 2 us and freed from the organization. This decision is the result of the team’s opinion Dota 2 us that the personality conflicts within the team are currently too severe to continue. Based on that information, team management and I made the decision to move in different directions.
This is probably the toughest thing I’ve ever done in my esports career.
I recruited Kyle straight from HoN – he’s never played Dota earlier and I told him that I wanted to build a team with him.
Introducing him to Jason Lake and Jason Bass, we were all inspired by Kyle’s competitive spirit, maturity, and approach to leadership. He signed a contract with us a few weeks later. It was August 2014.
Fast forward to today and Kyle has been a part of the CompLexity family for nearly four years. We’ve had highs, lows and many impressive shows at dozens of events around the world. Kyle has been one of the players who want to get ahead the most. Someone who cares about repaying the community, building content for fans, and doing whatever he can to make the team and the organization better.
During his time here, Kyle has been bleeding CompLexity red and black again and again. He is someone who steps up and does what is necessary as long as it can improve the team or so brand.
It was after TI5 when Kyle argued that the team’s best chance of success was to play outside basecamp located in South Florida, our organization perceives the costs and risks to be too high. Kyle puts in his personal money and pays bail, taking the risk on himself to do what he thinks is best for the team.
When in 2016 I told Kyle and the team Dota that we had to disband the team because we couldn’t generate enough interest in sponsorships to continue supporting the division, Kyle went a step further.
Rather than seeing his team disbanded, he chose not to take a paycheck and put off changing equipment for months in order to balance the finances as best as possible. His efforts paid off and we can keep the team alive.
The time Kyle has spent with our organization has been one of determination and self-sacrifice.
He put others around him ahead of himself and did what he thought gave the team the best chance of winning.
I am sure that if he finds the right group of players around him, Kyle will become world champion in this game. His strategic mind, his drive to compete, his persistence, and his determination are too great to stop without achieving that goal.
Unfortunately, it seems that this cannot be realized with us.
Thanks for everything, Kyle.
For someone moving from HoN towards Dota 2, of course what Kyle was doing was unusual. With 879 games, he is the third most played player in the NA organization.
He has earned several achievements, but the most memorable moment is when they beat them Evil Geniuses in EPICENTER year 2016 then at that time Kyle’s facial expression was so cute and inviting laughter.
Kyle himself has changed nicks many times, melonzz; Swindle; swindlezz; swindlemelonzz, is nick-nick which he had used before turning into the Kyle he is today.
It’s been a hell of a ride with coL. 1296 days to be exact. On day 1, I said I wanted to win two TI’s. Zak, Beef, I wish we could have brought at least one home together. I love you guys.
Tomorrow is a new day 1 and my goal is still the same.
You’re only a failure if you quit.
– Kyle Freedman (@melonzzdota) March 17, 2018
In this way, rooster the compLexity team is currently:
- Linus ‘Limmp’ Blomdin
- Rasmus ‘Chessie’ Blomdin
- David ‘Moo’ Hull
- Zakari ‘ZfreeK’ Freedman