Yesterday, CS:GO powerhouse mousesports dropped something of a bombshell by announcing their new roster, and boy, does it look good.
Spring is in the air and many CS:GO squads are doing some roster cleaning. Last week, we saw G2 signing up François “AmaNEk” Delaunay, and not so long ago, we learned that Finn “karrigan” Andersen’s stay with Team Envy was coming to an end. Now, mousesports have revealed their updated roster, and look who’s popped up again – it’s none other than karrigan himself:
Now, what we see here is a nice mix of veterans and fresh talent. Karrigan is set to be the leader of his new team. He had been playing for FaZe Clan these past two or three years, but he is actually returning to old grounds. Before joining FaZe, he’s had a lot of Counter-Strike 1.6 and CS:GO action under mouz. The Dane will be taking the place of Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný, who is parting ways with his team on good terms and will be playing as a free agent for now:
The rest of the new roster looks pretty impressive – Özgür “woxic” Eker is coming from Hellraisers, where he played the role of AWPer. An impressive addition is also the arrival of David “frozen” Čerňanský. The Slovakian fragger is only 16, but he’s considered a prodigy. He truly let his talent shine during the FACEIT Pro League this February, where he claimed the second place.
These three new arrivals are joining the core team currently consisting of Robin “ropz” Kool and Chris “chrisJ” de Jong. Those two are weathered veterans under the flag of mouz – the team even prefaced the roster announcement on Twitter with this meme about chrisj:
That’s a lot of star power in one place, but will they be able to make it work? The best-case scenario would be the more seasoned pros polishing the team’s synergy and supporting their younger teammates. However, time is always short with so many tournaments currently going on.
In the meantime, mousesports officially announced the proving grounds for this new lineup: they are going to IEM Sydney, which will take place on May 3-5 and will have $250,000 up for grabs. This leaves a month or so for practicing and synchronizing, so we may see some stellar performance by mouz in the Land Down Under.
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