Last night on Not Another Gaming Podcast, we got into a discussion with Esports Talk’s Jake Lucky about some of the most inspiring moments in esports and traditional sports, and how those moments can draw in fans who might not otherwise be familiar with the sport.
One moment that immediately came to mind was Complexity’s Jason Lake – who waxed poetic about what Dexerto called “one of the greatest CS:GO upsets of all time” after his team defeated the reigning 3x major champions, Astralis earlier this year at BLAST Premier Spring 2020.
The quote starts at 1:23.
“If all I have is one fan, that’s willing to cheer for me and our organization… That’s all we need. So we welcome one and welcome all.”
Lake’s Complexity squad hasn’t had the most spotless record in recent competition, but the Dallas Cowboys-affiliated franchise has shown a ton of heart and a lot of grit to continue climbing the ranks. Jason Lake himself has been a very vocal leader, and repeatedly has stated his belief in their team and his gratitude for their fans. This is the type of sports moment that draws in fans from all walks of life, this is the type of leader that you want to run through a brick wall for.
Complexity was bounced from the IEM New York competition by Fnatic, but got revenge by bouncing them in the Group Stage of IEM Beijing just a few weeks later. Complexity went on to defeat Natus Vincere to punch their ticket to the quarter-finals. Their next match (opponent still TBD) is on 11/20 at 9AM Eastern on Twitch.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go watch this video 10 more times and run though every brick wall in my house.