Complexity replace paiN at IEM Cologne 2023

Tournament operator ESL took it to Twitter to announce changes in the team list for the upcoming IEM Cologne 2023. Brazilian team paiN will miss the tournament and will be replaced by Complexity.

The official announcement states that one of the team members will not be able to attend the LAN event, which is why paiN decided to refuse to participate in the tournament.

According to the rules of the tournament operator, Complexity secured a spot in accordance with their position in the regional ESL ranking. As a result, the North American team will kick off the event from the Play-In stage, the seeding of which is still unknown.

IEM Cologne 2023 will take place from July 25 to August 6 in Cologne, Germany. The venue for the tournament will once again be Lanxess Arena. At the event, participants will compete for a $1 million prize pool and a spot at IEM Katowice 2024 for the winner.